Pinch Pot Possibilities
Students create pinch pots in clay. They roll a ball, stick their thumbs in the middle and pinch around to form the bowl. They create lids and decorate their pots.
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Humourous Head Planter Spike: Ceramics Lesson
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...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Hands-on History of Pottery
Young scholars make pottery in the same evolutionary order as archeology indicates. They begin with simple pinch pots and then move to plain coil pots, manipulative decoration, and surface decoration. For each type of pot they discuss...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Pottery with Artist Kerry Moosman
After watching a video of Native American artist Maria Martinez create art out of clay, learners will create burnished coil pots similar to those made by artist, Kerry Moosman. This lesson includes a supply list, web links, historical...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Studio Art Lessons Based on Latin American Arts
Study three of the basic principles of design: l) designs should create a rhythmic pattern made up of related shapes, 2) colors should be repeated so as to not force the eye to remain with a single part of the composition, and 3) a...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts