Week 17 December 4-8

Comprehensive Art

Art History- Post-Impressionism, and 20th Century Art

Production-Final Project (an original composition shaded with a full range of values)


VAHSVAMC.1 Engages in the creative process, imagines new ideas by using mental and visual imagery, conceptualizes these ideas by using artistic language and contextual understandings in assessing learning, and develops a personal artistic voice that gives unique form to these concepts.

VAHSVACU.1 Articulates ideas and universal themes from diverse cultures of the past and present.

VAHSVAAR.1 Makes written and oral critiques of own works of art.

VAHSVAPR.2 Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes in drawing.



Monday- We will discuss Post-Impressionism and Van Gogh. Students will use the images they found Frida to create a sketch for their final project.

Tuesday- We will start class with a discussion of 20th Century art. Today we will look at Cubism and Pablo Picasso.. Students will begin their final project on the large paper once their sketch is approved.  They will begin with a line drawing.

Wednesday- We will look at Surrealism and Salvador Dali. Students will then continue to work on their final project. Most students should finish the line drawing and may begin shading.

Thursday- Today we will look at Abstract Expressionism with a focus on Jackson Pollack. Students will continue to shade their final project using a consistent and obvious light source.

Friday- We will finish our study of new art history today! We will talk about Pop art. Students will then continue to work on their final project by shading their original composition to render it 3 dimensionally.





VA:Ceram.1 Ceramic Technique: Planning
The learner will be able to uses preparatory sketches, plans, and produces hand-built and/or wheel-thrown ceramic works inspired by personal experience, social issues, observation of natural world, and research into selected cultures or ceramic artists.

VA:Ceram.2 Ceramic Techniques: Construction
The learner will be able to demonstrates proficiency in techniques, such as wedging, pinching, molding, scoring, and joining.

VA:Ceram.3 Ceramic Technique: Clay Management
The learner will be able to demonstrate techniques of pottery formation such as pinch, coil, slab, molding, combination, and wheel-throwing.

VA:Ceram.4 Ceramic Techniques: Glazing
The learner will be able to apply glazing techniques, such as brushing, dipping, pouring, wax resist, and stencil.

VA:Ceram.5 Ceramic Techniques: Decorative
The learner will be able to use a variety of decorative techniques, such as graffito, wax resist, slip trailing, stencil, and stamping.

VA:Ceram.10 Appreciation of Diversity
The learner will be able to synthesize knowledge, appreciation, and respect of diverse cultures and societies from a study of their cultural artifacts (ceramics).

VA:Ceram.14 Ceramic Techniques, Function
The learner will be able to identify and discuss how specific techniques, functions, and styles used in the creation of selected ceramic works affect the design.VA:Ceram.15 Composition
The learner will be able to explain how elements of art and principles of design contribute to expressive content and/or formal unity in ceramic work from varied cultures and historical periods.

VA:Ceram.17 Criticism
The learner will be able to critique ceramic artworks using the processes of description, analysis, interpretation, and judgment based on evidence observed in artworks.

VA:Ceram.18 Self-Evaluation
The learner will be able to evaluate, based on predetermined criteria, own performance and progress on skills and written and visual products.

VA:Ceram.22 Researching Art
The learner will be able to research, study, and write about ceramics from diverse societies via Internet museums, exhibits, and critiques as well as traditional texts and periodicals.


Monday – Wednesday-Students will continue to work on their final project until it is complete. They will then allow it to start drying out in the kiln room to get ready for bisque fire. Wednesday is the last day with wet clay as projects need time to dry out and be fired.

Thursday-Students will glaze their Beautiful but Functional works if they still need to. They will then glaze their sculptural bowl.

Friday-Students will finish any other glazing or cold decorating.  We will also have a critique of sculptural bowls.

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