Explore the history of ceramic art across cultures! Our hands-on, inquiry based clay programmes will allow your students to gain an in-depth understanding of the properties of clay, use hand building techniques and allow for individual expression in the creation of a sculptural piece.
A vessel is more than a container; it reveals insights into the artist and their culture. Students learn the rich history of clay vessels, from Greek Amphorae to contemporary craft, and create their own vessel.
Note: The residents in the ceramic studio will fire students’ work for a charge of $3.50 per piece (including HST), if desired. This is a bisque fire ONLY, which strengthens the clay but will not make the piece watertight and/or usable. This is NOT a glazing fire.
Key Inquiry Question: What will your clay vessel reveal about your culture and you as an artist?
By the end of any Clay programme, students will:
- Use appropriate terminology related to ceramic arts
- Assess historic and contemporary examples of the chosen project
- Demonstrate an ability to construct a clay beast, mask, portrait or vessel using hand building techniques
Please click here to download a comprehensive Education Resource Kit prepared by Harbourfront Centre School Visits educators.