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3 Artworks You Can Create With Homemade Air Dry Clay

Download the PDF! Homemade Clay Recipe: Make your own air dry using three ingredients you already have in your kitchen! I have created several of my favorite clay lessons out of this clay and it is perfect if you are stuck at home without your art supplies. -Baking Soda 2 cups -Cornstarch 1 cup -Water 1 1/4 cups Clay Mask This is one of my … Continue reading 3 Artworks You Can Create With Homemade Air Dry Clay

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Homemade Air Dry Clay Mask

This is one of my favorite clay lessons adapted to be done at home with homemade modeling clay or whatever clay you have on hand. I will show you how to sculpt facial features to show expression and mood. You can decorate air dry clay with almost anything! I will show you how to use Crayola markers on air dry clay to create a watercolor … Continue reading Homemade Air Dry Clay Mask

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Everything You Need to Know About Firing a Kiln

Firing a kiln can be an exciting and terrifying experience. The vision of fire truck sirens and billowy smoke is enough to keep you awake at night. Will I burn down the school? Will one hundred student artworks explode into smithereens? Why did they not teach me how to do this in my college ceramics class!? This post is a compilation of my advice and … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Firing a Kiln

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Textured Tiles | Clay Lesson Plan

Clay can be the best and worst thing to happen in an art room. It can be a magical and intense experience for both the students and the art teacher. Once students get over the messy aspect of clay, they are completely mesmerized by the tactile and time consuming process. The illusive kiln, the obsessive smoothing, the endless need to score and slip…. I LOVE … Continue reading Textured Tiles | Clay Lesson Plan

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Face Jug Lesson Plan | Pottery & American History

One of my favorite artworks of all time was taught to me by my 7th grade art teacher, Mr. Lenzo. We created face jugs using clay, drip glazes and even added marbles to the eyes for an amazing effect that my 12 year old self had never seen. It was clear that ceramics was his area of expertise. I don’t remember a lot about middle … Continue reading Face Jug Lesson Plan | Pottery & American History