September 17-21

Comp Art

Art History- Roman Art

Studio-Clay and Perspective


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.
  2. Demonstrate quality craftsmanship through proper care and use of tools, materials, and equipment.
  3. Utilize and care for materials, tools, and equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.

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

  1. Use principles of design to organize elements of art to create unified compositions.
  2. Create two-dimensional works of art that incorporate observational contour drawing, value to model form, and an understanding of perspective drawing.
  3. Learn fundamental color theory and the organization of color schemes to create works of art that demonstrate how to create meaning through color.
  4. 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).


Monday-We will begin class with picking back up on Roman art, looking at the Pantheon. Students will then be introduced to their next clay project, cell phone speakers. Students will think about the physics of sound and create a pinch pot that will be used to project sound. They will also need to consider aesthetics while creating their design. They will sketch and plan a design after my short demo on how to create a pinch pot. Many students still need to put the finishing touches on their animals before beginning their cell phone speakers.

Tuesday- We will be looking at and discussing Roman house paintings and the preservation by Mount Vesuvius. Students will then continue/begin their cell phone speakers once their sketches are approved. .They will begin with a pinch pot and mold it into their desired form.

Wednesday- We will complete our study of Roman art by looking at Roman sculpture. We will discuss how it is different from Greek sculpture.  Students will then continue to work on their house interior in two point perspective.

Thursday-We will play Kahoot to review on Roman art in preparation for the quiz on Friday.  Students will then finish their clay speakers.

Friday- We will have a quiz over Roman art. I will then introduce students to one point perspective. Students will follow along with me to practice drawing simple forms (boxes, letters, starts, etc.) in one point perspective.


Slab Unit continued

VAHSCR.CR.2 Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan and create works of art.

  1. Document research, exploration, and problem solving to connect and express visual ideas.
  2. Individually and collaboratively generate multiple solutions to a single artistic problem and assess merits of each.
  3. Research materials and apply processes to recognize limitations and set goals regarding design, studio capabilities, and time.

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).

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

  1. Apply compositional principles to create representational and non-objective ceramic works.
  2. Produce a variety of ceramic works that explore the concepts of form and function to create intended effect and communicate


  1. Demonstrate the successful application of formal qualities (elements and principles) in the production of ceramic works.


Monday- Students will sketch for their low relief tiles. Once their sketch has been approved, they will roll a thick slab and allow it to stiffen up before using additive and subtractive sculpting techniques.

Tuesday-Thursday-Students will continue to use low relief to build up their bas relief tiles.

Friday- Students will complete their low relief tiles and put them in the kiln room to dry out. I will the introduce the next project, luminaries. Students will sketch and plan the shape of the vessel as well as the cutouts they plan to use for their luminary. Students should have their sketches complete so that they are ready to begin building when we get back from Fall Break.

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