Colorful Animals

Animals have been a part of art for as long as painters and sculptors have painted and sculpted. Pictures and sculptures of animals have been found in caves from thousands of years ago. There are stories of mythical animals found in our constellations and in our folk tales. There are thousands of interesting animals to look at and study. Animals from Australia are different from animals in Alaska. What do they look like and how are they shaped? Find an animal and let’s make it. Educational Objectives: This lesson provides opportunities for students to: · Understand how to construct a three dimensional object using different forms in clay · Learn how to plan and assemble pieces of clay · Understand the kiln firing process · Learn how to use multiple materials to create free standing animals · Understand the use of glazes for color and design · Explore animals

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