Goofy Clay Birds Art project lesson plan with VIDEO GUIDE for Grades 1-3
Goofy Clay Birds is a comprehensive lesson plan to guide your next CLAY or POTTERY art project in grades 1-3, using either oil pastels and watered-down acrylic paints, or glazes (the choice is yours).
Includes a PDF teaching support document and the fully narrated instructional video that demonstrates every step, supporting students with hand-building skills to achieve the elements of 3D FORM and TEXTURE in their own Goofy Bird sculptures.
Examples created with students aged 6, this lesson plan is aimed at grade 1, grade 2 and grade 3 students.
Use with early elementary learners in a series of consecutive lessons. Encourage students to follow choice options and create their unique birds, while being guided by the demonstrations in the video.
A perfect companion to a theme study in Science, with a focus on Living Things, like birds. Create a collaborative display for art exhibitions. Can also use to extend literacy or book study units.
This lesson plan focuses on:
- Basic hand skills - rolling spheres, making 3D shapes like cones and pinch-pots
- Basic building skills - using joining techniques: scratch, wet, wiggle, scrape and smooth
- Adding details with tools - holes and textures
- Demonstrates an alternative (and more affordable) decorating option using oil pastels and acrylic paint
- Optional: substitute air dry clay if required BUT exclude the water bath step!
- Optional: Using underglaze to colour - use colour with purpose, application of underglaze, colour layering
- Optional: 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 How the World Works or Sharing The Planet themes. Stream the video lesson on your large screen and free yourself up to support your learners as needed.
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 on your large screen and free yourself up to roam your classroom and support your students. Let your students 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 early primary/ elementary grades and homeschooling families.
Children will: learn to hand build a clay bird
Learning intentions include: Art Skills include: Rolling spheres, Making pinch pots, Making holes, Techniques for joining clay, Adding textures, oil/resist decoration method, Threading, (fine-motor development), Make artistic choices within context limits, Respond to art created by artists and by my friends, Reflect on my own artwork, skills and progress.
Media demonstrated: Potter's clay
Materials used: clay, oil pastels, acrylic paint, PVA glue & assorted craft supplies
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 1/ Phase 1 but these will closely match LO's from other art curriculums.
- Student Voice reflection/ assessment guides in UK & US spelling for color/colour
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