Autumn Leaf Faces, Mini Green Man Home Education Club
Time & Location
About The Event
For this fun Autumn home education session we will use red / orange teracotta clay to create a leaf using a slab clay. We will then sculpt a face onto the clay leaf. Slightly older / more confident kids may like to make several leaves to create a mini green man wall plaque. There will be leaf shaped templates available as well as a selection of real leaves to look at and press into the clay should the children wish to do this. We will also be looking at different facial expressions and how these may be translated into clay.
Maybe you might like to look into the legend of the Green Man as part of your home education studies :)
This workshop is suitable for children from age 4. Everyone can work at their own level during the session.
The leaf plaques will be fired once in the kiln leaving an attractive matt surface. This workshop is slightly cheaper than most home ed. sessions to reflect it only having one firing in the kiln.
If after making your piece you decide you would like to add some colour detail, a suitable date and time can be arranged for you to be able to pop back in to the studio to add some underglazes that are suitable for use on fired clay ( it is best to paint the leaves after they have been fired so as not to lose the details of the face and leaf veins. An extra 1 hour decoration session would be £8 per person to cover materials, a second firing and my time. However the teracotta looks attractive without a glaze and gives a traditional rustic appearance.
Alternativly you could paint with acrylics and use varnish at home.
- Adult ticket Leaf Face£8£80£0
- Child Ticket Autumn leaf face£10£100£0