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Ceramics 2 Syllabus


Ceramics and Sculpture 2

Mayo High School

Instructor: Ms. Quinn

Welcome to Ceramics and Sculpture 2 at Mayo High School.  I look forward to working with each of you as you develop and explore your creativity and artistic goals!

In this class you will:

  • Build on the knowledge, skills and techniques you learned in Ceramics 1
  • Be introduced to ceramic and clay history, criticism, aesthetic judgment and studio production.
  • You will design and construct 3- dimensional art forms working with clay or mixed media
  • Apply design techniques in clay through a variety of hand-building techniques
  • Refine skills using the potter’s wheel and develop advanced techniques in hand building.
  • Explore and participate in traditional and alternative firing experiences
  • Develop an awareness of artistic style as it relates to his/her art work.


Assignments:  The majority of the assignments will be in the form of studio projects.  Students are expected to participate every day.  Sufficient time will be given during class; however, for students who need extra time to work, there will be opportunities to finish projects.


Grading Standards and benchmarks knowledge and skills are built into projects and students are graded not on the finished work so much as their growth and understanding of the visual arts.

Grading translates to…
     4   Proficient      Meeting Standards(Great Work!)        

     3   Novice          Meets Standards (Fair Work.)             
     2   Emerging      Progress toward Meeting Standards  
     1                        Does Not Meet Standards                  

     0                Little or No Attempt Made   


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




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