Experience Clay, Teacher’s Edition
By Maureen Mackey
Bringing the ancient art of clay to the contemporary classroom.
This contemporary guide to clay techniques, tools, and traditions is as inspirational as it is practical. Supported by clear, step-by-step illustrations, this comprehensive resource details a range of handbuilding and wheel-throwing techniques and is a wonderful source for exploring ancient traditions and historic innovations in the world of ceramic art. From the properties of clay to decoration and firing, all information presented is shown against a rich backdrop of dynamic professional and student work.
In addition to providing a full-sized student page, the annotated, spiral-bound Teacher’s Edition is designed to help tailor classroom instruction to the unique classroom needs. A menu of easily identifiable icons and descriptive headings help in selecting the teaching tip, learning strategy, or background note that suits the lesson best. Topics include:
Teacher’s Edition: Table of Contents
- Art History background notes help place work of art in its historical and cultural context
- Vocabulary building strategies
- Design extension
- Interdisciplinary connections
- Tips for using the opening image offer observation oriented activities to introduce the chapter and jumpstart the learning process.
- Internet connections
- Correlated to the National Visual Arts Standards
Chapter 1: Introduction to Clay
Chapter 2: Working with Clay
Chapter 3: Hand-Built Forms
Chapter 4: Thrown Forms
Chapter 5: Surface Decoration
Chapter 6: The Firing Process
Chapter 7: Mixed Media
Tags: Experience Clay, Maureen Mackey, studio, high school, Teacher’s Edition
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