Plasticine Story-Telling

Project Title: Plasticine Story-Telling

Description: Students write a short story and compose a scene out of Plasticine.

Author: Francesca

Grade level or Target Age Range: middle school

Historical Art Examples or References: Set designers

Vocabulary: Design, Three-dimensional, sculpture

Materials: Plasticine, paper, pencil

Anticipatory Set: Discussion on the stories they are writing.


  1. Write a short story
  2. Design a scene
  3. Make the scene out of clay

Discussion: Life applications; how the lesson might apply to non-art related experiences or other types of knowledge.

  1. What is it like to design a set?
  2. How can we make real what is in our imagination?