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Pinched Patterns in Nature

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will appraise the impact of artists inspired by nature and hypothesize how art can affect social change as they create nature-inspired pinch pots, enhanced with texture and glazing techniques. They will create a rubric for success and participate in a final critique.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will appraise the impact of contemporary ceramic artists creating artwork inspired by nature.

Students will hypothesize how art can affect social change.

Students will create their own rubric of criteria and undergo a revision process.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Guide students in appraising the impact of ceramic artists who create nature-inspired work.
  • Guide students in hypothesizing how art can affect social change.
  • Assist students in creating a rubric based on set criteria.
  • Demonstrate the pinching method using a paddle.

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National Standards


Create

Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.

VA:Cr1.1.IIIa

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

1 hour

Student Studio Time

6 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Clay
  • Glaze & underglaze
  • Paintbrushes
  • Ceramic paddle & 1" x 2" wooden boards
  • Access to a woodshop or large wooden spoons/spatulas
  • Clay ribs & scoring tool
  • Assorted clay tools
  • Slip & water bowl

National Standards


Create

Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.

VA:Cr1.1.IIIa

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Steps

Research & Analyze Artwork

Learn about and analyze the work of contemporary artists creating artwork inspired by nature. Appraise their impact on the beliefs, values, and behaviors of a society. Hypothesize how art can affect social change. Research different types of natural geometric structures.

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Instructional Materials

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Advanced Ceramics Vocabulary

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A Guide For Writing Artist Statements

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Reference

Pinch Pot Paddle

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Worksheet

Pinched Patterns In Nature Guide 1

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Pinched Patterns in Nature Guide 2

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Ceramic Artists Inspired By Nature

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How To Alter A Pinch Pot

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Summative

Create Reflection Rubric

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