Sculptor & Clay

Summary

Mould and create a statue out of the clay of another person

How Do I Play It?

Start in a Drama circle.

Put students into pairs and get them to label themselves A and B.

Working in pairs, one student becomes a sculptor and the other become clay. The sculptor must mould the clay into a statue.

They can manipulate the arms, legs, head, body and facial expression to create a statue based on titles, objects or themes the teacher has stipulated.

The students then switch roles.

Tips

Pick a confident student to model an example.

Variations

This can be developed into a group exercise that explores basic directing. The director has a group of students as clay and they have to communicate something to the audience in the form of a tableau.

Participants
Pairs, Small Groups
Expertise
Advanced
Duration
Medium (5 - 10 mins)
Skills
Imagination, Spontaneity, Teamwork
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