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POTTERY

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Required Pre-Requisite: Fundamentals of Art and Design 
FEE: $30

 

This course is an introduction to pottery and hand built creations using clay, porcelain and glaze. Students will work in a studio environment, contributing to the overall operations of a pottery studio, performing tasks and making their own clay. Hand building methods will include pinch, slab, coil, press and drape molds, extruded forms and sculpture. Pottery wheel techniques will be introduced in the 2nd card marking and students will combine skills in a quality form by the end of the course, creating a visually aesthetic thrown form complete with lid, a thrown foot and handles. Glazing techniques will be explored such as dipping, pouring, brushing and even various firing techniques such as Raku! Effort, time management and organization are crucial skills in working with a 3 dimensional, temperamental medium such as clay. 

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ADVANCED POTTERY (Levels 2 - 8)

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Required Pre-Requisite: Fundamentals of Art and Design & Pottery 
FEE: $35

This course will be a deeper exploration into both hand built and pottery techniques. Emphasis will be on individual development with refined techniques and more sophisticated ideas. Students will expand their abilities on the wheel with teapots, double walled vessels, bottle forms, additive coil process and matching forms. In addition, students will study a professional artist and create a mentor piece, replicating their style, technique and overall form. Glazing methods will be expanded to include airbrush and masked designs as well as creation of their own glaze formulas. Advanced firing techniques will include horsehair and Raku firing. Students will work in a studio environment, contributing to the overall operations of a pottery studio, performing tasks and making their own clay Self-direction, time management and organization are crucial skills in working with a 3 dimensional, temperamental medium such as clay. 

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