Course Description: Introduces the characteristics of clay and design using various techniques of construction and surface treatments. Studio processes are emphasized and students are involved in firing and presenting their clay work.
Syllabus: CLICK HERE Syllabus_Suarez_Ceramics 2 and 3_Spring 2018
*Week ( 1/8 – 1/12 )
Monday- Introduction to Ceramics and studio
Tuesday- Studio Procedures / Expectations
Wednesday- Ceramics Pre-test
Thursday- Working with Clay
Friday- Pinch Pots
Week ( 1/22 – 1/26 )
Monday- Pinch Pots Assignment/PPT of Monster pinch pots.
Tuesday- Create designs for pinch pots.
Wednesday- Start building pinch pots.
Thursday- Continue Pinch Pots.
Friday- Finish Pinch Pots.
Week ( 1/29 – 2/2 )
Monday- Introduce Coil Pots
Tuesday- They will research/sketches for coil pots.
Wednesday- We will begin building the pots.
Thursday- They continue to build up their walls.
Friday- We will finish the pots and write their reflective paper.
Week ( 2/5 – 2/9 )
Monday – We needed another day to finish the coil pots.
Tuesday – Students will fill out the grade sheets and write their reflective papers completing our projects.
Wednesday – We begin our new unit Slab Building. Students begin by reading Soft Slab building, research images, and create sketches for their designs.
Thursday – Students begin building their soft slabs projects.
Friday – Students continue working on their slab molds.
Week ( 2/12 – 2/16 )
Monday – Students will finish refining their soft slab pieces.
Tuesday – We will document, fill out grade sheets, and write the reflective papers to complete building the soft slab work.
Wednesday – Students will read the chapter on Surface Decoration.
Thursday – Students will begin rolling and cutting slab tiles.
Friday – PPT presentation on Sqrafitto tiles, creating designs.
Week ( 2 / 26 ) – ( 3 / 2 )
Monday – Students create the process sketches.
Tuesday – Teacher will demonstrate carving techniques with variety. Students begin.
Wednesday – Students continue carving designs tile #1.
Thursday – Students complete carving of tile #2.
Friday – Students finish completing and refining both tiles.
Week ( 3/5 – 3/9 )
Monday – Introduction to Surface Decoration and firing.
Tuesday – Students read the chapter on Surface Decoration / Notes due.
Wednesday – Introduction to making lanterns and slab building.
Thursday – Students roll / build slabs for lanterns.
Friday – Students finish the building of their slabs and cover.
Week ( 3/12 – 3/ 16 )
Monday – We continue with our lantern project and drawing designs.
Tuesday – Students will begin cutting away the openings.
Wednesday – Carving continues on the lantern projects.
Thursday – We will complete and refine pieces.
Friday – Students will glaze their sgrafitto projects.
Week ( 3/19 – 3/ 23 )
Monday – Introduce Masks/Culture Project and begin sketches.
Tuesday – Students build armature.
Wednesday – Clay is added and sculpted.
Thursday – Sculpting continues,
Friday – ***Construction of the mask project is due.***
Week ( 3 / 26 – 3/30 )
Monday- Reflective writing for Mask Project.
Tuesday- Reading the Firing Process part 1 and 2.
Wednesday- Reading for stiff slab building, textural boxes.
Thursday- Writing description for Cultural Mask show.
Friday- Introduction to texture for next project, wall hanging.
Week ( 4 / 2 – 4 /6 )
Week ( 4 / 9 – 4 /13 )
Monday- Students begin their texture boxes.
Tuesday- Today students roll out the slabs with texture.
Wednesday– Today we will join the panels.
Thursday – Students will continue working on the boxes.
Friday – Students will cut and notch their lids / finish boxes.
Week ( 4 /16 – 4 / 20 )
Monday – Students will begin their Bas Relief Projects.
Tuesday – Today we will add and subtract clay.
Wednesday – Work continues.
Thursday – Students will complete their Bas Relief Projects.
Friday – ***Bas Relief Project is due.****
Week ( 4/ 23 – 4 /27 )
Monday – ***Sculpture reading and notes due***
Tuesday – We begin our Sculpture projects today.
Wednesday – Students add and subtract clay building up the piece.
Thursday – We refine and smooth clay.
Friday – Students finish the project and write their reflective writing.
Week ( 4 / 30 – 5/4 )
Monday – We are starting our Artist Choice Project.
Tuesday – We begin by adding and subtracting clay.
Wednesday – Students continue working.
Thursday – Students refine and finish their projects
Friday – ***LAST DAY TO COMPLETE ALL CLAY BUILDING***
Week (5 /7 – 5 / 11 )
Monday – Glazing week! All pottery to be glazed this week!
Tuesday – Today we will glaze, paint, and add details.
Wednesday – We continue to finish glazing our pottery.
Thursday – We will finish all Reflective Writing/ Grade-sheets/ Notebooks
Friday – Today we will review for our finals.
***SENIORS ALL WORK DUE***
Week ( 5 /14 – 5 / 18 )
Monday – Students continue finishing paperwork.
Tuesday – Seniors review for finals/paperwork due!
Wednesday – Seniors Review Sheets due!
Thursday – SENIOR EXAMS
Friday – STUDIO CLEAN UP / CLOSING / REVIEW.
Week ( 5/ 21 – 5/25 )
Monday – STUDIO CLEAN UP / CLOSING / REVIEW.
Tuesday – FINALS DAY ONE ( First and Second Block ).
Wednesday – FINALS DAY TWO ( Third and Four Block ).