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Nesting Bowls

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will examine how everyday bowls are functional pieces of art. They will create small, medium, and large pinch pots out of clay to nest inside one another and use the sgraffito to decorate their pinch pots.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will examine how regular kitchen items, like cups and bowls, are functional pieces of art.

Students will create basic pinch pots in three different sizes so that they fit inside one another.

Students will explore how design and pattern can decorate pinch pots.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Read The Potter by Douglas Florian to the students.
  • Facilitate discussion on how everyday kitchen bowls and cups are works of art.
  • Demonstrate how to make a small, medium, and large pinch pot to fit inside one another.
  • Facilitate a discussion on how pattern and design can enhance pinch pots.

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National Standards


Create

Explore uses of materials and tools to create works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.1a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • White or red earthenware clay
  • Water bowl
  • Sponge
  • Sanding sponge/pad
  • Needle tool
  • Scratch tool
  • Underglaze & glazes
  • Paintbrushes
  • The Potter: D.Florian, ISBN-10: 0688101003

National Standards


Create

Explore uses of materials and tools to create works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.1a

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Steps

Read & Discuss

Read The Potter by D. Florian. Introduce a variety of everyday kitchenware cups and bowls. Discuss how they are functional pieces of art.

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Instructional Materials

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How To Make A Pinch Pot

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Pottery Pattern Practice

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Worksheet

Pattern Practice

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Reference

Tips for Successful Sgraffito

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Summative

Paint Palette Critique

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