Explore the history of ceramic art across cultures! Our hands-on, inquiry based clay programmes will allow your students to gain an in-depth understanding of the properties of clay, use hand building techniques and allow for individual expression in the creation of a sculptural piece.
Students explore the rich history of clay busts/portraits as a starting point for both monumental works and contemporary craft. Using a variety of hand-building techniques, students create their own clay head “in the round.”
Key Inquiry Question: How have you portrayed an aspect of the human condition in your clay portrait?
By the end of any clay programme, students will:
- Use appropriate terminology related to ceramic arts
- Assess historic and contemporary examples of the chosen project
- Demonstrate an ability to construct a clay portrait using hand building techniques
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