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    3rd Quarter

    Friday! March 9, 2012


    There is a bunch of art work with NO names by the back windows! See if any are yours!

    Empty your manila folders (everything except your current Reflection sheet) and put it in your BIG art work folder.

    Select any art work for Night Gallery.

    Studio clean-up: All paint bottles, ink tubes, spray bottles, plastic bins, buckets and brayers need to be washed and dried.

    Vocabulary:  Night gallery- the annual NEISD secondary student art exhibit. 

    Reflection:
      What are your Spring Break plans?

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    Thursday! March 8, 2012

    Turn in monoprints if you have not already done so.

    ALL work is due TODAY!

    Empty folders, select art work for Night Gallery, begin studio clean-up.

    Vocabulary: Night gallery- the annual NEISD secondary student art exhibit.  
     

    Reflection:
     What is the purpose of an art gallery/show? Why is it important for the artist to be there with their work?

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    Wednesday! March 6, 2012
     

    TAKS testing all day!

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    Tuesday! March 6, 2012

    Monoprints are due! Fill out eval, paperclip your prints to it and stack at the end of your row. 

    Dried prints are on the back counter by the window on the BLUE paper. Prints with NO NAME are on the PURPLE paper.

    Check progress report and finish any incomplete work!

    Any late work is due by Thursday!

    Refl
    ection: Are you caught up with all of your work? If not, what do you need to finish?

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    Monday! March 5, 2012

    Finish monoprinting!!  Get your dried prints from the drying rack- be careful with them!

    Vocabulary:
     Register marks- These are used so that the paper is properly lined up with t
    he specific area of ink. 


    Refl
    ection: What medium did you like printing with the best? (printing ink, tempera or combo) And why?






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    Happy Friday! March 2, 2012

    Monoprinting!!

    Vocabulary: Register marks- These are used so that the paper is properly lined up with the specific area of ink. 

     
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    Reflection: Why is it important to experiment with different mediums within the same printing process?

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    Thursday, March 1, 2012

    Intro to Printmaking! Monoprint demo!

    Vocabulary: Printmaking Processes- Woodcut, Engraving, Etching, Lithography, Serigraphy, Monoprinting


    http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2009/artistic-endeavors-art-buyers-guide-to-printmaking/

    Reflection: What is something new you learned about these printmaking processes? Which one would you like to try the most and why?

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    Wednesday, February 29, 2012

    Self-portraits & portraits of your classmates!

    Vocabulary: Line drawing, symmetrical, frontal view, 3/4 view, profile view, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, National Portrait Gallery- http://www.npg.si.edu/

    Reflection: Did you find it more challenging to draw your own portrait or that of your neighbor? Why?


    Alexander Calder, Self-Portrait, ink on paper, 1957.
    http://npg.si.edu/exhibit/calder/index.html

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    Tuesday, February 28, 2012

    Focus: subject matter printmaking

    Vocabulary: proportions, Leonardo DaVinci, ideal beauty, graphic recorder, TED.com

    Reflection: What is beauty?

    http://www.intmath.com/numbers/math-of-beauty.php

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    Monday, February 27, 2012

    Studio clean-up/catch-up day time! 
    Clean up the water colors.  Show us.

    Studio clean up. Sumi-e ink, watercolor and weaving!

    Vocabulary: fude- brush, suzuri- stone, fudemaki - bamboo brush holder

    Reflection: What does using authentic and quality tools mean to you?

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    Friday, February 24, 2012

    Gather your watercolor paintings- you might have to sift through the 'No Name' pile in the back by the windows!

    Combo time! Sumi-e ink, watercolor and weaving!

    Vocabulary: Stipple-creating a pattern using very small dots.
    Outline- a silhouette with a featureless interior.
    File:Kette und Schuß.jpg

    Warp- vertical weave. 

    Weft-horizontal weave.
     
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kette_und_Schu%C3%9F.jpg 

    Reflection: What are some ink painting techniques that you have learned? Do you see any similarities between them and tempera and watercolor?

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    Thursday, February 23, 2012 
    Please do not touch ink materials! They are breakable.Find your watercolor painting(s) in the back. Carefully un-tape and place in your folder.Put board in your spot in the cabinet.

    Sumi-e ink painting!!                                                              

    V
    ocabulary: 

    The Four Treasures of Study 
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    Inkstick- made of either pine or oil soot combined with animal glue. Ground 
    with water to create ink. 
    Inkstone-stone mortar for grinding and holding the ink. 
    Inkbrush-
     Used for ink painting and calligraphy. Can be made from goat, pig, mouse, buffalo, wolf or rabbit hair. 
    Paper- Xuan (or rice) paper is soft and fine textured.
    "Serial dilution"- to reduce a substance with equal and even steps.

