Welcome back students of Mystery High. I hope you had an exciting summer and are ready to create awesome master pieces. To all those who chose to take sculpture /ceramics this semester I look forward to seeing you and helping you explore your creative sides.
ABOUT THE CLASS
The classroom will be arranged in random groups for peer critique and for a group art collaboration. Critique will be held at the end of each project and will be done in a professional manner. They will be both what you did well and what you need to work on or what did not work in your piece. Hateful or disrespectful critiquing will not be tolerated. There will be weekly sketches due pertaining to the current technique being covered in class. There will be time given in class for projects, and students are encouraged to work after school or to take their projects home if they require more time to complete. I believe all students are equal in the classroom and will not tolerate discrimination or derogatory comments. The classroom is a place for everyone to express themselves in their own unique fashion and to gain a since of creativity within themselves. For the first assignment we will be constructing a sculpture to represent themselves either there outer self or inner self.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THE STUDENTS
This class will use various types of materials some can be messy so bringing an apron or wearing clothes that you do not mind getting dirty is advisable. Most materials will be provided; attached is a list of materials that you will need to get. Also, It is suggested that as long as you are in the class you keep your finger nails trimmed as some work will require the use of your fingers and nails may cause you to have difficulty in doing the assignments.
ALITTLE ABOUT MYSELF
I am a graduate with a BA in Art from the University of Houston I have been working with clay for over twenty years and have worked with stone wood and various other sculpting material to create various pieces. I am a Marine Corps. Vet and served honorably for five years. I became an art teacher to continue to serve my country by helping the youth find their path. I chose art because I feel that many people loose their creative side as they get older, or they see the arts as a hobby and nothing more. Many talented artist or creative minds have become very successful individuals and continue to do what makes them happy. Also sculpture is a physical art form and is a great stress reliever.
There are a few ways to contact me this year. My phone number is (555) 867-5309 and my email is email@example.com. I check my email regularly and will do my best to reply as soon as I see your email. I do not answer my phone during school hours or after 8:30 pm. My room number is 666 and I would be happy to meet with you in person.