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Course Description



ART DEPARTMENT           COURSE #                       LENGTH: 20 WEEKS

ADVANCED CERAMICS                                 CREDIT: ½ (Spring)

 

 

GRADE LEVEL: 10-12

 

PREREQUSITES: Ceramics with an average of 85% or above and permission from instructor.

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES:

This advanced level elective is designed for students who would like to further their interest in creating functional art with clay.  This course is designed to build upon their current knowledge gained on the wide variety of ceramic techniques and applications learned in Ceramics.  Students will be presented with a variety of advanced conceptual ideas and be challenged to explore them utilizing the advanced methods discussed while expressing individual interpretation.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL PROCESS & MATERIALS:

Through demonstration, discussion and the use of visuals, students will have the opportunity to expand upon current ceramic making knowledge and create using a variety of advanced techniques with a strong emphasis on wheel throwing and modeling.  A wide variety of glazing applications will also be explored as well as art historical and cultural movements. 

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS & EVALUATION CRITERIA:

  • Students need to provide their own sketchbook.
  • Sketchbook assignments need to be completed and handed in every week.
  • Clay pieces should be modeled to the best of their ability, showing knowledge of techniques discussed in class.
  • Artwork produced should demonstrate knowledge of design, balance and a strong sense of movement in the media used.
  • Students will often be asked to reflect on their experiences through critiques and write about the processes involved.
  • Each student should develop a visual portfolio of work produced and a confidence and pride in the way they uniquely express themselves in the visual arts.
 


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