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Art Department Map of Curriculum - Ceramics 3

Ceramics 3 – Semester 1

Week 1

            Introduction to Ceramics 3

            Ceramics 3 Syllabus and Supply List

Week 2

            Reintroduction to Wheel Throwing Techniques

            Wheel Demonstration

            Three Cylinder Frankenstein assignment discussion

            Design of Three-Cylinder Frankenstein

Week 3

            Trimming Review

            Assessment of three cylinders

Week 4

            Construction of Three Cylinder Frankenstein cylinders

            Destruction and reconstruction of three cylinders

Week 5

            Completion of Three Cylinder Frankenstein construction

            Introduction to Bottle Forms

            Demonstration of Bottle Wheel Techniques

Week 6

            Formation of two Bottles

            Introduction to Surface Decoration Techniques

            Fluting, Relief, Negative Space and Texture

Week 7

            Completion of Decorated Bottle

            Discussion and Planning for Altered Bottle

Week 8

            Altered Bottle creation

Week 9

            Raku Technique Introduction

            Paul Soldner video, “The Courage to Explore”

Week 10

            “Raku” video            

            Demonstration of Raku with a strong shoulder

            Creation of Horsehair Raku and Combination Raku pieces

Week 11

            Raku Test

            Continuation of work on Raku pieces

Week 12

            Finish Raku pieces

            Glaze discussion, history and materials

            Introduction to Critiquing Art

            SOFA Show field trip

Week 13

             Glaze Test

            Learning the art of critique – SOFA Art

            Glaze Bottles and Three Cylinder Frankenstein

            Yixing Teapot research on internet

            Introduction to Pottery as a Profession

Week 14

            Introduction to Teapots

            Demonstration of Teapot part formation

            Demonstration of trimming and Teapot construction

            Review of lid styles, recessed knob and flanged

            Discussion of themes for Teapot

            Design Teapots and begin formation of parts

Week 15 & 16

            Construction and decoration of Teapot

            Teapot Test

Week 17

            Completion and glazing of Teapot

            Design of 4 Matching Teacups

            Discussion and demonstration on making matching sets

Week 18


            Semester Exam

Ceramics 3 - Semester 2

The pace and timing for Term 2 projects cannot be accurately predicted at this point due to the change from a four-block schedule to a seven period day. Projects and class time may focus on the following topics.


Creation of 4 Matching Teacups


Tall-Footed Bowls and Goblets


Hollow Rings


Social Issue Mask


Plates and Platters


Three Piece Amphora


School Art Show Set-up and Clean-up


Final Exam


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