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Lesson Plans


CLAY TILES.....THANKS!!

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Chester Windsor (SKOOLMA)
Tue, 06 Oct 1998 01:02:39 -0700


Hello everybody!!

THANKS a million to all who came to my rescue for clay tile ideas!!

All the suggestions were simply wonderful, printed all of them for
future use too. I apologize for not stating the grade level...would you
believe upper college level? I'm a "future art teacher" (Secondary
Level), but STILL a student, still plugging and learning everyday from
you wonderful people out there helping people like me!

All your ideas were food for my brain..... got me so excited and
energized!!! Today I started and completed the composition of the Clay
Tiles.

Because we were going to be lectured on Greek art(in another art class)
I decided to do my tiles with the Greek Columns. My tiles were 5" x 6",
placed one column of each order(I guess that's what it called, bear
w/me, I'm still learning): Ionic, Doric, Corinthian, in each tile
incorporating as many details as I could remember. Then I made a design
to sort of frame the tile, so it wouldn't look so bare. I was taking
pictures left and right! I think they turned out very well, but we'll
see. It took me three (3) hours from start to finish(applying the
underglaze was the last step). If I could perfect them in time, I want
to write a lesson plan. Has anyone done this as a project?

I DID NOT put holes(for hanging), as I want to display them on "plate
holders"(some type that will go with it, or now I'm thinking, I should
make the holder too!!). I put white underglaze, and when its time, I'd
like to sponge it to give it an "antique" look. What color paint would
you suggest for sponging??? What do you think about this idea, would it
do the trick, or is there a better suggestion?

I know I sound excited, that's because I am!! It was an awesome
experience to be able to create them with clay, I did not think I could
do it!! I hope they come out halfway descent looking!!!

Again, thanks for your input as usual...even though we don't know
eachother, you are all my mentors !! Please don't go anywhere and keep
giving us (especially the future art teachers) such excellent
knowledge!!

Bye, bye,

Rachel

P.S. If you have any suggestions, I'm all ears!!!