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Ceramics (SCP) 882
Form and Function
01.4 THE ARTS - VISUAL ART
-- Students will conceive and create original works of art that demonstrate a connection between personal expression and the intentional use of art materials techniques and processes
-- Students will judge the effectiveness of different ways of using visual characteristics in conveying ideas
-- Students will apply comprehension and skill in incorporating the elements of art and principles of design to generate multiple solutions to and effectively solve a variety of visual art problems.
-- Students will use subject matter, symbols, ideas and themes that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, and cultural and aesthetic values to communicate intended meaning.
-- Students will analyze and interpret art works in terms of form, cultural and historical context, and purpose
-- Students will compare works of art to one another in terms of history, aesthetics and culture; justify conclusions made and use these conclusions to inform their own art making.
-- Students will reflect critically on various interpretations to better understand specific works of art
-- Students will apply critical and aesthetic criteria (e.g., technique, formal and expressive qualities, content) in order to improve their own works of art.
-- Students will analyze and compare characteristics of the visual arts within a particular historical period or style with ideas, issues or themes of that period or style
-- Students will create and solve interdisciplinary problems using multimedia
1. What is form ?
2. What is function?
3. How does form relate to function?
4. How do aesthetics relate to form and function?
This unit emphasizes the investigation and study of functional ware, the investigation of historical uses of ceramic ware, and the study and discussion of balance, ergonomics, aesthetics and function.
Students will develop the ability to:
-- identify functional needs to be met through ceramic design,
-- plan and design functional ceramic pieces that successfully address
specific uses and functions,
-- create ceramic forms through appropriate forming techniques to satisfy specific
functions and needs,
-- create functional forms that address and satisfy aesthetic and ergonomic concerns.
All students will:
-- complete a vessel with at least one handle that is used to contain and dispense a liquid beverage,
-- plan, design, build, and complete a serving dish,
-- identify needs in daily life that can be addressed through the design and construction of ceramic ware,
-- critique and evaluate specific ceramic vessels regarding usefulness and practicality of function.
1. Homework is used as a formative and summative evaluation tool.
2. Matching, fill in the blank, and short answer quizzes are used to access concrete information such as vocabulary, equipment use, and procedures.
3. Project evaluations may take the form of group critiques, rating scales, checklists, written evaluations, and teacher interviews.
4. A portfolio ia a demonstration of skills learned and of personal and aesthetic growth. A portfolio is a body of work that stands as a visual record of the creative process experienced throughout the semester.
5. Group discussions give insight into the creative process and problem-solving, providing an avenue for learning, how to talk about art, how to view art, and how to improve skills.
1. visit with a production potter
2. mug or pitcher evaluation
3. product testing for function and ergonomics
"Ceramics" Glenn Nelson
"The Art and Craft of the Potter"
"Beginning to Throw on the Potter's Wheel" ( video)
Beginning to Throw on the Potter's Wheel with Robin Hopper, Tara Productions,
ISBN No. 1-896426-24-7
The Potters of Mata Ortiz, Barbara Gofin Production