Ceramics & Sculpture
Ceramics & Sculpture is a quarter-long class focusing on 3-dimensional construction techniques. Media may include clay, paper, papier mache, cardboard, and whatever else we have time to squeeze in.
I recommend taking this class after Exploring Art, but it is not necessary to take an additional 2D class prior to this one.
*This class is not recommended for students with skin sensitivities or allergies (like psoriasis, eczema, or reactions to pastes)
*A spiral-bound sketchbook or notebook is required for this class
So Far This Quarter...
1/26 Classroom Rules & Procedures notes
2/2 Teacup skill builder
2/7 "History of Clay" reading assignment
2/14 Vocabulary review puzzles (homework)
2/16 Coil Pot
2/13 Ceramics vocabulary quiz
Students earn a daily grade for attempting the warm-up as class begins. Daily grades are averaged twice a quarter for classwork grades
Students earn a class "Participation" grade at MIDTERM and FINAL by being on-task every day. Each student starts with 100, and points are deducted. A mess left behind loses 1 point for each day this happens. (7.V.3.1 Apply safety knowledge to maintain a safe and orderly work space)
Design and create a plaster mask of your "alternate identity"
8.V.2.3: Create original art that conveys one or more ideas or feelings.
This class is planned using the 8th grade Essential Standards.
Click here to download a copy of the class syllabus:
Artist: George Rickey, American, 1907-2002
Horizontal Column of Five Squares, Excentric II
(McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX)
Assignments may include:
Cardboard Rocket Sculptures
Cardboard + Papier Mache Initial
Traditional Coil Pots
Papier Mache Animal Masks
Principles of Design Paper Sculpture
Ceramic Slump Bowls