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Planter Portraits

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will learn about the artwork of Stella Baggott. Students will form two pinch pots and combine them to create a ceramic planter. Students will create an expressive portrait on the planter to create a both functional and expressive artwork.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will examine artwork created by Stella Baggott.

Students will create and combine two pinch pots to create a functional and decorative planter.

Students will learn how to make impressions on clay surfaces using shape incision tools and/or stamps.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Discuss the artwork of Stella Baggott.
  • Show how to create a pinch pot and how to attach clay using scoring and slipping.
  • Demonstrate how to carve or add on facial features to capture desired emotional expression.
  • Teach how to make impressions in clay using a variety of different shape incision and stamping tools.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Develop criteria to guide making a work of art or design to meet an identified goal.

VA:Cr1.2.7a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Earthenware clay
  • Water bowl
  • Scoring tool
  • Pointed tool
  • Impression tools
  • Clay or rubber stamps
  • Glaze
  • Paintbrushes

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Develop criteria to guide making a work of art or design to meet an identified goal.

VA:Cr1.2.7a

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Steps

Discuss & Analyze Artwork

Discuss the artwork of Stella Baggott. Analyze and identify ideas and mood conveyed by the artist.

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Instructional Materials

Artist Bio

Stella Baggott

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Reference

How To Make A Pinch Pot

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Worksheet

Portrait Bust Design

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How to Join Clay

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Formative

Exit Slip 3 2 1

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