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Welcome to CERAMICS 1 COURSE DURATION

1 Semester

COURSE CREDITS

0. 5

PREREQUISITES

Clipped fingernails & the ability to take risks!

FEES & SUPPLIES

• $15.00 class fee. This will cover the majority of your perishable class materials (Clay, glaze, paper, etc) • 1/2” 3 Ring Binder. This needs to be will you everyday in class! This will become your “art text”. You will use it to take notes, complete assignments, store grades & brainstorm ideas. • 5-Tab Divider • Apron, Big T-Shirt or Towel • Due By: _________________________________________

TEACHERS

Miss Rafael - crafael@cherrycreekschools.org Mr. Seaver - eseaver@cherrycreekschools.org Our Office # 284 Phone # 720-886-1142

COURSE OVERVIEW: Welcome to the Clay Studio … I am glad you’re here in the art department! In this introduction course you will learn the basic skills needed to become more successful and comfortable with threedimensional art making. You will be challenged to push yourself in areas of creativity, craftsmanship, efficiency and understanding. In this course you will also learn and expand your knowledge on the basic elements and principles of design to produce nonfunctional and functional three-dimensional art forms. Students may explore both functional and nonfunctional forms using hand-building, the potter’s wheel, and various other sculptural techniques. By the end of the semester this class will leave you better prepared for future art endeavors, whether they are in your own or in another art class.


STUDENT OBJECTIVES • Students will learn basic pottery skills & techniques (pinch, coil, slab and throwing). • Students will learn the qualities of both function and non-functional ceramics. • Students will be introduced to various artists • Students will use equipment such as extruders, potter’s wheel, etc. • Students will explore prevalent ceramic and sculpture art issues. • Students will be instructed on presentation techniques. • Students will be involved in the artistic process of critiquing and interpreting art. • Students will be presented with information and have classroom discussions on ceramic history. • Students will complete art assignments that are intended to help them learn to see and feel the

endless possibilities of the world of art that surrounds them.

STANDARDS BASED GRADING: Grades  in  Ceramics  1  are  bases  on  a  point  scale.    At  the  end  of  the  semester  your  grade  will  be  divided   by  the  cumula<ve  number  of  points  earned  in  projects,  tests  and  homework.   • • • • •

100%  -­‐  90%    =  A 89%  -­‐  80%          =  B 79%  -­‐  70%          =  C 69%  -­‐  60%          =  D 59%  -­‐  0%                =  F  

STUDIO RULES: • ABSOLUTLY NO THROWING CLAY! • NO FOOD or BEVERAGES (Water bottles are acceptable) ACCIDENTS RUIN ARTWORK • NO ELECTRONIC DEVISES (i-pods, i-phones, cell phones, etc.) If I see it, it will be confiscated and

returned after the bell rings. • EACH STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE TO CLEANUP AFTER HIM OR HERSELF. • NO CHIT-CHATING DURING INSTRUCTIONS & DEMONSTRATIONS • USE EQUIPMENT & MATERIALS IN PROPER MANNER.. • NO SMASHING WORK OUT SIDE OF THE STUDIO! • DO NOT EVER LEAVE THE STUDIO WITHOUT ASKING!


STUDIO POLICIES: LATE WORK: • It is always best to turn in an assignment ON TIME because the opportunity is always open for

improving and re-submitting it at a later date to raise your grade (you may turn work in up until the last two weeks of the class). • However, if you turn the project in LATE … you will automatically be dropped a letter grade from

the grade you earned and you may not re-submit the project raise it. MORAL OF THE STORY: Don’t turn work in late… always turn work in on time for partial credit (even if it is not completely finished at the time)… then resubmit to raise the grade if you so choose!

ABSENT: • This is a studio class and there will be times when you are not able to take unfinished projects home. This being said, it is the student’s responsibility to make up any missed hours. CHEATING: • Cheating is a very serious matter and deserves a very serious consequence. A "0" will be given to all students involved and a guardian/ teacher conference scheduled.

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS: Follow the 5 B’s: 1. BE…ON  TIME • I  do  not  tolerate  tardiness  because  it  takes  away  from  learning  <me!    In  Art,  the  majority  of   your  work  <me  is  done  in  the  studio,  so  you  are  expected  to  be  in  studio  for  the  full  period! 2. BE…  PREPARED • Always  have  your  supplies  &  current  project  with  you  for  every  class! 3. BE…ON  TASK • Do  NOT  do  homework  and/  or  study  for  another  class  during  studio  <me,  which  is  what   Tutor  Time  is  for! 4. BE…  RESPECTFUL •  Always  show  respect  for  all  BHS  instructors,  students,  their  artwork,  and  property.  Allow   anyone  speaking  directly  to  the  class  to  do  so  without  distrac<on/  disrup<on. 5. BE…  INVOLVED • Make  sure  you  par<cipate  in  class  discussions,  ac<vi<es,  cri<ques,  and  projects. Being  Involved  is  a  guaranteed  way  to  prove  that  you  are  learning!


EHS ART CONTRACT All  st&dents  must  ret&r-  this  sheet  completed  with  all  appropriate  sig-at&res  for  their  first  assig-ment!!!    (10pts)

AGREEMENT: I have read the course syllabus and understand the rules and procedures for the Ceramics 1 class. I understand that I am responsible to follow the “5 B’S”, turn in all class work, and abide by both the school and studio rules. If I do not follow the rules and procedures set forth for the class, I understand that there will be repercussions and communication will be sent to my guardian(s). Further, if I lose or damage any tools I will be responsible to replace them.

Student Name (Print):

______________________________________________

Guardian Signature:

______________________________________________ Date: ________________

Period: __________

Course Fee: Please check the way in which you are for filling your art fee. CASH

CHECK (#_________)


Ceramic i syllabus 2013