Course Map for

Ceramics 1

 

Month

Content

Skills

Assessment

August-

September

  • Vocabulary/Ceramic Process/Studio Procedures
  • Clay exploration activity
  • Pinch Pots
  • Pinch pot with attachments
  • Glazing and firing
  • Texture and repetition
  • Form and function
  • Soft slab mug
  • Understand basic ceramic terms and the ceramic process
  • Learn the qualities of clay (plasticity, etc.)
  • Acquire sensitivity of clay thickness
  • Join two pieces of clay by scoring and applying slip
  • Different ways of applying glaze: pouring, dipping, brushing
  • Learn to use texture and repetition to strengthen the composition of a piece
  • Understand the importance of form and function when designing pottery
  • Test
  • Participation
  • Self/ Teacher evaluation rubrics
  • Class critiques 

October

  • Wheel throwing a cylinder
  • Clay whistle sculptures
  • Identify the anatomy of a pot
  • Throw an open form from a 5" cylinder
  • Develop awareness of 3-D design where every viewpoint counts
  • Self/teacher evaluation rubrics
  • Class critiques

November

  • Native American Pottery
  • Video: Maria Martinez and the Sand Ildefonso
  • Coil pots after the manner of Maria Martinez
  • Coil sculptures
  • Learn to construct pottery using coils
  • Learn techniques of slip decoration, burnishing, and pit firing
  • Learn to use art as expression
  • Video worksheet
  • Self/ teacher evaluation rubics
  • Class critiques

December

  • Wheel Thrown Bowl
  • Wheel Thrown Mug
  • Make a bowl
  • Trim a foot
  • Pull a handle
  • Self/ teacher evaluation rubrics
  • Class critiques

 

January

  • Slab Metaphorical Mask
  • Vocabulary/Ceramic Process/Studio Procedures
  • Pinch Pots

1.                   Use a hump mold to form a slab of clay

1.       Write poetry to accompany artwork.

2.                   Understand basic ceramic terms and the ceramic process

1.                   Acquire sensitivity of clay thickness

1.                   Self/ teacher evaluation rubrics

1.       Class critiques

2.                   Test

February

1.                   Pinch Pot with attachments

1.       Glazing and Firing

1.                   Soft Slab Mug

1.                   Join two pieces of clay by scoring and applying slip

1.       Learn different ways of applying glaze: pouring, dipping, brushing

1.                   Understand the concept of form and function when designing pottery

1.                   Learn to use texture and repetition to strengthen the composition of a piece

1.                   Self/ Teacher evaluation rubrics

1.                   Class critiques 

March

1.                   Wheel throwing a cylinder

1.                   Clay Whistle Sculptures

1.                   Identify the anatomy of a pot

1.       Throw an open form from a 5" cylinder

1.                   Develop awareness of 3-D design- Every viewpoint counts

1.                   Self/teacher evaluation rubrics

1.                   Class critiques

April

1.                   Native American Pottery

1.       Video: Maria Martinez and the Sand Ildefonso

1.                   Coil pots after the manner of Maria Martinez

1.                   Coil sculptures

1.                   Learn to construct pottery using coils

1.       Slip decoration, burnishing, pit firing

1.                   Learn to use art as expression

1.                   Video worksheet

1.       Self/ teacher evaluation rubrics

1.                   Class critiques

May-June

1.                   Wheel Thrown Bowl

1.       Wheel Thrown Mug

2.                   Slab Metaphorical mask

1.                   Make a bowl

1.       Trimming a foot

1.                   Pull a handle

2.                   Write poetry to accompany artwork

1.                   Self/ teacher evaluation rubrics

1.       Class critiques