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Art Club Fun: 3D Clay Sculptures (Ongoing)

Do you love sculpting and working with clay? Each week in this ongoing class students will learn the basics of clay sculpting while creating fun 3D artworks including animals, robots, buildings, and more.
LeeAnn Zbichorski
551 total reviews for this teacher
7 reviews for this class
Completed by 29 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

-Students will learn the basics of hand building with clay including: making pinch pots, flattening slabs, rolling coils, and attaching two pieces of clay together.
I have taught elementary art for over 17 years and each of my lessons is developed thoughtfully and practiced ahead of time keeping in mind student skill level and interests.  I am passionate about helping young artists find their unique artistic voices, and therefore I balance guided drawing with creative expression in this class.  I provide positive encouragement to students throughout our class time and hope they enjoy working with clay as much as I do.  
Students may wish to continue adding finishing touches or paint their clay sculptures after class time has ended.
Supplies Needed: **Please see other clay tips under Parental Guidance
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Clay Tips: 
*When not using your air dry clay be sure to cover it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and keep it in a sealed ziplock bag.  It will dry out if left in the open air.  
*Clay takes time to dry.  You may want to put a large open ziplock bag over the clay sculpture as it dries so it is less likely to crack.  As it dries you will want to periodically turn your clay sculpture to ensure an even and thorough drying.
*Clay is breakable.  Be sure to store your finished clay some place safe.  If it breaks, usually a little white glue or super glue should do the trick.  
*If you choose to color your clay once it is dried you can use watercolors or acrylic craft paint.  You can also seal your clay with a clear acrylic based sealant such as Mod Podge.  We will only be building our sculptures in class.  Other decorating and painting is your choice.
Supplies Needed:
-White air dry clay - I like Crayola Air Dry Clay, White Amaco Air Dry Modeling Clay, or Jovi Air Dry Modeling Clay 
-A work surface - a paper plate, parchment covered table, or plastic cutting board
-Clay tools, toothpicks, popsicle sticks, rolling pins, etc. - whatever you have is fine.  Our hands will be our best tool!

**Please see other clay tips under Parental Guidance


LeeAnn Zbichorski
Lives in the United States
Certified K-12 Teacher Specializing in the Visual Arts
551 total reviews
403 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  My name is LeeAnn (or Ms. Z as my students know me), and I am so happy to meet all the creative learners here on Outschool.  I am a state certified elementary school art teacher living just outside of Fort Worth, Texas and have over 17... 
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