Before beginning this project, I printed a few reference images for the students of different types of dragons, both Western and Chinese. I demonstrated for the students how to start both types of dragons. The Western dragons have a more rounded bodies and have wings. The Chinese dragons have long, snake-like bodies and no wings. The students could, of course, though come up with their own dragon design as well. Using these basic techniques that I showed them, students used the rest of the class period to create textured, detailed dragons.
After being fired in the kiln (I'm so grateful to work at a school with a kiln), we used glazes to make them super colorful.