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Clay Basics


Clay Basics

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This presentation is designed as a step-by-step instructional series to help guide students through understanding where clay comes from; setting up clay materials; creating a ball, coil, slab and pinch-pot form; and learning how to join two pieces of clay together.
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: August 08, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 15, 2011
Keywords: clay, clay basics, art education, elementary art


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  • User review 5 average rating
  • User Rating: 5 user rating
  • Discussion (3 Comments)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
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Primary Audience: Grade School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: PowerPoint, Quicktime
Language: English
Cost Involved: unsure
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Avatar for Amanda Krolikowski
3 years ago

Amanda Krolikowski (Teacher (K-12))

I think this STAIR is a wonderful resource for students. I liked that you elevated the vocabulary to reflect the "clay" lingo but also defined it more clearly in parentheses. I'm a nerd when it comes to fonts and appearance, and I loved the colors and various heading fonts you used throughout your presentation. Your STAIR also included a lot of useful information that was supported with images (great for visual learners!). Great job!

Technical Remarks:

As far as the flow of the presentation goes, I had some difficulty with the quiz section, and I clicked on incorrect answers, yet it allowed me to continue with the presentation. I'd just suggest going back and making sure the arrows are linked to the desired slide. Also, there were a few text boxes that needed to be extended in order to have all the text on one line.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes

Avatar for Diana Nicaj
3 years ago

Diana Nicaj (Student)

This presentaton is great!  I love the demonstrations and the videos.  Very appropriate and helpful!  Very thought out and I hope to pass this on. :)

Technical Remarks:

Everything seemed to work properly and was easy to navigate through.

Time spent reviewing site: 20min.

Avatar for Melissa White
3 years ago

Melissa White (Faculty)

This is absolutely fantastic. The video examples are very easy to follow and students will easily understand all the concepts after going through this StAIR.