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  1. 1. What might this childs life be like?Think of a time when you were reallyhungry.1. What was the length of time that hadgone by since you had last eaten?1. Did you know you were getting food soon?2. How is your situation different than that of people who donthave ready access to food?3. When one uses the word hunger, what does it mean?4. What if you did not know when you would eat again? Howwould you feel?5. Why are people hungry?
  2. 2. ObjectivesYou will create thrown & handbuilt bowlsYou will learn how to applydecoration methods such aswax resist and slip trailingYou will critique your workand the work of others.You will donate one or morepieces to Empty Bowls as afundraiser for the Food Bankof the Rockies.
  3. 3. Essential QuestionsWhat is considered art?How do different cultures manifest thepurposes of art?How do you problem-solve to create art?When is art criticism vital?
  4. 4. Empty Bowls ConceptSome artists use their art to speak aboutproblems in society. Often visual artists usesign, symbol, or metaphor in artworks to createan awareness of the need for social change inthe world around them. Social change requiresindividual and collective efforts and is mosteffective when individuals pool their energiesfor a common purpose. The Empty BowlsProject is one of those collective efforts.
  5. 5. The Original Empty BowlsInitiated by Michigan art teacher John Harton1990 1991 School YearSupports food related charities around the World. Millions of dollars raised to aid in the fight against hunger Donation of ceramic bowls. For minimum donation a meal is served.
  6. 6. Empty Bowls Fundraiser forthe Hunger and Poverty in Colorado11.2% of people in Colorado live in poverty.13% of Colorado children live in poverty.(nccp.org)1 in 7 households in Colorado are foodinsecure, or food insecure with hunger(USDA 2011)The number of children living in poverty hasincreased 85 percent since 2000, with morethan 192,000 children living at or below thepoverty level.
  7. 7. Empty Bowl RubricConcept: Assess andproduce art with variousmaterials and methodsAdvanced Understandingof Standard 4Name__________________Period____Meets Standard 3 Approaching Standard 2 Below Standard 1Create works of art thatspeak to personalartistic opinion inresponse to culturalcontexts.Excellent visually pleasingshape and decoration. Rimis smooth enough toeat/drink out of. Not toothick. Considered thepurpose of the bowls increating the form anddecoration. Completed apersonal bowl and a soupbowl to donate to emptybowls that has excellentcraftsmanship.Visually pleasing shapeand decoration. Rim ismostly smooth enough toeat/drink out of. Not toothick. Considered thepurpose of the bowls increating the form anddecoration. Completed apersonal bowl and a soupbowl to donate to emptybowls that has goodcraftsmanship.Rim is mostly smoothenough to eat/drink out of.Not too thick. Consideredthe purpose of the bowlsin creating the form anddecoration. Completed apersonal bowl and a soupbowl to donate to emptybowls that has averagecraftsmanship.Rim is not smooth enough toeat/drink out of. Too thick. Didnot consider the purpose of thebowls in creating the form anddecoration. Did not create apersonal bowl and/or a soupbowl to donate to empty bowlsthat has excellent craftsmanship.
  8. 8. RequirementsGuiding Question: How do the ideas of poverty, charity,giving interact with function? Surface? Aesthetic expressionof personal content? Each student will be responsible for creating a bowl forempty bowls, and one or more bowls for themselves. Create 3 or more tests Bowls needs to be food safe. Finished bowls need to be of high quality.Slab Bowl
  9. 9. Aesthetic Aspects of Your Bowls What kind of attitude or feeling do you want your bowls to have? How willyou use foot, rim, curve to establish your idea? For example, a bowl thatexpresses comfort would look different than one that conveys elegance. What is the function of your bowl, and what considerations are necessaryin form for this? e.g. size, shape of curve (offering, enclosing/containing)?Mixing bowls meant to contain liquid contents during stirring have adifferent shape than serving bowls that are meant to invite the hand toselect something from the bowl. What personal content/tone/attitude do you want to express in your bowls?Choose the personal content you want to be expressed in your bowls.
  10. 10. Technical Goals1. Smooth, continuous curves from the center to therim.2. Even wall thickness.3. Effective foot trimming or treatment.4. Trimming should be done to create even wallthickness and stable footing for your bowl.5. Produce a bowl of reasonable weight for its size,and a bottom that is about the same thickness asthe walls.6. Glazing: effective glaze application, including aclean foot.7. Bowls should be functional for your desiredpurpose.
  11. 11. What technical aspects can you consider about a bowl?RIMBowl is functionalconsider:Is the rim sturdy?Are the edges sharpand prone tochipping?Are the edges of therim nicely roundedoff?
  12. 12. What technical aspects can you consider about a bowl?FOOTDoes the size of the foot makethe bowl look larger or smaller bycomparison?How does it help the design?How does it help the stability?
  13. 13. What technical aspects can you consider about a bowl?CONTOURA bowl is a container.Consider the inside andoutside contours.
  14. 14. What technical aspects can you consider about a bowl?PROPORTIONDo you want it deep or wide?What do the proportions say about the bowl's function?
  15. 15. Empty Soup Bowl DesignRIM:Medium rim toprevent chippingPROPORTION: Deepfor stew or chili tokeep it hotFOOT:Cut out feet for visual liftDECORATION:Orange and blue,complementary colors forcontrast, stamp for texture