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Multiple Level Lesson Plan

Ceramic Bitmojis

Created on August 29, 2019 by ArtisticTouch



Social media is a force; the ceramic Bitmoji project embraces it's popularity as a creative inspiration.


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THE PLAN
7 sessions; 60 minutes per session

Social media is a force; the ceramic Bitmoji project embraces it's popularity as a creative inspiration.

Students practice basic ceramic hand-building techniques by constructing a personalized Bitmoji with clay.

1. White clay (low fire)
2. Rolling pin
3. Slab dowels
4. Canvas mat
5. Pin tool
6. Carving tools
7. Scoring tools
8. Slip
9. Glaze (low fire)
Suggested brand: Amaco Teacher's Palette glaze. (Students are able to easily mix skin-tone and hair-tone.)

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1. Students create their Bitmoji to scale with paper.
2. Students use paper Bitmoji as a template to construct their clay Bitmoji.
3. Students use slab dowels to aid in rolling out consistent clay slabs.
4. Students place paper Bitmoji parts onto clay slabs and trim clay to paper.
5. Students slip, score, and mend, clay slab pieces together to construct their Bitmoji.
6. Students consider the importance of layering their slab pieces to create physical depth and greater interest.
7. Students clean their constructed Bitmoji, and allow clay to dry to the Greenware state.
8. Greenware projects are fired in a kiln.
9. Bisqueware projects are glazed with Amaco Teacher's Palette glaze.
10. Students mix glaze to match their skin-tone and hair-tone.
11. Glazed bisqueware is fired in a kiln.

One general rule I try to emphasis with my students for the best results would be they spend equal time on construction and glazing.

For example, if a student takes 5 days to construct their clay Bitmoji, they should take 5 days to glaze their Bitmoji as well.

THE FEATURES
Contemporary Art, Pop Art

Color/Value, Proportion/Size, Shape

Animation, Ceramics

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