Yes, depending on the class time and size of the group students can actually come up the wheel and work on a group piece, and experience the clay spinning through their hands. A discussion of their experiences follows. Students like this engagement.
Optional collaborative event: The students can participate in a signature vessel. All the students come up and sign and decorate the vessel using culturally specific imagery. This will be accomplished using scraffito techniques taught during the session.
If you do not have a kiln I typically finish the piece in my studio and provide it for later viewing. This gives students a feel for what it is like to draw in clay using symbols and patterns. I.e. hieroglyphics
This program is an additional cost.