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 or at least one other 2D class to prepare for class routines, procedures, and expectations. Students without any previous middle school art class often necessary skills and vocabulary.
*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
1/22 Classroom Rules & Procedures notes
1/28 Teacup skill builder
Bobblehead original character
"History of Clay" reading assignment
Vocabulary review puzzles
Papier Mache Animal Heads
"Alternate Identity" mask
Students earn a daily grade for attempting the warm-up as class begins. Daily grades are averaged twice a quarter for classwork grades
I can apply physical and compositional balance to create an original character bobblehead.
8.V.1.2: Apply the Elements of Art and Principles of Design in the planning and creation of personal art.
This class is planned using the 8th grade Essential Standards.
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