The visual arts serve as a platform for me to facilitate student learning about the world, how we interpret it, and how we can powerfully communicate ideas and experiences through visual representations.
In Ceramics and Mold Making II students move beyond the technical skills of constructing ceramics forms. Students are expected to draw connections between objects, symbols, and concepts to create visual manifestations of social commentary, which communicate to the population on a level that is more powerful than verbal messages.
Twenty First Century Learning Skills require that students are globally aware, culturally sensitive, and be able to empathetically communicate. The Around The World Ceramic's Project pulls interdisciplinary concepts together as students research history, cultural practices, geography, economics, and religion. As students draw connections between history, a social issue, a historical artist, and a contemporary artist from their chosen country, they broaden their understanding of world cultures, societal issues, and how to respectfully communicate.their thoughts.