Grade 8's made dragons for their clay unit.
Before this project they practised drawing dragons with an oil pastel project you can see here.
They had the choice of either an Eastern Asian style snake-like dragon or the more traditional 'fairy-tale' European winged dragon. I demonstrated both techniques, emphasizing the Asian dragon was slightly easier. The Western dragon involved fusing together two pinch pots in order to get a hollow body, then the biggest challenge of attaching the legs, wings and head. This was a challenging project but I was really happy with the end results.
My sample: a bisque fired Asian style dragon.
I used a wooden coffee stir stick from a coffee shop to create the scales.
A popsicle stick would create larger scales.
Here are some students' work waiting to dry (let them dry a week, at least).
Here are some glazed dragons waiting to be fired (we used Mayco Stroke and Coat glazes)
|This guy was inspired by the film "How to Train Your Dragon".|