Birmingham Community Charter High School offers multiple Ceramics courses:
CERAMICS 1AB F: Visual Art
CERAMICS 2AB F: Visual Art
Prerequisite: Ceramics 1 A/B with a grade of “B” or better.
Students are expected to be highly motivated and demonstrate proficiency in working with clay. Students will be introduced to the potter’s wheel. Students will study the qualities and constraints of working in clay, and developing techniques for successfully working in the media, to produce sculptural, functional, and decorative objects. Students will acquire advanced skills to create, represent, and interpret ideas and feelings through the medium of ceramics. Students will display an advanced understanding of the elements of art and principles of design and incorporate those concepts into their ceramic pieces. Students will display the ability to aesthetically value and appreciate works through written reflections, and class discussions. Students will develop an understanding of the role of ceramics in art, culture, history and society.