Sculpting with Clay

Character Design

 

Teacher:   Casandra Carrettini

Ages:  9-13

NO MATERIAL FEES

Class Fees:

Winter:  10 weeks:  $285 or $275 if taking 2 or more classes

Spring:  10 weeks:  $285 or $275 if taking 2 or more classes

 

Spring:

This session in sculpting class we will be inspired by California’s diversity of people, flora and fauna.

First students will learn about the variety of animals that live in this state, like mountain lions, bears, coyotes, hawks etc.  and then they will create sculptures inspired by their favorite animal.

Then we will explore the different types of landscapes that we can find in California, and their amazing flora. Students will learn about the spectacular giant sequoias and being inspired by them they will create their own sequoia artwork! After Students will choose their favorite plant from the desert and transform it in to a character.

The diversity in California is also visible trough the different cultures that coexist together. Students will create characters of people from different countries and their traditional outfits to tell stories unique from their own.

 

Come Join us in this art adventure!!   

 

 

Winter:

This semester we will continue on our annual theme: Character design! Students will use their creativity to take common objects and turn them into interesting character. We will explore the world of expression, to dive deeper into the emotions and personality of our characters. This will help students tell the story and show the background of their clay figures. Students will start by creating a unique robot that wants to be human! They will use simple shapes like squares and triangles! Then Students will create an architectural piece to bring to life, like a building, or a house and give it personality. Students will have the opportunity to create more characters out of food, natural elements and more! “Sculpting lets children express their feelings and creativity in a magical manner, even more if this is carried out with such a playful material such as clay.” Join us in this art adventure!

 

Fall:  This Semester we will explore the magical world of Character Design. Students will learn how to use simple shapes to create characters to build a foundation that will help them use their creativity to make unique designs. This Clay character design class will put emphasis on creating memorable characters with interesting personalities & shapes to tell a story. The goal is to visually communicate our characters from life observations, reference, and our imaginations. This artistic class helps students improve their creativity, fine motor skills and artistic capabilities. Monsters, People , animals, and all sorts of creatures will be hand built to create an amazing Clay World! Different techniques will be implemented such as pointillism and textured clay among others. “Sculpting lets children and adults express their feelings and creativity in a magical manner, even more if this is carried out with such a playful material such as clay.” Join us in this art adventure!