CLAY sculpture art project for Claude Monet WATER LILIES
This is an art lesson guide for creating a WATER LILY FLOWER and LILY PAD sculpture in Pottery clay for an elementary ceramics art project. Designed for my 7-8 year olds, this suits Third and Fourth grade teachers looking for an art lesson that is not craft. One that makes authentic links to the Elements of Art, Art Theory, Art History, Famous artworks ... and ... also guides you and your students through making a quick but relevant art response.
Then this CLAY hand-building art lesson inspired by the paintings of Claude Monet Waterlilies could be just what you are searching for.
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CLAY WATERLILIES is an impactful Art lesson plan that also helps to consolidate your student's understanding of Visual Art and the medium of pottery. This easy to use art lesson has a strong focus on the Elements of Art, a great way to build essential knowledge and skill in this subject - particularly for teachers without an art background or limited knowledge in this area.
The lesson include just the right amount of art theory, introduce the famous artist - Claude Monet, his artwork that relates to the focus, Further information on waterlilies and then guide you through the art lesson that has been tested and crafted to suit this age group of 7, 8 and 9yr olds - step by step.
❤️ Take the guesswork out of teaching art,
❤️ avoid endless hours of research,
❤️ avoid the epic fails that result from not having the time to trial the lesson or media yourself before teaching it.
❤️ learn tips and tricks for building with clay
I’ve done it all for you and trailed this lesson with my own students, in 3rd grade.
❤️ why should you trust my lessons?
I am both a general ed classroom teacher and currently practising as a Visual Art and Digital Media specialist educator, teaching students from ages 4-12, at a primary school. I do this every day, just like you!
❤️ How will this resource help busy classroom teachers, who are nervous about teaching art?
No worries - I’ve got you covered.
This lesson comes as a full colour PDF teacher guide, with a bumper 40+ slide deck, to share on your large screen with your students.
All project steps are clearly explained and photographed, from start to finish, giving you the confidence to deliver a quality visual art lesson to your students.
❤️ All the materials & skills are also clearly listed for you. It’s like having an art specialist with you in your classroom.
The PDF slides are intentionally designed in landscape orientation, to share with your students. This extra visual support will prove useful, particularly to diverse learners, and will also save your from having to repeat the same instructions, over and over again.
Select VIEW > enter full screen for presentation mode. Then use the arrow keys on your keyboard to drive a smooth slideshow experience, like a pro :)
Encourage students along the way, to follow choice options and create their unique artwork, while being guided by the information on the slides.
⏰ How long will this project take to finish?
This art lesson can be completed in a few hours, depending on the age and stage of students .
Chunk into smaller manageable lessons: 1- 2 - 2 hours to build, dry for 2 weeks, 1 - 2 hours to glaze/paint.
View the PDF & Video previews above, then add to cart and smile, knowing you will soon have beautiful artwork on the walls and students glowing with pride!
❤️ So what is special about this resource?
CLAY WATERLILIES is NOT a superficial art or craft option. As a specialist in this field, I write lessons that encourage deeper, cross-curricular learning and make meaningful connections to other subject areas. This IS:
- a hand-building tutorial that uses measurements, shapes and 3D form (Math)
- explores the concept of plants (Science),
- teaches about the elements of art
- makes link to art history and famous artist - Claude Monet
- makes cross-curricular links to seasons & pond life (How the World Works).
This lesson plan can be the perfect companion art project for students inquiring into
✏️ The Theory of Visual Art
✏️ Art media
✏️ Famous artists in history
✏️ How the World Works & How We Express Ourselves (IB PYP)
Students can express their unique ideas through personal choices and modifications (suggestions offered in the guide), while working through the guided project. Pause the presentation in places to discuss next steps with students, check understanding and explore potential student responses or modifications, bringing personal creative ideas to the tutorial. This addresses the Viewing & Responding to artwork objectives in a purposeful way.
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✅ What is included in CLAY WATERLILIES?
A 40+ PDF slide deck teaching guide for step-by-step guidance and reference, intentionally designed in landscape orientation, to share with your students as a presentation on your large screen. Select VIEW > enter full screen. Then use the arrow keys on your keyboard to drive a smooth slideshow experience, like a pro :)
✅ This PDF includes step-by-step support & teaching instructions for:
- Teaching slides about waterlilies
- Teaching slides about Claude Monet
- Teaching slides about Impressionism
- BONUS - 2 optional drawing video links for creating waterlilies with value
- Detailed instructions to create a student response clay sculpture
- Photographs of every step
- Student and teacher examples of work in progress and completed. (3rd grade)
- guidance for assessment - Learning Intentions included for the International Baccalaureate & New Zealand standards at levels 2 / Phase 2 which will closely aligned to assessment standards you may be using
- guidance and examples for Student Voice reflection/ assessment - either use orally with the slide, or print for students to fill out as a record of their learning. Alternatively export that slide as a jpeg from the PDF and post for digital reflections like Seesaw. 2 versions
✅ What knowledge, techniques and skills will my students learn from this series?
- Gain knowledge about art theories, styles and movements
- Gain knowledge about art history
- Become familiar with important artists and their work
- Follow a tutorial for guidance - listening skills, visual discrimination, sequencing
- Develop fine-motor & technical skills for using a range of art tools and media
- Respond to art created by artists and by other students
- Reflect on own knowledge, skills, progress and artwork - using the included student sheets
✅ That sounds great! So what about the Visual Art focus in this lesson?
- Introduced to and explore the medium of potters clay
- Introduced to and explore the tools and techniques of hand-building clay sculpture
- Explore the work of a contemporary artist
- Observe & understand the Art World (Studio Habits)
- Build observational skills & guided response
- Explore art making that expresses new learning
- Build skills for an art form
- Stretch & Explore (Studio Habits)
- PLAN - compose sculpture with shapes and forms
- Develop Craft, Engage & Persist, Express (Studio Habits)
- Reflect on personal development as an artist
- Reflect (Studio Habits)
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✅ Where can I find more art lessons like this one?
→ You can browse all my art lessons and support resources HERE: VISUAL ART STORE
→ For my other Elements of Art lessons, click HERE: ART ELEMENTS
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