Pottery I is a course in which students will be introduced to clay and three-dimensional art forms. Basic hand construction, methods of pinching, coiling and slab will be taught and utilized in sculptural form. Decorating and glazing methods will be explored. Experience Clay and Beginning Sculpture textbooks will be utilized.
Pottery II is an extension of the pottery I course with emphasis placed on individual interpretations and creative outcomes drawn from an assignment list. Three dimensional projects will include sculpture as well as a variety of traditional shapes and functional forms in a variety of mediums. Wheel throwing will be introduced.
Pottery III is a further extension of the Pottery II course in which students create and complete an intense assignment list. Experimentation will be encouraged, as will works of depth and complexity. Students may explore an area of concentration or attempt a variety of self-generated projects.
Pottery IV is an advanced study in ceramics methods, practices, concepts and history with directed guidance toward producing independent, professional work. The development of methods for realizing self-directed practices, and the commitment to rigorous work practice are expected. Students will be challenged to define their own formal aesthetic and individual goals with the support and input of fellow students and the instructor with the intention of developing new techniques and to reinforce current skills. Full Year enrollment required.
Yearbook is a year-long class devoted to the publication of the school’s yearbook. All facets of photo journalism, graphic design, Photoshop, layout design, In Design, reporting, and copy writing will be included in the course curriculum.