• Course Description

    Students taking this course will develop skills and techniques of wheel-thrown pottery.  They will also further skills in hand-built pottery, glazing, and decorating that were fostered in Ceramics I.

    Grade Level(s):  9th-12th grades

    Related Priority Standards (State &/or National):   Missouri Grade Level Expectations for Visual Arts

    Course-Level Scope & Sequence (Units &/or Skills)

    The course study in Ceramics II includes curriculum strands that address:

    • The stimulation of individual creative expression.
    • Use of the elements and principles of art.
    • Vocabulary to explain perceptions about and evaluations of visual art.
    • The development of skills with media and techniques.
    • Visual arts in historical and cultural content.

    Through this course...

    • Students will define ceramic terms and relationships of elements and principles to ceramics.
      • Use line expressively to communicate ideas
        • Use shapes expressively
        • Identify and create complex form in-the-round
        • Contrast textures within the same artwork
        • Design negative and positive space from all viewpoints in 3-D work from observation
      • Use elements to create compositional balance
      • Use emphasis to support the communication of any idea
      • Use contrast to support the communication of an idea
      • Identify and use elements to create a progressive rhythm
      • Identify and create unity through elements and principles
    • Students will demonstrate all steps of throwing a pot to finish.
      • Create a functional ceramic piece on the potter's wheel
      • Create a series of original, related, functional artworks that communicate a personal idea.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the process of making a pinch pot, coil, soft slab, and hard slab.
      • Select and apply ceramics media and tech that demonstrate sensitivity and subtlety in the use of media
    • Students will engage with experimentation or risk-taking in art.
      • Use informed decision making
    • Students will create an original, functional artwork that communicates a personal idea
    • Students will create an original artwork that communicates ideas through the following themes: cultural identity, social commentary, ceremony/ritual, myth/legend, reflection/transparency.
    • Students will describe artwork
      • Analyze the use of elements and principles in work
      • Interpret the meaning of the work and the message communicated
      • Judge work from various perspectives
    • Students will identify artworks from the following: German Expressionism, Surrealism, Photorealism, Post-Modern
    • Students will demonstrate proper glazing techniques on bisque ware

    Date Last Revised/Approved:  2004