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Year 2 Sculpture

Year 2 began by looking carefully, touching and smelling a range of fish.

From here they spent time drawing the form of the fish in the sketchbooks.

The children practised making marks to describe the pattern and texture of the scaly fish skin. After this, they selected and mixed oil pastels to further describe the iridescent colours of the fish. Finally the children used clay to create the 3D form of the fish; moulding carefully, attaching fins and using tools to create surface texture and pattern.


A shimmering shoal of fish!

Use air drying clay to mould your clay fish. You can use tools to help to mould your sculpture and you can use ordinary household objects to create pattern.

To create your own clay fish at home, you will need air drying clay and clay tools for modelling. To ensure that you effectively join pieces together you must create a criss-cross effect with one of your tools on to both pieces. Next make 'slip' by mixing a small piece of clay with water. Apply the slip to the pieces that you wish to fix together and carefully attach.