Assignments will be evaluated on execution, design, and creative solution. Your ‘suitcase’ including sketches, plans, research and source information constitutes a part of your final grade.
Assignments are scheduled with ample time for completion. The working time of some assignments may overlap to allow you to consider what may be coming next. Timely completion of projects contributes to your grade. If you anticipate problems, please do not hesitate to let me know.
60% - completion of projects/assignments
- each project will be weighted equally- regardless of difficulty or skill level
- idea generation and execution are equally important
- production values and attention to detail are strongly considered
10% - participation in discussion, idea development and execution
10% - artist presentation
10% - ‘suitcase’ – source folder or sketchbook of handouts, information, inspiration and ideas
10% - vocabulary quiz
a word about your suitcase:
Your suitcase is a place for you to accumulate images and words that inspire you as well as assignment handouts. Doodles, designs, dreams and drawings are all a part of your suitcase. You may also choose to include cut outs from magazines, links to “YouTube” videos or other internet inspirations. A data stick may be a component of your case, but I strongly encourage active sketching and thought gathering.
The bookstore has a variety of sketchbooks for you to choose from. I encourage you to find a book that you are comfortable using. This notebook should be on hand for all presentations and demonstrations. It’s a great way to keep track of tips for making, decorating and glazing, as well as making drawings of ideas, images and suggestions. Assignments will include an evaluated component on idea development evidenced by the sketches and resources collected in your notebooks. You may also choose to accumulate images digitally. These can be submitted electronically through a compressed PDF, cd or data stick
GRADING RUBRIC – in other words, what those letters mean:
A: High quality of ideas and execution, notable progress and development in ceramic work through understanding of concepts and development of skills/very strong work ethic/ very good flexibility in approach to work/ very strong commitment /excellent class participation
B: Performance and quality of ceramic work very satisfactory/ very good skills development/good class participation
C: Performance and ceramic work met the satisfactory standard of the curriculum
D: Marginal performance and met minimum expectations
F: Multiple failures to meet minimum expectations, no credit
‘+’ and ‘–‘ may be added to grades to emphasize areas for improvement, or recognize students for research undertaken outside of assignments, extra effort, exceptional class participation and determination.