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Re: clay, elementary classroom

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From: Rick (rlarson_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Nov 04 2003 - 13:10:44 PST


Hi Mary Ann, When I was on a cart, I had the kids make clay pots, etc
over
cut canvas squares right at their desks. We used the Indian Pottery red
clay- self hardening, ( no kiln). This worked well for me. I would
demo, do history and artists and have them practice one class, and then
the next week they had all class period to make their own. We painted
them after, using only black or white designs letting red show through.
I think clay experiences in elementary is very important, and changes
them forever- and if you are fortunate enough to have clay experiences
yearly, their knowledge of the medium grows each year.

MaryAnn Kohl wrote:

> In my lovely green state of Washington, we have no art specialists in
> the

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