Ceramics & Art 2

Sunset Ridge Middle

Welcome to our class website for Ceramics and Art 2 at Sunset Ridge. My name is Ms. Ahre and I am very excited to be working with everyone ensuring that our students are learning and creating great art. The goal of this site is to communicate classroom projects, timelines, handouts, examples, grading rubrics and inspirational thoughts.

The theme "Art with Purpose" represents the underlying value all supporters of art believe in. Art is meaningful not only to individuals but to the greater community. Art is practice, it is purposeful intent. In our classes, students will be given many opportunities to explore the many themes and approaches to creating art.

Below are a few inspirational videos, and a blurb about me. Above are the links to access to class information.

A brief blurb about me in terms of art and educational career. Both of my degrees are from Westminster. A Bachelor in Fine Art and a Master in Art of Teaching. During my life I spent a lot of time Painting and Drawing, but I did not get into Ceramics until college. I love both worlds. In my teaching career, it has been 6+ years, my last 4 were at West Hills Middle. My roots are in Understanding by Backwards Design and Constructivist Learning approaches. My life, and teaching, philosophy is centered around the concept of Growth Mindset. Success always happens when one keeps an open mind and never gives up.

Art 2 Survey Link

Ceramics Class Survey Link

Class Description and Disclosure Class Expectations and Rules

Class Expectations and Rules 2017-18.pdf