Our students create a variety of 3-dimensional projects and sculptures, and sometimes we work with clay.
Clay is a natural material found in the earth. In order to keep the clay moist (slightly wet) and plastic (soft and pliable for easy modeling and shaping), it is important to take care of the clay. Clay dries out slightly while we work on it and will dry completely if left exposed to the air for long enough.
In between classes — when the children are not working on their projects — we keep their clay sculptures moist and plastic by storing them in plastic bags. The following video demonstrates how the children take care of their artwork at the end of each art class and how they should store clay if they use it at home.