Ceramics is an entry level visual arts class to study the elements of art and the principals of design as they relate to specific 3-D applications of media, techniques and processes. Students will research and study 3-D visual images from various cultures, historic time periods and process and discuss the characteristics of these images as they pertain to their own works and the works of others. Students will be encouraged to use their personal experiences and research to design original works. Students will learn how to access visual arts, on-line research programs. Using a personal journal, students will chronicle their ideas through sketches and writing. Students will be involved in group assessment of classmates’ completed works and works in progress.