Our clay programmes provide an opportunity for your students to truly express themselves in a three dimensional art form. The day includes an engaging discussion of the properties and characteristics of clay, a visit to the Harbourfront Centre’s renowned ceramic studio, a demonstration of hand-building techniques and an opportunity for your students to create their own sculpture.
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 current examples of the chosen project
- Demonstrate an ability to construct a clay beast, mask, portrait or vessel using hand building techniques
Please click here to download a comprehensive Education Resource Kit prepared by Harbourfront Centre School Visits educators.