The Olympia High School sculpture and ceramics class broadens students artistic abilities, by taking their art off of the page, to create a three dimensional image.
The sculpture and ceramics class is very different then all of the other art classes that OHS has to offer. The sculpture and ceramics class challenges the artist to take their work off of the page and into 3D work of art.
Many different types of ways to create a three dimensional image are introduced in this class. Clay is the main resource for creating sculptures in this class, but clay is not the only thing that is used.
The sculpture and ceramics class is definitely different then the other art classes. OHS art teacher Sandra Pitcher expressess what separates sculpture and ceramics from all of the other art classes.
“What separates sculpture and ceramics is that it focuses on three dimensional works of art, so 2D art is more drawing and photography only focuses on two dimensional art. The only other art class that touches on three dimensional art is at the end of art 1.”
The class also uses tape to create human sculptures, in which they place around the school. Many sculpture and ceramics students enjoy this project, and think it is quite challenging.
Olympia senior Matthew Billingsley enjoys the human tape project, but also thinks it is the most challenging project “The tape sculptures were definitely the hardest project, mainly because it is a long process.”
The sculpture and ceramics class also allows good hand on building experience “Taking sculpture and ceramics really allows hands on building and constructing, where as the other art classes focus more on flat two dimensional objects.” said by Sandra Pitcher.