Lesson 1: Snail Sculptures

Children will sketch a pattern from observation before creating a sculpture from clay, using etching tools

Learning Objectives

  • Creating a pattern from clay

  • Using moulding clay/plasticine to create a sculpture

  • Knowing how to use etching tools to create my patterns

  • Sketching a pattern from observations, using lines, curls and circles

  • Working carefully to make sure that my patterns are even and regular

Teacher Video: Snail sculptures

Pupil Video: Snail sculptures


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