Art and Design KS1 / KS2: Making sculptures from dry materials and clay

Artist Emma Majury begins by giving an introduction to some of the basic techniques that can be used to make sculptures from dry materials.

She makes lightweight fairy figures using pipe-cleaners and tissue paper.

She then demonstrates how to create sculptures using clay; applying slip for joining and indenting the clay to produce surface textures on a griffin model.

This is from the series: Schools A&D clips

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used as an introduction to sculpture using dry materials, before progressing onto clay sculpture techniques.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is suitable for teaching Art and Design at KS1 and KS2 in England, Foundation and KS2 in Wales, Foundation KS1 and KS2 in Northern Ireland and Early and 1st Level, 2nd Level in Scotland.

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