Usually, during the summer, we'd recommend going outside and doing some cool art projects like sidewalk chalk drawing or urban sketching. But we see in the forecast for Portland, Oregon, we're in for a few more days of overcast, cooler weather. What do we recommend during the less summery days of summer? When it feels a little colder than summer should be, it's a great idea to get out that bag of clay and do some fun sculpture projects like a clay dragon!
In the video below, Trista the artist shows you step-by-step how to make a clay dragon. It's a fun way to take advantage of cooler weather and gray skies. Your clay won't dry as quickly as on a hot, sunny day, giving you more time to sculpt as carefully as you need to.
Of course, we wouldn't leave you hanging if you don't have a big bag of clay at your home. You can get a full clay art kit, including tools and the clay on our website. Click this link to be brought to the full clay kit.
Find more clay art projects with Trista the artist at this link. Her other how-to-videos include a pinch pot fish, coil pottery, and an animal face, among other fun, clay art projects.
Heather Reed is the Assistant Manager/Buyer and office rockstar at IBF. She writes all of our emails, blog posts and and manages all of our social media sites. Heather is also an artist and has experience in lots of various mediums. You will usually find her researching new products, finding the best bargains, writing, painting, enjoying nature, all while chasing around her two vivacious little boys.