Wakefield High School Ceramic 1 Art Students have just completed their hand-building unit for term 1. It has been an unconventional start to the school year, to say the least. Although very different, the productivity coming from the Hybrid model has been a very exciting process. More focused time has been spent on project/sketchbook planning, and the detail in the students’ work proves it. Term one exposed the students to three construction methods, pinch, joined vessel pinch, as well as slab construction. The surface treatments that were explored were; sgraffito, slip and score with appendages, and underglaze painting. Very excited to see where this year takes these students.
The Arts Collaborative of Wakefield and Albion Cultural Exchange (ACE) are excited to announce the second annual Art & edibles exhibit, a three-day celebration of food-inspired art creations and art-inspired food innovations. Taking place at the ACE Center at 9 Albion St. in Downtown Wakefield, the exhibit is free of charge and open to food and art lovers of all ages on the following dates and times:
– Thursday, March 7, 6 pm – 8pm.
– Friday, March 8, 6 pm – 8pm.
– Saturday, March 9, 10 am – 1pm.
WHSArt is represented in the exhibit with selected art from Art 2 students and 14 ceramic artists.
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!