Steps in Aesthetic Scanning


You are going to be creating a coil, pinch or slab vessel that clearly combines one element from each of the four categories of Aesthetic Scanning. For example, your piece might use line (from Sensory) to show movement (from Formal) and express "hyper" (from Expressive). Aesthetic Scanning is broken down into the following categories:

1. Sensory (otherwise known as the Elements of Art)

• Shape & Form
• Line
• Color
• Space
• Texture

2. Formal (otherwise known as the Principles of Art)

• Balance
• Unity
• Proportion & Size
• Movement
• Emphasis
• Pattern

3. Expressive

• Mood
• Tension
• Ideals

4. Technical

• Clay
• Process
• Decoration
• Firing

Before creating your work, please read the selection on Aesthetic Scanning and complete the following.

Please create one visual that will illustrate your chosen characteristic and demonstrate your particular scanning step with words and clay images. Your visual needs to be in the following forms: a 12 x 18 "poster" of your scanning step. Following is the information that needs to be on your visual:

1. The name of the sensory, formal, expressive, or technical quality that you are describing, typed or written clearly.
2. A brief written description of the quality, using your visuals to help explain. (using arrows might help)
3. One large example exemplifying your quality (printed in color to the YHSOkiArt printer at high quality resolution, at least 6” tall for the bigger visual).
4. At least four (4) smaller visuals.
5. Any other facts or visuals that you think would increase other viewers’ understanding of your aesthetic quality.

The larger visual will be hung in the classroom.

Required Elements in your visuals:

o The name of your quality/characteristic, typed or written clearly.
o One large example (printed in color at high quality resolution, at least 6” tall for the bigger visual).
o At least four (4) smaller visuals
o A written description of your quality and a clear connection to your visuals
o Your names, neatly written or typed.