this window to return to the unit.
- Choose something
in your life that you would like to have a container for.
- Choose a special
wish and make a container for it - what would represent that wish.
- It has to have
an opening somewhere.
- Draw the side
of the container on an 8 ½ by 11 piece of paper. The paper
can be tall or wide. The vase picture must touch all sides of the
- The vase has
to have 3 or more things that represent the PURPOSE or the WISH in
some way. This can be shape, color, patterns, words, pictures, things
glued on the outside, or anything. Students get to decide what has
meaning for them.
- The container
has to sit up on its own.
- It's okay to
borrow from any of the artwork viewed
- After making
and painting the vessel, students write a paragraph that describes
why they chose their PURPOSE or WISH, and why they picked the things
that they used to describe it.
- Teacher takes
digital photographs of each container, combines them in a Word document,
and publishes a class "Book of ______Ware." Students can
participate in naming the "volume."
- Play the make
a vase game and see what glazes for Talavera are made from (minerals).
- Visit the Mineralogy
for Kids website to see where else in your household minerals are
found, or what really makes up a mineral
- See what else
we use some of the Talavera glaze minerals for today
* The following boxed sections are short, but not simple reading
- teacher will need to help find the key words*
- Clay ceramics