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Ceramic Sculpture

CERAMIC SCULPTURE I                      
Semester
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                                        

This is an introductory course designed to serve as a foundation for the development of artistic interest in clay.  Ceramic Sculpture is taught as a fine art.  Construction is developed in functional and non-functional work.  Hand-building techniques using slab, coil, pinch and relief construction are emphasized.  Students learn clay preparation, design, texture, structure and form.  Classroom management, storage habits and glazing are taught.  Finished work and required class time are important to success in this course.

CERAMIC SCULPTURE II                                                                                   
Semester
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                                                       

This course is designed as a sequential study of art from Ceramic Sculpture I.  Under guided practice and instruction, the students will build on techniques learned and skills acquired from Ceramic Sculpture I.  Wheel-thrown pottery is a part of this course.  Glazing techniques are explored and developed as the student becomes accustomed to the process of ceramics as a fine art.  Finished work and required class time are important to success in this course.

CERAMIC SCULPTURE III                                                                        
Semester
Grades 10, 11, 12                                                                                 

This course is designed as a sequential study of art from Ceramic Sculpture II.  Students will have a more personal involvement with their work.  Emphasis may be on hand-building techniques or wheel-thrown pottery.  Under guided practice and instruction, students will build on skills using clay as their medium of choice. 

ADVANCED CERAMICS                    
Full Year
Grade 11, 12                                                                                      

This full-year ceramics course is designed for the student who has a personal involvement in his or her work with clay as a medium of choice.  The learner will focus on building a portfolio for college admission or for self-satisfaction.  Under guided instruction, the learner will develop skills and craftsmanship in the production of quality work while focusing on individual style and goals.  Each student will work and think as an artist.

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