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80 resources with the keyterm ceramics

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Ceramic Wall Tile Murals

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Grab your class and start brainstorming an image you'd like to see as a mural. Included here are all the steps needed to design and create a ceramic wall mural. The kids come up with the drawings, then they each make a tile that will...
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Whimsical Figures

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Clay is a wonderful and expressive medium for learners of any age. Kids get creative as they make whimsical figures out of clay. A hyperlinked materials list, images of each step in the process, and helpful tips makes this a great art...
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Clowing Around: Ceramics

For Teachers K - 8th
Clowns are a big hit with kids! Explore a few circus related websites to get an idea of how clowns look and what they do. They then build sculpting skills by creating expressive clown faces out of clay. Web links, materials list, and...
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Making a Chiminea

For Teachers 7th
A chiminea is an outdoor fireplace usually made from terracotta. Your class will make miniature versions of this useful heating device to practice specific sculpting techniques. This lesson spans four days. It includes vocabulary and an...
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Mini Masks: Ceramics

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Masks have been used for many reasons throughout human history. They are also great subjects for art projects! Included here are instructions, background information, and all the supplies needed to create mini masks in your class. 
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Who am I Mobile: Ceramics

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
A getting-to-know-you activity that is perfect for the beginning of the year! Kids craft their portrait out of clay, then make a mobile by dangling ceramic representations of things they love. This project builds self-awareness, motor...
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Pocket Full of Posies: Ceramics

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
After studying the plant or flower life cycle, have the class create a basket of flowers out of clay. They hone their ceramics skills while they push, pull, then paint clay to look like flowers they've seen in nature. There are several...
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Lascaux Cave Art on Ceramic Stones

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Here is a great way to incorporate art into your next unit on prehistoric people. The class makes stones out of ceramic clay and then creates paintings like those found in the Lascaux Caves in France. A video link, full day-by-day...
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Camel Container: Ceramics

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Play with clay while building finger dexterity and important sculpting techniques. Learners make camel containers while they practice throwing and molding clay. Fun camel facts make this an interdisciplinary art instructional activity.
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Triaxial Blends: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
To me, art implies color. Your class can learn all about triaxial blends, glazed colors, and ceramics. Included are the step-by-step instructions needed to teach learners how ceramic glazes developed, color blends, and how to measure and...
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Egyptian Relic: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Egyptian artwork is inspiring in so many ways. Learners discover the world of Egyptian relics as they make a ceramic version of their own. Multiple resource links and full instructions make this a fun and easy-to-incorporate art project...
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Character Bust: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Whether it is a protagonist, antagonist, hero or heroine, characters are a must in any story. Learners analyze a character from a narrative they are reading, then use that character as inspiration. They create a ceramic bust depicting...
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Portraits in Clay: Elementary Sculpture Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
It is lovely how this lesson incorporates the importance or personal expression and art history. Children create low-fire ceramic heads that express emotion or personal feelings. The entire process is laid out step-by-step. All you need...
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Horse Character: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Animals oftentimes elicit various characteristics which make them symbolic or representative of human feeling, action, or emotion. The class creates horse characters out of clay to show character action and symbolism. This is a great...
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Humourous Head Planter Spike: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers K - 8th
What a great activity. Kids create humorous ceramic character (heads) spikes to enliven a planter. Modern art is full of expressive and exaggerated forms and your class gets to create them out of clay. This would be a lovely activity to...
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Season Tiles: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers K - 3rd
Each color holds its own feeling and these feelings are used to describe the four seasons. Youngsters create a color palate based on the four seasons, assigning various colors to each season. They each create four clay tiles, painting...
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Geometry Vases: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Geometric shapes are used in math and in art. Learners discuss the various names, dimensions, and attributes of geometric shapes, then apply that knowledge to design a vase. They use 3-D shapes to make a cubist-style vase out of clay.
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Cave Art Revisited: A Lesson on Recreating Prehistoric Art

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
This could be a very enriching and beautiful project for your class. They learn about the amazing prehistoric Lascaux Cave and view images of the art found there. They review vocabulary common to both Anthropology and ceramics, then...
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A Passion For Pots: A Lesson on Glaze Decoration

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Your class will learn about the history of pots, pot decoration, and how to create glaze decorations. They are provided with a brief historical overview of how glaze decorations have been used throughout the centuries, view examples,...
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Homes of the World: Ceramic Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Kids consider the various dwellings humans inhabit all over the world. They choose a home from anywhere in the world. Then they research the type of materials, designs, and structures need to build that type of home. The project ends...
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Medieval Castles: Ceramic Art Lesson

For Teachers 8th - 12th
A lot went on in Medieval Castles, and they were an obvious symbol of feudal power. Have learners use clay to make a Medieval-style castle to show what they know about Europe during the Dark Ages. This resource provides basic background...
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Hand Vase: Ceramics

For Teachers K - 3rd
Ceramics can be a wonderful medium. The class creates fun and funky hand shapes vases inspired by Aboriginal art forms. This would be a great project to do just before Mother's Day. 
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Octopus Project: Ceramics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Kids make an octopus out of clay. They practice their sculpting and modeling skills such as pinch pot and slurry technique while sculpting an octopus. 
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Mini Coil Pots: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers K - 3rd
Art is a wonderful way to teach historical or cultural concepts. Here, learners view a series of coil pots that have been created throughout history by a variety of civilizations. They then create and decorate a pot of their own that...