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  • Credit=0.5 (1 Semester)


Pre-Requisite: None

Course Description:  A pottery wheel is the focus of this ceramics class. A variety of thrown clay forms will be created, including bowls, stacking bowls, cylinders for mugs, handle pulling, pot and vase forms, trimming, decorative rims, and shaping techniques. Students learn how to maintain the studio, load the kiln, and operate it. Also covered are surface resolution techniques such as sgraffito and inlay, underglazing, and glazing. The students will also maintain a blog to document their creative process and publish their work. The course supports AP Studio 3D.

Work Load:  Our Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) is Art Club.
A Standards Based Grading system that incorporates Formative Assessments for skill development and Summative Assessments based on projects. Students who use class time wisely will have little to no homework. Assignments can be completed written, orally, or through video submission. Warning: Throwing classes use pottery wheels that contain magnets! These pose a risk to people that use pacemakers!

Why would you be interested in the Class:  Every skill level is welcome! In this class, you'll learn the same techniques and skills used in real-life industries. This course will teach students how to run a studio safely, as well as how to create and finish pieces that can be sold.

  • CCR
  • Fine Arts - Visual