These classes are based on the work of two artists who work in very different ways with 3d form. Over two weeks children will develop objects for friendship. The sculptures produced can be returned to and further explored during the project from book 2 Imagine an , Run by Children
to create 3d objects for friendship, to put an emphasis on the negotiation required to design and produce an object collaboratively.
2 lessons, 90 mins each
1st to 4th classes
- S.P.H.E. : this project will cultivate in students a sense of belonging, it will also help them recognise and develop responsibility for their own behaviour and actions.
- English: this can provide an opportunity to explore creative writing and record writing of a process.
Paper, pens, drawing materials (children’s choice), plasticine, cocktail sticks, lollipop sticks, barbecue skewers (it may be necessary to remove the spikes.)
Air drying clay, blunt knives, some rolling pins (empty glass bottles), clean cardboard for working the clay
on (this protects the table.)
- When working with clay try to make the thickness of an object consistent throughout. If some parts of an object are much thinner than others they are likely to crack.
- If you show children example objects they will inevitably copy this object, in order to encourage a free, creative exploration with clay, keep such examples to a minimum.