Artist Clay Busts

12 May 2014

Category: Art, Art Lesson Plans

Every once in a while, I’m lucky enough to get the ‘dream class’. This semester I have been blessed with what I’m calling, my best Year 9 class ever!

When you’re fortunate enough to land a class like this, achieving some pretty amazing work is easy! All I needed to do was give them the idea and materials to work with. The rest was up to them.

With this project, every student had a different artist they would be studying. I gave everyone a colour picture of their artist and this would be the picture they’d use as reference for their clay busts. The images below are a few examples of what the year 9s came up with. They haven’t been colour glazed yet, a few more weeks of drying to go!

I’ve done the Facbook page task before but I thought this would be fitting as a supplementary task to learn a bit more about their artist. Some of the comments are hilarious, just check out Frida Kahlo’s monobrow adventures. Others are heartbreaking, Vincent van Gogh, with only 1 friend, his brother Theo.

andy-warhol-clay-bust

andy-warhol-facebook-page

ai-wei-wei-clay-bust

chuck-close-clay-bust

da-vinci-clay-bust

david-hockney-clay-bust

degas-clay-bust

del-kathryn-barton-clay-bust

edvard-munch-clay-bust

frida-kahlo-clay-bust

frida-kahlo-facebook-page

jackson-pollock-clay-bust

jackson-pollock-facebook-page

lee-krasner-clay-bust

picasso-clay-bust

picasso-facebook-page.jpg

rembrandt-clay-bust

rene-magritte-clay-bust

salvador-dali-clay-bust

van-gogh-clay-bust

van-gogh-facebook-page

I’ll pop some more pics up when they’re totally finished.