    Reflection: What is something new you learned about ink painting? 

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    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 
    Get your painting from the drying rack. If you're starting a new painting today, get a new piece of paper and tape it to your board.

    Continue outdoor watercolor painting!!                                                                                    

    Vocabulary: Wash: a broad application of paint applied in a very fluid state to dry or moistened paper. 
    Graded wash: A strong wash on wet paper from dark to light.
    Wet-on-wet: Paint applied to wet paper or wet paint that is already on the paper.
    Wet-on-dry: Wet paint applied to dry paper.  

    Reflection: How have your watercolor skills grown from yesterday?

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    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 
    Please stack old agenda at the end of your row! Get the wooden board from  your spot in the cabinet- be careful of vessels and bells!!

    Outdoor watercolor painting!!                                                                                    

    Vocabulary: Wash: a broad application of paint applied in a very fluid state to dry or moistened paper. 
    Graded wash: A strong wash on wet paper from dark to light.
    Wet-on-wet: Paint applied to wet paper or wet paint that is already on the paper.
    Wet-on-dry: Wet paint applied to dry paper.  

    Reflection: How is it different painting from life rather than from a photo?

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    Friday, February 17, 2012 
    All backpacks on the back counter by the windows! There will be a lot of moving around today and we don't want anyone tripping!

    Watercolor stations!                                                                                     Station 1: Degen and Isabella
    Station 2: Natalie and Priscilla
    Station 3: Pablo and Evyn

    Vocabulary: Wash: a broad application of paint applied in a very fluid state to dry or moistened paper. 
    Graded wash: A strong wash on wet paper from dark to light.
    Wet-on-wet: Paint applied to wet paper or wet paint that is already on the paper.
    Wet-on-dry: Wet paint applied to dry paper.  

    Reflection: What are the differences between watercolor and tempera?

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    Thursday, February 16, 2012 

    Get a laptop from the trunk or turn on/log in to your desktop computer. 

    Date for Bells & vessels: January 2012
    Medium: Clay- buff with grog
    Kiln

    Digital portfolio- Blog posts Finish today. Whatever you do not finish is homework.
    1. Ceramics unit post: Talavera bells & Asian vessels
    2. Tempera painting post

    Vocabulary: 
    ¶ - This symbol means paragraph.

    Reflection: Why is it important that the photographs of your artwork be properly cropped and have a proper background?

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    WednesdayFebruary 15, 2012 

    Date for Bells & Vessels: January 2012
    Medium: Clay- Buff with grog
    Kiln

    Digital portfolio- Blog posts
     We will start today and finish up tomorrow. 
    1. Ceramics unit post: Talavera bells & Asian vessels
    2. Tempera painting post

    Vocabulary: ¶ - This symbol means paragraph.

    Reflection: What is the main point/focus of an artist's digital portfolio?

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    Tues
    dayFebruary 14, 2012 Happy Valentine's!


    Watercolor video! Read through the worksheet.

    When photographing, remember:
    1. Flash vs. no flash
    2. White background vs. black
    3. Shadows
    4. Visual Noise

    Vocabulary: Visual-noise: objects that distract the viewer from the main focus of your photograph.

    Reflection: What is something new you learned about the process of making watercolor paints?  Did you think so much time and effort was put into making a tube of paint?

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    Mon
    dayFebruary 13, 2012


    Congratulations to all of the VASE participants- Nakya, Pimlada, Natalie and Isabella!

    Photography Workshop!
    Check for:
    1. Flash vs. no flash
    2. White background vs. black
    3. Shadows
    4. Visual Noise

    Vocabulary: Visual-noise: objects that distract the viewer from the main focus of your photograph.

    Reflection: Reflect on the photography workshop-what is something new you learned about photographing 3-D objects? 

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    Reminder-VASE is TOMORROW, February 11th!
    Friday, February 10, 2012

    Studio day 
    Last day for tempera painting. 
    Complete self-eval.
    If time permits, large group critique.

    Vocabulary: Critique-detailed analysis and assessment of something.

    Reflection: Reflect on the overall unit of Tempera painting- what did you like? Dislike? What worked for you? What did not? List a few things you learned that you didn't know before the unit.

