Ceramics II & III

Course Description: In Ceramics/Pottery2 students will further explore hand building and wheel throwing used in ceramics. Emphasis is placed on the proper use of tools, 3-D design and good craftsmanship. The development of problem solving and higher-order thinking skills is also a major focus. We will also touch on the history of ceramics throughout the world. Since you have passed Basic art and Ceramics 1 you will be held at higher expectations.

Syllabus:CLICK HERE

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Week 1 (1/5-1/6)

Monday- Snow day

Tuesday- Snow day

Wednesday – Pinch Pots Assignment/PPT of Monster pinch pots.

Thursday-  Intro to pinch project.

Friday- Create designs for pinch pots.

 Week 2 ( 1/9 – 1/13)

Monday- Snow Day

Tuesday- Snow Day

Wednesday- Start building pinch pots.

Thursday- Continue Pinch Pots.

Friday- Finish Pinch Pots.

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Week 3 ( 1/16- 1/20 )

Monday- MLK Holiday

Tuesday- They will finish their research and sketches coil pots.

Wednesday- We will begin building the coil pots.

Thursday- They continue to build up their walls.

Friday- We will finish the pots and write their reflective paper.

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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 – We will document, fill out grade sheets, and write the reflective papers to       complete building the soft slab work.

Tuesday – We will glaze our pinch pots and rattles today.

Wednesday – Students will read the chapter on Surface Decoartion.

Thursday – Students will begin rolling and cutting  slab tiles.

Friday – PPT presentation on Sqrafitto, creating designs.

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Week 6 ( 2 / 6 ) – ( 2 / 10)

Monday – Students will finish refining their soft slab pieces.

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 – teacher out sick. Continue with sgrafitto tile.

Thursday – Teacher out sick. Continue with sgrafitto.

Friday – Teacher out sick. Continue with sgrafitto.

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Week 8 ( 2/27 – 3/3 )

Monday – Refine and finish Sgrafitto project.

Tuesday –Introduce Lantern Project.

Wednesday – We start with our lantern project, drawing designs.

Thursday – We roll out our slab and leave over night to firm up.

Friday  – The designs are transferred to the clay slabs.

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Week 9 ( 3/6 – 3/10 )

Monday – We continue to transfer designs.

Tuesday – Students begin carving.

Wednesday -Students continue cutting away the openings.

Thursday – Students work on cutting and refining pieces.

Friday – Students are finishing lantern projects.

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Week 10 ( 3 / 13 – 3/ – 17 )

Monday- Students begin their texture boxes 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 11 ( 3/20 – 3/25 )

Monday – Students will cut and notch their lids / finish boxes.

Tuesday – Today we glazed fired work.

Wednesday – Today we will attend a fieldtrip to see Bas Relief on Architecture.

Thursday – Introduce Bas Relief Project.

Friday – Students begin Bas Relief sketches / projects.

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Week – 12 ( 3 /27 – 3 / 31 )

Monday  – Students project checklist / Notebook due!

Tuesday – Students completed grade-sheets and reflective writing.

Wednesday – Students roll out a thick slab  to carve.

Thursday – Clay is subtracted and added to sculpt their piece.

Friday – Students continue glazing and sculpting Bas Relief.

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SPRING BREAK ( 4/3 – 4/7 )

***DON’T FORGET BLOG POST***

Week – 13 ( 4 / 10– 4 / 14 )

Monday – Students continue Bas Relief projects.

Tuesday – We will finish our Bas Relief projects this week.

Wednesday – Introduce Masks and begin sketches.

Thursday – Clay is added and sculpted.

Friday – The building of Bas Relief Project is due today. ****

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Week – 14 (4 / 17 – 4 / 21 )

***DON’T FORGET BLOG POST***
Monday –
Students continue with masks.

Tuesday – We will create sketches for the masks.

Wednesday – We begin creating armature/add clay.

Thursday – Students continue with the clay to masks.

FridayThe building of the mask project is due today. ****

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 Week – 15 ( 4/24 – 4 / 28 )

***DON’T FORGET BLOG POST***

Monday – Students continue wheel or Intro Sculpture in Clay.

Today (due) we finished our reflective writing for our mask project

Tuesday – We will create sketches for the sculpture.

Wednesday – We begin creating armature/add clay.

Thursday – Students add clay to sculptures

Friday****Building of Sculpture project due today. ****

Week – 16 ( 5 / 1 – 5 / 5 )

***DON’T FORGET BLOG POST***

Monday – We begin our final project and  wheel throwing.

Tuesday – Students sketches and building.

Wednesday – Students continue with their art.

Thursday – We refine are pottery.

Friday – Students finish building their final projects.

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 – Students will finish notebooks /  grade-sheets and reflective writing.

Thursdays – STUDIO CLEAN UP /CLOSING

Friday – Today we will review for our finals.

( 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 ).

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