September 10-14

Comprehensive Art

VAHSVA.CR.3   Engage in an array of processes, media, techniques, and technology through experimentation, practice, and persistence.

  1. Demonstrate a variety of skills and techniques for two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art.

VAHSVA.CR.4   Incorporate formal and informal components to create works of art.

  1. Create three-dimensional works of art that incorporate a variety of sculptural methods/materials and demonstrate an understanding of relief sculpture and sculpture in the round from a variety of materials (e.g. clay, paper, plaster, wood).

Art History Focus- Roman Art

Art Production-Clay

Monday-We will play Kahoot to review Greek art (sculpture, architecture, and pottery) in preparation for the quiz Tuesday. We will then start our unit on clay! I will go over key ceramic terms and demo how to use clay to make form. Students will be making animals but they must first create a sketch. Their sketches should draw their chosen animal from the front, back, and side.

Tuesday-Students will take the quiz on Greek art. After each students sketch is approved they will begin with clay. Each student will start with a ball of clay that they will form into the body and then legs, head, etc.

Wednesday- Students will be introduced to Roman art and Culture by Power Point. Students will get a brief overview of Roman architecture. Students will then continue to work on their clay animals by refining the form of the body, limbs, and head.

Thursday- We will look at the Coliseum and its contributions to architecture. Students will finish up their clay animal by adding facial details and texture as well as hallowing out their form.

Friday- Class will be a little short due to the pep rally. We will begin class by looking at and discussing the Pantheon. I will then introduce students to the next clay project, phone speakers. Students will begin looking at examples and brainstorming ideas for their own speaker.





VAHSCR.CR.3   Engage in an array of processes, media, techniques, and technology through experimentation, practice, and persistence.

  1. Utilize traditional and contemporary methods for constructing ceramic works (e.g. pinch, coil, slab, wheel thrown, extruded, modeled,


  1. Create ceramic works using various traditional and contemporary media.
  2. Apply surface techniques (e.g. mishima, sgraffito, burnishing, slip trailing, stamping, incising, applique).
  3. Apply a range of firing techniques (e.g. pit, barrel, raku, saggar, reduction, oxidation).
  4. Utilize technology (e.g. pottery wheel, extruder, three-dimensional modeling software, power tools, hand tools, kilns).

VAHSCR.RE.2 Critique personal works of art and the artwork of others, individually and collaboratively, using a variety of approaches.

  1. Self-assess ceramic works considering standards of craftsmanship, skill mastery, intent, and meaning as part of the creative process.
  2. Review portfolios collaboratively and individually to identify growth regarding mastery of craftsmanship, content, and composition.


VAHSCR.RE.3    Engage in the process of art criticism to make meaning and increase visual literacy.

  1. Formulate written and/or oral response to works of art through various approaches.


Monday – Students will continue to roll slabs for their container with a lid and then begin to put the slabs together.

Tuesday-Students will finish putting their slab containers together and cut away the lid.

Wednesday- Students will complete their slab container by adding handles, outside texture or decoration, and then allowing them to dry out for firing. I will then introduce the next project, tiles. I will demonstrate the process and then allow them to begin to sketch and plan for their tile so that they may begin the next day.

Thursday- We will critique our coil pots. We will look at them as a class and discuss and then students will write an individual critique describing and evaluating their work. Students will begin their slab tiles by rolling out a thick slab. Students will then place their sketch on top to press the lines into their slab.

Friday-Students will continue to work on their slab tiles by beginning to use subtractive methods to remove the background.


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