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Korean Ceramics: Looking at Decorative Processes

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Arts +1 Age Level Primary (5 to 8 years old)

In this activity, students will examine Korean ceramics and use visual evidence to speculate about the processes used to create them, paying special attention to decorative techniques.  Questions from the Project Zero Artful Thinking Routine "Colors / Shapes / Lines," help students make detailed observations by drawing their attention to the forms in an artwork and giving them specific categories of things to look for.  Use this activity as an entry point into studying ceramics or Korean art, or to student creation of artwork.

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Keywords: pottery, observation, inlay, stamping, types, celadon, goryeo, clay, ceramic

Cooking pot with two handles

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Cinerary urn

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Bottle

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Covered box

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Ewer

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Storage jar

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Colors / Shapes / Lines: Project Zero Artful Thinking Routine

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