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High [9th-12th] Lesson Plan

Clay Salt and Pepper

Created on October 29, 2018 by MrDigger



Create a pair of salt and pepper shakers from clay


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THE PLAN
5 sessions; 90 minutes per session

Students create a 'set' of salt and pepper shakers from clay.

Ceramic clay, glaze, kiln, a variety of ceramic tools including 'salt and pepper drill'.

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Students have already learned basic clay techniques - pinch pot, coil, slab - teacher shows examples of salt and pepper shaker sets and discusses how to build sets with recessed bottoms and holes that will fit specific corks (shrinkage).

Students sketch ideas and plan out a relationship between both pieces.

Students build salt and pepper shakers and discuss creation process with teacher.

Pieces are bisque fired, glazed and fired again.

Is their a relationship between both pieces forming a 'set'?

Are craftsmanship and ceramic process followed and built upon from the previous lesson?

THE STANDARDS

Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes


[9-12 Proficient] Students conceive and create works of visual art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of their ideas relates to the media, techniques, and processes they use
[9-12 Proficient] Students apply media, techniques, and processes with sufficient skill, confidence, and sensitivity that their intentions are carried out in their artworks
[9-12 Advanced] Students initiate, define, and solve challenging visual arts problems independently using intellectual skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation
[9-12 Advanced] Students communicate ideas regularly at a high level of effectiveness in at least one visual arts medium

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions


[9-12 Proficient] Students evaluate the effectiveness of artworks in terms of organizational structures and functions
[9-12 Proficient] Students demonstrate the ability to form and defend judgments about the characteristics and structures to accomplish commercial, personal, communal, or other purposes of art
[9-12 Proficient] Students create artworks that use organizational principles and functions to solve specific visual arts problems
[9-12 Advanced] Students demonstrate the ability to compare two or more perspectives about the use of organizational principles and functions in artwork and to defend personal evaluations of these perspectives
[9-12 Advanced] Students create multiple solutions to specific visual arts problems that demonstrate competence in producing effective relationships between structural choices and artistic functions

Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas


[9-12 Proficient] Students reflect on how artworks differ visually, spatially, temporally, and functionally, and describe how these are related to history and culture
[9-12 Proficient] Students apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in their artworks and use the skills gained to solve problems in daily life
[9-12 Advanced] Students evaluate and defend the validity of sources for content and the manner in which subject matter, symbols, and images are used in the students' works and in significant works by others
[9-12 Advanced] Students describe the origins of specific images and ideas and explain why they are of value in their artwork and in the work of others

Visual Arts Standard 4:
Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures


[9-12 Proficient] Students differentiate among a variety of historical and cultural contexts in terms of characteristics and purposes of works of art
[9-12 Proficient] Students describe the function and explore the meaning of specific art objects within varied cultures, times, and places

Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others


[9-12 Proficient] Students reflect analytically on various interpretations as a means for understanding and evaluating works of visual art
[9-12 Proficient] Students identify intentions of those creating artworks, explore the implications of various purposes, and justify their analyses of purposes in particular works
[9-12 Advanced] Students correlate responses to works of visual art with various techniques for communicating meanings, ideas, attitudes, views, and intentions

THE FEATURES
Art Deco, Arts and Crafts Movement, Contemporary Art

Form, Proportion/Size, Unity/Harmony

Ceramics