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90 resources with the keyterm clay

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Working with Clay

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate how to work with clay after examine the book "Being Friendly to Trees." They make a clay square which they decorate with leaves that they find while taking a nature walk. They glaze their artwork and then...
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Riverbed Fossil Ceramic Art Lesson

For Teachers K - 8th
Students make an instant fossil using leaves collected from their homes. They study the fossil record and learn how they are formed, how palenotologists study fossils and various classifications of plant life. Their leaves are covered...
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Ready-Beam-Fire

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students perform experiments to compare mechanical and thermal properties of fired and unfired beams made from art clay and clay suspensions. Students calculate the force that breaks each beam. Students collect and analyze data. A...
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Creating a Bas-Relief Sculpture

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners create a small bas-relief sculpture of an animal in clay. They roll out a background, and build up the clay on the back ground to represent themselves and an animal. Pieces are dried and fired, then combined with others to...
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Common Denominators between Primitive Art, Fine Art, Folk Art, Children's Art

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars view and create art in several styles. They view African Masks, Picasso's portraits and self-portraits. They compare the two, then create a self portrait. In the second lesson, they view landscape paintings by folk...
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Clay for Fun: An Introduction to Clay

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students experiment with clay to create sculptures. They research various animals and work with parts of animal names to create their own imaginary animal sculptures using clay.
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Draped Slab leaf bowls

For Teachers K - 6th
Students explore beauty in nature, explore the structure of the leaf and purposes of the leaf. Students study the draped slab forming technique and demonstrate craftsmanship in handling clay.
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Visual Arts: Clay Pots

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students plan and create spiral-built pots. Once they designs are complete and shaped, they are fired, painted and wrapped. Students decorate paper and wrap pots to present as gifts for various holidays.
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Creative Clay Houses

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students demonstrate knowledge of working with clay and design and make creative houses and other buildings out of clay.
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Observing Connections - North Carolina Pottery and Face Jugs

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners develop their understanding of potters and their traditions. They apply their knowledge of clay and folk art as they create coil pots and add decorative facial features to create a face jug.
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Creating a Japanese Garden Lantern in Crea-Stone

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students create a Japanese Garden Lantern. In this step-by-step ceramics lesson, students follow simple how-to directions to mold and create a Japanese Garden Lantern out of Crea-Stone.
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Mixing Colors

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students explore the concept of mixing colors.  In this color mixing lesson plan, students identify different colors and discover what happens when they are mixed together.  Students then discuss the results. 
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Clay Animations

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students create short animated films using clay figures, digital video cameras, and the computer program iMovie. In this lesson, students work cooperatively in small groups to maximize success.
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Manage Soil

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students identify and classify soil ypes according to data on the soil triangle. Given examples, students identify soil conservation practices, using criterion assessment instrument. When giving a case situation involving soil...
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Homeless Awareness - Paperclay Sculpture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study and create a visual response to the plight of homeless populations in the community by using paper clay and sloppy clay. They also participate in a class discussion about their own personal encounters with homeless people...
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Crayola® Model Magic® Colored Courtly Characters

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students create a "Noh"-style mask, based on Japanese Noh theatre masks. They experiment with different colors of modeling clay and explore ways to show facial character.
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Let's Create a Sculpture!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students examine pictures to unearth the objects that were connected together to make the sculptures. Information about the artists and the history of the pieces created are discussed.
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Funny Putty

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students study that colloids are mixtures which display the properties of more than one of these states.