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 ( 8/6 – 8/10 )
Monday- Introduction to Ceramics and studio
Tuesday- Studio Procedures / Expectations
Wednesday- Ceramics Pre-test
Thursday- Working with Clay
Friday- Pinch Pots
Week 2 ( 8/13 – 8/17 )
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 ( 8/20 – 8/24 )
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 4 ( 8/27 – 8/31 )
Monday – Students will read the chapter on Surface Decoration.
Tuesday – Students will begin rolling and cutting slab tiles.
Wednedsay – PPT presentation on Sqrafitto tiles, create designs.
Thursday – Teacher demo/carving techniques with variety. Begin tile 1.
Friday –Students continue carving designs tile #1.
Week 5 ( 9 / 3 ) – ( 9 / 7 )
Monday – Holiday – No School.
Tuesday – We work on tile #2.
Wednesday – Students complete carving of tile #2.
Thursday – Students finish completing and refining both tiles.
Friday – Students finish completing and reflect on the process.
Week 6 (9/10 – 9/14)
Monday – We begin our new unit Slab Building. Students begin by reading Soft Slab.
Tuesday – Students research and begin sketches.
Wednesday – We select molds to use for projects.
Thursday – Students begin building their soft slabs projects.
Friday – Students continue working on their slab molds.
Week 7 ( 9/17 – 9/21 )
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 work with glazing projects.
Thursday – Glazing continues.
Friday – Students will research and work on designs for lantern projects.
Week (9/24 – 9/28 ) HOLIDAY FALL BREAK
Week 8 ( 10/1 – 10/5 )
Monday – Introduction to Mask Making/ notes due.
Tuesday – Teacher demo/students begin rolling slabs
Wednesday – Students continue to creating masks.
Thursday – We cut out eyes, mouths, etc…
Friday – Students refine and remove masks from supports.
Week 9 ( 10/8 – 10/12 )
Monday – This week PSAT TESTING AND EARLY RELEASE.
Tuesday – Glazing day one.
Wednesday – Glazing day two.
Thursday – EARLY RELEASE DAY.
Friday – Introduction to making lanterns and slab building.
Week 10 ( 10/15 – 10/19 )
Monday – We continue with our lantern project and drawing designs.
Tuesday – Teacher Demo / roll slabs of clay.
Wednesday – REMOVE CLAY FROM TUBES. Students transfer designs to clay
Thursday – Students will begin cutting away the openings.
Friday – Carving continues on the lantern projects.
Week 11 ( 10 / 22 – 10/26 )
Monday- Students will finish cutting details/openings.
Tuesday- We will complete and refine pieces.
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 12 (10/ 29 – 11 /2 )
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 13 ( 11/5 – 11/9 )
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 14 ( 11/ 12 – 11 /16 )
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 15 ( 11 /26 – 11/30 )
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 16 (12 /3 – 12 / 7 )
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 17 ( 12 /10 – 12 / 14 )
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 18 ( 12/ 17 – 12/19 )
Monday – STUDIO CLEAN UP / CLOSING / REVIEW.
Tuesday – FINALS DAY ONE ( First and Second Block ).
Wednesday – FINALS DAY TWO ( Third and Four Block ).