- Gain a basic understanding of the properties of clay.
- Be able to use a variety of hand-building techniques to create objects out of clay.
- Distinguish intentional design visually from the unintentional.
- Appreciate the intrinsic value of creating.
- Develop a vocabulary based on elements and principles of design to be able to describe, analyze, and evaluate works of clay art.
- Develop critical and creative thinking and problem-solving skills.