This lesson demonstrates how teachers can use DVC technology and the web to teach a full range of art concepts--including those dealing with 3-dimensional form.
|Lesson Plan||Studying 3-Dimensional Artwork||Assessment|
Using DVC for teaching the coil pot building process the teacher can use both graphics and text as well as sound and video on a computer to introduce a new art process and concept to the class. Students, at their own computers, can examine and work through the multimedia data with the teacher as well as become familiar with the sequence of steps in the lesson before beginning work with the clay. Students could go back over and review any part of the process or if they had been absent reviewing would also help to familiarize them with the material they had missed. In addition, teachers can work collaboratively with other teachers on lesson plans and the development of educational multimedia using DVC technology.
The Lesson Plan:
Objective: To be able to build a clay coil pot that has the following criteria:
Clay--approximately 5 lbs.
Cloth covered table or board.
Plastic bag--large enough for storage of work in progress.
Clay slip and brush.
Scoring and modeling tools.
Small container of water to moisten hands.
Circular base pattern--4" or 5" in diameter.
Make A Base
Flatten clay with rolling pin - 1/2" thick.
Use Pattern as Guide
Create a Clay Coil
From a small ball - roll out clay until 1/2" thick with moistened hands.
Keep coil round as light rolling motion is used.
Rough edge of base and coil with scoring tool.
Apply slip with brush to base.
Gently press coil to base.
Continue to Add Coils
Place next coil on top of first.
Use same joining method.
Shaping the Walls
The pot's shape may be curved outward or inward depending on placement of coils.
Coils can be made smooth or left natural for different surface effects.