Monday, January 7, 2013

Gargoyle Sculptures

Anytime our students have the opportunity to sculpt with clay, pure joy can be felt.  "Yessss!!!!!", kids exclaim!  You see, we don't have a kiln here at SJS, and we compensate by using plasticine (modeling clay) and many other materials to create three-dimensional art works. 

Second graders began the New Year by taking a closer look at Gothic and Renaissance architecture- and an even closer look at the sculptures adorning it.  When a box of air-dry clay appeared, they could barely contain their excitement!  So tactile, so direct, so immediate. Create! 

These are "practice" gargoyles. We learned to "score" clay to attach pieces,  and to create a sculpture-in-the-round that's sturdy enough to stand on it's own. Stay tuned for the real deal, coming soon to a computer near you! 

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