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Course name: Ceramics

Course number: UVAENR

Teacher: Ms. Mari

Objective: Students will be introduced to the elements of art and the principles of design, applying them to the study of ceramics through hands on activities. Students will learn hand building and wheel throwing techniques as well as methods for surface decoration with paints and glazes. Students will also be provided instruction in skills such as: following directions, task completion, and attention to detail through a completely project based curriculum.

Description: Students will be introduced to ceramic art, art vocabulary, ceramic artists, ceramic techniques and methods. Students will explore hand building and wheel throwing techniques and develop skills through hands on activities and teacher demonstration. Students will also expand their awareness, appreciation and understanding of ceramic art by learning to discuss and write about art.

Classroom expectations:

The teacher will provide accommodations and modification to allow all students to participate in class to their fullest ability.

Students are expected to:

1)      Respect Peers, Staff, and Yourself

2)      Respect Class Time

3)      Respect School Property

4)      Be Where You Are Supposed to Be

Assessment:

Based on individual student needs the student may be assessed using any combination of:

         cumulative projects

         work portfolio

         written assessment

         verbal assessment

         teacher and staff daily observation

Grading:

         20% completed in-class assignments (ie. Given appropriate accommodations, was the student able to independently complete the classwork for the day)

         40% completed end of topic assessments (ie. Given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student is able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the topic based on the sunshine state standards)

         20% daily demonstration of appropriate behavior during class (ie. Given appropriate accommodations the student will demonstrate behavior that is conducive for their own learning and the learning of their peers)

         20% participation (given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student will engage in classroom activities)

Course Outline:

Month

Topic

Sub-topics

August

Ceramic Handbuilding Techniques: Pinch Method

Friendship cups

September

Ceramic Handbuilding Techniques: Coil Method

Functional/non-functional dream vessels

October

Ceramic Handbuilding Techniques: Slab Construction

Building a box…of surprises, treasure boxes

November

Narrative Relief

Reliefs that tell a story about people, places and things

December

Building a Home/Interior+Exterior

Dwellings of all shapes and sizes, miniatures

January

Nature Studies: Plants, Animals, Insects

Creating texture with plants and organic material, animal and insect vases

February

Masks

African inspired ceremonial masks, alter ego masks

March

Use Your Imagination: Creating Characters

Create a sequel, a new chapter or an original character

April

Mobiles/Hanging Sculptures

Calder inspired wire mobiles, beads, multi-media wall hangings

May

Wheel Thrown cups and mugs

Gratitude cups, gifts, awards, commemorations to show appreciation

 

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