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Earth Day Art Lesson, Ceramic Sea Turtle Art Project

Ms Artastic
Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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Art inspired by an endangered species for Earth Day. How can we inspire students to take action and show social responsibility through art by means of bringing awareness to a topic? The Sea Turtles have inspired me to create this Ceramic art project for Earth Day, although it can really be used any time of the year. Students will use clay to create a ceramic sea turtle to bring awareness to the species for Earth Day. Students will use a combination of pinching methods and addative methods to create the piece using a variety of processes, materials, tools, and techniques. This product is complete with a visual and text step-by-step (each step on its own page with description), a rubric for marking, a lesson plan, a finished example, and a step-by-step handout to allow your students to create this piece successfully! #artteachersoftpt

LESSON DEMONSTRATES HOW TO BUILD ONLY. You can choose to glaze/underglaze/paint how you choose to teach it depending on the resources available to you.


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How To Prep:

-Either project the step-by-step pages from the PDF for your students to follow, or use it as a guideline for yourself so you can demonstrate the art project to your students.

-Look over the lesson plan for the materials needed for your art project. Gather these in advance! Then there will be no panic during the lesson.

-Photocopy any necessary student handouts such as step-by-steps or rubrics. These will be needed during your art lesson and are very helpful for students.

How to Use:

-Look over the lesson plan to see what to do and what materials are needed.

-Look over the visual and text step-by-steps to see how to make the piece and possibly you may want to make a sample yourself so you have no problems helping your students later.

-Print off the included Poster Sample for your students in color to show them what they’re making prior to the lesson (it’s your hook!)

-Show the PDF over your digital projector, under a document camera (best if you have it printed in color) or use as information for yourself as you demonstrate the art lesson to your class.

-All steps include both a visual and text description to make teaching this or showing this directly to your students and easy process and will eliminate any confusion!


-30x Step-By-Step handouts

-your choice of clay (typically firing clay)

-wood tools

-scoring tool such as a plastic fork (keep and reuse them!)

-rubber ribs/metal tools/stamps/etc.

This Product Includes: 48 Pages

-About the Product

-Lesson Plan -2 pages (materials, learning outcomes, goals, "Teacher Does/Student Does")

-Bulletin board sign to go with art projects for display

-4 Ways To Finish Ceramic Art Pieces handout

-Sea Turtle- 2 page Step-By-Step "How To Build" handout for students

-Art Piece Demonstration Step-By-Step: Description and Images- 31 slides

-Example of Art Piece to show your students before they create!

-Rubric for art piece


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