Summer: Ceramics, Mosaics and 3-D Design
Department: Fine Arts
Open to: 6th-12th grades
Period: 1 or 2
Length: 5 weeks
Through building methods, students in this course will explore basic ways of working with clay. We will work entirely in hand-building techniques, ranging from pinch and coil to slab. The course will introduce numerous sculptural techniques, including a fantasy face, a Grecian style coil pot, and a decorated slab box or tray. Various glazing applications ranging from slip decoration to more traditional color application will be used. The final slab project will require research into their glazing design from a selection of artists. This class will teach basic ceramics skills from conception to execution to finish. Technique, form, and craftsmanship will be emphasized. Materials are included.