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February 10, 2021 | Felicity Greene
This week, the children of the Sky Class were introduced to a new studio activity – clay! They learned that there are three basic forms used when building with clay: ball, coil, and slab
For their first project, the children shaped the clay into hearts as a celebration of Valentines day. The project started off with a collaborative painting, using sponge paint to create a background for the clay hearts to be displayed on.
After the background was completed, the children began to work on their clay hearts. Shaping clay is not easy, but the children persevered through rolling the clay into coils and mending cracks and broken pieces.
After the children rolled, they used their thumb and pointer finger to pinch the pieces together at the bottom of the heart. Lastly, they bent the two coils in towards one another to create and heart shape, and pinched the two pieces together again.
After letting their hearts dry out overnight, the children will move on to priming and painting their hearts before they make the trip home next week!