Ceramic or clay projects are truly one of the most cherished of all creative keepsakes in elementary school. And for good reason. Those treasured plaques, handprints and pumpkins are simply adorable. And they’re fun to do. I’ve never had a child balk at the sight of clay. Instead, most children can’t wait to mold, sculpt and shape their visions into permanent pieces. Now take those clay projects a step farther by creating a beautiful ceramic tile mural.
You can do it.
Many of my readers have asked me to explain all the steps involved in making a clay project, but to do so properly, would make a very long post. I’ve also received many, many queries regarding the murals, and now I can finally share what I’ve learned from my fantastic ceramic mentor, Catherine Vallance. It has taken years to accumulate the photos of the students work, showing visually what to expect every step of the way. This is an information dense packet that will guide you through all the steps. I know you will love it.
If you’ve never considered making a ceramic mural before, consider taking a few minutes to read this: Mural.
My PDF booklet Ceramic Murals breaks down all the steps necessary to teach ceramics to your students or children. Never worked with clay before? No problem. I’ve explained the properties of clay so that even the novice teacher can lead a class through the steps. I can say this because I was once a novice as well. And it’s worth noting that most of the students working on the murals have never worked with ceramics before, either. It’s really not as hard as it looks but it’s important to know the basics and the proper steps.
The 21-page PDf Booklet includes:
- Complete instructions for making a beautiful, ceramic tile mural, complete with working photos, timelines, organizational tips and pictures of finished murals.
- The language of all things “ceramics” broken down in understandable terms.
- Photo tutorials for each step of the way, including: Types of Murals, Drawing, Understand Clay & Building Your Tile, Drying, Under-glazing and Glazing, Firing & Kiln Work, Mounting.
- Murals types include: Pictorial, Grid and Organic Mosaic.
Ceramics can be easy but unless you understand the basics, so many things can go wrong.
Hopefully, this guide will give you the confidence to help beautify your school with these colorful murals.
This Ceramic Project Booklet is only $8
Like all my PDF Art Lesson booklets, Ceramic projects is only available for download. The booklet will not be mailed or emailed. All you have to do is click on the Add to Cart button and follow the prompts. If you run into problems, check out my Customer Support page under PRODUCTS in the menu bar.