Visual Arts

Mold and Form

Working with clay on both functional and sculptural levels is one of humankind's oldest necessities and passions. Marist’s ceramics program endeavors to keep that spirit alive in students through technical and design problems that challenge their abilities and show them what they can accomplish.

Ceramics is, not surprisingly, one of the most popular studio offerings at Marist. In addition to day-to-day studio, Marist students have the opportunity to take part in a variety of experiences outside the classroom. Evening studio time is available in the form of an art club. Additional firing techniques are explored in Marist's raku kiln and visits to other firings (wood, soda, salt) in the Atlanta area.


Courses

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  • Beginning Ceramics (FA341: Grades 10-12)

    This one-term course focuses on making clay objects using the handbuilding techniques of pinching, coiling, and slab building. Students will explore various approaches to decorating clay forms, including stamping, colored slips, and basic glazing techniques.

    Prerequisite: Art: Forms and Design
  • Intermediate Ceramics (FA342: Grades 10-12)

    This one-term course introduces the student to throwing on the potter’s wheel. The student will learn to throw basic bowl and cylinder forms as well as the augmentations of pulled handles and trimmed feet.

    Prerequisite: Art: Forms and Design
  • Advanced Ceramics (FA343: Grades 10-12)

    This one-term course will allow the student to explore more advanced issues and aesthetics using their choice of construction techniques (or combined techniques). Projects will emphasize a problem-solving and an individual approach to creating work. Basic glaze chemistry is introduced.

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Marist School

3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-1899
(770) 457-7201
An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers and Brothers