With the end of the school year quickly approaching, the Steam Exchange wrapped up their after school programming last week. The students of Meyzeek Middle School’s Kingdom Academy and CLASP programs worked hard to finish their super hero sculpture project, bringing their ideas to fruition.
After the students created generalized figures, we began showing them how to make their figures more life-like and more specific. They added muscles, facial features, clothes, hair and accessories, all out of clay. We introduced the students to needle and clay tools to help them shape, define, and detail. Out of each generic figure came an incredibly unique work of art. The sculptures were baked into their final form, and the students painted them. The students learned about mixing colors and using different sized brushes to accomplish different jobs. Each figure came to life as the paint was applied. The students added a final coat of Mod Podge to seal the paint onto their figure, making the figure durable and ready for play.
Check out this blog to read about the beginning of the project from designs to the beginning of sculptures.