Students in Ceramics 3 explore clay, decorative techniques, printmaking and sculptural form more in-depth than students in Ceramics 1 & 2. Everything from making clay to firing the kilns will be explored and experienced. Students learn a variety of advanced decorative techniques for finishing their artwork. Students are challenged to utilize their previous knowledge, skills, and new learning when developing personal responses to artistic challenges.
The prerequisite for this course is a passing grade of "C" or better in Ceramics 2.
Projects & Concepts
Tea Leaf Jar
MOA Museum, Atami, Shizuoka, Japan
Make Your Mark: Advanced Decorative Techniques
GOAL: create and decorate three (3) functional pottery pieces with advanced techniques using line, texture and space to create a sense of rhythm and repetition.
Reductive Linocut Print
Meaningful Mantras: Advanced Printmaking
Students will use line and space to explore unity/variety in an edition of prints inspired by a mantra or a personally important message.
Action Figures: Figurative Ceramic
Students will use form and texture to explore scale/proportion to create a unique artwork inspired by human and/or animal figures that demonstrate movement.
Hand-built stoneware clay
Rhythm & Cycles: Alternative & Mixed Media Sculpture
Students will use volume and mass to explore rhythm & repetition in occupied and unoccupied space to create unity in an artwork inspired by the idea of cycles.
Mixed Media Sculpture
Graffiti Relief Sculpture
Personal Choice: Investigation & Creation
Students will use personally selected elements & principles of art, techniques & processes to design and create an artwork inspired by a topic of their own choosing.