In this visual art class, we believe the power of ceramic piece will build a new continent, which makes us faithful to the soil under our feet, and help us reach further.
When children are given clay, they begin to explore their imaginations and ways they can design something into a work of art. Throughout Concordia, Visual Arts plays an important role in allowing students to learn new skills and enhance their cognitive ability. Let's take a look at the art of ceramics inthe eyes and hands of children.
In a child's early years, they learn the basic skills of creating and designing their own three-dimensional pinch bowl by using their hands and fingers to sculpt.
After the clay is completely dry, colours of glaze is applied to their pinch bowl.
The glazed covered sculptures are then sent to a kiln and transform into something shiny and colourful.
As children enter K1, K2 and K3 their coordination skills develop stronger through prior learning and new skills learned. Through visual observation and a teacher demonstration, students can develop a better understanding how to create a clay sculpture.
In grade one through four, students learned how to use their prior learning to design a house sculpture through sculpting techniques. Through the design thinking process, they developed a better understanding how create a three-dimensional clay house sculpture. Putting together the pieces of a house canbecome a challenge, especially holding the components together through scoring and slipping techniques.
Each clay house sculpture is unique, created and designed by the imaginitive minds of young students.
After the glazing process, students three-dimensional clay houses are fired in the kiln transforming into a beautiful ceramic piece of artwork.
Ceramics at Concordia gives students the opportunity to develop new skills in creating and designing various three-dimensional clay sculpture. They can express themselves freely, allowing them to use their creativity with no limitations.
When a child designs a sculpture with their hands, they bring to life an object formed through pure imagination.