The Mint Museum’s collections and programs connect learners with art, artists and creativity. Teachers can explore fresh ideas that will help them inspire their students, improve visual literacy, and promote critical thinking and innovation. Our programs address the North Carolina Essential Standards and 21st Century Skills.
NC Pottery Curriculum Connections are designed in partnership with educators, and offer images, teaching ideas, lesson plans, and multimedia resources to inspire classroom experiences and support museum visits. NC Pottery Curriculum Connections focus on art-based activities that encourage students to make connections between the visual arts and other disciplines.
Potters have made vessels adorned with human facial features for almost as long as they have been molding clay. Traditional potters in North Carolina began crafting face jugs in the early 1900s to break up the routine of making utilitarian wares. Learn More
Historically, North Carolina potters made miniature forms, toys, or animals during their leisure time and for the amusement of children, in contrast to the production of utilitarian pottery for food preservation. Learn More
Investigate North Carolina's history and craft tradition. Students can explore natural resources, geography, cultures and traditions through the collections of The Mint Museum. Learn More
Kids explore pottery, weaving, quilting and basketry with this interactive studio. Learn about North Carolina's rich crafting traditions through play. Supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County and The Mint Museum. Learn More