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Final Decorated Mug in Google Classroom

Final Decorated Mug

See the attached slideshow below for step by step instructions on how to complete your Decorated Mug project

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Decorated Mug Sketch & Notes in Google Classroom

Decorated Mug Sketch & Notes

See slide #12 for sketch instructions

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TOOL CHECK! (All Students) in Google Classroom

TOOL CHECK! (All Students)

Gather your ceramics tools and take a picture of them. Submit the photo to this assignment.



You should have 9 ceramic tools altogether, including your canvas mat:
1. Large Loop Tool
2. Small Loop Tool
3. Wire Cutters
4. Metal Rib
5. Wooden Rib
6. Sponge
7. Needle Tool
8. Wire Cutters
9. Canvas Mat


*Remember, these tools are just like the textbooks you get for your other classes.  You will need to return these tools to the ceramics class by the end of the year.  If you are missing any tools you will need to pay $1 to refund them.

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Functional

Functional "Animal" (Finished)

Turn in at least 2 photos of your Functional Animal:

1. Side View
2. Top View


3. (Optional) Additional View of project that you feel shows an area that cannot be seen by a photo taken from the top and side.

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In-Progress F.A. Photo #2 in Google Classroom

In-Progress F.A. Photo #2

***THIS ASSIGNMENT CANNOT BE TURNED IN LATE***
By this Friday, you will turn in a photo of the progress you have made on your Functional "Animal" project so far. 
Take a photo of your project at whatever stage you are at and turn in the photo to this assignment.


To earn 100 points: You should be able to show a weeks worth of progress on your project since last Friday.  We are a little over halfway done with this project, so your project should look as if it is at least half way completed if not 3/4 of the way completed.

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In-Progress F.A. Photo #1 in Google Classroom

In-Progress F.A. Photo #1

By this Friday, you will turn in a photo of the progress you have made on your Functional "Animal" project so far. Take a photo of your project at whatever stage you are at and turn in the photo to this assignment.

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Functional

Functional "Animal" Sketch

See slide #6 in the attached slideshow for sketch requirements and instructions!

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3rd Quarter Grade Check! (4/19) in Google Classroom

3rd Quarter Grade Check! (4/19)

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Decorative Mask (Finished) in Google Classroom

Decorative Mask (Finished)

Turn in 2 photos of your mask:

1. Side View
2. Top View


***Keep the newspaper under your mask and keep your mask wrapped up until you drop it off at school.

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3rd Quarter Grade Check in Google Classroom

3rd Quarter Grade Check

Complete the attached survey during class for daily participation points.

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In-Progress Mask Photo #2 in Google Classroom

In-Progress Mask Photo #2

By this Friday, you will turn in ANOTHER photo of the progress you have made on your Decorative Mask project so far. Take a photo of your mask at whatever stage you are at and turn in the photo to this assignment.  THIS ASSIGNMENT CANNOT BE TURNED IN LATE!

*You will get 100 points if you have shown that you have made reasonable progress on your mask since last Friday

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In-Progress Mask Photo in Google Classroom

In-Progress Mask Photo

By this Friday, you will turn in a photo of the progress you have made on your Decorative Mask project so far. Take a photo of your mask at whatever stage you are at and turn in the photo to this assignment.

*Here is how the grading scale will work:
100 points = You have started to add features and/or decoration to your mask (See attached image for an example of what 100 pts may look like)
50 points = You have a draped and started to form the slab over your newspaper mold
25 points = You have draped your slab over your newspaper mold
0 points = You only have your newspaper mold, or have not started your mask

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Spoon Holder (Final) in Google Classroom

Spoon Holder (Final)

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Mask Newspaper Mold in Google Classroom

Mask Newspaper Mold

See the attached video and slideshow for instructions on how to create your newspaper mask mold!

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Decorative Mask Sketch in Google Classroom

Decorative Mask Sketch

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Spoon Holder Template in Google Classroom

Spoon Holder Template

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Spoon Holder Sketch in Google Classroom

Spoon Holder Sketch

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Smooth Coil Vase (Final) in Google Classroom

Smooth Coil Vase (Final)

Turning in your project!
Please upload at least 4 images of your Smooth Coil Vase:
1. Front View
2. Back View
3. Top View
4. Bottom View

*You do not have to upload it to your Virtual Portfolio, we will do that later.

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Decorative Coil Pot (Final) in Google Classroom

Decorative Coil Pot (Final)

Turning in your project!
Please upload at least 4 images of your Decorative Coil Pot:
1. Front View
2. Back View
3. Top View
4. Bottom View

*You do not have to upload it to your Virtual Portfolio, we will do that later.

