Narrative Vessels

In the News

One of the roles of art in society is to record and commemorate. Your assignment
will be to reproduce a historic vessel form (container with interior space), and use
the surface to illustrate and express an opinion on a recent news story. You may
also add to the form of the vessel with sculptural elements if you choose to. Use
the technique of sgraffito to draw your story onto the surface of the vessel. Your
news story may address a serious issue, such as climate change, or celebrate a
more trivial person or event.

The teacher should will have a variety of historical forms that the students can choose from. Keep in mind that you’re making a 3-dimensional object, and that you can use this to your advantage in how you tell the story.