Course Map for

Ceramics 2

Last updated on 6/6/2013

Month

Content

Skills

Assessment

August-

September

  • Sketchbooks
  • Wheel-throwing review
  • Ceramic Internet Resources
  • Basic glaze composition
  • Large slab vessel
  • Design pottery before producing
  • Relearn how to throw a cylinder
  • Mix and test a glaze
  • Build large pieces with slabs
  • Self/ teacher evaluation rubrics
  • Class critiques
  • Participation

October

  • Tall wheel-thrown forms
  • Large coil vessels or sculptures
  • Alternative decorating techniques
  • Throw a pot 8" or taller
  • Research ancient pottery for inspiration
  • Learn to use sgraffito, slip trailing, inlay, colored clay bodies
  • Self/teacher evaluation rubrics
  • Class critiques
  • Participation

November

  • Lidded pots
  • Matching sets
  • Learn different types of lids
  • Learn the importance of proportion of lid to body
  • Develop ability to throw two identicle pieces
  • Self/ teacher evaluation rubrics
  • Class critiques
  • Participation

December

  • Teapots
  • Funtional vs. Nonfuncional
  • Handbuilt trays, platters, bowls
  • Make a teapot
  • Understand the value of funcional and nonfunctional ware
  • Use slump, hump, or drape molds forhandbuilding
  • Self/ teacher evaluation rubrics
  • Class critiques
  • Participation

January

  • Firing a kiln
  • Art exhibits
  • Sketchbooks
  • Wheel-throwing review
  • Learn to fire a kiln
  • Prepare artwork for and enter art exhibitions
  • Design pottery before producing
  • Relearn how to throw a cylinder
  • Participation
  • Class critiques
  • Participation

 

February

  • Ceramic Internet Resources
  • Basic glaze composition
  • Large slab vessel
  • Mix and test a glaze
  • Build large pieces with slabs
  • Self/ teacher evaluation rubrics
  • Class critiques
  • Participation

March

  • Tall wheel-thrown forms
  • Large coil vessels or sculptures
  • Alternative decorating techniques
  • Throw a pot 8" or taller
  • Research ancient pottery for inspiration
  • Learn to use sgraffito, slip trailing, inlay, colored clay bodies
  • Self/teacher evaluation rubrics
  • Class critiques
  • Participation

April

  • Lidded pots
  • Matching sets
  • Learn different types of lids
  • Learn the importance of proportion of lid to body
  • Develop ability to throw two identicle pieces
  • Self/ teacher evaluation rubrics
  • Class critiques
  • Participation

May-June

  • Teapots
  • Funtional vs. Nonfuncional
  • Handbuilt trays, platters, bowls
  • Firing a kiln
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Make a teapot
  • Understand the value of funcional and nonfunctional ware
  • Use slump, hump, or drape molds forhandbuilding
  • Learn to fire a kiln
  • Prepare artwork for and enter art exhibitions
  • Self/ teacher evaluation rubrics
  • Class critiques
  • Participation