Clay Through the Ages – Introductory Videos for Teachers

The pack starts with a short introduction video to the Three Muses, the Digital Teachers pack and some fun facts about clay.

The second and third videos are instructional videos showing you how to make slip in your classroom, and then to score clay and add slip to attach two pieces of wet clay together so that they are completely bonded when the clay dries. 

The instructional videos are designed to be watched before beginning any of the lessons, as these will help you to prepare what you need before starting!

Instructional Videos

Clay Through the Ages Lesson Plan 4: A Mexican Tree of Life sculpture from Limerick City Gallery of Art

Clay Though the Ages Lesson Plan 3: A porcelain crest-ware pig from the Limerick Museum

Animal Hunt Online Programme

This 20 minute video workshop introduces Primary School students to animal based collections at the Hunt Museum. Students learn how artists throughout history have depicted animals in their art, and why certain animals are important to different cultures. Students will be introduced to the online research tools that will help them complete the Animal Hunt 3D online activity.


  • Strand: Early people and ancient societies


  • Strand: Drawing
  • Strand: Making & constructing
  • Strand: Looking & Observing

Collection Protection

Collection Protection: Primary School students will learn how materials (artefacts/objects) in the Hunt Museum’s Permanent Collection decay and degrade over time. They will also learn about the science of preserving them for the future.

  • Resource 1 is designed for in-class presentation. Students will be introduced to objects in the Hunt Museum’s Permanent Collection. They will be taught how to categorise these objects as organic or inorganic, based on their materials. 
  • Resource 2 is designed to be printed out and used as a hard copy for students. Through a series of practical experiments, students will explore how some of the materials in the Hunt Museum Permanent Collections erode.
  • Resource 3 is a presentation introducing students to methods of preservation and restoration carried out in the Hunt Museum


  • Energy and forces
  • Materials

Visual Art

  • Strand: Painting and colour


  • Natural Environments
  • Rocks and soils
  • Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere