Monday, April 11, 2011

Grade 9-10 Soap Stone Sculpture AVI1O AVI2O

When I showed my students examples of their next project, soap stone sculptures, they got very excited and also very nervous.  They were afraid that they would never be able to make pieces that they would be proud of showing to their families- I assured them it would be really easy.  The only materials required to complete these sculptures were a piece of Brazilian soap stone, a small saw, a carving tool and some sand paper to smooth it out (I get all of my materials from from London, Ontario.  It takes patience to round out the edges of the stone, but the students find it really enjoyable to carve and socialize.  Here are some examples of their results.  Enjoy!