Historic Pot - Learning Objectives:
- To develop hand-building techniques and skills including coil building, pinching, and slab construction.
- To begin understanding the relationship between three dimensional form and two dimensional surface design.
- To problem solve by reinterpreting a historic reference and a contemporary reference.
Wheel Throwing - Learning Objectives:
• To develop skills on the potter’s wheel necessary for creating vessel forms, beginning with learning basic throwing techniques and advancing through the production of multiples
• To demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between vessel forms and specific functions
• To demonstrate a better understanding of the elements and principles of design
• To apply individual research during the design process to assist with problem solving
Life-casting & Small Sculpture Learning Objectives:
- To learn the properties and purposes of plaster in the ceramic process by creating a press mold to replicate the body.
- To use a found object from one’s personal life as a source of inspiration for a portrait.
- To develop modeling skills in the mimicry of an item for basic sculpture techniques.
- To gain an understanding of joining multiple pieces together and creating a narrative through thoughtful presentation.
Self-Portraits in Masks - Learning Objectives:
- To learn the properties and purposes of armatures for creating sculptural forms.
- To learn the proportions of and properly map out the human face for anatomical rendering.
- To use a personal insight as a source of inspiration for a self portrait.
- To expand finishing techniques for ceramic surface design to include paint and mixed media.
- To gain an understanding of historical and cultural mask making
- To demonstrate an ability to speak about one's methods and choices for final presentations.
Abstract Teapot - Learning Objectives:
- To combine building techniques from slab construction, coil building, and throwing to create an original sculptural teapot.
- To use a found object from nature as a source of inspiration for an abstract design of a teapot form.
- To research the functionality of sculptural teapots and contemporary artists as examples to aid in the individual interpretation and design process.
- To gain a better understanding of joining multiple pieces together and to construct working parts that clearly belong together.