Greek Pottery Project
-The students will learn about pottery and how it was made in Ancient Greece.
-The students will use Ancient Greek pottery shapes to produce a clay pot of their own.
- The students will then paint the pottery in the style of the Ancient Greece or with a famous painting.
- They will then answer questions about what they learned and evaluate their own projects.
Elements and Principles: Form, Line, Rhythm, Proportion
Materials: Clay, Clay Tools, Paint, Brushes, etc.
Vocabulary: Clay Question Sheet
- Pinch, Slab, and Coil are the three techniques used to form clay.
- The clay must Dry before being Fired in the Kiln.
- You must Score and Slip before joining two pieces of clay together.
- Trapped Air and Moisture will cause the clay to break apart in the Kiln.
- Anticipatory Set: Pictures of Greek Pottery will be placed in front of room.
- Statement of Objectives: Explanation of the project.
- Provide Input: Read Greek Pottery Info. Sheet
- Demonstration: Demonstrate how to use Pinch, Slab, and Coil methods.
- Check for Understanding: Ask students to repeat instructions.
- Guided Practice: Students will practice using Plasticene.
- Independent Practice: Students will make the Greek Pottery using Real Clay.
- Closure: Students will answer written questions about the project.
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