Ceramic Chimes Lesson Idea
- Dear Art Educators,
I added an image for a Nature Impressions Wind Chime in the photos
section. It is in the folder labeled Ceramic Boxes. If we get more
ceramics ideas shared, I will make a new folder for Ceramics Ideas.
The idea came from a catalog I receive on Southwest "Native Human"
Art - mainly Navajo and Pueblo.
The idea is a disk at the top - this could have a carving in it...
or maybe even made from the cast of sea shell - whatever.
Then there are dangling pieces with various leaf impressions.
You could do the lesson around plants in your area (sort of a
science integration lesson). I am sure you will get your own ideas
when you see the image. I don't think it would work with air dry
clays as the pieces would be too brittle and would break.
If the top piece was a slight bowl shape, the dangling pieces could
be fired inside the bowl for easier identifiction. Each dangly could
have student initials.
Brenda, is there a teacher at the high school who would fire you
ceramic pieces? Maybe do real clay with ONE grade level? I know that
ceramics is now required in Texas beginning with grade 3 (according
to a list member on ArtsEducators list).
If you do this lesson, send a sample to Incredible Art Department.
Cynthia - your chimes are wonderful! Imight grab one of your images
for the ideas page.