I always try to incorporate at least one sculpture based project in my Introduction to Art class. I want to give my students a taste of what a 3D or ceramics class would be like to help them decide what art course to take next.
This lesson introduces students two three construction methods in clay. They have to make a coil bowl, a slab bowl, and a bowl on the pottery wheel (an optional part of the lesson if you don't have access to pottery wheels). This lesson gives students a chance to try out hand building and throwing on the wheel. The ZIP file includes two PowerPoints, a lesson plan, vocabulary, standards, step by step instructions, and a rubric.
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