Estimated time to complete activity: 2 hrs + (clay dries in 2-3 days)
Ideal for ages 6 to 9
Following the guidance of artist Meaghan Paterson, participants will create their very own sea creature and underwater habitat inspired by Kempenfelt Kelly using non-firing clay, acrylic paint, pencil crayons and a little imagination. Please note: clay takes 2 to 3 days to dry.
Now go back to your general head, body and tail shapes to make them more detailed: add a nose, horns, a mouth and eyes to the head. Add some features to the tail. Do this by pinching and pulling slightly with your fingers.
Tap the bottom of your creature against the table to give it a flat base to rest on.
When attaching things, make sure to mark the surface of your clay with a toothpick (on both the addition and the body of the sea creature), add a bit of water to one side, squish them together firmly and then smooth the creases together. This will help hold the new addition of clay onto the body firmly. For detailed instructions on this process, see the instructional video at time 5:46.