Fifth graders created these amazing castle sculptures after learning several clay techniques. To begin, students were given a slab of clay- which is a flat piece of clay. They used clay tools to subtract windows and doors, making sure to save their extra clay for details like drawbridges and moats.
After the basic shape was determined, students formed their slabs into cylinders and welded the seam. They incised bricks/stones onto the surface to make their castles more realistic.
We fired the finished sculptures and then they used black, white, and silver colors to paint their castles.
Great job 5th grade!