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    Reminder-VASE is this Saturday, February 11th! Brandon & Pimlada -bring in your artwork.
    Thursday, February 9, 2012

    Studio day 
    Continue tempera painting. When finished complete self-eval and critique sheet.

    Vocabulary: Critique-detailed analysis and assessment of something.

    Reflection: 


    Below is an illuminated manuscript from the 15th century. Would you categorize it as realism or abstraction? Or somewhere in between? Explain why.
























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    Reminder-VASE is this Saturday, February 11th! Brandon, Pimlada & Nakya-bring in your artwork.
    Wednesday, February 8, 2012

    Studio day & Critique
    First half of the class- Continue painting
    Second half of the class- Group critiques

    ***Computer lab tomorrow and Friday! (Serg. 213)

    Vocabulary: Critique-detailed analysis and assessment of something

    ReflectionWhat are your thoughts on the group critique?
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    Reminder-VASE is this Saturday, February 11th! Brandon, Pimlada & Nakya-bring in your artwork.
    Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    Studio day
    Continue tempera painting. Due-Wednesday, February 8th (halfway through the period so we can critique afterwards.)
    • Remember to mix your colors rather than using them straight from the tube.
    • Tempera paint should be opaque rather than transparent (watercolor).
    • Start with the background and work your way to the foreground.
    • Squirt quarter-sized amounts of paint.
    Vocabulary: Opaque-not see through

    ReflectionWhat advice would you give to someone who is painting with tempera for the first time?
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    Reminder-VASE is this Saturday, February 11th!
    Date: Monday, February 6, 2012

    Plan for today:
    Studio day-continue tempera painting. Due-Wednesday, February 8th.

    Painting tips:
    Remember to mix your colors rather than using them straight from the tube.
    Tempera paint should be opaque rather than transparent (watercolor).
    Start with the background and work your way to the foreground.

    Vocabulary: Opaque-not see through

    ReflectionWhat are some painting techniques you have learned or used while painting with Tempera?
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    Date: Friday, February 3, 2012
    VASE update!

    Focus: Continue painting.

    Awareness: Remember to always mix your colors, never use a color straight from the bottle.

    Vocabulary: Foreground, background

    ReflectionAre you finding it easy or difficult to create your painting in the style you chose? 

    Out of class work: Think about things that are represented by the color red. Here are a few: It is the most popular color, stands for love, fire and flame. What can you think of?
    Due: Monday
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    Date: Friday, February 3, 2012
    VASE update!

    Focus: 
    1. Continue tempera painting- due next Tuesday.
    2. Studio clean-up

    Awareness: Remember to paint the background first! And then the foreground.

    Vocabulary: Foreground, background

    ReflectionIs your painting as realistic or abstract as you had planned? Or has it changed as you've begun painting?

    Out of class work: Think about things that are represented by the color red. Here are a few: It is the most popular color, stands for love, fire and flame. What can you think of?
    Due: Friday
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    Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012
    VASE update!

    Focus: 
    1. Continue tempera painting- due next Tuesday.
    2. Studio clean-up

    Awareness: Remember to paint the background first! And then the foreground.

    Vocabulary: Foreground, background

    ReflectionIs your painting as realistic or abstract as you had planned? Or has it changed as you've begun painting?

    Out of class work: Think about things that are represented by the color blue. Here are a few: symbol of baby boys in America, mourning in Borneo, carbon monoxide gas in canisters. What can you think of?
    Due: Friday
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    Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
    If you are participating in VASE we need to discuss your artwork and evaluation.

    Focus: 
    1. Tempera painting- due next Tuesday.
    2. Studio clean-up

    Awareness: Begin painting the background and then paint the foreground.

    Vocabulary: Foreground, background

    ReflectionHow much progress did you make today? Keep the timeline and due date in mind.

    Out of class work: Think about the colors in the clothing you are wearing today.
    Due: Thursday
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    Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    If you are participating in VASE we need to discuss your artwork and evaluation.

    Focus: 
    Painting reminders and tips

    Awareness: When beginning your painting, begin with the background and then paint the foreground.

    Vocabulary: Foreground, background

    ReflectionWhat style of painting and color scheme are you using for your painting? Why?

    Out of class work: Think about the colors in the clothing you are wearing today.
    Due: Wednesday
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    Date: Monday, January 30, 2012
    If you are participating in VASE we need to discuss your artwork and evaluation.

    Focus: 
    1. Review painting project 
    2. In groups, take finished vessels to kiln. (For those not done, finish glazing and the glaze self- 
        evaluation. Place this in the cabinet with your vessel.)
    3. Begin sketching your painting. (What format will you use? Portrait, landscape or a square?)

