Faces after the first session.
I taught the kids about stippling (creating textures, shadows, etc., using tiny dots). Some of them got very creative with hair and facial hair on their faces. Even some of the girls decided to make their dads just so they could use stippling to make facial hair. It's hard to tell from that group shot, but they came with very individual faces.
This one is cartoony.
A more realistic look
I was irritated by this one at first glance. Then I realized the student made the dots and lines pretty symmetrical. At that point, I was ecstatic. Believe me, any time one of my kids uses something they learned from a previous lesson on their current lesson, I start to get all emotional, lol.
These just show you the wide range of faces we got.
This brown clay dries to a light tan color. We'll glaze them next week and then its kiln time. I'm really lucky to have a kiln in my classroom. I'll show you the work in progress later. If I have time I'll also show you 2nd grades clay animals in progress. I have to save something for the next post, lol. Sorry some of the pics are sideways.