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Every Child is an Artist: Inspiration for our clay sculptures with Elaine lim-Newton

Inspiration for our clay totem sculptures that we are creating have come from a whole variety of sources:

We have explored  a wide range of wonderful sealife creatures as seen in coral reef communities….

A bright and interesting coral reef.
A bright and interesting coral reef.
Here are some pieces inspired by coral reefs and sea life creatures...
Here are some pieces inspired by coral reefs and sea life creatures…

We looked at my own ceramic sculptures that are inspired by natural forms such as flowers and cacti…

A sculpture called 'Biome'
A sculpture called ‘Biome’

And other artists that liked natural forms…

Alexis Rago sculpture in clay
Alexis Rago sculpture in clay

Also various artists from around the world that create totem sculptures.

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We were also inspired by the Artist Anthony Gormley and his artwork ‘The Field’. With our  mini me sculptures we will create our very own community  which will be displayed around the school in unexpected places…

Our growing community of mini me's
Our growing community of mini me’s currently drying in my studio…
Anthony Gormley's the 'Field'
Anthony Gormley’s the ‘Field’

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We explored textures and patterns through drawings and then learnt how to translate these onto our own clay sculptures…

Researching and drawing patterns and textures...
Researching and drawing patterns and textures…
Textures and pattern makers
We used professional ceramic tools and lots of interesting found objects to create the different textures and patterns in our sculptures.
A close up of our work...
A close up of our work…

We have also began to explore how our finished totem sculptures may look through detailed design drawings…

Learning to design the totem poles
Learning to design the totem poles

 

Every Child is an Artist creating clay sculptures with Elaine Lim-Newton

Over the last few weeks we have explored a wide range of making techniques in clay….these include: Slab

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building where we have been making fabulous cylinders in clay with lots of lovely interesting textures, we used cardboard cylinders to help us form these shapes. Press moulding: where we have been pressing various coil shapes into big plaster bowls to make textured dome, sphere and flattened spheroid shapes ( think of a ufo type of shape ). And finally coiling and pinching to make a large community of fun mini me sculptures with lots of personality… We have learned to work in teams and individually to create all of our clay artwork.

We have also learnt about where clay comes from, and how it is dried and then fired in kilns…
My kiln at my studio in derby
My kiln at my studio in derby
inside the kiln
inside the kiln
lots and lots of cyclinder sculptures drying at my studio...
lots and lots of cylinder sculptures drying at my studio…
 

Farwa and Iqra pizza rap

Come on everybody, let’s hear you clap,
Cos we’re gonna do the pizza rap.

Making a pizza is really fun ,
Pop the peppers until they mush,
Cut the tomatoes until they’re hush,
Chop the onions until they crush.

Grate the big cheese in the grater,
It’ll be done sooner or later.

Come on everybody,let’s hear you clap,
Cos we’re gonna do the pizza rap.

After that, put it in the oven,
Make that it’s already shoven,
Tidy away because you are done!

Awais Amira rap

Come on everyone, let’s hear you clap,
We’re gonna do the animal rap.

Bears eat honey,but they get runny
Bunnies eat carrots, before it’s sunny

Dogs bark,lions roar, chicks sing before it’s dawn
Sheeps baa, cheaters cheat, hippos snoor until they yawn

Come on everyone, let’s hear you clap ,
We’re gonna do the animal rap.

Monkeys eat bananas but there odd,
Ducks flap until they nod.

Rap from Fatima and Abeeha

I came across an elephant
They found an element

The elephant break was very hot
He sweat a lot.

I hid him under the desk
So he had a little rest

He stayed there very quietly
He sat there very silently

I came a cross an animal
He began to be laughable

The elephant break was very hot
The elephant began to plant an flower pot

I hid him under my desk
So that teacher would not see

He stayed there very quietly
The teacher was polite

Sayema and Eisa rap

Come on every body,let’s here your rap.
We’re gonna do the football rap.
Come everybody lets hear you clap.

Get your boots at the start,
Let’s get out there and be smart,

If your lucky you can shoot,
Be carful you might get hit by a boot

Come on everybody lets hear your rap
We’re gonna do the football rap.
Come on everybody lets here your rap

Be carful not to charge,
You might get barged.

Don’t get a red card,
And get sent of by a guard

Come on everybody let’s hear you rap
We’re gonna do the football rap
Come on everybody let’s hear you clap.

If your friendly,
You won’t get a penalty.

The audience is cheering,
Sounds like there screaming.

Come on everybody let’s hear your rap
We’re gonna do the football rap
Come on everybody lets hear your rap.

Ilias’s and nafisa’s rap

I came across an elephant
On the way to school
His beak was very hot
I was felling so cool.

I hid him in my desk
So that the teacher would not notice
He stayed there very quietly
And was very sleepy to.

I came across an ant
On the way home
His leg got cought under a big fat hours
I took him home he had a big bruise
He staid there for a year or a month.

Mo and Mehek rap

All about a boring school.

School is so boring
It’s like your snoring
We are cool
when we go to school

I bet you that a teacher
Has a pet creature
When your in a class
You can’t even break a glass

There are some rules
But we are cool
When we read books
It’s all about cooks

We are cool
When we’re in school
When the teacher comes
She gives you hard sums

School is boring
it’s like your snoring
We are cool
when we go to school

No one cries
Cos we are spies