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Advanced Ceramics Grades 10-12

Fine ArtsAdvanced Ceramics*Grades 10-12This course will cover three-dimensional design using clay as the medium. Clay preparation, construction, surface design, and firing will be developed at an advanced level.

    Performing and Creating 
1-6   a. Use clay to develop skills in basic hand building and/or wheel throwing, using final finishes such as glazes, englobes, or stains.• Work with others to create a mural or collaborative classroom project.
1-6   b. Use appropriate tools and techniques to produce variations of basic pinch, coil, slab, and thrown, or sculptured forms.• Develop a series of thematic pieces using advanced skills.
1-6 15, 7c. Acquire and apply a vocabulary of clay usage and properties.• Develop a ceramic portfolio.
1-7467d. Set, pursue, and readily adjust art-making goals by recognizing and judging new possibilities as they emerge.• Through critique and discussion, demonstrate ability to process reasons for creating a piece of ceramics.
     • Complete projects, including bisque and glazing.
    History and Analysis 
 1-91, 2 a. Research and study ceramic techniques and firing methods used in the past and present.• Use videos and technology to explore ceramic techniques and forms from other cultures.
 1-91, 2, 45, 6b. Develop an appreciation of the rituals and traditions connected with ceramics and world cultures.• Create a piece of work in response to a culture or time period.
71-91, 2, 45, 6c. Understand the relationships between the history of ceramic forms and media.• Create a work influenced by Alaska Native traditions.
     • Identify universal themes throughout various historical periods, and the influences on the creation of different pieces of ceramics.
     • Research, study, and compare ceramic forms from different cultures or time periods.

* Prerequisite: Credit in Ceramics with grade C or higher or instructor approval required
    Evaluation and Analysis 
41-81-51-7a. Evaluate pottery according to its craftsmanship, function, organization, and technique.• Use notebook to record process successes and failures (e.g., building, firing, and glazing).
43-81, 21, 2, 6b. Use appropriate vocabulary to express and support opinions about a ceramic form.• Evaluate construction methods by cutting pots in half.
 1-94, 52-7c. Recognize that personal opinions are a reflection of past experiences and cultures.• Write a critique of own ceramic works or works of others.
     • Accept and offer constructive criticism.
     • Use sketchbook to record work for assessment.
    Aesthetic Perception 
2, 34, 5, 7, 81-51-7a. Make a judgment about the success of a ceramic piece as art in terms of aesthetic qualities.• Discuss how functional and nonfunctional ceramic forms are important to our everyday lives.
24, 5, 83-51-8b. Respect the opinions of others concerning ceramics as art.• Write a personal definition of art and beauty; find and share ceramic examples that support the definition.
     • Discuss issues related to aesthetics, artists, values in art, and other related topics.
     • Visit shows to view and discuss ceramic sculpture and functional pottery forms.
     • Investigate careers in ceramic arts.
     • Explore higher education institutions and scholarship opportunities in ceramics.
     • Explore opportunities to exhibit work.

• Concept assimilation and demonstration
• Creativity
• Participation in class
• Product marketing
• Rubric
• Safety habits
• Skill growth and manipulatives
• Time on task
• Working to assignment parameter

* Prerequisite: Credit in Ceramics with grade C or higher or instructor approval required

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