This clay bust art lesson is a fantastic way for students to explore figurative art, personal expression and a variety of handbuilding techniques. Do you have a short attention span like me? This quick video will show you all the steps. Clay Bust Video Tutorial This video tutorial is classroom ready and will show you and your students every step of this clay bust art … Continue reading Clay Bust Art Lesson
If you are looking for a great secondary clay artwork, this expressive clay portrait lesson is my all time favorite! Students get to learn the basics of clay while exploring expression and facial features. There are so many directions to take and tons of artists to inspire your students. It is also a cost effective lesson that does not require much clay per student. Do … Continue reading Expressive Clay Portrait Lesson
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 …
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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
This video tutorial will teach you how to make a pinch pot, coil building and how to score and slip your clay. Perfect for artists learning a new medium or in the classroom. Click the link to learn everything you need to know about the basics of handbuilding! Don’t let not having a kiln stop you! I went from running my school’s ceramics program to … Continue reading Pottery Tutorial: Handbuilding Basics