G7 Gargoyles

Seventh graders looked at the many styles of gargoyles and grotesques adorning cathedrals and castles around Europe.  They thought about what gargoyles were for, both protection and propaganda, and what things they might fear.  Gargoyles were designed to either represent or ward off student fears.  Once these ceramic sculptures were fired and out of the kiln they were painted with metallic paints and some rubbed with powdered graphite to create an ancient antique effect.

 

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