The art of the clay or ceramics has many different exciting characteristics. Clay can be molded in many different ways using a wide range of tools and equipment. Projects will be based on three approaches: functional objects, sculpture, and decorative.
Students will experience hand construction, casting, and throwing on the wheel and will combine all three techniques into several different forms. Students will also experience the glazing process. The art, science, and craftsmanship of clay will all come together in a fun application of this material.
Buildings have an incredible impact in our lives. This one week course will introduce a variety of ways that students can explore, investigate, design, and construct using a wide range of architectural methods, applications, and access to a 3D printer. A wide range of materials will be used to complete the designs. Projects will focus on designing and constructing small scale structures based on the human need through creative problem solving. Students will use the architectural design process to create drawings and models that we can live in, work, shop, and just simply enjoy. This class is specifically designed for the Middle School student.
This general mathematics course is designed to reinforce the basic skills of arithmetic using the beginnings of algebra, ratios, and geometry to reinforce the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with integers (signed numbers), fractions, and decimals by using essential questions (big ideas). There is an emphasis on problem-solving and group activities.
There is no Textbook for this course, computers will be provided.