Friday, December 12, 2014

Clay Gargoyles and Boxes

We learned about Gothic art and cathedrals in 6th grade

We made Clay slab boxes and sculptures with a lid attached.
Students chose any figure to make a "gargoyle". We used crumpled newspaper inside to keep it hollow.

It was fun to see the different ideas the 6th graders came up with.

Texture was added to the figures to make them more interesting. Negative space is especially important in making sculpture.

Figures could be standing up or laying down. Gargoyles are sometimes whole bodies but can also be only a head.

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