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Trinket Treasure Dish

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will learn how to create a decorative trinket dish out of clay. They will improve their coiling technique by constructing many coils and arranging them in a variety of ways.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will speculate about how art can be functional, decorative, and expressive.

Students will learn to plan and design a coil construction in particular dimensions.

Students will explore the clay technique of coiling through practice and repetition of form.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Lead a discussion on how artwork can serve a purpose and have function.
  • Explain how shape and dimensions should be considered when planning designs.
  • Demonstrate how to roll clay coils.
  • Show various styles of how to arrange coils in a design.

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National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr2.1.5a

Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem.

VA:Cr1.1.4a

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

5.VA:Cr2.1

Combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.

5.VA:Cr1.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Sketch paper
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Straight edge or round or oval template
  • Earthenware clay
  • Canvas mat, clay tools, & hump mold
  • Water & sponge
  • Glazes
  • Paintbrushes

National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr2.1.5a

Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem.

VA:Cr1.1.4a

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

5.VA:Cr2.1

Combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.

5.VA:Cr1.1

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Steps

Discuss Artwork

Discuss how artwork, specifically ceramic artwork, can have both function and expression. Show examples of ceramic artwork having a functional purpose.

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Instructional Materials

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Coil Styles

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How To Roll A Coil

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Formative

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