Elementary, Middle, or High School Art: Intro to Ceramics Pinch Pot Clay Whistle

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4th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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This clay pinch pot assignment is part of my Intro to Sculpture and Ceramics curriculum and is perfect for late elementary art, middle school art, or high school art classes. It's one of the early art projects because it covers the basic hand-building technique, pinch pots, while also creating a unique and functional work of art, a working whistle.

This project pack includes:

➢Lesson Plan with big idea, essential questions, national standards, step by step instructions, vocabulary, and supply list


➢Pinch pot whistle how to hand out: with visual and verbal step by step instructions

➢Clay wedging checklist


➢Critique sheet

My students love this assignment and every year they impress me even more with their creativity. I encourage them to break out of the round whistle shape and create something new. I've seen seashells, elephants, hedgehogs, and beautiful abstract designs.

You can purchase the pinch pot whistle handout without all the other bells and whistles here.

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➢Tissue paper and reed lanterns here.

➢Food traditions ceramic project here.

➢Collaborative clay relief sculpture here.

➢Pottery wheel lesson here.

➢Venetian mask sculpture lesson here.

➢Tape person installation art project here.

➢Check out my coil vessel lesson here.

Each of my classes builds on the last. This sculpture course builds on the lessons and techniques introduced in my Introduction to Art course. Check out the yearlong curriculum here.

My painting class also builds on my Introduction to Art course, check out the semester-long curriculum bundlehere.

My Advanced 2D Design and AP Art classes build on the lessons and techniques taught in my painting class. Check out the next level in my Advanced curriculum (available at a bundled discount) here.

Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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