Duration: 2, 45 minute class periods
Historical Overview: August Rodin and France (For Adults: Judy Chicago)
Goals and Objectives: To introduce sculpting techniques.
Vocabulary: positive and negative space, carving additive and subtractive methods, proportion, scale
Materials: clay, carving tools, wire and washer clay cutting tool, sponges, water containers, tooth brushes, spray bottle
- Anticipatory Set: Show posters and books of images of different bowls from around the world
- Wedge Clay.
- Make wire and washer clay cutting tool.
- Review vocabulary.
- Show students shells and have them identify them using shell chart as oysters.
- Discuss importance of oysters in the environment.
- Demonstrate subtractive method and found tools.
- Have students wedge clay.
- Students make oyster shell bowls and discuss.
- When pieces are dry work is fired
- Firing process explained and parts of kiln shown.
- Students paint complete projects with glaze.
- Students take to kiln and work is fired.
- Plastic bead “Pearls” can be glued on.