Clay Mug: Free Lesson Plan Download
Level: Middle School Education Lesson Plan
Art Elements: Form, Texture, Pattern
Art Skills: Ceramic
Art History: Greek Pottery
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The Greeks were famous for their beautiful red and black pottery. This lesson can be used as an introduction into the history of Greek art. You can have students create a mug in the style of the Greeks or you can have them create their own style. One option is to have students create a mug using a white clay and use a colored slip or red clay on top. Once the slip has dried, students use a mini ribbon sculpting tool to engrave the pattern, in a sgraffito style. Another option is to have students create a mug using an additive method. Students pick a theme and add lines, shapes and patterns using the clay tools.