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Breaking Tradition

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore how contemporary artists reference traditional pottery and create meaning by breaking tradition. They will research a piece of ancient or traditional pottery and create a coil built work that references the inspiration while breaking from it.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will explore both contemporary artists and ancient ceramic pottery

Students will research one piece of ancient art and plan their own artwork.

Students will create a piece of coil pottery that breaks the rules of traditional pottery.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Present works of contemporary artists and ancient pottery.
  • Guide research on ancient pottery.
  • Demonstrate coil building.
  • Teach finishing and glazing techniques.

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National Standards


Create

Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.

VA:Cr3.1.Ia

Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.

Prof.VA:Cr3

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

1 hour

Student Studio Time

6 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Drawing paper, pencil, & eraser
  • Clay
  • Canvas mat
  • Glaze & underglaze
  • Paintbrushes
  • Wooden paddles or wooden spoons
  • Assorted clay tools, clay ribs, & scoring tool
  • Slip & water bowl

National Standards


Create

Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.

VA:Cr3.1.Ia

Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.

Prof.VA:Cr3

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Steps

Analyze & Discuss Artwork

Analyze ancient artwork examples. Discuss how ancient pottery influenced and impacted ancient cultures. Explore how contemporary artists create meaning by referencing artwork of the past and breaking tradition.

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Breaking Tradition Brainstorm

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Breaking Tradition Critique Guide

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Contemporary Ceramic Artists

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A Guide For Writing Artist Statements

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Reference

Traditional Pottery Forms

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Advanced Ceramics Vocabulary

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Critique

Gallery Walk & Critique Feedback

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