Lesson 5: Clay sculpture

Children turn their Käthe Kollwitz inspired drawings from Lesson 2 into sculptures fit for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, being aware of the message their sculpture portrays through its expression and looking at sculptors such as Mark Wallinger

Learning Objectives

  • Creating a sculpture of a head using clay

  • Conveying a message or emotion in my sculpture

  • Knowing to keep clay malleable using a drop of water

Teacher Video: Clay sculpture

Pupil Video: Clay sculpture

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