One idea that is good for first graders is Clay Owls.
Jeryl Hollingworth's lesson is on Incredible Art
Department. A similar lesson would be pocket pots. It
begins the same way - roll out am oval slab of clay -
cut off the one edge (this will be folded up). Press
textures into the clay slab. Turn over - score and
slip sides - fold the slab up to form a pocket
(straight end is folded up). We had little cardboard
tubes that we use to make sure the pocket formed.
Texture the top rounded part above the pocket. Put a
hole in for hanging. If time remains, they could add
relief elements to the pockets. Little clay flowers -
whatever. We got these done in one class period. We
finsihed then with an oxide stain that we brushed on
then wiped off to remain in textures - then glazed. We
used earth tones for glazes. Glazing was all done in
one class period.
Here is page of clay ideas:
I'd like to see this page grow with more good ideas.
This question comes up frequently on the art ed lists.
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