Three-Dimensional Studio Art 2


Face to Face Project Example

Three-Dimensional Studio Art 2


Instructor: D. Maynard    Email: [email protected]

Room: K-110                 Office Hours: 8:30 – 9:00

Course Description: Students explore spatial relationships through the use of nonobjective, abstract, or representational forms, products, or structures. Instruction may include, but is not limited to, content in green or industrial design, sculpture, ceramics, or building arts. Processes and techniques for substitution include wheel-thrown clay, glaze formulation and application, or extruded, cast, draped, molded, laminated, or soft forms. Media may include, but are not limited to, clay, wood, metal, plaster, paper maché, and plastic with consideration of the workability, durability, cost, and toxicity of the media used. 3-D artists experiment with and manipulate space-producing devices, including overlapping, transparency, interpenetration, vertical and horizontal axis, inclined planes, disproportionate scale, fractional or abstracted representation, and spatial properties of the structural art elements. Craftsmanship and quality are reflected in the surface and structural qualities of the completed art forms. Students in the 3-D art studio focus on use of safety procedures for process, media, and techniques. Student artists use an art criticism process to evaluate, explain, and measure artistic growth in personal or group works. This course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

Students will be evaluated on:  Teacher generated rubrics based towards the Florida State Visual Arts Standards. You can access these standards through, using the course title. Students will be given a grading rubric with a Self-Evaluation component at the start of each project. Each self-evaluation must be completed at the end of each project.

Tests and Quizzes: Students will be expected to take notes in their journal. Students will use their journals as an aid for study. Evaluations will be based on ceramics techniques, vocabulary, tools, design elements and principles.

Visual Arts Journal: Students will maintain an artist’s notebook that will also be used daily for notes, ideas, designing projects, and practicing the elements & principles of design.

Grade Calculation: Quarter 1: 45%, Quarter 2: 45%, Midterm Exam: 10% = Semester 1

Quarter 3: 45%, Quarter 4: 45%, Final Exam: 10% = Semester 2

Required Supplies: 1 Sketchbook (Spiral Bound or Sewn-In; at least 100 pages), Drawing Pencils (B, 2B, 6B), Sharpies (Fine and Ultra-Fine), 1 LB Plastilina, Crayon Pan of Watercolors (*optional), Colored Pencil Pack (*optional), Brush Pack, and plastic to cover work (grocery bags, dry cleaning bags, or garbage bags.)