Friday, March 24, 2017

#petpARTners: Clay Pet Portraits

As a continuing project over the course of this school year, my students are creating art that celebrates the pets of FurKids shelter to raise community awareness. We began the year with drawings and tried collage around January, and now my second and third graders are using their clay building skills to create a likeness of these cute pups and kitties in clay. We started out by forming two small slabs and joined them together, then added features and surface textures. After the first firing, we glazed them and fired again - the kids did their best to really get a good likeness, and they researched the pets to know more about their personalities. We have been sharing these on social media to promote adoptions and donations, and the students are very proud of helping their community.


  1. These are so cute and wonderful! Love this lessons!!!

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    1. Yeah, I think the same thing! Wish we had something like this going for us in Sweden, I swear :)


  3. These are so great, I would love to borrow this idea if its ok!


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