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Essential Materials and Tools
Overview of Supplies 0:56
Best Type of Clay for Wheel Throwing 1:12
Additional Tips for Getting Started 1:47
Beginning Techniques with Wheel Throwing
How to Center Clay 3:01
Opening and Pulling the Clay 5:10
Wheel Throwing Projects
Using a Rib to Trim Excess Clay 3:50
Creating Larger Pieces 4:38
Testing the Wall Thickness 0:57
Finishing Wheel Thrown Pieces
Pulling a Handle 3:21
Trimming and Finishing Details 5:20
Assessing Wheel Thrown Work
Assessing Wheel Thrown Work 2:09
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
2 PD Hours
1 Gain student-friendly descriptions of the process, from centering to trimming.
2 Learn some classroom-proven tips for measuring clay.
3 Explore advanced techniques, such as pulling handles and throwing with larger volumes of clay.
In this Learning Pack, you will learn how to take your ceramics program to the next level with a solid foundation in wheel throwing basics. Discover the tools, processes, and expert tips you will need to help your students successfully throw their first pot. Embrace the process of wheel throwing in your art room!
Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
4.1 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various media effectively
4.2 Demonstrates willingness to expand content knowledge of media
4.3 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art media
4.4 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various techniques and processes
4.5 Demonstrates willingness to expand content knowledge of techniques and processes
4.6 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art techniques and processes
Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.
High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Matt Young has always been a builder and a thinker. Matt has spent the last 23 years teaching at Pickerington Central High School, where he focuses his work on 3D studies, computer graphics, and AP art. When not working on art or curriculum, Matt likes to travel with his wife to watch his daughter competitive Irish dance around the country.