Welcome back / Happy 2019!
- When you enter the room:
- If you have not already done so, pick up and paste SB #4 into book/review it for homework - get started immediately
- Draw AS #8
- Load kiln with remaining greenware
- Review clay vocabulary, processes, and inspiration for next projects, including Mizusashi and Natsume. FOCUS on:
- CONSTRUCTION: building larger and more complex forms (lids, handles, etc.)
- FORM: consider how the form and function of the piece are related (the "season" of the tea bowl, for example)
- DECORATIVE TECHNIQUES: using multiple methods (incise, excise, impress, appliqué) to create specific textures and/or patterns
- CRAFT: maintain equal thickness (1/4" throughout), improve techniques and refinement of surfaces, sturdy/no wobbles!
- PLANNING: work fast and smart; you have 2 weeks to work - have multiple forms in process @ one time - use the provided resources to generate ideas before coming to class - sketch your ideas so you have a plan that can be shared with the teacher - use lunch & other times to work, including opportunities for wheel-throwing.
- DUE Jan. 18 = New greenware (so they can dry over the long weekend). YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTINUE WHEEL-THROWING AND MAY DO SO ON YOUR OWN TIME AS LONG AS YOU CLEAN UP PROPERLY.
- ONGOING = Review current unit of study, vocabulary/processes/handouts, and related deadlines. Use your sketchbook to generate new ideas for your various ceramic projects.
- DUE Jan. 11 = SB CHECK
- DUE Jan. 28 = SB #4
- Jan. 16 = Lunchtime Lecture/Kirk O'Brien/Politics in Cartoons (NOTE: NAHS members should consider this as their meeting)
- Jan. 23 = Art Club meeting
- Jan. 25 = Quiz #2
- Jan. 29 = End Q2/Semester 1
- Jan. 30 = student holiday/teacher work day
- Feb. 4 or 6... field trip to Visual Arts Center
- CHECK THE SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF EVENTS AND DETAILS