Books & Materials by Cathy Topal

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Clay sculpting just seems to come effortlessly to kids. This now out-of-print book by Cathy Topal shows you how to encourage children's artistry by guiding them through the creative process.

Kids will happily dig into the soft, malleable medium, exploring its possibilities: they'll pinch it, roll it into coils, and "shake hands" with it until they've made an impression. They'll break the clay apart, rejoin it with water, try to model it into recognizable shapes, and cut out great big slabs to design. Pictures of professional sculptures, as well as objects created by kids, fill the book.

Children will think it's playtime — you don't have to tell them they're learning, too! Hardcover 128 pp.