It is that time of the year again when us kids at Waikowhai Primary get out creative juices flowing to produce fabulous pieces of art to go on display for our parents and community to come and view. This year Room 7 decided that we would really push ourselves and create some 3D clay sculptures. We also as a class had to come up with a theme to go with out Art so we decided to go with MYTHICAL CREATURES. Because we knew working with clay was never going to be easy we had to stay really focused and have a good plan of what we had to do so we would get a really good end result. Firstly we had to sketch out and draw what we wanted our creature to look like. Then we used play dough to mould our 3D shape so if we made a mistake we could fix. Next step for sure was the most fun. We got to play with and mould the sticky, slimy clay into what we wanted our Mythical Creatures to look like. We also got to get our hands and some of us not naming names ;-) got our cloths really dirty which was so fun. Firing the clay in the kiln was the next step that had to be done because this was to make the clay rock hard and able to be painted. Unfortunately some of our creatures arms or legs did not survive this part of the process but because we are super talented we made it work. Then all we had to do was paint our creatures with the colours that we wanted to make them stand out in the crowd.
Room 7 being as hard working as we are were not satisfied with just creating 3D clay work so we pushed ourselves even more and created a story about our Mythical Creature on google slides. We did this so our parents knew some background about were and why our creatures came about. But how were we going to be able to show our google slides without printing them off? It was alright as we had this covered as well. We created QR codes that could sit along side our work. Pretty talented we reckon.
Below are some photos and slides about the journey we went on to create our awesome creations. Hope you enjoy if you would like to see more of the finished products click on our individual learning blogs to the right. Also feel free to comment as we love your comments.
|Before the Kiln|
|Before the Kiln|