What are the ART ELEMETS?
follow this link for the definitions -- you need to write down the art elements
onward to the group coil project
On your weekly tool kit/notes - list who is on your team and who your are making your project for. Then you need to start it.
Group Coil Pots start Tomorrow (Tuesday)
today - before you finish your pinch pots and other assignments - at the beginning of class hold a meeting with your group and come up with ideas for what your group project will be - who is it for and what purpose will it serve.
three important things about Friday
I will turn in my yellow sheet into the basket on the table in the front of the room - today - not say I forgot it and bring it in on Monday.
get or share a device and find the page with rubrics and scales...
Keeping track of your work
By today you should be entering - or have entered - the first box in your progress scale. Make sure you have done so.
If you are a beginner you should start a pink sheet for your pinch pot project.
IF you have a website you should have a photo of the project you have thrown on your working blog.
for everyone's notes - what are the 8 most common elements on the planet and what do they have to do with ceramics?
follow this link to find out...
new students please continue with the information and write what you need on your tool kit.
you must have the states of clay and know what wet clay, leather soft, hard and green-ware is. you must know what bisque and glaze firing are.
new students will practice pinch pots and others will start on the wheel. Make sure to use your project sheets to keep track of your work.
the fist thing we will do is make a small test pinch pot as a group - this one you will donate to me and will not be graded.
Next you will make your pinch pot project - look here
how to make a pinch pot - video
written instructions here
Intermediate - step one make your website -instructions here
Must be up before you throw - you will start your first bowl. Make sure you are meeting the requirement of a bowl! - if you need review - watch the video on an ipad. link here
Check your sheets to see when your blogs are due - late or missing blogs cannot be made up.
today - update your website so you have a new set of pages. Must be up before your throw.
Start on your first project. We are looking for a beautiful FORM - see rubric for size requirements.
Day one of the best semester EVER!!
welcome to ceramics. find your seat. talk to the person next to you. find out their name, and three fun things about them. you will be introducing them to the class. (if you know the person well, then change seats.)
what will we learn?
what happens in class?
what should I write on my daily "tool kit" notes?
There is a formula for making art media + skills + art and design elements + intent = art
Art can express ideas that are
Cerebral and analytical,
Emotional and felt,
- Instincts like shock and surprise
what will I be doing?
You should get a sheet with all the assignments for the quarter on the front -
a progress scale
On the back is a spread sheet with due dates for the entire semester. This is pretty much exactly what my the grade-book in skyward will look like - please get the right progress tracking sheet for your section now.
Find your locker... new students will need to share a grey locker with someone. Tell me your locker number.
tomorrow we will make teams.
Advanced and Intermediate - You MUST make a website and post your first working blog before you make your first project. You MUST post every week if you are going to work with clay. No working blog no clay. :)
Packets and Presentations
Please put your packet in the basket
At the end of presentations put your presentation notes in the basket
At the end of class leave me with your stamped daily task sheets
there are still things to be cleaned
if your are going on to intermediate/advanced ceramics make or update your website. see instructions. you will need to have this done BEFORE you work with ANY clay next week. Also, you must update your site no less than weekly or you will not be allowed to work with clay. :/ :) :o
Today - new student presentations
Tomorrow - packet due as you walk in the door!!
Tomorrow - Advanced and Intermediate presentations.
Before we begin, take a sheet and on the front write down the information for your own presentation -- what are your skill(s)
what are your main art element and design element and what is the overall feeling, idea or mood expressed.
you will need a separate sheet of paper to write notes for everyone's presentation and a pencil/pen so be ready. we will start six minutes after the bell on the presentations.
Master of Fine Arts