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Glaze & Donation Survey in Google Classroom

Glaze & Donation Survey

Please complete the attached survey :)

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Grade Check Survey! in Google Classroom

Grade Check Survey!

Check your grades on AERIES (not Google Classroom) and complete the attached survey.

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Updated Virtual Portfolio (including pinch pots) in Google Classroom

Updated Virtual Portfolio (including pinch pots)

Submit your updated Virtual Portfolio to this assignment.

Here is a list of the assignments that should be included in your Virtual Portfolio:
1. Intro Slide (title, name, grade, picture of yourself)
2. Bio Slide (pictures & info about you!)
3. Nature & Art
4. Stages of Clay "Cheat Sheet"
5. Principles of Design in Ceramics (this assignment used several slides)
6. Ceramic Tools "Cheat Sheet"
7. Coaster #1 (title & images of final project)
8. Coaster #2 (title & images of final project)
9. Coaster #3 (title & images of final project)
10. Single Pinch Pot (title & images of final project)
11. Double Pinch Pot (title & images of final project)

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Decorative Coil Pot Template & Design Sketch in Google Classroom

Decorative Coil Pot Template & Design Sketch

Submit a photo of your Decorative Coil Pot Template AND Design Sketch. See example photo attached below.

See slideshow for assignment instructions

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Smooth Coil Vase Template in Google Classroom

Smooth Coil Vase Template

See directions in slides 5-11 on how to complete this assignment.

Turn in a picture of your Smooth Coil Vase Template and turn in to this assignment.

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Double Pinch Pot in Google Classroom

Double Pinch Pot

*******TURNING IN YOUR DOUBLE PINCH POT*********
Attach 4 images of your double pinch pot to this assignment. You do not have to attach the photos to your Virtual Portfolio, we will do that later.

Images needed:
1. Top view
2. Bottom view (including your initials & period #)
3. Front view
4. Back view

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Single Pinch Pot in Google Classroom

Single Pinch Pot

*******TURNING IN YOUR SINGLE PINCH POT*********
Attach 4 images of your single pinch pot to this assignment. You do not have to attach the photos to your Virtual Portfolio, we will do that later.

Images needed:
1. Top view
2. Bottom view (including your initials & period #)
3. Front view
4. Back view


Use the attached slideshow to help you create your single pinch pot!

Review the rubric for criteria of what you will be graded on.

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"In Progress" Pinch Pot Photos

*****IN PROGRESS ASSIGNMENTS CANNOT BE TURNED IN LATE!******

Please take pictures of your SINGLE AND DOUBLE PINCH POTS you are working on and submit them here.
They do not need to be completed, this is just a check of your IN PROGRESS WORK to see how you are doing so far on your assignment.

You do not need to attach these images to your virtual portfolio, just take a picture of them and submit the image directly to this assignment.

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Coaster #3  in Google Classroom

Coaster #3

How to turn in assignment:

Take 3 photos of coaster
1. Top View
2. Side View
3. Bottom View

Add photos to a new slide on your Virtual Portfolio. Title of slide should be "Coaster #3: Carved Design".
Turn in your entire Virtual Portfolio to this assignment.

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Pinch Pot Sketches in Google Classroom

Pinch Pot Sketches

For this assignment you will need to turn in 2 sketches of designs for your pinch pots:
1. Single Pinch Pot sketch
2. Double Pinch Pot sketch

See the attached slideshow for directions and ideas!

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"Class Procedures" Survey

Please complete this survey DURING CLASS to receive your Daily Participation Points.

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"Grade Check" Survey

Please complete this survey DURING CLASS to receive your Daily Participation Points.

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Coaster #3 Template Design in Google Classroom

Coaster #3 Template Design

Create a design that you would like to carve into your Coaster #3. Draw or print out your design onto your paper coaster template. See slides #54-57 for instructions.

Helpful tips when creating your design:
1. Keep it relatively simple. Lots of tiny details will be difficult to carve & may not come out well.

2. Fill the entire template with design. Too many blank areas will make it look unfinished.

3. Look for inspiration online! Not sure what to do? Try looking for images/patterns online.

4. Print it! Not great at drawing? Print your template design off the computer if you want! Just make sure it’s the correct size.

Take a picture of your Coaster #3 Template Design and turn it into this assignment. See example image below.

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Coaster #2: Applied Design in Google Classroom

Coaster #2: Applied Design

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Coaster #1: Stamped/Imprinted Design in Google Classroom

Coaster #1: Stamped/Imprinted Design

Create your first coaster using the attached slideshow for project steps and directions.

