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Cool Coasters

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will learn about the patterns found in nature. They will use one of the nature patterns to create a motif design and create an impression plate to form a set of matching coasters made out of clay.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will discuss the patterns found in nature.

Students will create a pattern impression plate.

Students will learn how to create functional style art.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Explain patterns found in nature.
  • Demonstrate how to create a pattern impression plate.
  • Demonstrate how to sculpt a set of clay coasters.

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National Standards


Create

Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.

VA:Cr1.1.8a

Explain environmental implications of conservation, care, and clean-up of art materials, tools, and equipment.

VA:Cr2.2.6a

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

VA:Cr2.3.7a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours and 20 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Drawing paper
  • Pencil
  • Block printing scratch foam board
  • Stylus tool & circle shape cutter
  • Newsprint
  • Low or high fire clay & glaze
  • Rolling pin & ¼” measuring dowels
  • Clear plastic wrap

National Standards


Create

Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.

VA:Cr1.1.8a

Explain environmental implications of conservation, care, and clean-up of art materials, tools, and equipment.

VA:Cr2.2.6a

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

VA:Cr2.3.7a

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Steps

Sketch

Sketch several pattern designs to use for a set of coasters. Use one of the nature patterns in each design.

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Instructional Materials

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Nature Patterns

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Pattern Plans

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Basic Ceramics Vocabulary

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Advanced Ceramics Vocabulary

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Reflection

Learning Objectives Review

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Reflection

Creative Process Reflection

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