Posts Tagged ‘modelling’

Early Years Construction

I love presenting the children with the opportunity to do 3D work. That, and the fact that I’ve collected a mountain of bottle tops for collage, was how the idea for today’s activity was born. Read the rest of this entry »

3D Modelling with Early Years

One of the key elements in visual art is form – shape in three dimensions. So you should be including form in your art planning.

There are loads of different materials you can use for modelling but you can start by introducing the children to different clays and doughs. Today we used silk clay and foam clay. But mineral clay is also a fantastic medium as is dough. Read the rest of this entry »

Multi-Clay Experience for Early Years

This week I gave the children a multi-sensory journey with three different clays – mineral clay, foam clay and silk clay.

Mineral Clay
Mineral clay is a fantastic material for young children to play and experiment with. It’s so malleable, messy and versatile. If you find your clay has dried up just let it soak in some water for a while and it’ll soon soften again. Or if you make it too wet you can simply let it dry out a bit. Read the rest of this entry »