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Sweet Blooms

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore flowers and create a clay flower sculpture. They will learn how to build sculptures using the coiling technique.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will observe the parts of a flower in preparation for making flower sculptures.

Students will include the parts of a flower in their sculptures.

Students will learn the clay technique of coiling and practice rolling out coils.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Read Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert to the students.
  • Discuss the parts of flowers.
  • Demonstrate how to properly roll out a clay coil.
  • Assist students as they roll out coils and check for understanding.

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National Standards


Create

Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.

VA:Cr1.2.1a

Create art that represents natural and constructed environments.

VA:Cr2.3.Ka

Explain the process of making art while creating.

VA:Cr3.1.Ka

Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.

1.VA:Cr1.2

Create art that represents natural and constructed environments.

K.VA:Cr2.3

Explain the process of making art while creating.

K.VA:Cr3

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 45 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Earthenware clay: white and terracotta
  • Clay tools
  • Clay mat
  • Water bowl
  • Glaze
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pebbles, beans, or rice
  • Optional: terracotta pot

National Standards


Create

Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.

VA:Cr1.2.1a

Create art that represents natural and constructed environments.

VA:Cr2.3.Ka

Explain the process of making art while creating.

VA:Cr3.1.Ka

Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.

1.VA:Cr1.2

Create art that represents natural and constructed environments.

K.VA:Cr2.3

Explain the process of making art while creating.

K.VA:Cr3

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Steps

Practice Rolling Coils

Practice rolling out coils in preparation for making a flower.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

How To Roll A Coil

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Parts Of A Flower

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Worksheet

Coil Pottery Practice

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Reflection

Before and After: Self Assessment & Reflection

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