Classroom Clay Adventures are all about Exploration and Fun!

This term in visual arts, students from Grade 6 through Grade 10, had a chance to poke, pinch and be creative and learn about texture, shapes, and forms. Yes, they had an opportunity to play, build and experience making three-dimensional objects with clay.
Each grade was taught the basics of hand-building clay techniques: pinch, coil, and slab methods. Learning to manipulate the material and to construct three-dimensional objects takes a planner, an architect, and an engineer. The sculptures are always fighting against gravity.
Students in Grades 6 and 7 focused on learning the basic techniques and they built three artworks using each hand building technique. The Grade 8 and 9 classes approached the clay making sculptures and bowls using the slab method. The Grade 10 class was introduced to the French sculpture Rodin and his method of sculpture which is the additive and subtractive method. With this method, the students start with a solid block of clay and starts carving it. As Michelangelo said, “Every block of stone has a statue inside and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”
Enjoy these wonderful sculptures.
Sandy Stewart
Junior and Senior School Faculty

The Arts at KES
King’s-Edgehill School is located in Mi'kma'ki, the unceded ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People.