This week students started working on their characters for our stop-motion animation about a circus. Students used their storyboards to decide on a character to create. They learned how to build an armature, a sort of skeleton to help support their clay figure. They then learned how to slowly build up clay around their armature to allow for movement of their character, and to show balance so their character won't fall down in the middle of filming the movie! We are off to a great start and already have a cast of clowns, lions, trapeze artists, and even an audience made from wooden sticks.
|One of our artists creates a fantastic clown using modeling clay.|
|What circus isn't complete without a blue lion!|
|Kimora used a variety of clay colors to create this adorable lion for our circus act.|
|One of our talented artists using wooden sticks, paper scraps, yarn, buttons, and glue to create the audience.|
|Our circus audience.|
|Another creative lion and lion tamer from the wonderful artists in class Y55.|