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Teaching & Learning: Curriculum - Fine Arts

 

Visual Arts - Pottery I-III

POTTERY I - GRADES 9-12

BENCHMARK: By the end of the course, students will:

  • creatively and skillfully produce original ceramics
  • understand the process of making functional vessels
  • learn and use ceramic terms and vocabulary
  • recognize and remedy ceramic faults while making pots on the potters wheel
  • know how to safely use tools, glazes and equipment
  • become aware of various artistic terms and styles in our society
  • improve their drawing skills
  • use an assortment of surface decorations that demonstrate a variety of techniques

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

  • How does observing and creating art inspire us to "be surprised into taking the time to look?"
    (Georgia O'Keefe)
  • How does creating and responding to art provide a means for artistic development and growth?
  • How does the creation of art relate to human experiences?
  • What is the role of the artist in societies past and present?

Learn more about the Grades 9-12 Pottery I curriculum.

POTTERY II - GRADES 9-12

BENCHMARK: By the end of the course, students will:

  • create original ceramics demonstrating creativity, confidence and skill
  • be able to construct large functional vessels
  • use ceramic terms and vocabulary
  • recognize ceramic faults and remedies in making pots on the potter's wheel
  • know how to use tools, glazes and equipment safely
  • be familiar with various artist terms and styles in our society
  • improve on their drawing skills
  • explore an assortment of surface decorations that will be incorporated in their own personal style
  • appreciate the influence that nature has had in ceramic artwork

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

  • How does observing and creating art inspire us to "be surprised into taking the time to look?"
    (Georgia O'Keefe)
  • How does creating and responding to art provide a means for artistic development and growth?
  • How does the creation of art relate to human experiences?
  • What is the role of the artist in societies past and present?

Learn more about the Grades 9-12 Pottery II curriculum.

POTTERY III - GRADES 9-12

BENCHMARK: By the end of the course, students will:

  • create ceramics with creativity, skill & confidence
  • construct large and miniature functional vessels
  • understand the role of the ceramist in society
  • safely mix a glaze from a recipe
  • load and maintain a kiln
  • assemble and install a large tile project
  • research and reproduce ceramist's style
  • create and assemble an electric lamp
  • make large dinner plates
  • keep a sketch book as a record of their developing style

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

  • How does observing and creating art inspire us to "be surprised into taking the time to look?
    "(Georgia O'Keefe)
  • How does creating and responding to art provide a means for artistic development and growth?
  • How does the creation of art relate to human experience?
  • What is the role of the artist in societies past and present?

Learn more about the Grades 9-12 Pottery III curriculum.


   

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