BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
|Adirondack Slab Bowls
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|Grade: K - 6th Grade
|NYS Content Area Standard:
Standard 1: Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Arts
Standard 2: Knowing and Using Arts Materials & Resources
|NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
||Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Natural HistoryCulture & The Arts
|Keywords: clay bowls, slabs,|
|Investigative Question or Issue: How can natural materials found during our nature walk at Adirondack Camp Chingachook be used to create a clay bowl that reflects the "Adirondack Experience"?|
It is suggested that this challenge be paired with a field trip to an outdoor education facilitiy.
A.) Third grade students visiting Camp Chingachook, Lake George were asked to observe and collect natural elements that displayed interesting textures and shapes. These would be used later in their art class to create a clay slab project. Found elements included dried weeds, pebbles, bark, pine needles, dried leaves, vines, and moss. These were gathered during the "Mountain Nature Walk" and "Wetland and Stream Observation."
B.) Art Class #1: Is clay a natural material? How can collected materials be used to create a slab bowl? How does one create a clay slab and form it into a bowl? How can we create decorative textures using our found materials?
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2.) Discussion and Demonstration:
C.) ART CLASS #2: What is glaze and what colors of glaze best represent the colors of natural found elements?
2.) Students glaze all surfaces of the bowl except the base. Water is used to brush the glaze into crevices. The bowl is fired again.
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Clay slab should be uniform in thickness
The foot should be centered at the base of the bowl and be securely joined
The textures should not cut through the bowl
Glaze should be evenly applied so that all area is covered
The glaze color should reflect the colors of the natural elements
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