SchoolArts Magazine

NOV 2013

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ADVERTISEMENT Lesson Goals and Objectives l l l l 4. Have students hold each sphere in the palm of the Learn about managing and saving money as well as contributing to charity Learn how to model clay into the shape of a cup by just using their hands to make a pinch pot Explore variations of a cup form, making handles and saucers to match proportionally Learn how to apply glazes and visualize post-fring colors l l l l Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes Using knowledge of structures and functions Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas Refecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines Supplies l l l l l l l 5. Gently pinch the clay walls while rotating the sphere to even out and thin the walls of the pot. Cracks should be smoothed by rubbing across them as soon as they form. 6. Once the desired size and thickness is achieved, each pot should have its "lip" or rim smoothed and set down on its base to form a slightly fat area. 7. A "foot" or base may be added by rolling an even Visual Arts Standards l less dominant hand and insert thumb from the dominant hand 2/3 of the way in to create an opening. AMACO® Low Fire White Art No. 25 Clay AMACO® Wire Clay Cutter AMACO® Scoring Tool AMACO® Modeling Clay Basic Tool Set AMACO® Canvas Covered Board AMACO® Crystaltex Glazes, food safe, AP non-toxic pint class packs: set of 6 or 12 colors White Vinegar or Joining Slip Instructions 1. Introduce the Three Cups book and explain the coil (snake) of clay and attaching it as follows: measure the desired length of the coil, cut and attach it together to create a ring. Score the top and base of the coil pot, then add a bit of vinegar and press cup onto its base. 8. A cup handle may be formed by making a shorter and thicker coil, scoring each end, then pressing it against the cup. 9. To make a saucer, students should create another sphere and press it with the palm to fatten to a circular disk. A foot can be created and attached to the top of the disk using step 7. This will be fipped and become the saucer's base. 10. The edge of the saucer may be shaped by lifting slightly and pressing in the center or by pinching to create a ripple (similar to pie crust). 11. Allow cup and saucer to dry completely uncovered before bisque fring to Cone 04. 12. Apply AMACO® Crystaltex glazes by brushing three even coats and allowing each coat to dry to the touch before applying the next one. concepts of saving, spending and giving money. 13. The base of the cup and saucer should BOTH be left unglazed so that they may EACH be set down and fred on the kiln shelves separately. 2. Have students make sketches of the three diferent 14. Glaze fre to Cone 05 at medium speed. cups they will make to represent each of the ways to manage their money. 3. Students should begin by pinching of a fstful of moist clay and rolling it into a sphere that is the size of a tangerine. (Tip: to make cups that are the same size students should start of with spheres that are the same size). Video tutorial amaco.com/lesson59 EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TEACH The Art & Creative Materials Institute AP (Approved Product) seal certifes this product to be safe for use by all ages. CERAMICS (800) 374-1600 amaco.com

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