Year 4 Art – Neolithic Dragons

Last week Year 4 studied and examined the 7 different styles of art of the Shang Dynasty.

This week the children examined the techniques of Neolithic art. During the time of the Shang the artisans would have used clay and other stone based materials to construct their pieces. However, our class made their designs using salt dough which they were able to mood and manipulate into their chosen shapes. The children were asked which animals held a special place to the Shang and still to this day in modern China and they were able to discuss and examine the noble and mystical dragon. Combining the two the children then began to create their Neolithic Salt dough dragons.

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