Students are still finishing up their final touches, but I was too excited to wait, so here are samples of finished pieces! As a way to tie in the Zoology theme in lower elementary, students drew and sculpted hybrid creatures. We looked at references of Greek mythological sculptures, a painting that one of my RISD professors had done, and identified the different body parts. Students then drew their own while looking at photos of animals for reference. After giving them a demonstration on modeling and painting, students brought their drawings to life out of clay and painted it with acrylic paint.