Observations from an Art Teacher. This blog is meant as a resource to share successful lessons, classroom management tricks as well as any other revelations that may occur during the course of a school day. There are also postings now and then that involve assignments for my Walden courses, Master of Education, Integrating Technology K-12.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Native American Coil Pots with Slip Inlay or Sgraffito
These high school students in my Ceramics 1 class at Reeths-Puffer high school learned to make a seamless coil pot while studying the artist Maria Martinez and Navaho Indian symbols. The students studied the technique and the culture then created their own pots that used symbols that either represented them biographically or told an episodic story of their life. The results are beautiful.