Sculpture 2,3,4 & AP 3-D
This course introduces students to three-dimensional thinking and creating.
A variety of media will be used such as wire, plaster, cardboard, and clay.
We will explore various types of sculpture working with lines, planes, casting forms, utilizing both additive and subtractive methods. Sculpture appreciation and terminology will be studied.
1st 9 Weeks
Introduction to 3-D Elements and Principles
Paper Shadow Project and Introduction to Photographing work
Clay- Abstract Natural Form Project- utilizing pinch pots, modeling and coiling techniques. The project also introduces students to the concept of creating maquettes and choosing one to enlarge for the final form.
Plaster- Casting and modeling from basic forms
Linear sculpture- wire or basket reed- mixed media bugs or Martin Puryear baskets
Multiples project- focusing on the concepts of modulated forms with rhythm
2nd 9 Weeks
Architectural Planes project- cardboard or wood
Portrait Busts- Clay or Paper Mache’
Altered book – Social Theme
Ceramics 2,3,4 & AP 3-D
Requirement for this course is Art I. Ceramics is recommended for students interested in intensive study of ceramic techniques and materials. Students are given a wide range of ceramic experiences such as hand-building (coil, pinch, and slab), surface decoration and glazing techniques, design, and throwing on the potter’s wheel. This course is recognized as a valuable background course for Sculpture, but not a prerequisite. Class Text- Experience Clay, Davis Publishing
1st 9 Weeks
Introduction to clay- What is clay? Terms, process rotations, etc.
Elements and Principles of Art relating to 3-D Art
Design- Initial Stamp
Texture Tile- incised, impressed and applied textures
Pinch Pot series- wide and thin, appendage attached, and join two pinch pots- exercise in uniformity
10”-12” Coil vessel- based upon a cultural vessel and uses sgrafitto or ornamental coils, uses an exterior or interior template
Slab project, planes- architectural forms
2nd 9 Weeks
Tea Set- teapot and two cups- functional or sculptural- hand built
Mixed media project- 50% clay and 50% added material
Extrusion Project- Self directed, utilizes 4 types of extruded forms
Series of 3 Project- Thrown pieces- rotating assignment due to limited wheels and large class sizes- bowls or mugs