Clay animation combines the high tech equipment kids love to use with their ageless, timeless love for the tactile qualities of clay. It encourages teamwork and gives students the opportunity to learn through the hands-on process of creating.
The human figure has been a basic subject of sculpture since its earliest beginnings. Each human face and figure is distinct, and artists throughout history have always been fascinated by this uniqueness.
Aztecs thought that they were living in the last creation of the world. ‚Ä®Each creation was thought of as a sun. They began creating Sun Stone Sculptures in honor of the sun god in belief that it would help prevent the end of the world from happening.
In this video we demo how to make stamps to print and press on moist clay slabs creating texture and color at the same time. Once your slabs are textured, we demonstrate how to build simple cylinders which can be modified to create a wide variety of forms.
NEWBIE CLAY is a brief guide with information to help you start on your clay journey, including video links for making, firing, and glazing your ceramic projects, definitions of common terms in clay, and guidance for choosing your materials.
In this project where we show you how to build a clay oval dish using ONE soft slab of clay that has lots of texture! This project covers a variety of the 3-D Elements and Principles of Design including Texture, Contrast/Variety, and Proportion/Scale.