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...
1/27 Classroom Rules & Procedures notes
9/1 "History of Clay" timeline notes
9/13 Tiny Teacup skill builder
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)
Create a papier mache letter that communicates personal interests, paying attention to quality of work and communication of ideas
8.V.2.3: Create original art that conveys one or more ideas
8.CR.1.2: Critique personal art based on identified criteria
Quarter ends Monday 10/30
This class is planned using the 8th grade Essential Standards.
Each class will complete one lesson that may be used for ASW. For more information about the ASW process, click here.
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