Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Clay Creatures

Art I Clay Project

For this project my students studied medieval art. We explored Medieval bestiaries and some of the mythical medieval creatures that appeared in them. Then we compared that to the fictional creatures created for movies. I played a YouTube video of a model monster being sculpted for the students to understand the process a bit better. The assignment was for the students to create their own clay creature of their own design. Their creatures had to be completely original and be able to stand on its own without falling over. It also had to have arms and legs of some form.


  • Clay
  • A variety of clay tools
  • water
  • paper towels
  • plastic bags to store the clay projects in while they are still in progress
  • A kiln
  • acrylic paint

Student Examples

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