How to Create CLAY GREEK COLUMNS

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Using Clay to create Greek Columns. Featured at http://artjulz.blogspot.com.

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Famous Greek Columns & Architecture:

Famous Greek Columns & Architecture

Temple of Olympian Zeus :

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Temple of Poseidon at Sounion :

Temple of Poseidon at Sounion

Parthenon, Acropolis:

Parthenon, Acropolis

3 Styles of Greek Columns:

3 Styles of Greek Columns

Doric Column:

Doric Column floor of the building Capitol - A thin, round piece on the top of the column Example: Parthenon in Athens. Most simple oldest style. built approximately 400 B.C. Does not have a base, but its grooved, thick, vertical shape rests directly on the

Ionic Column:

Ionic Column Constructed of stone Taller , thinner and more graceful The top featured a scroll on each of its four corners as decoration. Flutes - which are lines carved into them from top to bottom Has base on the floor decorate the main portico of the White House.

Corinthian Column:

Corinthian Column most decorative column top of its column is always embellished And adorned with flowers, leaves and even fruit. Both the Ionic and Corinthian columns have bases on the building’s floor .

Create a Greek Column inspired Pedestal:

Create a Greek Column inspired Pedestal

3 Styles of Greek Columns:

3 Styles of Greek Columns

Roll out clay with hands to make the column. Flatten the top and bottom on your table.:

Roll out clay with hands to make the column. Flatten the top and bottom on your table.

Roll 3 balls and flatten. You will want one ball a little fatter than the others and all wider than your column. :

Roll 3 balls and flatten. You will want one ball a little fatter than the others and all wider than your column.

On 2 of the balls use a ruler and cut off the edges to give it an appearance of a square.:

On 2 of the balls use a ruler and cut off the edges to give it an appearance of a square.

Score one of the pieces and the bottom of your column to place these two pieces together.:

Score one of the pieces and the bottom of your column to place these two pieces together. SCORE : Meaning making tiny grooves or slices in the clay where you want them to attach.

Use left over edges and roll tiny coils.:

Use left over edges and roll tiny coils.

1. Roll tiny coils.:

1. Roll tiny coils. 2. Score the coils and sides of the fat round piece. 3. Attach the coils to the sides of the round piece.

Think about the style you are creating to know which details you should add. REMEMBER to SCORE each piece!:

Think about the style you are creating to know which details you should add. REMEMBER to SCORE each piece!

Add all of your designs and textures to the top of your piece and then score the flat top and decorative piece together.:

Add all of your designs and textures to the top of your piece and then score the flat top and decorative piece together.

Use a pointed edge to create the lines in your columns.:

Use a pointed edge to create the lines in your columns.

Secure all pieces together and put on any finishing designs.:

Secure all pieces together and put on any finishing designs.

Now for your Creative Expression…:

Now for your Creative Expression… Think of something simple that you could create with a tiny piece of clay….

Create your tiny art piece with your left over clay. The key is to make it sit up on top of your column to display your art.:

Create your tiny art piece with your left over clay. The key is to make it sit up on top of your column to display your art. I’m CRAZY HOT!

After the clay is fired or baked then we will be begin painting and glazing our final pieces! I “GREEK-LY” appreciate your hard work!! You are such a creative bunch!:

After the clay is fired or baked then we will be begin painting and glazing our final pieces! I “GREEK-LY” appreciate your hard work!! You are such a creative bunch!

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