Ceramics and Sculpture
Ceramics and Sculpture is an advanced course for Upper School students interested in working in three dimensions. This class builds upon the design and art ideas that students have already worked with in Art I and expands these ideas into the three-dimensional world.
Students work on reliefs and sculpture in the round, and examine work and ideas from the history of art and contemporary artists. Participants explore the artistic process and develop problem-solving skills through experimentation with new ideas and new media. Students will view and critique each other's work in order to increase visual awareness and develop aesthetic understanding and vocabulary. There are assignments in various media in order to explore spatial concepts and work in a variety of methods to form sculpture including modeling, construction, carving, and molding. The result of these efforts is increased personal creativity and expression, self-reliance and greater understanding of the meaning of art in our lives and society.