I teach middle school and as far as slab projects go, I make a triangular slab vase using tar paper (from a roof-donated) as patterns to make the vase. They only need to make a base and add a coil on the inside seam. Then they decorate with applique letters, shapes, ipods, whatever. The high school goes a step further and does slab bird houses in our district, so I feel my vase is practice for that. They really like making them. It helps to demo the whole procedure before they make them.
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Subject: [teacherartexchange] High school and elementary ceramic lessons
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Date: Sunday, April 12, 2009, 10:20 PM
I am teaching some ceramics lessons right now to both elementary and high
school students. For the high school I have done pinch pots and coils and would
like to do a slab project next. I am hesitant to do boxes because of the lid
issue and I am going to do masks for there final ceramics project. Any cool
ideas? It doesn't necessarily need to be slab either. It could just be a
good high school project.
And for elementary, we did animal pinch pots and now I would like to do
something else. any ideas?