Ceramics

Curtis Singmaster takes over the FVS ceramics program, which has produced countless award-winning pieces by students. 

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CERAMICS COURSES

List of 5 items.

  • Studio Ceramics I

    The studio ceramics course is designed to help the beginning student become more aware of the potential of clay as a vehicle for self expression. Students create forms that may serve practical needs, yet have the mark of vitality and individuality. The study of ceramics takes the form of extended practice during which skills are gradually developed and confidence builds. Lectures and demonstrations focus on forming techniques in hand building, wheel throwing, glazing and firing. The course is not a set curriculum but conforms to meet the changing needs of each student.
  • Studio Ceramics II

    Studio Ceramics II is available to those students who have completed the beginning ceramics course and desire a more intensive and independent opportunity to explore utilitarian or sculptural ceramics utilizing handbuilding and wheel-throwing processes of the student’s choosing. Forming techniques, including casting and large scale sculpture techniques are introduced and students are encouraged to become involved in the multitude of glazing and firing processes utilized within the ceramics program.
  • Studio Ceramics III

    Students will continue to develop the skills needed to pursue a wide-range of ceramic forming and finishing techniques, but the primary area of focus will be on the development of a body of work that explores a particular area of interest and concept. Although this course is scheduled by semester, students pursuing the AP portfolio are encouraged to enroll for the entire year.
  • Honors Studio Ceramics

    The honors level ceramics course is designed for students seriously interested in continuing in ceramics beyond the intermediate level with a goal of proceeding into the AP portfolio course during the senior year.  
     
    Students will continue to develop the skills needed to pursue a wide-range of ceramic forming and finishing techniques, but the primary area of focus will be on the development of a body of work that explores a particular area of interest and concept. Although this course is scheduled by semester, students pursuing the AP portfolio are encouraged to enroll for the entire year. Prerequisite: Studio Ceramics II and teacher recommendation
  • AP Studio Art: 3D

    AP Studio Art: 3D, usually part of a two-year sequence, is designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art, and ceramics is one of the options students can pursue. Students submit an extensive portfolio of work for evaluation. Expectations for the quality of work are set at the college level, and students are admitted to this course through a demonstration of superior effort and achievement, self-motivation and previous art experience. The portfolio will consist of approximately 30 works of art that excel in concept, composition and execution. Students enrolled in an AP course are required to take the corresponding AP exam in May.

Faculty

List of 2 members.

  • Curtis Singmaster 

    University of Denver - B.F.A.
    Rhode Island School of Design - M.F.A.
    Brown University - Collegiate Teaching Certificate
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  • Addison Green 

    Washington University, St. Louis - B.S.
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