Term: 1 Year: 2011
The students research an endangered animal of their choice.
Using images and drawings from this research they begin to form the body of the animal by making two matched
pinch-pots. After joining and paddling the two pots, the body at this stage is basically like a hollow egg. This egg
is then manipulated and modelled to form the actual torso of the animal.
The head is often a third pinch-pot which has been carefully modelled for character and the defining features of
each individual animal. Students need to carefully observe the facial expression and posture of their animal.
After the animal is fully sculpted, they are painted using underglazes and in some cases a dab of glaze to add a
sense of realism to the animal’s eyes.
Visual Art Teacher
Strathcona Baptist Girls' Grammar School
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