FORM: Three dimensional shapes expressing length, width and depth.
Examples: pyramid, sphere, cube and cylinder.
When we talk about the word form in art, we are talking about 3D shapes. What 3D shapes do you have around your home?
Today we are going to make homeade clay so that we can create a form and paint it.
I CAN USE CLAY TO CREATE FORM IN ART
Step one: Make the clay
MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED
- 4 oz bottle of Elmer’s Washable School Glue
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 2 tbsp baby oil (or substitute with vegetable oil. that's what I used)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice (or substitute with white vinegar)
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN AIR-DRY CLAY
Start by pouring Elmer’s School Glue into a bowl. Add in the cornstarch.
Mix to combine the two ingredients a bit. And don’t worry if a bit of the mixture gets on your hands or the table. Elmer’s glue and cornstarch are both washable, so clean up will be quick and easy when you’re finished.
Then add in your oil and lemon juice. Continue mixing until the texture is like a smooth frosting. Microwave for 30 second then stir. Microwave again for 30 seconds. Mix it in your bowl with a wooden spoon until you have a dough like consistency.
Lay down a piece of wax paper and sprinkle it with cornstarch. Place your dough on top and start kneeding with your finger tips.
Once the dough isn't super sticky, pick it up and kneed it with your hands.
Step Two: Time to create!
What will you make? I chose to make baby yoda and a flower.