    Awareness: When beginning your painting, begin with the background and then paint the foreground.

    Vocabulary: Foreground, background

    ReflectionWhat style of painting and color scheme are you using for your painting? Why?

    Out of class work: Think about the color schemes in your clothing.
    Due: Tuesday
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    Date: Friday, January 27, 2012
    If you are participating in VASE we need to discuss your artwork and evaluation.

    Focus: 
    1. Continue/finish glazing.
    2. Glaze self-evaluation. Place this in the cabinet with your vessel.
    3. Begin sketching your painting. (What format will you use? Portrait, landscape or a square?)

    Awareness: Remember that glaze acts like glue when it is fired in the kiln. If you glazed the bottom of your vessel it will stick to the kiln shelf. Put a note with your vessel if you did this so we can make sure it doesn't get stuck.

    Vocabulary: Glaze fire

    ReflectionWhat style of painting (Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, Avant-garde, Abstraction) are you drawn to the most? Why?

    Out of class work: Think about your painting plans.   
    Due: Monday
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    Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012

    Focus: 
    1. Continue/finish glazing.
    2. Begin sketching your painting.

    Awareness: Start to notice color schemes and think about which one you want to use for your painting.

    Vocabulary: Photo realistic =Chuck Close

    ReflectionDo you think you will be finished glazing by Friday?

    Out of class work: When you see paintings or photographs, try to recognize their style.   
    Due: Friday
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    Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

    Focus: 
    1. Introduction to painting project. 
    2. Continue glazing.
    3. Complete vessel/glaze self-evaluation
    4. Begin sketching your painting

    Awareness: Start to look at color schemes in your everyday life. The color of your house, the clothes you wear, etc. 

    Vocabulary: Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, Avant-Garde, Abstraction

    ReflectionWhich artist from the project intro. were you drawn to the most? Why?

    Out of class work: When you see paintings or photographs, try to recognize their style.   
    Due: Thursday
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    Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    Focus: If you have already begun glazing, keep glazing! If you haven't, get your design approved!

    Awareness: Be sure that there is enough color of a glaze for your intended design. If not, you might want to select another color glaze or purchase your own.

    Vocabulary: Glaze fire

    Reflection How is glaze different from tempera paint?

    Out of class work: Printed color photograph for your tempera painting.     
    Due: TODAY! Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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    Date: Monday, January 23, 2012

    Focus: 
    1. Pick up ceramics from kiln.
    2. Select glazes.
    3. Begin sketching design/plan for glazing. This must be approved before you can begin 
        glazing.
    4. Complete any unfinished painting exercises. These must be complete before you can begin 
        painting.

    Awareness: Be sure that there is enough color of a glaze for your intended design. If not, you might want to select another color glaze or purchase your own.

    Vocabulary: Bisque fire

    ReflectionHow do you plan to glaze your ceramic vessel?

    Out of class work: Printed color photograph for your tempera painting.     
    Due: TOMORROW! Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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    Date: Friday, January 20, 2012
    If you missed class yesterday (Sophomores) copy agenda and then go to back demo table. Everyone else- begin painting right away!

    Focus: Finish all colors exercises.

    Awareness: Notice how colors can represent an emotional feeling.

    Vocabulary: Warm color scheme, cool color scheme, color triad, tint, shade, monochromatic, complimentary, analogous 

    ReflectionIf you were to paint or re-paint your bedroom, what color or color scheme would you use and why?

    Out of class work: Photo for the tempera painting due TODAY!      Due: If you forgot, you MUST bring on MONDAY!
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    Date: Thursday, January 19, 2012

    Focus: Demo-color scheme exercises. Finish color wheel  exercise.

    Awareness: Notice how colors can represent an emotional feeling.

    Vocabulary: Warm color scheme, cool color scheme, color triad, tint, shade, monochromatic, complimentary, analogous 

     ReflectionIf you were to pick a color scheme to represent how you feel/how you are doing today, what color scheme would you choose and why?

    Out of class work: Bring in one of your own photos for the tempera painting      Due: As soon as possible, no later than Friday!
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    Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    Focus: Finish color wheel exercise.

    Awareness: Notice the colors used in different settings such as school, grocery store, restaurant, your home.

    Vocabulary: Tempera paint, color theory, 12- step color wheel, primary, secondary and tertiary colors, color, hue, Johannes Ittens 

    Reflection: What color is your bedroom (or other rooms in your home), why are they painted that color?
    For those that are taking their work to the kiln today- List 2 things you learned about the kiln and firing. 

