Jan 19, 2011

Chinese Terracotta Warriors



 
The inspiration for this project was the Chinese Terracotta Warriors, an amazing collection of ancient terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.

This was one of the first clay projects I ever did as a teacher and in retrospect - far too ambitious! I had a group of grade 7 students each create a sculpture based on one of the terracotta warriors. 
Chinese Terracotta Warriors. Image via China Tour Guide.
A small section of the grade 7s terracotta army - well, the ones that didn't turn out too badly!




10 comments:

  1. Fantástico, están preciosos!!! justo estamos ahora trabajando Asia en mi escuela y hemos visto también los guerreros. Felicidades por tu blog!!

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  2. Gracias Marta! He estado buscando en su blog un poco hoy también - me encanta!

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  3. You got a lot of details in these. They are wonderful! I bet the kids had a blast!

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  4. What a wonderful idea to make those Chinese warriors! They turned out great!

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  5. Well, I think it is awesome that you were so ambitious and am really impressed, your students are lucky and their art looks great.

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  6. That story of the warriors and the crazy emperor is so interesting. One of my fav things I learned in art history! What a cool project. I've never seen a middle school teacher explore this part of art history. These are amazing.

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  7. Very impressive artwork! Not just a bunch of clays, but it has historical value. Fantastic!

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  8. That's really cool! I'm doing a project on this, too.

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