High School Ceramics
In this class students explore ceramics in greater depth. They begin with the hand-building techniques of pinch, coil and slab. They make test tiles and combine a wide variety of colored glazes before glazing the finished forms. Students learn to "throw" pots on the pottery wheel and practice to become more skilled.
Pinch Pot Sets
Students were asked to create a set of three pinch pots.
In this assignment students are in the process of building the coil form up to the height of 10 inches and using three different decorative coils.
Testing the glaze colors.
Wheel Thrown Forms
This group represents the students very first attempt to make a wheel thrown form. They are naturals!
During the 2nd quarter students learned the basics of drawing. They began with line and moved onto adding value. They explored scratch drawings, charcoal and pen and ink. They have just completed the difficult task of creating a linear perspective drawing of the hallway and will next begin a self portrait using color.
Line and Value
Students were asked to create line and value with a simple "doodle" style drawing.
Students worked with a black background and white with their creation of a scratch drawing. Students learned to use some new tools and really enjoyed this medium.
Still - Life with Value
Students drew the still-life with contour line to get the correct proportion and then shaded their work to create the illusion of a 3D space on the flat 2D surface of the paper. An amazing group of pictures!
Linear Perspective Drawing
Students learned to use the horizon line and vanishing point to create the 3D space in these drawings.