Instructors: Malinda Pearce & Unsil Kim
The Ceramics and Sculpture curriculum will help students to develop a basic mastery in working with three dimensional forms and materials. An important foundation for this course is knowledge of the art elements and design principles which will be reviewed through each project.Students learn to observe carefully and interpret what they see around them, the importance of art in human history, and how to work with a variety of modes of expression and materials. The Fine Art Department’s teachers at Wootton High School value Ceramics and Sculpture as an opportunity for student learning in multiple modalities. Whether this is the only art class taken or it is a spring board for developing a continued interest in art we hope that each student will gain a greater understanding of what art is and what artists do.The students will work with various media to encourage an understanding of additive and subtractive techniques, hand building methods in clay, and using sketches to plan projects. For each unit students will develop their knowledge of art, demonstrate the language of art, brainstorm and plan projects, respond to art and art forms, and practice new art skills.