|My example of a standing slab castle|
(not as good as some of the student work!)
If the classes only had one art time to do their clay project, they simply did a castle facade. Some were able to add towers to make their facade stand and some just did flat slab castles.
Some classes had two art periods to work with clay so they did 3D clay castles with 4 sides and towers. These turned out amazing. I gave each student a template to cut their pieces from but otherwise they added their own ideas and details- I originally got this lesson from MIDDLE SCHOOL (7th grade!) but my students are so amazing I knew they were up for the challenge.
|Ethan's standing slab castle|
|Lauren's standing slab castle (oops, glaze drool)|
|Blake's standing slab castle|
|Katherine's 3D castle|
|Avanti's 3D castle|
|Thomas's flat slab castle facade|
|Victoria's 3D castle|
|Ethan's flat castle facade|
|Sriram's 3D painted castle in progress|
|Fran's 3D castle|