Beginning Animal Sculpture - Learning Objectives:
To establish a plan to create a three-dimensional representation from a series of two-dimensional references.
To introduce hand-building techniques and skills in development of organic forms.
To explore the variety of available surface textures with ceramic materials.
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.