Class Calendar

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Glazing Project 2

This is a reminder that project 2 needs to be glazed by Monday March 1st so that it can be loaded into a kiln that Monday. If you have post firing finishing or construction it must be completed before the Monday of spring break. I will be grading projects over break. This is outside of class work along with the throwing that everyone needs to practice.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Critique -Project 1 Wednesday Feb 17

What is a critique?
"A critique is an oral or written discussion strategy used to analyze, describe, and interpret works of art. Critiques help students hone their persuasive oral and writing, information-gathering, and justification skills

Art criticism is the process and the result of thinking carefully about art. It involves the description, analysis and interpretation of art. It does not always include a stated judgment of worth or value. Critique is designed to help students further their art education experience and improve their art criticism skills. "

At the end of class you may take project 1 home. Before class begins Wednesday please have your work finished; epoxied, painted, glazed, etc... whatever it needs to be "finished". We will discuss everyone's work as a group. the remaining class time will be devoted to finishing project 2.

Some things to consider for critique:
  • the purpose of critique is to help you improve and therefore will mostly focus on those areas.
  • Critique is in no way to be taken or used personally. Discussion pertains to the value, meritt and success of the work not the person.
  • When making statements about work be as descriptive and construcive as possible. Saying you "like" or "dislike" something without a reason why is neither constructive or fullfilling your role as a critquer
  • Active participation in critique is large portion of your participation grade, that being said, a critique is not a venue to show off or domminate discussion in hopes of obtaining a good participation grade. One thoughful question is worth more than an hour of idle chatter.
  • Consider project goals and requierments and how your questions or statements relate to it.