The sculpture 1 students had the assignment of creating a miniature town. As a class, they chose several themes and then voted for their favorite. A Halloween theme had the majority vote. I reminded them that the town would not be done by Halloween, and they reassured me that the Halloween theme is not just for one day of the year, but a frame of mind. After the theme was decided, the class as a group listed what buildings needed to be in a town in general and also specifically what needed to be in a Halloween town. Each student was paired with a building, and they had to sketch what they wanted their building to look like. I then taught them how to roll out clay slabs and build a clay building. Each student was also responsible for an item in the town. The class chose these the same way as they chose their buildings: by listing what was needed and pairing them with a student. After all the town parts were made, they were fired in a kiln, glazed, and fired again.