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|Course Name||Instructor||Grade Level(s)|
|Ceramics||Marisa Hamakawa||6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12|
Students are introduced to basic hand building techniques and basic glazing techniques. They will learn basic construction techniques such as pinch, coil, slab, and joining. Students will also learn about carving and glazing methods as a vehicle for self-expression. Students will create utilitarian forms such as cups and bowls and sculptural forms such as animals.
Grades 7, 8
Students expand their knowledge and skills of basic hand building techniques in clay such as pinch, coil, slab and joining. Students will continue to develop their technical skills with carving and texture applications and glazing methods as a vehicle for self-expression. Students will create utilitarian forms such as cups and bowls and sculptural forms such as animals.
The emphasis of this class will be the development of artistic and technical skills in hand building and glazing and an introduction to wheel-throwing. Students will continue to develop their technical skills with carving and texture applications, glazing methods and construction techniques, applying them to projects such as animal sculptures, and utilitarian forms such as bowl, cups and vases using the pottery wheel.
Students are acquiring, developing, and refining their artistic skills in hand building, wheel throwing, glazing and firing techniques. Students are exposed to different construction and glazing techniques to experiment with such as carving, sgraffito and wax resist. Students create sculptural forms such as self-portraits using hand building techniques and utilitarian forms such as bowl, cups and vases using the pottery wheel.
Grades 11, 12
The emphasis of this course is the development of artistic and technical skills in hand building, wheel-throwing, glazing and firing technique. Advanced students are allowed to pursue work independently under supervision of the instructor. They are allowed the freedom to develop, improvise, refine and explore techniques and materials as an guided independent course of study.
The University Laboratory School Art Department faculty is composed of a group of practicing artists, who possess extensive experience in their respective disciplines.
Each member of the art faculty develops, designs and teaches their own curriculum.
Our students are actively engaged in a studio environment. They produce works of art in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and fiber arts.