Sunday, August 15, 2010

Happy Times At Clay Art Magic

In Simone's Clay Art Class, she transfers her magic touch to our hands, and we now have a pair of magical hands. We can now take soft, shapeless clay and turn it into all kinds of cool stuff.

Look at the octopus that we made.

And the green dinosaur baby.

And the perfumed fruit box.

Giraffe Couple

Alex, a cute 11-year old boy, has been my student for over 6 months. He is a very hardworking student who has never missed a class. I can feel how much he loves and enjoys clay art every time he takes my class.

I am always delighted and surprised by the way he uses colors in his projects. Take this lovable giraffe couple that he made - doesn't it look professionally made?

From his smile, can you feel how much pride and satisfaction he feels after completing this project?

Abundant Harvest

I named this project "Abundant Harvest". It is a large picture that is over 3 feet wide. This project requires a lot of very detailed work - even the frame is covered with clay art. It makes a great decoration for the home or office.

Different students use different colors to create this project, which produces different end results. Like these 2 examples, one student used warmer colors and another used cooler colors. The resulting products evoke totally different moods.

This is the most fun thing about clay art - the fact that everyone can put their own creative touch on a project and create something that is uniquely theirs and is unlike anything else in the world.

Super Cute Sushi Babies

From the moment I completed this project, all my students were crazy about it and wanted to learn to make it too.

Every student adds their own creative twist to the project. Some students add chopsticks, soy sauce, ginger, and other elements. They also give different facial expressions to their sushi babies. Some sushi babies seem to say "Eat Me! Eat Me!", while others are crying because they know they are about to be eaten. Some seem to be scared and are saying "Stay away!" Everyone has a lot of fun with this project.