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A ceramics project with deaf children: Creating Brazilian rainforest animals in clay

Reily, Lucia;


This paper presents a ceramics project carried out during 18 months at a university research center that works with children with disabilities. Two groups of deaf children that come to a university center for sign language instruction, speech-language therapy, literacy and visual arts education participated. We prepared the groups by talking about the rainforest animals they knew, and then explored the clay, learning to recognize tools and their functions, learning techniques. We created 12 large animals, including a toucan, a macaw, a spotted jaguar, an armadillo, an anteater, monkeys, an alligator, etc. Children worked together on each animal. The process was long; the large clay figures dried slowly. The pieces were baked at the ceramics workshop and were then painted and glazed. The children saw that challenges can be faced with success. There are worthwhile compensations for collective productions not be possible for individuals working alone.


Palavras-chave: Art project, ceramics, deaf children, visual arts, art teaching,

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DOI: 10.5151/edupro-aivcipe-41

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Reily, Lucia; "A ceramics project with deaf children: Creating Brazilian rainforest animals in clay", p. 211-215 . In: Barbosa, Helena; Quental, Joana [Eds]. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of Art, Illustration and Visual Culture in Infant and Primary Education. São Paulo: Blucher, 2015.
ISSN 2318-695X, ISBN: 978-989-98185-0-7
DOI 10.5151/edupro-aivcipe-41

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