Create a Clay Garden Relief Sculpture
Relief sculpture is three dimensional art that projects from a flat surface and it has been an important art form in civilizations throughout the world for many centuries. Often times, the natural world is used both as subject matter and as a space for sculpture relief. By allowing your child to use her environment as inspiration, this project will encourage her to develop keen observational skills and aesthetic awareness
This fun and engaging activity helps your child to explore new art processes and build her art and nature vocabulary skills, while allowing her to investigate the role of texture in art work. Go ahead and take the art making outside and create a clay relief sculpture of the garden. It's a great way for your child to spend some quality time outdoors during the warm summer months making art and gaining inspiration from the plants and flowers that she sees every day.
What You Need:
- Thick, sturdy paper such as cardboard or card stock. A reused cardboard box will work well.
- Modeling clay in a variety of nature inspired colors.
- Clay tools. These can be home made or home found items such as popsicle sticks, plastic forks and spoons, or toothpicks.