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Ceramics

Page history last edited by Frank Curkovic 7 years, 2 months ago

 

"The Shape I'm In" 

 

 

Key Vocabulary:

Bisque, Clay, Firing, Form, Foot, Glaze, Kiln, Lip, Pinch Pots, Relief, Scoring, Slab Plates, Slip, Templates, Texture, Trimming

 

Approaches to Learning:

Thinking:
applying knowledge and concepts— including logical progression of arguments

 

Reflection:

•self-awareness—including seeking out positive criticism, reflecting on areas of perceived limitation

•self-evaluation—including the keeping of learning journals and portfolios, reflecting at different stages in the learning process 

Organisation:

•time management—including using time effectively in class, keeping to deadlines

•self-management—including personal goal setting, organization of learning materials

 

Collaboration:
accepting others—including analysing others' ideas, respecting others' points of view, using ideas critically

 

*Activities are subject to change at teacher's discretion

Week 1 - Intro

Distribute unit packs and outline of unit.

 

In small groups, brainstorm (5mins):

How do humans use tools to shape our environment? (example: we used clay to create cups)

Share answers as a class.


In small groups, discuss (5mins):

 “Design has improved our lives.” Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Note: Students may need to consider/understand what design is

Consider form, function, aesthetics

 

View Task Specific Clarification here.


Students now experiment with clay to create a free piece. This free piece could be a figure, a toy, a decorative piece, a figure etc. Stress to students safety measures regarding clay dust. Make sure tables are clear.

 

Allow 10-15 minutes to tidy up. Tables must be wiped down with a damp rag at least 2 times.

 

Homework:

View the following slideshow to use as inspiration to plan your cup.

 

View previous student work:

 

 

Week 2 - Pinch Cups

Students are further introduced to clay and form pinch pots with a hand wheel.

 

Homework: Students create plans for decorative cups (Ceramics planning sheet part 1) as pictured below. Refer to the slideshow again from week 1 for inspiration if required.

Create a decorative design for your cup. Remember, you may use colour, texture or clay to add decorative techniques. Draw a handle design as well for your cup.  Add required colour. The circle next to the cup is an aerial shot of the interior. Decorate that as well. Create 4 designs. This is a formative assessment for "section A" on the rubric. Refer to the slideshow again from week one for inspiration if needed. Add notes if required. You should consider if your cup will be for function, aesthetics or decoration. A successful level 7/8 on the rubric should be fully completed, neat, and in colour with attempts made to explore various techniques and styles.
(You may later decide if you wish to have your cup and plate match.)

 

If you need the planning sheet, you may download and print it from here:

MS Art Gr8U3-Ceramics Planning Sheet part 1.pdf

 

MS Art Gr8-Ceramics Plate Planner.pdf  

 

View previous student work here.

 

Week 3 - Trimming Cups

Students share plans with at least 2 peers.
Students trim and begin decorating their cup based on their plans.

 

 

Homework: View the following slideshow on ceramic plates to use as inspiration for your own plan.

 

Week 4 - Glazing Cups

Students continue decorating and glazing their cup.

 

Homework: Students create decorative plans for plates (Ceramics planning sheet part 2) as pictured below. Refer to the slideshow again from week 3 for inspiration if required.

Create a decorative design for your slab plate below. Remember, you may use colour, texture or clay to add decorative techniques.  Add required colour. Create 4 designs. This is a formative assessment for "section A" on the rubric. Refer to the slideshow again from week 3 for inspiration if needed. Add notes if required. You should consider if your cup will be for function, aesthetics or decoration. A successful level 7/8 on the rubric should be fully completed, neat, and in colour with attempts made to explore various techniques and styles. (You may decide if you wish to have your cup and plate match. Extra marks are not given for matching pieces.)


If you have lost or misplaced the planning sheet, you may download and print it from here:

MS Art Gr8U3-Ceramics Planning Sheet part 2.pdf

 

Week 5 - Slab Plates

Students share their plate plans.

Students create a slab plate and glaze their work.

 

Homework:

Research/Writing Task - Has design improved our lives? Why or why not?
Consider these questions and write an opinion. It is recommended you brainstorm this to explore ideas and do some basic research from library books and/or websites on design. You should also provide examples to support your ideas and attempt to relate it to our unit. Please use paragraphs and include an introduction and conclusion.  You may write by hand or type. You may include photo(s) if you wish. You have 2 weeks to complete this. This is a formative assessment for "section A" (Knowledge & Understanding).
A successful level 7/8 will have a correctly formatted and written piece, a clear understanding of what design means and a clear opinion with supporting examples.

 

If you have lost or misplaced the writing sheet, you may download and print it from here:

MS Art Gr8U3-Ceramics research task.pdf

 

 

Week 6 - cont'd

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Homework: continue with writing task (Has design improved our lives? Why or why not?)

 

Week 7 - Glazing Slab Plates

Writing task due.

Students continue glazing their work. 


 

Week 8

cont'd

 

Week 9

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Week 10 - Presentation, Reflection & Evaluation

You will need to include an artist statement/self reflection with your piece.

In paragraph form, please answer the questions below and include relevant key vocabulary used in class.  You should have an introductory and concluding statement. Please provide detailed examples to support your statements.
Key Vocabulary: Bisque, Clay, Firing, Form, Foot, Glaze, Lip, Pinch Pots, Relief, Scoring, Slab Plates, Slip, Templates, Texture, Trimming

Note: Sometimes it is as important to state what you haven’t done, as much as what you have done.

  1. Describe what you have made and how you incorporated various influences and decorative techniques into your work and why.
  2. Describe the progress you have made so far (this may include research, planning, forming and glazing).
  3. Describe the difficulties and successful elements you had in this project (this may include research, planning, forming and glazing).
  4. Identify effective strategies to further develop and improve your artistic processes (this may include research, planning, forming and glazing).

 

Student work from 2013 here.

 

 

 

 

 

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