Friday, July 8, 2016

Maker Workshop: Sculpting

  • Program Goals
    • Teach kids new skills
    • Offer the opportunity for hands-on learning
    • Promote nonfiction
Supplies
  • Sculpey multipacks (5 - had quite a bit left over)
  • paring knives, needles, toothpicks, rolling pins
  • aluminum, paper plates
Resources and Display Titles
  • I grabbed a few adult books and printed out a bunch of pictures from the Sculpey website
  • Instruction sheets for baking (wrote up from back of box and my own experience)
Promo:
Kids will have the opportunity to create a variety of clay projects and learn some simple sculpting skills along the way. Kids will be taking their creations home to bake. Registration is required and space is limited, so if you are unable to attend please let the library know. There is no age restriction, but you must have the following skills to attend:

Required skills:
  • Ability to work independently and wait patiently for assistance when needed.
  • Can safely use sharp implements with minimal supervision (paring knife)
Introduction
  • I reminded everyone of the "tools not toys" rule.
  • I told them to plan ahead, demonstrated a couple techniques (mixing the clay) and then circulated and answered questions.
Evaluation
  • 7-8-16
    • Attendance: 20
    • Notes: I need more paring knives and more printed samples. Children have no imagination.

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