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Basic Construction Techniques
Beginning with a Simple Sphere Project 2:31
Adding Detail 2:49
Finishing Touches 3:42
Construction Using Cubes
Construction Using Cubes 1:51
Smoothing Forms and Adding Detail 2:43
Finishing Touches 4:13
Utilizing Slabs for Hand-Building
Simple Slab Construction 2:46
Proper Techniques for Drape Molds 3:19
Using Stamps for Decoration and Texture 4:29
Incorporating Texture, Templates, and Detail
A Culminating Slab Project 3:07
Using Texture and Templates 5:47
Adding Detail 2:31
Building in Three Dimensions 5:22
Adding the Top and Final Details 6:24
Glazing Processes and Techniques
A System for Glazing 2:44
Majolica and Adding Color 3:21
Color, Surface Quality, and Success with Glazing 3:58
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
3 PD Hours
1 Learn basic ceramic techniques like slab construction, using molds, and adding details
2 Explore processes for both building and glazing pieces
3 Discover ideas for lessons that put techniques into action
Whether you’ve never taught ceramics before or are just looking for new and better ways to teach hand-building techniques, this Learning Pack is for you. Brush up on everything from basic construction methods to how to successfully finish pieces. Walk away with the ability to teach your students the proper way to use tools, build pieces, and create work they are proud of.
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.
Elementary Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
John has an elementary art room in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and a pottery studio in Sedona, Arizona. He has taught art to kids at every level from Kindergarten through 12th grade since 1991. John hopes that by sharing how he uses clay with his students, more art teachers will venture beyond the basic pinch pot and into more engaging ceramics work.