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RE: artsednet digest: November 03, 2002


From: LeAnn Escoffre (lescoffre_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Nov 05 2002 - 16:26:45 PST

I teach a Sat clay class in addition to teaching at a public school. I do
the basic pinch pot and coil pot. I then move on to clay birdhouses. The
kids love clay chamelions with the spiral rolled up tail. We also do story
tellers but I change it to figure with small animals. (Sometimes kids don't
want to make the children). Small boxes. Windchimes with the figures cut out
using cookie cutters. I want to try rainsticks but haven't had a chance yet.
I also let the kids experience the wheel one day. Oh yeah face pots. It is
basically a pot but I have them add a face and hair etc. (Teacups but they
need to be decorated. Turn it into a cat, a turtle, an elephant, flowers
with vines). We make clay tiles. Texture boxes, and clay animals. Hope this
helps some. (heehee got a little carried away.)

-----Original Message-----
From: Kara LiCausi []
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 9:02 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: artsednet digest: November 03, 2002

Hello Everybody,
     This is my first year teaching Middle School. I have great 7th grade
classes which are very small and filled with students who are very eager to
learn and create. I am ready to start them on some clay projects, but
unfortunately I myself have very little experience with clay. I can teach
the basics, but am not very creative when it comes to thinking of ideas that
will interest and challenge my students three-dimensionally. Any help would
be greatly appreciated!
Kara in Northport