Ceramics students put the FUN in functional with a playful project that teaches the basics of ceramic hand building.
Ceramic 1 students have just completed their hand-building unit for term one. To complete the pinch pot unit, students created a joined vessel monster.
- A successful joined vessel should be considered seamless. Additional pieces could be added to establish a stronger emphasis of the overall composition.
Objective of the project:
– Student monsters must have had at least one eye and a mouth for an opening. Craftsmanship is important in this lesson, as you don’t want any of the added details to break off in construction. Both positive and negative space should be emphasized.
-Lastly students were expected to glaze the monster with 3 or more glaze color choices.
- Art Elements – Form, Space and Color
- Principles of Design – Emphasis
Massachusetts State Frameworks: Visual Art
PreK–12 STANDARD 1: Methods, Materials, and Techniques
1.10 Use electronic technology for reference and for creating original work
PreK–12 STANDARD 2: Elements and Principles of Design
2.15 Create artwork that demonstrates understanding of the elements and principles of design in establishing a point of view, a sense of space, or a mood
April 7 & 8, 2016
In Term 2, our Ceramic students worked again in hand building. They were asked to recreate a delicious piece of food, and make it as realistic as possible. I think they look great, just don’t try to eat them!
We had several students that entered their work into the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. Check out their work below!