Los Angeles County Museum recently had
Ai Wei Wei's Zodiac Heads on display.
After a trip with my family we thought it would be fun to explore Ai Wei Wei and a sculpture project with smallSHOP students. We began with talking about the process of sculpting and Ai Wei Wei.
The children first spent a day playing with
modeling clay and sketching animal heads.
Then chose the animal that they wanted to create.
Using air dry clay, a dowel, a styrofoam ball and
a IKEA vase as a base, we created the head.
Then added texture and left it to dry.
The following week we added color and details.
One more day of details and voilà smallSHOP does Ai Wei Wei.
Please enjoy our young artists' sculptures.
We certainly do!
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