Think Clay!

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The student looked at and discussed images of the The Thinker by French sculptor Auguste Rodin. The student is asked to sit in a variety of poses that she sits in when she is deep in thought. While holding a pose she is asked to pay special attention to where her shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, knees and ankles are in relation to each other. A model is used for the student to create a series of gesture drawings. She then selects her favorite pose for a figure study drawing which will also be used as a blueprint for her sculpture. Next, she is given white earthenware clay to create a sculpture of her figure. She is taught the various methods and techniques with working with clay.