I had the great fortune to learn new sculpting techniques from the lovely Patricia Hedegaard of Hedegaard’s Gifts and Collectables this past fall. Taking what I learned from her classes and using inquiry techniques, I built the framework for skill and allowed the students to make choices regarding the final “look” of their creature. Once they understood how to use the tools to create facial features, I let them have at it! Many interesting figurines emerged. The 7th graders thoroughly enjoyed making their own unique creatures! Photos of their work follow:
*We used Sculpey III and Premo! 2 oz. bricks,
baked in the oven for 15 minutes at 275 degrees.
The eyes are teardrop shaped glass beads – black (found at Michael’s craft store).