Art Lesson ANIMALS - Clay Cats (ceramics sculpture for kids)
Includes extensive student choice opportunities.
Suitable for upper primary / elementary and middle school.
Have fun learning to sculpt figurines from clay with this helpful art lesson guide created with the help of 8 yr old students.
Introduces students to basic technical skills required when working with clay to create figurines, and using ceramic glazes to decorate.
The Focus: This teacher guided lesson helps students to learn about figurine sculpture through the medium of kiln-fired clay. They learn to make and compose from slabs, spheres and coils, judge size and thickness and mould features.
Forming strong attachments when adding details to clay is also practised, as are ways of adding texture with tools.
- Students express creativity by including unique design and character elements
- Explore colour and pattern with glazes
- A link can be made to any inquiry unit focused on mammals, pets or sculpture
- Skill elements are teacher guided, with opportunities for student choice included