• Advanced Ceramics Scope and Sequence:


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    Course Description

    CERAMICS (L)                            

    Ceramics is a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students in ceramics engage in sequential learning experiencesthat encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production and lead to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students create works of art in clay utilizing the processes of hand building, molds, wheel throwing,slip and glaze techniques, and the firing processes. They reflect upon and refine their work; explore cultural and historical connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. Students utilize the resources of art museums, galleries, and studios, and identify art-related careers.

     Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

     Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art(L), Introduction to Three-Dimensional Art (L)

     Credits: 1 semester course, 1 credit per semester. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized

     Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas

     Fulfills a Fine Arts requirement for the Core 40 Academic HonorsDiploma

    Scope and Sequence



    Instructional Content

    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.




    3, 4, 6, and 7

    -Classroom rules and procedures

    -Learn basics of clay, attaching clay, and tools used for clay


    -Locker Name Tag 

    -Experience Clay Chapter 2 and worksheet


    -Partner Discussions

    -Group Discussions 


    -Check out Locks/Lockers

    -Classroom Expectations


    3, 4, 5, 6,  and 7




    -The Elements of Art –Basic Overview


     -Elements Vocab and Drawing Spreadsheet


    -Group Critique

    -Project Rubric 

    - Rubric/Log Folder



    3, 4, 5, 6,  and 7

    -The Elements of Art 

    -The Element of Value

    -Continue Group Poster Project Presentation

    -Element Match up

    -Hand drawing pre-instruction

    -Value Notes

    -Project Critiques

    -Quiz on Elements



    -Compare and Contrast Element Matchups from other groups


    3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

    The Element of Value

    - Value Notes

    -Value Scales

    -Shading Techniques

    -Project Critiques




    3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

    The Elements of Form and Space

    -Form Notes

    Space Notes

    2 pt perspective drawing

    1 pt perspective drawing

    -Perspective Techniques

    -Test over Form,

      Space, and Value

    -Project Critiques




    6 and 7

    The Elements of Space and Value

    -Hall of Flags Drawing

    -Project Critiques



    3, 4, 5, 6, and 7


    The Elements of Space, Value, and Color

    -Hall of Flags Drawing

    -Color Notes from Book

    -Color Notes/ Worksheet

    -Color Wheel

    -Project Critiques




    3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

    The Elements of Color ans Value

    -Color Hunt

    -Tints and Shades of


    -Intensity Scales


    -Project Critiques



    3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

    The Element of Color

    -Color Scheme Painting

    -Study Guide


    -Project Critiques

    -Test over Color



    3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

    The Elements of Value and Texture

    -Texture Drawings

    -Texture Notes

    -Project Critiques



    6 and 7

    The Elements of Art

    -Final Still-life Drawing

    -Project Critiques





    3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

    The Elements of Art

    -Final Still-life Drawing

    -Hand drawing for final

    -Study Guide


    -Project Critiques

    -Final Test