Fifth graders learn about the parts of a cell in science class, and if you think about it, a cell is very similar to abstract and nonobjective art - it is made up of shapes, lines, colors, and textures. We used clay techniques like slab, coil, modeling, adding, and subtracting clay. Students chose a plant or animal cell to illustrate on paper, then we created our clay cells that were glazed as a final step. I use Lizella clay, Crystaltex snow fire glaze, and Blick essentials gloss glazes.
This lesson was inspired by the work of @lasd_arts on Instagram.