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Summer 2020

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ART123 - Ceramics 1

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Utilizes various methods of hand building in clay and focuses on vessel traditions and ceramic sculpture. Teaches students the mastery of clay materials. Encourages creativity, craftsmanship and development of personal ideas through a variety of problem solving assignments. Reading material, demonstrations, critiques and lectures with an overview of historical ceramics supplement studio work. Lecture: 2 hours Studio: 2 hours

Lecture: 2 hrs.

Lab: 2 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Design ceramic artwork through a variety of hand building techniques (pinch, coil, slab, etc.).
2. Construct ceramic artwork through a variety of hand building techniques (pinch, coil, slab, etc.).
3. Describe the origin and properties of the clay being used.
4. Describe the concept and intent of completed ceramic artwork.
5. Describe the process of how self-designed ceramic artwork evolves, from concept to completion.
6. Discuss examples of ceramic artwork for historic or contemporary aesthetic or cultural content.
7. Analyze ceramic artwork through class critiques.
8. Explain the chemical changes that underlie the development of ceramics from raw clay to fired piece.


Effective Term: Fall 2019