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
*Week 1 (1/5-1/6)
Wednesday- Teacher Workday
Thursday- Intro to Ceramics Class and studio.
Week 2 (1/9 -1/13)
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 3 ( 1/16 – 1/20 )
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 4 ( 1/23 – 1/27 )
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 5 ( 1/30 – 2/3 )
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 6 ( 2 / 6 ) – ( 2 / 10 )
Monday – We begin with research and 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 7 ( 2/13 – 2/17 )
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 8 ( 2/27 – 3/ 3 )
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 9 ( 3/6 – 3/10 )
Monday- Students begin their texture boxes / Culture pottery research and sketches.
Tuesday- Today we will collect and roll out the slabs with texture.
Wednesday- Today they will cut the slabs and let them dry/set up.
Thursday- Students will add texture to their pieces.
Friday- We will join all walls and reinforce with coils.
Week 10 ( 3 / 13 – 3/17 )
Monday – Students will continue to join parts.
Tuesday – Students will cut and notch their lids / finish boxes.
Wednesday – Today we will refine ceramic pieces. Due today!!!
Thursday – Students will write their reflective papers / grade sheet.
Friday – Students will read the chapter on The Firing Process / Notes.
Week 11 ( 3 / 20 – 3 / 24 )
Monday – Students finish containers and glaze pieces.
Tuesday –Introduce Bas Relief Sculpture.
Wednesday – Field trip to See Bas Relief in Architecture.
Thursday –Students begin with sketches.
Friday – Clay is subtracted and added to sculpt their piece.
Week – 12 ( 3 /27 – 3 /31 )
Monday – We are still working on our relief/ sculpture.
Tuesday – Students continue sculpting.
Wednesday –We refine are projects.
Thursday – Today we write our reflective writing.
Friday – Students complete and wrap up work in the studio
SPRING BREAK, HOLIDAY – ( 4/2 – 4/8 )
Week – 13 ( 4/10 – 4 / 14 )
Monday – Students will continue with their Bas Relief Projects.
Tuesday – Bas Relief continues.
Wednesday – Students will complete their Bas Relief Projects.
Thursday – Today we will glaze slab boxes.
Friday – ***Bas Relief Project is due.****
Week – 14 ( 4 / 17 – 4 / 21 )
Monday – Introduce Masks 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 – 15 (4 / 24 – 4 / 28 )
Monday – Students write their reflective writing and grade sheets.
Tuesday – ***Sculpture reading and notes due***
We begin our Fantasy Sculpture projects today.
Wednesday – Students add and subtract clay building up the piece.
Thursday – We refine and smooth clay.
Friday – Students finish project.
Week – 16 ( 5 /1 – 5 / 5 )
Monday – Students begin our Artist Choice / Project #4.
Tuesday – Students research and create sketches.
Wednesday – We begin building projects.
Thursday – Students continue with their Artist Choice Project.
Friday – Students finish their Artist Choice.
Week – 17 ( 5/8 – 5/12 )
Monday – Deadline extended due to testing.
Tuesday – ***LAST DAY TO COMPLETE ALL CLAY BUILDING***
Wednesday – Today we will glaze, painting, and details.
Thursday – Today we will glaze and paint pottery.
Friday – Today Seniors will finish all Reflective Writing/ Grade-sheets / Student Project Checklists/Notebooks.
Week – 18 ( 5/15 – 5/19 )
Monday – Students will write their grade-sheets and reflective writing.
Tuesday – Students will read the chapter on The Firing Process / Notes.
Wednesday – STUDIO CLEAN UP /CLOSING
Thursdays – Students will finish notebooks / grade-sheets and reflective writing.
Friday – Today we will review for our finals.
Week – 19 ( 5/22 – 5/24 ) ***FINALS WEEK***
Monday – STUDIO CLEAN UP / CLOSING / REVIEW.
Tuesday – FINALS DAY ONE ( First and Second Block ).
Wednesday – FINALS DAY TWO ( Third and Four Block ).