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Lesson Plan

Description

Students will study the artwork of Walter Scott Lenox. They will create and decorate a ceramic bowl using the pinch pot method and glaze their final artworks. They will evaluate artwork on being both decorative and functional.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will examine the artist and artwork of Walter Scott Lenox.

Students will create a pinch pot that has even thickness throughout the walls.

Students will use scoring and slipping to add decorative elements to pinch pots.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Read the book The Pottery Place by Gail Gibbons.
  • Introduce the artist Walter Scott Lenox.
  • Demonstrate how to make a functional pinch pot that has even thickness throughout.
  • Demonstrate how to add decorative elements using additional clay and scoring and slipping.

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National Standards


Create

Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.

VA:Cr2.1.5a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 15 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Drawing paper, pencil, & eraser
  • White clay
  • Underglazes
  • Clear glaze
  • Scoring tool
  • Paintbrushes
  • Water bowl & sponge
  • Optional: gold lustre
  • The Pottery Place: G. Gibbons, ISBN 10: 015263265

National Standards


Create

Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.

VA:Cr2.1.5a

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Steps

Read & Discuss

Read The Pottery Place by G. Gibbons. Discuss art and artwork of Walter Scott Lenox.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

How To Make A Pinch Pot

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Assessment

Pinched Pot Evaluation

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Artist Bio

Walter Scott Lenox

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Reflection

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

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