Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Grade Three: Hybrid Mythical Creatures
Students were then shown examples of ancient sculptures of the Sphinx from Egypt and Greece, and compared the similarities and differences in how other cultures have depicted this creature. Contemporary illustrator's renderings of other famous mythical creatures were also shown, including: the Chimera, the Minotaur and the Pegasus. These creatures have famous stories told about them and continue to fascinate people. Students were then instructed to sketch an idea of a hybrid animal of their own design. Later, using their sketches as a reference point, students were instructed in carving their creatures from a block of clay using the subtractive method of hand-building as a starting point. Pieces were later kiln-fired and painted with watercolors.