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Beautiful Bud Vases

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will analyze various styles of vases and explore the pinch pot technique as they construct their own functional piece of pottery. They will evaluate their finished piece based on its construction, functionality, and craftsmanship.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will examine different forms and types of ceramic vases.

Students will create two pinch pots to then combine and create a hollow form.

Students will carve and design textures onto the ceramic vase.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a discussion on the various styles and types of vases.
  • Demonstrate how to form a vase by combining two pinch pots.
  • Demonstrate how to add pattern and texture to vases.
  • Aid students in discussion about construction, functionality, and craftsmanship.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Apply relevant criteria to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for a work of art or design in progress.

VA:Cr3.1.8a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Clay
  • Water bowl & sponge
  • Scoring tool
  • Wooden stick
  • Loop tool
  • Paddle tool
  • Needle tool
  • Paintbrushes & glaze

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Apply relevant criteria to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for a work of art or design in progress.

VA:Cr3.1.8a

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Steps

Discuss the Parts & Functions of Vases

Discuss the varieties and parts of a vase and how they are functional pieces of art.

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Instructional Materials

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Types of Vases

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Parts of a Vessel

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Reference

How To Make A Pinch Pot

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Assessment

Pinched Pot Evaluation

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How to Join Clay

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The 6 Stages of Clay

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Reflection

Stoplight Exit Ticket

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