Week 18, December 11-15

Comprehensive Art

Art History- Review

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.


Click here for the review power point Comp Review (shortened)

Monday- SNOW DAY!

Tuesday- I will give students a study guide for the final exam.The study guide will not count as a grade but will be a valuable tool for students as they begin to study. Over the next 5 days, we will review art history movements as well as the elements of art. Today we will review Paleolithic and Neolithic art as well as line and shape. Students will spend the remaining portion of class working on their final project which is due this Friday!

Wednesday-Today we will cover line, shape, form as well as Sumerian art for our review. Students will then continue to work on their final project.

Thursday- We will review Greek and Roman art as well as the element of art, Space. We will have a gallery walk and peer critique today to see how students are progressing on their final projects.

Friday- We will review Byzantine and Gothic art as well as the elements of art value and texture. Students will continue to shade their final project using a consistent and obvious light source.



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 and Tuesday-Students will use their time glazing or cold decorating their final projects and/or continuing research for their research paper on the ancient ceramic piece. Students will write a 1-2 page paper on the piece they used for inspiration and the culture it came from.

Wednesday- I will give students a study guide and we will begin to review key vocabulary. We will then have a critique for Functional yet Beautiful. Students can begin to glaze their final projects as they come out of the bisque fire.

Thursday-Students will continue to use their time as needed to glaze and work on their research project. We will also critique their salt and pepper shakers.

Friday- We will use today for studio clean up. Each students will choose a task to clean up the kiln room and classroom.


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