I wasn't sure if the sixth graders could complete a clay warrior in our short art time. We did it in parts and the sections dried in-between:
Part 1 - base, legs, bottom of tunic
When we attached a fresh clay part to an older dry part we used a little "moisture"
on our finger tip (water). It really helped the pieces stick.
Students learned about the Chinese Zodiac and what animal they were born under. They wrote their animal's character or one they rather have on the back of the warrior. They also could select "Courage, Peace, or Strength."
|BACK SIDE with Chinese Character|
|These show the black line details.|