Ceramic Village Tiles video art lesson plan for potter's clay suits grades 4-6
Ceramic Village Tiles video art lesson plan for potter's clay suits grades 4-6. It demonstrates hand-building skills and supports students to achieve the elements of 3D FORM & TEXTURE in their sculptures. A perfect companion to a theme study of houses around the world, migration, community, a sense of place (whakapapa-NZ) or to create collaborative art for exhibitions. Can also support literacy or book study units.
Use with upper elementary and middle school learners in a series of consecutive lessons. Encourage students choice options to create their unique version of a village tile.
This lesson plan focuses on:
- Basic hand skills - making slabs, spheres, 3D shapes like cones and prisms, pinch-pots
- Hand building - using joining techniques: scratch, wet, wiggle, scrape and smooth
- Adding details with tools - windows, doors, cladding, roofing, water and land textures
- Using underglaze to colour - use colour with purpose, application of underglaze, colour layering
- Glaze finish - adding that final touch for a shiny, smooth finish
This is a fully narrated video tutorial that demonstrates all building steps in real time., with a connection to Who We Are or Where We Are in Place and Time themes. Stream the video lesson on your large screen and free yourself up to support your students and children.
Benefits of using a video lesson:
- The lesson has already been tested
- All steps are viewable from start to finish
- Techniques are demonstrated
- Rewind and rewatch as many times as needed
- Narrated explanation adds depth to understanding art theories
- Its like having an art specialist in your classroom or home
- Encourages independence in learners and self management
- Allows for students to work at their individual pace
- Hosted on YouTube (unlisted) and accessed from the link in the PDF support document
- Not cluttering up your hard drive
- Added benefit of PL in Visual Art teaching for the purchasing classroom teacher
- Includes a PDF lesson companion with support information
- Lockdown Remote Teaching: Limited permission is granted for the purchasing teacher only, to live stream through screen sharing with their class, strictly limited for remote teaching during a government mandated lockdown
Stream the video lesson through a large screen for your child or students to follow along, pausing in places for them to complete the steps at their own pace, or rewind and rewatch when needed.
This method can also offer time for opportunities to explore student responses or modifications, bringing personal creative ideas to the tutorial. Addresses the Viewing & Responding to artwork concepts.
Suits: most upper primary/ elementary grades, middle schoolers and homeschooling families.
Children will: learn to hand build a village tile, inspired by aerial imagery of their choosing and the works of contemporary potters.
Learning intentions include: Research and plan your village tile design, Model and develop ideas with plasticine, Build a village tile based on your design, Develop technical skills for hand building with potter’s clay, Select colour schemes based on images and research or imagination, Respond to art created by artists and by my friends, Reflect on my own knowledge, skills, progress and artwork.
Media demonstrated: Potter's clay
Materials used: clay, underglaze / glaze
The video preview is a very short clip from the actual resource to give you an idea of my teaching style. I am both a general ed classroom teacher and currently practicing as a Visual Art and Digital Media specialist educator, teaching students from ages 4-12, at a primary school.
Also included in the support documents are:
- Learning Intentions for the IB PYP and NZC at level 3 / Phase 3 but these will closely match LO's from other art curriculums.
- Student Voice reflection/ assessment guides
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