Kids Clay

“Art, like play, helps children to understand their world. But art goes beyond play, enabling them to express their personal experiences and fantasies in ways that are concrete and compelling, even when they are unable to articulate the events in words” Nancy Beal, The Art of Teaching Art to Children

Today is the last pottery class of the session I have with my elementary aged students. Here are a few of my favorite pieces to illustrate how they expressed themselves with the tools I taught them.

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pinch pot Jack O’Lantern

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Start with a pinch pot, pinch and pull it into something Halloween -y ~ guess who dressed up as a witch on a broomstick?!

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Have fun with coils and learn scratch and attach with slip

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Tiles from start to finish – tile cut slab, add/subtract clay, surface decoration

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Let’s make our favorite animals ~ walrus (make them hollow so they won’t blow up in the kiln!)

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What does winter mean to you ?This student used coils to make a christmas tree and added colorful presents.

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Functionality of pottery ~ a tray for cookies!

 

More art instruction ~ class- one day, class – multiple days

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