|Look at this pot design-how cool is this?!|
|This double-sided graphic organizer followed my talk|
exactly and was easy for the students to fill out
as I went through the slide show.
Students then created two pot designs: one traditional Greek pottery design using traditional pot shapes and imagery and another pot design using a modern pot shape and imagery. The students had lots of fun designing both!
I then showed them how to use oil pastels and watered down tempera paint to make their own scratch boards. When the scratch boards were dry, students could choose to scratch one of their designs into the scratchboard (this is loosely based on sgraffito where potters scratch designs into colored slip). The great thing about doing this project is that the 6th graders took a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts during this time and saw actual Greek pottery on display--they thought that was so cool!
These came out so neat--definitely a keeper!
|Here's our Greek Cupboard full of wonderful Greek pottery!|
|The pot on the right was inspired by Minoan Pottery|
(I showed the students the famous Octopus pottery from that region)
|I like how this pot has multiple layers of imagery.|
|These pots have some unique shapes and designs inspired by nature.|
|The middle pot shows an alien abduction! So clever!|
|Some students worked very hard to create detailed imagery|
depicting soldiers or mythological beings and then painstakingly
scratched their designs onto the boards. So great!