Beginning Ceramics will include basic hand-building, sculpture, and potter’s wheel techniques. Hand-building methods will include pinch, coil, and slab. Students will participate in individual and group critiques of student projects as well as those of other artists. Students will learn additive and subtractive sculpture techniques. Elements of three-dimensional design will be introduced; including volume, mass, light, shadow and texture.
Skills and Assessment: Students will be able to...
Demonstrate proper mechanics working with the medium of clay.
Demonstrate proper practice strategies and techniques.
Develop cooperative work habits and leadership skills.
Assess strengths and weaknesses through small group and individual critiques.