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RE: Clay Projects


From: Freeland, Susan (FREELAS_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Apr 09 2002 - 11:58:17 PDT

How about illustrating a famous painting in relief as a tile or as a bowl?
Also maybe famous architectural buildings from slabs. saw a container done
with about 6-7 layers of slabs in the shape of a star (can be anything),the
top was another star with a moon handle. the neat thing about this was that
down the middle it was a hollow cylinder or a vase. let me know if you don't

-----Original Message-----
From: Aust ArtClasses []
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2002 10:30 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Clay Projects

I am bored with the simple pinch, slab, and coil projects. They all turn
into simple vases, bowls, or trash containers. I have even tried the
abstract approach but still get nothing. Anyone have any exciting
approaches for Art I students.

I just got back from our Regional VASE competition. A lot more sculptures
in clay this year. Was excited about what I saw. But how do you approach
non interested students to this. I am fighting the " we got to do what we
wanted to in Middle School" syndrome. I want it to relate to history,
etc. I am getting the "Art Isn't Fun like it use to me". I need some
advise here.

Jackie Aust
Bryan High Art Teacher/District Art Coordinator
Bryan Texas