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ART 171 - Ceramics I

5 Credits

An introduction to the art and craft of clay. The class will focus on the potters wheel and hand building. Students will be introduced to the history of ceramics, explore conceptual concepts, learn the basics of working in a ceramics studio environment and explore glazing techniques.

Course Note Class clustered with ART 172 and 173 for class limit. Additional lab hours required for day classes.

Designed to Serve Art transfer, vocational and continuing education.
Active Date 20170622T08:34:55

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 33 Lab 44 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 77
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area II
  • Performance

Course Outline
Introduction to the studio, tools and materials needed

Pottery demonstration 1 - centering.

Pottery demonstration 2 - bowls

Pottery demonstration 3 - vases

Trimming your pots - How to create a foot

Bisque firing - What is a bisque fire and how does a electric kiln work

Glazing demonstration. How to apply glaze to a project

Pinch building demonstration.

Glaze firing - What is a glaze fire and how does a gas kiln work

Coil building demonstration

Slab building demonstration.

Final critique -Discuss aesthetics and concepts of a finished project.

Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate forming techniques using a potters wheel and with hand building techniques.

Express conceptual ideas through individual art.

Demonstrating a basic level of control over craftsmanship

Design and construct an original hand built ceramic object.

Communicate effectively using appropriate vocabulary for discussing, evaluating and critiquing ceramics.

Execute safe practices in communal studio environment

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