Improv Warm-Ups : Improv Warm-Ups: Artist, Model & Clay

Improv Warm-Ups : Improv Warm-Ups: Artist, Model & Clay


This is an improv warm up called, “Artist,
Model and Clay.” And it’s a good warm-up to do with all ages. I find kids really like
this one as well as adults. So, for this one, you’re going to get in groups of three and
you’re going to have them decide who’s the artist, who’s the model and who is the clay.
And what’s going to happen first is first the model is going to create a pose. So if
I’m the model, maybe I’ll do a nice pose like that, o.k. Feel like a model and what the
artist is going to do is the artist is going to look at that model and see it and then
sculpt the person who’s the clay, the clay person is kind of like a gumby doll and they’re
going to sculpt them to start looking like the model and they’re not going to be able
to use words, just touch to try and recreate the model. They’re going to get them into
that pose and then you can let one set, maybe just give them a minute or less to do it,
then let the model react, relax, I’m sorry, relax and look at the clay and see if they’ve
done a good job of replicating it. You can also have people, you can give suggestions
to people of what they might be modeling. So you might say, “Models, I want you to show
me fear.” And then the models can do a pose like fear and show and emotion physically
and the artist has to sculpt that. Or it can be a concept like peace, or it could be something
abstract kind of like, fathers. Anything can be an inspiration for these sculptures. You’re
going to have an artist, a clay and a model, all working together to create that sculpture.
Once you have your sculptures all created, it’s fun to let the other people walk around
and see the gallery and see what everybody looks like in their sculpted poses. And then
of course, take turns, so everybody gets to do every job, very important with kids. So
that’s a fun warm-up about physical storytelling and getting people in their bodies and getting
people to be really observant and communicating with their bodies. It’s called, “Artist, Model
and Clay.”

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