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Art Department Map of Curriculum - Ceramics 4

Ceramics 4 – Semester 1

Week 1

            Introduction to Ceramics 4

            Ceramics 4 Syllabus and Supply List

Week 2

            Reintroduction to Wheel Throwing Techniques

            Wheel Demonstration

            Three Cylinder Frankenstein assignment and 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 Tureen Assignment

            Design Tureen

            Demonstration of Platter Technique on the Wheel

Weeks 6-8

            Creation, trimming and Decoration of Tureens

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 Tureens and Three-Cylinder Frankenstein

            Introduction to Pottery as a Profession

            Discussion of Handout on Professional Potter Assignment

Week 14

            Research on Professional Potters

            Professional Potter Plan due

            Construction on Professional Potter Project begins

Week 15-16

            Professional Potter Research Paper

            Professional Potter Project

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. Ceramics 4 during Term 4 will become more heavily based on independent study and style development.


Class Presentation on Professional Potter Research


Design and Creation of Four Matching Soup Bowls


People and Culture Research Paper and Project


Social Issue Mask Research and Project


Independent Study of Technique Project




            Class Presentation


School Art Show Set-up and Clean-up


Final Exam


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