Art 8: Clay animals

Children chose from a range of animal pictures: rabbit, elephant, horse, turtle, crocodile, bear or birds. We started by drawing them with charcoal in order to study and observe their shapes and the most important features. The sketches were supposed to be spontaneous but with plenty of guidelines. Then we created 3D animals from clay: copying the animals’ proportions, how they are standing, the structure of their skin… our clay became a sort of living matter. We were taken into a playful world where we figured out what kind of life these animals have, what they eat, where they sleep, etc.