• Art



       In this class, students will explore the foundations of ceramics to create both non-functional and functional works of art. This class focuses on handbuilding with clay in addition to various painting and color theory techniques to push our projects to the next level. Our goal is to express ourselves through clay and paint, experience new techniques, and prove to ourselves that with time and practice, anyone can be an artist.


       No matter the skill level, participating in the arts regularly does wonders for the mind and soul. In addition to this, student-led art projects pave the way for students to express their creativity while teaching them perseverance, problem solving, patience, and fine motor skills. Communication and literacy skills are practiced by focusing on the critique method (describe, analyze, interpret, & evaluate). Learning to appreciate and partake in the arts is beneficial to all students.


    "A simple line painted with the brush can lead to freedom and happiness." - Joan Miró 

    "To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it." -Kurt Vonnegut


    Syllabus & Supplies

    -Paper folder with unlined printer paper holepunched in (DUE MON 8/7, everything else due Mon 8/14)
    -Pottery Kit (amazon $6.99 - these specific tools are beneficial to the projects we do, the basic sets found at art stores are often more specific to throwing. Please have these labeled with masking tape, initials/period, in a ziploc or bound by a rubber band to be left in class not to exceed 6 tools)
    Paintbrush Set $5.99 on Amazon  (these include nice small fine liners, any set will do as long as you have a very small one with a variety of other sizes. Please have these labeled with masking tape, initials/period, in a ziploc or bound by a rubber band to be left in class not to exceed 10 tools)  
    -1 Large Gallon Ziploc Bag (storing projects and paint)
    -Travel Lotion/Hand Cream (optional, clay dries out hands)
    -Travel Tissues (optional, not provided)
    -Chromebook and charger, Pencil/Eraser, Black Pen (required)
    Please make sure everything is labelled with a permanent marker. If you are unable to purchase supplies, please notify teacher. If you would like to sponsor a student who is unable to afford their own tools, please purchase additional sets of tools or paintbrushes and have your student bring them in. Donations would be used and greatly appreciated. 
    Class Schedule
    Period Class Name
         1st      Ceramics 3-4/5-6
    2nd Ceramics 1-2  
    3rd Ceramics 1-2
    4th Teacher's Lunch
    5th Ceramics 3-4
    6th Ceramics 1-2
    7th Prep


    Hello! My name is Kristen Buron and I am one of the art teachers at Barry Goldwater High School. This is my tenth year teaching art, all of which have been in DVUSD. I love many different types of media, but in my free time I love to paint. My biggest hope is that you will leave my class with an appreciation for the arts and the role it plays in both the individual and society.

    Contact Info

    Instructor - Kristen Buron

    Work # 623-445-3256

    Email: Kristen.Buron@dvusd.org