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Course Description



ART DEPARTMENT           COURSE # 07                      LENGTH: 20 WEEKS

CERAMICS                                                        CREDIT: ½  (Fall)

 

 

GRADE LEVEL: 10-12

 

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

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES:

This advanced level elective is designed for students who have an interest in clay.  This course is designed to introduce the student to a wide variety of ceramic techniques and applications to create functional as well as sculptural pieces.  Students will be presented with a variety of conceptual ideas and be challenged to explore them utilizing the methods discussed while expressing individual interpretation.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL PROCESS & MATERIALS:

Through demonstration, discussion and the use of visuals, students will have the opportunity to explore and create using a variety of ceramic techniques with a strong emphasis on wheel throwing, hand-building and modeling techniques. 

 

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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