About This Program
Clay Art & the Common Core!
Clay Art & the Common Core, a customizable and interactive workshop, helps art and non-arts teachers understand the science and math behind working with clay, as well as the practical skills needed to lead clay projects in your classroom. This professional development workshop will include practicing the use of a gram scale for production of a clay body; practicing safety during labs; tips and tricks for kiln firing; and creating and using clay to produce a personal art tile. Slideshows with cultural connections and how to incorporate reading strategies are also available.
Sample Common Core Connection: Measurement/Data D.3 Standard CLUSTER: Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition.
*All workshops longer than 90 minutes include an on-site orientation meeting.
"Amanda truly integrates art into academics. This art mural has impacted our students, staff and school community."
"My name is Jayla, I am 9 years old. I made a bird sculpture, a Northern Cardinal. It was very hard to make. It was the most challenging thing I did all summer. I haven’t worked with this much clay before. My art is normally written on paper. The most challenging thing was trying."