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clay, elementary classroom


From: MaryAnn Kohl (maryann_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Nov 02 2003 - 20:54:20 PST

In my lovely green state of Washington, we have no art specialists in the
elementary schools, to my knowledge. Therefore, if we want the kids to
experience clay, we have to do it ourselves as individual teachers. EEEEK.
Some schools do have kilns, but not all. There's usually someone who knows
how to use the kiln. I haven't actually been in charge of one. Still lots to
learn in this arena of clay.

Would someone venture the easiest way to do clay with one's own classroom,
probably in small groups at one table?

I will have to get some help with the kiln, but I think I can handle the
rest. I have a book on clay, so am beginning to read about wedging, storing,

Still, any suggestions?

Also, do you believe working with clay is basic art education in the public
schools elementary grades?


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