Clay Character Molding with plasticine clay is popular among kids. Plasticine clay never hardens so it can be molded endless times into different shapes. Bright colors, non-sticky and safe to handle is what makes plasticine clay undoubtedly a learning material for clay modeling.
Franz Kolb, a pharmacy owner from Munich, Germany, invented plasticine in 1880. William Harbutt from Bath, England, invented the art of clay modeling in 1897 to enable his sculpting students to correct their work.
To make this art form popular, The Circle Community conducted a workshop on Clay Character Molding with expert artist Abhilasha Bhartiya.
About The Artist
Abhilasha is a research scholar in animation with a Master’s Degree in it. She is a graduate of design and multimedia. She has specialized in 2-D animation, motion graphics, sketching, illustrative art, and clay molding.
The Workshop Began
The workshop began with Abhilasha interacting with attendees. She explained the materials required for the workshop. Firstly, she began making spheres out of green clay and pressed it to form a leaf. She began explaining the formation of basic shapes. Further, she made an orange flower with green leaves. She used a clay tool to make patterns in the leaves. She added pollen to the flower and also made a pink-purple colored flower. She made multi-coloured flowers to complete the clay work. Each flower had separate texture patterns with a variety of clay tools. Lastly, she demonstrated a cute little butterfly with multi-colors.
Towards The End Of The Workshop
The attendees co-created with Abhilasha as they grasped the details very well. The brightly colored clay art looked eye-catching. Abhilasha appreciated the attendees and thanked the host.
The attendees were from different parts of the country. They also belonged to different age groups but their love for art brought them together on a single platform. The Circle Community, as always, was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together.
On this note, here’s us signing off until next time!
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