Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wilson Art Residency 2016

Once again I am doing clay at Wilson school this Spring! Students are working on sculptural animals/ figures and leaf pressed platters. I am having each grade do the same project this year and the emphasis is in experimentation and problem solving. To promote creative expression, I have given them tips for how to attach pieces and how to break the animal into shapes to better understand what it looks like, but aside from that and some individual help I am letting them problem solve and find their own solutions for their sculptures. Students will learn more from encountering problems and having to come up with their own solutions than if I lead them through every step of the process. I wanted to provide them with time to play and explore the medium for themselves and it seems to be paying off. Their sculptures are all very different and very creative.

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