Learning Recommendations: None
General Description: This course is designed to introduce students to ceramics building techniques and the clay-working process. Students will learn coil, pinch and slab construction methods, surface glaze techniques, elements of art and principles of design in ceramics and sculpture.
Content: Projects include pinch vase and "Pinch Critter"; small coil vase and large "Coil Mask/Tiki Vase"; slab wall pocket and "Slab Puzzle Box"; and a Classroom Based Performance Assessment for Ceramics. Projects will include and be assessed on some or all of the Washington State OSPI Visual Art Standards.
Strategies: Students will create individual projects while working within a collaborative studio setting. Students will receive daily one-on-one feedback, provide mid-project feedback to one other in order to improve their work-in-progress, and develop assessment criteria for semester-end projects. Project differentiation will be available to students depending on skill level and previous learning on an individual basis.
Homework: Students will only use out-of-class time to complete initial brainstorming activities if extended time is needed.
Course Fee / Materials: $40