Setting up for a CLAYTIVITY class

Here is what you need to set up. Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it looks!

before

  • Add value to the students’ experience with stories, background information or work related to the project.
  • Ask students to come in clothes that don’t mind getting a little clay on them!
  • Forewarn the janitorial staff – the floor may need a little extra attention afterwards!

students

  • Please provide name badges or label for each student.
  • Water to ‘glue’ components of clay together.

Instructor will provide clay, tooth picks, small water containers and mats for students’ use

instructor’s space

  • The instructor will need a sturdy table where the students can watch and follow instructions, with access to an electrical outlet, for short throwing demonstration on a portable wheel.

Instructor will cover this work area with a drop cloth.

a clean-up plan!!!

  • Place finished projects in trays provided by instructor,
  • Return toothpicks, water containers, unused clay to the instructor’s table
  • Please rinse working mats rinsed and place in one pile by sink.
  • Wipe down tables/work areas and wash hands thoroughly. Avoid throwing muddy clay/water down the drain! Use A bucket of water!
  • Consider assigning a mop and sweep up task.

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