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1Vocabulary, Criteria, and Steps Story BoxVocabulary, Criteria, and Steps
2Story Box Vocabulary Leather-hard When clay is left to air-dry for a short time, it becomes leather-hard in consistency. Leather-hard clay can be slightly manipulated (carved or added to using slip and score) but if bent will crack and break. When the clay is at this level of dryness, it is able to stand on end in order to construct containers.
3Story Box Vocabulary Coil Reinforcement When constructing slab containers, it is important to reinforce each angled seam with a clay coil. This is pressed and blended into the seam to create strength and stability.
4Story Box Vocabulary Mitered Joint When connecting two clay slabs to create an angle or corner, you may choose to miter the edge before connecting. For example, to create a 90o corner, you would miter two slabs at roughly 45o each.
5Story Box Vocabulary Butted Joint When connecting two clay slabs to create an angle or corner, you may choose to butt two clay slabs together at the desired angle.
6Joint Construction Butt Joint Miter Joint Requires a coil reinforcementRequires a coil reinforcement
7Story Box Vocabulary Theme By definition, theme refers to a subject or topic of artistic representation. In this case, each of the four themes you choose will be a different characteristic or a representation of you.Example: Athlete, Musician, Religious, Artist, Family, Friend, Student, etc…
8Story Box Criteria Size At least 6”x6”x6” with no measurement beyond 10 inchesFormNo Square BoxesDiamond, Rectangle, Trapezoid, or any other 6-sided form.HandlesLid must have at least one attached handle.StoryMust be a visual biography of you, exhibiting a different theme or characteristic on each side.Each side must have a theme that ties to the theme on the next side and so on as if reading a visual story.Decorative ProcessesStampingCarvingAddingSculpting***You must use a combination of at least three of these techniques
9Story Box Steps Sketches and Templates Instructor Approval Begin by sketching and choosing a form and size for your box.Create a template for each side out of paper (note: you could technically only need to make 2 templates for all 6 sides)Design each side of your box to scale (one page of sketchbook per side).Instructor ApprovalDesign choice must be approved by me before creation of the final working templateBegin pressing slabs on the slab roller for each side (1/2” slabs). Remember to roll your slabs in the opposite direction with a rolling pin.Trace your template with a needle tool and cut out your sides with a clay knife.Smooth surface of each side slab using a metal or wooden rib.After you have pressed, traced, and cut each slab, wrap edges tightly with plastic strips and let them sit out exposed to the air until the end of class.Cover with a plastic bag before leaving.
10Building the BoxSlip and Score the edges of each sectionDon’t forget the Coil Reinforcement!
11Essential Academic Learning Requirements 1.1. Understands and applies arts concepts and vocabulary.1.2. Develops arts skills and techniques.2.1. Applies a creative process in the arts.3.1. Uses the arts to express and present ideas and feelings.3.2. Uses the arts to communicate for a specific purpose.4.4. Understands how the arts influence and reflect culture/civilization, place and time.4.5. Understands how arts knowledge and skills are used in the world of work including careers in the arts.
12Story Box RubricContainer is at least 6”x6”x6” with no measurement beyond 10”. ___/5Container exhibits appropriate form. ___/5Container exhibits proper use of slip, score, and coil reinforcement of leather-hard slabs. ___/5Slab sides must be smoothed with a rib. ___/5Lid must have at least one handle.Container exhibits a theme on each side. ___/5Themes create a continuous story all the way around box (all sides tie into one another). ___/5Container must display at least three decorative processes on outer surfaces (stamping, carving, adding, sculpting) ___/5Container exhibits creativity and is clean and free of blemishes ___/10All pieces remain attached, good craftsmanship…Total Score: ___/45