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
8/28 Classroom Rules & Procedures notes
Teacup skill builder
"History of Clay" reading assignment
Vocabulary review puzzles
Pinch Pot Bobblehead
Slab box: cake slice
"Alternate Identity" mask
Claes Oldenburg reading assignment
Claes Oldenburg soft sculptures
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 work with a partner to develop a template and construct a closed form slab box.
YouTube: Slab Handbuilding Clay Box (cake shape) - end at 17:35
Slideshare: examples of slab boxes
YouTube: How to Make a Slab
Slab Box Steps
Box Template example
8.CX.2.2: Analyze skills and information needed from visual arts to solve problems in art and other disciplines.
8.CX.2.3: Use collaboration to arrive at effective solutions to identified problems.
Tuesday 9/18 (before the day off)
Pinch Pot project - TBA after final vote
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