Sunday, November 1, 2020

Ceramics 2- Tang Dynasty

This amazing era of work is known for it's highly detailed work and limited palette of color.  Begin your research with the links below and then begin your sketch.  Animals are a central focus during this period and you will need at least two photo references of a horse or the animal you choose from different angles.

For this project you will only need to produce one piece and doing so will require you to create several pieces and assemble them to represent the animal.  

Your work must be freestanding so it will require consideration of how to structure your piece so that it stands.  Consider using the tail or even an environment to ensure that it helps support your work.


 https://www.comuseum.com/ceramics/tang/#:~:text=The%20Tang%20Dynasty%20(618%E2%80%93907,officials%20have%20become%20immensely%20popular.



Friday, October 30, 2020

Ceramics - Slabs

 Ceramics students will work on the third of the 3 basic construction techniques- slabs.  

Slabs are pieces of clay that are rolled out flat.  Please copy/paste the 2 links and watch the first video below.  The second link will give you some additional examples of how you can utilize slabs. 

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrEePBOlHNeJqYAeQcPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTB0N2Noc21lBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNwaXZz?p=using+slabs+ceramics&type=RVMC_80801240&hspart=Lkry&hsimp=yhs-SF01&param1=mT_XLPzrBGkHGuSNN-3BW_JnafRYo-5WhfaRZyU2oxwW2hPv2uAMR7Guq_uZjoiMdgaoyKLh1lO0WSjgJOcE-02vH-8ody3-LrSotuYi_GZInMu3liSYszSTElfzT_0zMgGED0h62o8-i8bRqEPbKLgfQzUEZHxnOQIterm0uJeog9qHjQOYkjDkdLkyH1pL7FrikQSfSDa-mUPOEJmc2Rv8xCvCnip8SV7WPT-oTB_xzBEjPOgpCk-MSRKNKW31vwNdG8S8_hljbA%2C%2C&ei=UTF-8&fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9zZWFyY2gueWFob28uY29tL3locy9zZWFyY2g_aHNwYXJ0PUxrcnkmaHNpbXA9eWhzLVNGMDEmdHlwZT1SVk1DXzgwODAxMjQwJm9idDlicGR5ZWQ9MCZwPXVzaW5nK3NsYWJzK2NlcmFtaWNzJnBhcmFtMT1tVF9YTFB6ckJHa0hHdVNOTi0zQldfSm5hZlJZby01V2hmYVJaeVUyb3h3VzJoUHYydUFNUjdHdXFfdVpqb2lNZGdhb3lLTGgxbE8wV1NqZ0pPY0UtMDJ2SC04b2R5My1MclNvdHVZaV9HWkluTXUzbGlTWXN6U1RFbGZ6VF8wek1nR0VEMGg2Mm84LWk4YlJxRVBiS0xnZlF6VUVaSHhuT1FJdGVybTB1SmVvZzlxSGpRT1lrakRrZExreUgxcEw3RnJpa1FTZlNEYS1tVVBPRUptYzJSdjh4Q3ZDbmlwOFNWN1dQVC1vVEJfeHpCRWpQT2dwQ2stTVNSS05LVzMxdndOZEc4UzhfaGxqYkElMmMlMmM&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAALubfZ7FRH8EUBTnJKaNtsOls4TjrnfGZMwKo5teYdfyy5bsoBdukMQsmn_WH6dZJl6TxyAu9z7KYBJoX7mDHnnK38_bLn6rADp7JEPLcX1IsFi4HXcipKDkUI7ql1RPRLTlJTN47qvYSsx0kiP12SKySmDSRAjiR1n1TfhCqpJ5&_guc_consent_skip=1584632944#id=55&vid=541c381922f08660a670fad385236d46&action=view

