Peeps of the World Unite! Decorative Peephole Plugs for the Classroom
January 07, 2019

Peeps of the World Unite! Decorative Peephole Plugs for the Classroom

Many of you have attended state art-education conferences through the years. They are great places to meet with fellow art teachers and see firsthand new and different art projects that you can use/adapt in your classroom. I’ve presented many hands-on clay projects and kiln lectures at these conferences in an attempt to assuage any fears […]

Pinch-Pot Animal Bowls
January 07, 2019

Pinch-Pot Animal Bowls

Teachers at all levels introducing clay to their classrooms often struggle to find an exciting introductory project to build construction skills and confidence with the medium. The pinch pot is always a good place to start. Students learn to feel the clay and determine what it will and will not do. They also learn that […]

Symbolic Ceramic Totem Poles
January 07, 2019

Symbolic Ceramic Totem Poles

Like many art educators, I have struggled to find ways to provide new and engaging activities to help students make meaningful art and talk about it to their peers and teachers. Clay is an inexpensive and effective way to get students to openly communicate through their art what they may be feeling or experiencing. In […]

3D Intro Art / Article 6 of 10
January 07, 2019

3D Intro Art / Article 6 of 10

Article 6 of 10 CLAY VESSELS by Debi West I just love clay! And better yet, our kids LOVE clay! I don’t think it matters what the age, every student enjoys creating with clay. And then, they don’t. They assume they are going to create something amazing, but the reality is, if you just set them […]