    Out of class work: Bring in one of your own photos for the tempera painting      Due: As soon as possible, no later than Friday!
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    Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    Focus: Begin tempera painting unit.

    Awareness: Notice the colors used in different settings such as school, grocery store, restaurant, your home.

    Vocabulary: Tempera paint, color theory, color wheel, primary, secondary and tertiary colors, color, hue, Johannes Ittens 

    Reflection: List something new you learned about color.

    Out of class work: Bring in one of your own photos for the tempera painting      Due: As soon as possible, no later than Friday!
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    Date: Friday, January 13, 2012.

    Focus: Finish constructing Asian inspired vessels.

    Awareness: Finalizing your vessel. Self-evaluation.

    Vocabulary:Smooth surface, graceful form/profile 
      
    Reflection: How do you want to glaze your vessel?

    Out of class work: Reflect back on your color theory pre-assessment.      Due:Tuesday

    When you are finished constructing your vessel:
    1. Complete Asian vessel sculpture self-evaluation
    2. Place your vessel in your spot in the cabinet without the trash 
        bag
    3. Fold trash bag and stack in bin on back demo table
    4. Find your Talavera bell and clapper. At the back demo table,   
        attach your clapper to your bell. 
    5. Complete Talavera bell self-evaluation
    6. Place both evaluations and Agenda in separate stacks at the 
        end of your row.
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    Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012.

    Focus: Finish constructing Asian inspired vessels.

    Awareness: Finalizing your vessel. Self-evaluation.

    Vocabulary: Even walls, smooth surface, graceful form/profile 
      
    Reflection: How long do you think it will take for your vessel to be completely dry?

    Out of class work: Think about how you might want to glaze your vessel.     Due: Friday

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    Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2012.

    Focus: Continue constructing Asian inspired vessels.

    Awareness: Gallery walk.

    Vocabulary: Even walls, smooth surface, graceful form 
      
    Reflection: What different forms or techniques did you see/learn from the gallery walk?

    Out of class work: Think about the finishing touches for your vessel.      Due: Thursday

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    Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012.
    VASE!!! Let me know if you want to participate. The deadline is tomorrow!

    Focus: Continue constructing Asian inspired vessels.

     Awareness:Construction, craftsmanship, proper storage of in-progress vessels.

     Vocabulary:Even walls, smooth surface, graceful form 
      
    Reflection: How has your SAMA piece influenced your vessel?

    Out of class work: Think about construction and design.      Due: Wednesday

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    Date: Monday, January 9, 2012.

    Focus: Begin constructing Asian inspired vessels.

    Awareness: Construction, craftsmanship, proper storage of in-progress vessels.

    Vocabulary: Even walls, smooth surface, graceful form 

    Reflection: How do the techniques used for coil building compare to the pinch method used for the Talavera bells?

    Out of class work: Think about construction and design.       Due:  Tuesday

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    Date:  Friday, January 6, 2012.

    Focus: Coil demo, finish designs for Asian inspired vessels

     Awareness:Coil technique, proper storage of in progress vessels

     Vocabulary:Coil, hand-building 

    Reflection: How is your Asian inspiration different from the Talvera inspiration?

    Out of class work: Get ready to start building your vessel!   Due:Monday

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    Date:  Thursday, January 5, 2012.

    Focus: Finish glazing bells

     Awareness:Glazing techniques- 3 medium coats, drop and drag glaze, hold bell carefully. 

     Vocabulary:Glaze, glaze fire.

    Reflection: How does glazing compare to other forms of painting you have done?

     Find your Asian Inspired Vessel plan sheet.Out of class work:   Due: Friday

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    Date:  Wednesday, January 4, 2012.

    Focus: Glazing bells

    Awareness: Glazing techniques- 3 medium coats, drop and drag glaze, hold bell carefully. 

    Vocabulary: Glaze, glaze fire.

    Reflection: How did it feel glazing your bell?

    Out of class work: Refresh your memory about clay hand-building methods. Due:  Friday

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    Date: January 3, 2012. Happy New Year! Welcome back!

    FocusGlaze demo, begin planning and sketching the design on your Talavera bell.

    Awareness: Glazing and sketching techniques.

    Vocabulary: Glaze, lead-free, bisque fire.

    ReflectionWhat sorts of ceramics (glazed or not) do you have in your home? 

    Out of class work:  Think about your sketch. Both the design and how you plan to apply the glaze.   Due: Wednesday, January 4th

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