Required for all other 3D classes.
Fun hands on intro level class suited for students of ALL abilities. “Art without Fear”. No experience or “Artistic talent” necessary, Honest. You can do it. You’ll learn problem-solving techniques, useful life skills and learn that mistakes are actually a useful part of learning. A fun class where you use a variety of materials and have lots of choices. Walk away feeling like you learned useful skills.
Key Course Learning Experiences
What will I do?
- Learn Careful Observation and proportions
- Learn Surface treatments (huh? Texture)
- Build 3D forms in clay that won't blow up
- Research and Planning based on your interests
- Teamwork and Communication
- Idea Generation
- Choice in how you meet the targets
- Work with MAC laptops and Apple OS
- Create a learning portfolio
Essential Learning Goals
What will I Learn? The class will be based on the following life skills. These skills will help you be successful in any job. I want you to leave the class truly feeling like you’ve learned something useful.
We call them our Power Standards.
Analyze and respond to observations.
Improve your ability to interpret the world.
Respect and articulate the perspectives of self and others
Use idea generation strategies to go beyond clichè
Make a plan for learning by asking questions
Reflect on what I need to practice and develop for improvement
Thoughtfully respond to self, peer, and teacher feedback
Participate in demonstrations, tutorials, and study master artists to develop my own skills.
Present and write in order to show my thinking process and improvement.
Strive toward care and best use of art media and meaningful concepts for quality craftsmanship.
Major Assessments and Success criteria
How will I be Graded?
You will be assessed on the power standards and your growth in class. We use the units and projects to learn the life skills in our Power Standards. The goal is not the end product you produce or “art talent”. The focus is on the process of learning. Students will produce a Learning Portfolio throughout the semester that documents growth. Students will peer assess throughout the semester to help measure growth and understanding.
NOTICE ~ PLAN ~ EXPERIMENT ~ CONNECT ~ GROW