Whether you are in the semester 1, Advanced art class or the 6th grade rotation art class at Riverview Middle, you are starting with a sketch of what you are making out of clay. Clay is fun but clay has it's own set of rules that you need to follow and respect. For example the more you handle the clay the harder it is to work with. It may stay together when you make it but it comes apart when dry if not joined together. Clay shrinks when fired. Clay breaks easily!!
Once you have your sketch completed, you have some clay, tools and sponge; watch the video and start.
1. Important if you are making the clay people to join all the separate pieces so it is one piece. 2. Also important is to make your person upright and not lying done. The clay person needs to have dimension and if made lying down it will look like a 2d "cut out" clay person.
3. Anything sticking out will most likely get broken so keep things close to the clay body. When making the bowl, draw with a pencil on the surface and if you make a mistake wash off with a sponge. Fill the bowl with drawings.
4. When your clay person or any project is finished it must have your first name, last name and period on it. Make sure you can read it. If you can't read it... how will I be able to?