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Model Students

A group of year 5/6 Pupils from Mousehole School visited the Academy’s Art Department on Monday for a Clay workshop today.

The children have been learning about Engine Houses in their Primary School and wished to recreate the buildings in clay.

All listened really carefully to Mrs. Dale as she described the techniques needed to build and model the shape of the Engine house. The Children carefully measured the proportions of their building and rolled out 4 even slabs of clay. Then the building process started and new techniques learned. Cutting, scoring, forming, joining and modelling for the main construction, adding texture to the sides with a range of interesting and unusual tools and finally the chimney, rolled out and attached!

A lot to complete in 100 minutes from start to finish but all children worked brilliantly. Once the clay is dried and fired in the kiln, the children hope to return to Mounts Bay Academy to complete the decorating and finishing processes. Super listening skills by all the children and a lot of “Thank you’s”.

A fantastic afternoon. Well Done!