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrEePBOlHNeJqYAeQcPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTB0N2Noc21lBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNwaXZz?p=using+slabs+ceramics&type=RVMC_80801240&hspart=Lkry&hsimp=yhs-SF01&param1=mT_XLPzrBGkHGuSNN-3BW_JnafRYo-5WhfaRZyU2oxwW2hPv2uAMR7Guq_uZjoiMdgaoyKLh1lO0WSjgJOcE-02vH-8ody3-LrSotuYi_GZInMu3liSYszSTElfzT_0zMgGED0h62o8-i8bRqEPbKLgfQzUEZHxnOQIterm0uJeog9qHjQOYkjDkdLkyH1pL7FrikQSfSDa-mUPOEJmc2Rv8xCvCnip8SV7WPT-oTB_xzBEjPOgpCk-MSRKNKW31vwNdG8S8_hljbA%2C%2C&ei=UTF-8&fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9zZWFyY2gueWFob28uY29tL3locy9zZWFyY2g_aHNwYXJ0PUxrcnkmaHNpbXA9eWhzLVNGMDEmdHlwZT1SVk1DXzgwODAxMjQwJm9idDlicGR5ZWQ9MCZwPXVzaW5nK3NsYWJzK2NlcmFtaWNzJnBhcmFtMT1tVF9YTFB6ckJHa0hHdVNOTi0zQldfSm5hZlJZby01V2hmYVJaeVUyb3h3VzJoUHYydUFNUjdHdXFfdVpqb2lNZGdhb3lLTGgxbE8wV1NqZ0pPY0UtMDJ2SC04b2R5My1MclNvdHVZaV9HWkluTXUzbGlTWXN6U1RFbGZ6VF8wek1nR0VEMGg2Mm84LWk4YlJxRVBiS0xnZlF6VUVaSHhuT1FJdGVybTB1SmVvZzlxSGpRT1lrakRrZExreUgxcEw3RnJpa1FTZlNEYS1tVVBPRUptYzJSdjh4Q3ZDbmlwOFNWN1dQVC1vVEJfeHpCRWpQT2dwQ2stTVNSS05LVzMxdndOZEc4UzhfaGxqYkElMmMlMmM&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAALubfZ7FRH8EUBTnJKaNtsOls4TjrnfGZMwKo5teYdfyy5bsoBdukMQsmn_WH6dZJl6TxyAu9z7KYBJoX7mDHnnK38_bLn6rADp7JEPLcX1IsFi4HXcipKDkUI7ql1RPRLTlJTN47qvYSsx0kiP12SKySmDSRAjiR1n1TfhCqpJ5&_guc_consent_skip=1584632944#

Our goals will be:
 to create 3 different pieces using photo references for each.
 Demonstrate at least 3 different textures in each. (smooth clay can count as 1)  Each piece should be a minimum of 6 x 6 inches.

A good example for one piece would be to create a beach scene.  You could create texture for the sand, water and a surfboard.  We can make impressions with objects, carve in texture with our tools or any other creative solutions you can come up with.

Create 3 finished sketches using the same process that we always use.  
Please email me a photo of your sketches when completed. Please make sure you spend at least 2 hours working on these so that the ideas are clearly thought out and construction will be easier.

Please message or email with questions!  Be creative and have fun!

texture- the degree of roughness or smoothness of an object

Friday, June 12, 2020

Ceramics/Ceramics2/Advanced Art- Last one

For our final week please make sure to hand in any work that you have not done so yet by Thursday June 18 by 2 PM.  
There is no art assignment but a simple one page paper (12 point type, no images) describing your experience with remote learning and how it could be improved if we were to have to do it again next year.  Do not focus on the negatives as we all know it was not our ideal situation, but stay constructive and let me know what is attainable and what would make it work better for you.
Please email it to me by Thursday at 2 and I appreciate your thoughts and constructive criticism!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Foundations and Foundations 2 (week of June 8-12)

If you have not handed in the watercolor project please get that to me this week.  In closing for the school year I am asking for a one page reflection (12 point type, no images) on the remote learning experience.  We can all agree that this is not the ideal situation so we don't need to focus on that, but specifically what I am asking you for is:
Based on your experience with remote learning what do you think can be done to make it more effective for you?  We will likely be dealing with more remote learning next school year, so there will be more accountability for getting work done. Understanding that, what would be helpful for you to make that happen?  Try to approach this constructively and help me and other teachers understand how we can help to make this a better experience as we move forward.
Please get this document to me by Monday 6/15.

Monday, June 8, 2020

ALL Middle School Exploratory Classes (week of June 8-12) LAST DRAWING

For our last drawing I would like you to create a drawing from observation or photo reference that demonstrates what you feel like you have learned or added your visual arsenal as we approach the end of this class.  I do not have specific expectations because I imagine many of you took away different things from the class, so do what feels right to you and have fun!  

Ceramics (week of June 8-12) Wheel Throwing

I am really sorry that we can not have the opportunity to do wheel throwing this year but I wanted to make sure that you had some basic introduction to the principles.  Please watch all three short videos.  The first one features our own Mr. Black who is a master ceramist.  The second two show you two beginner approaches for wheel throwing and are easy to understand.  Hopefully if some of you take Ceramics 2 next year I can give you some demonstrations and time to practice.  

https://www.pbs.org/video/arts-and-culture-shorts-tomas-g-black/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9-hAJ8IrmU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmgMKbHyDFw

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Ceramics- Gargoyles/Knights (week of June 1-5)

Please take this week to complete your drawings and react to the feedback I have sent.  If you have not turned in last week's assignment please of so asap.