- Crayola Air-Dry Clay - White
- Crayola Acrylic Paint - 6 Count
- Crayola Paintbrushes - 5 Count
- Crayola Sketchbooks - 1 per student
- Paper Clips - 1 per student
- Masking Tape
- Placemats - 1 per student
- Paper Towels
- Make several thumbnail sketches focusing on exaggeration and proportions.
- Choose the drawing you like the best to work with.
- Draw each part of the gargoyle separately.
- Make all the parts of the gargoyle separately based on the drawings.
- Make a pin tool by taping an open paperclip to a pencil or pen.
- Use it to cut details into the clay.
- Before joining clay pieces be sure to use the score and slip technique for a secure bond – score the ends of the clay using a toothbrush or the pin tool and then apply slip.
- Continue to join all the parts of the gargoyle using the score and slip technique.
- Allow the clay to dry for about a week.
- If there are any parts that need to be supported during the drying time use some newspaper or cardboard to prop them up.
- Once the clay is dry paint the entire gargoyle with black acrylic paint.
- Allow it to dry for about 15 minutes.
- Dry brush light grey acrylic paint over the black allowing some of the black to show through.
- This will give the gargoyle the look of stone or concrete.
- View the gargoyle with fresh eyes.
- How does exaggeration add to the gargoyle's personality?
- How do the proportions create emphasis?
- How is the craftsmanship evident in the finished artwork?
- What animals inspired your design?
- What do you like best about your gargoyle? Why?