Clay: Building Beasts

How can mythical building beasts from around the world influence the creation of your clay sculpture?

Program Description

Welcome to the exciting world of sculptural beasts! Your students learn about gargoyles, totem poles, sphinxes and grotesques and create a ceramic sculpture inspired by the building beasts of history. 

Program Objectives

By the end of the Clay: Building Beasts program, students will:

  • Use appropriate terminology related to ceramic arts.
  • Assess historic examples of building beasts as related to their form and function.
  • Demonstrate an ability to construct a clay beast using hand-building techniques.

Support Material

To enhance your pre and post-visit learning, please download the package for this program.

Booking Details

Grades K–6 (Half-Day)
Grades 4–12 (Full Day)

Available all year

Regular rate applies

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Curriculum Connections

Program Categories

Onsite Program, Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

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