Personal Clay Box
Students search for and sort ideas for content in their artwork, explore African art, and create and assemble a lidded box-like form from slabs of clay half way between soft and leather hard.
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Cinnabar Boxes (a.k.a. Chinese Lacquer ware)
Eighth graders explain the historical process of lacquer ware, list the characteristics of lacquer ware, and identify objects made of cinnabar, including their usage. In this cinnabar boxes lesson plan, 8th graders apply the process of...
8th Visual & Performing Arts
Impress Yourself: Textured Pendants
Learners experiment with textures and polymer clay while creating individual pendants. This lesson is suitable for all ages and includes ideas for adding "personal touches" to each pendant, baking the pendants, and applying texture and...
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
A Jarring Experience: Facing the Influences on Your Identity
Seventh graders participate in activities that show how art helps create identity and personality. In this art and identity lesson, 7th graders investigate the meaning of personal identity and how it is influenced by outside sources....
7th Social Studies & History
Lesson: Communication, What's Valued, and the Written Word
Upper graders compare their cell phones to a lacquer box from the Japanese Edo Period. They consider how each is a form of communication and how the very nature of each object communicates social norms, ideology, and beliefs. A really...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts