Middle, High School Art Intro to Clay, Ceramics, Sculpture: Coil Vessels Project

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Grade Levels
5th - 12th, Higher Education
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Great comprehensive packet to teaching coil vessels. Visuals and step by step instructions are so helpful!
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This clay coil vessel assignment is perfect for an introduction to clay in a middle or high school ceramics and sculpture class. It's one of the early art projects because it covers one of the basic hand-building techniques, coils, while also creating a unique and functional work of art, a vessel with creative use of negative space.

This project pack includes:

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


➢Coil vessel how to hand out: with visual and verbal step by step instructions

➢Clay wedging checklist

➢In progress critique reflection

➢Critique sheet


My students love this assignment and every year they impress me even more with their creativity. I encourage them to go big on this project, especially after completing the small clay whistle assignment.

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Total Pages
35 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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