I Projected Learning Goals and Objectives:
To introduce students to the activity of clay modeling/sculpture in its fundamental artistic principles and to gain sufficient artistic capacities through practice.
To acquire an understanding of the special importance, role, and curriculum applications of these aesthetic activities to child, adolescent, and adult development.
II Overview of Content and Methods:
Following an introduction to the day’s theme, classes will consist of demonstrations and guided exercises. Reflective discussions will round out the sessions.
III Outline of Topics to be Covered:
- Experiencing living sculptural processes through the medium of clay modeling.
- Basic exercises for the teacher and for the high school classroom.
Themes we will explore
- The language of form, including the Platonic forms and their transformation.
- The modeling of living surfaces that gives expression to the forces of growth, solidity, metamorphosis, and soul gestures.
- The human countenance.
IV Verification Requirements and Evaluation Methods:
Students are evaluated on their level of attentiveness and quality of participation. Group and individual critiques form an integral part of the course.