We started with drawing of a head of a chosen animal. What are the characteristics, what shape and where should be the ears, what are the colours…
The starting point was a ball. To release all the air out of clay (very important!) one should have some throwing fun. Simply throw the clay few times into a wooden board on which you are working,
To form the faces children used various tools but often just simply the hands.
I would say in a big classroom of children it is always safer if they take away the clay instead of adding it because they might forget to glue the additions well which ends up with them drying faster than the rest of the sculpture which leads in them falling off.
Of course you can also insist on teaching them how to use the glue (clay mixed with water into a mud) and how to attach the additions well.
We hollowed our heads at the top because we were making mugs, otherwise one would usually hollow the insides starting at the bottom.
Colouring with engobes… e progetto terminato!