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Ceramic Tools Letter Home in Google Classroom

Ceramic Tools Letter Home

Take a picture of your SIGNED "Ceramic Tool Rules" print out that was given to you when you picked up your clay & tools.

Attached below is the document you need signed in case you lost yours and need to print a new one.

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Alternative Rolling Pin in Google Classroom

Alternative Rolling Pin

Turn in a photo of a rolling pin OR an alternative rolling pin you found in your home that you will be using when we start our first project next week.

If you do not have a rolling pin at home, you will need to find an object that can act as a rolling pin. See the slideshow below for examples of objects that can be used as alternative rolling pins.

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Ceramic Tools

Ceramic Tools "Cheat Sheet"

Complete the following assignment by reviewing the instructions in the attached slideshow titled "Ceramic Tools Cheat Sheet".

Turn in your assignment by adding a new slide to your Ceramics Virtual Portfolio, inserting your work on the new slide, and turning in your entire virtual portfolio to this assignment. See Ms. Erickson's example of her Ceramics Virtual Portfolio attached below.

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Coaster Template & Stamp Objects in Google Classroom

Coaster Template & Stamp Objects

For this assignment, you will need to turn in a picture of 2 things:

1. Your Coaster Template you created in class. (Make sure it is cut out)
2. A photo of 4-6 small objects you can possibly use as "stamps" to imprint a design into your first coaster.
*See the attached image below for an example of what you need to turn in.


Tips when choosing your stamp objects:
- Keep them small! Anything that will create an imprint larger than 1/2 inch will be too big to stamp onto your coaster
- Try to find a VARIETY of different stamp shapes.
- The more the better! You need to find at least 4 different things you can use for stamps, but find as many as you can! This will give you lots of options for when we actually create our design on our first coaster.

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Principles of Design in Ceramics in Google Classroom

Principles of Design in Ceramics

Complete the following assignment in your Ceramics Virtual Portfolio.

Follow the directions on the slideshow titled "Principles of Design in Ceramics".

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Zentangles: Get into the Flow in Google Classroom

Zentangles: Get into the Flow

Complete today's assignment by following the directions in the attached slideshow "Zentangles: Get into the Flow"

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Stages of Clay

Stages of Clay "Cheat Sheet"

Complete the following assignment by reviewing the instructions in the attached slideshow titled "Stages of Clay Cheat Sheet".
Instructions for the assignment start on slide #22.

Turn in your assignment by adding a new slide to your Ceramics Virtual Portfolio, inserting your work on the new slide, and turning in your entire virtual portfolio to this assignment. See Ms. Erickson's example of her Ceramics Virtual Portfolio attached below.

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Nature & Art in Google Classroom

Nature & Art

Complete your Nature & Art assignment by following the directions on the "Nature & Art: Andy Goldsworthy" slideshow. Directions on slides #10 & #11.

When you have completed your Nature Art, take a picture of it and add it to a new slide in your Ceramics Virtual Portfolio. Next to your picture, write an explanation of your process of creating your Nature Art.
*See the attached slideshow titled "Ms. Erickson's Ceramic Virtual Portfolio" for an example of how it should look.

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Elements of Art in Ceramics in Google Classroom

Elements of Art in Ceramics

Complete the Google Doc assignment titled "Elements of Art in Ceramics"

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Surface Investigation: Line & Shape in Google Classroom

Surface Investigation: Line & Shape

For instructions on how to complete this assignment, read through the attached slideshow titled "Surface Investigation: Line & Shape"

You will be submitting 3 photos to this Google Classroom assignment. If you need help submitting photos as an assignment in Google Classroom watch, the attached video below titled "How to Upload a Photo to a Google Classroom Assignment in 2020"

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Photographing 3D Objects in Google Classroom

Photographing 3D Objects

Review the attachments below for instructions on how to complete your assignment.

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Virtual Portfolio (Slide #1 & Slide #2) in Google Classroom

Virtual Portfolio (Slide #1 & Slide #2)

For this assignment you will be creating the first 2 slides of your Virtual Portfolio.

Slide #1: Intro Slide

Slide #2: Bio Slide (must include at least 10 images)

For directions on how to complete both slides, click on the attached slideshow below titled "Class Procedures & Virtual Portfolio". Directions start on slide number 5.

For an example of what your first 2 slides should look like, click on the attached slideshow below titled "Ms. Erickson's Virtual Portfolio".

If you have any questions please email me!

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First Day Survey! in Google Classroom

First Day Survey!

Complete the attached Google Form during our first Zoom meeting!