Mar 07, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 1110 - Ceramics I

Credits: 3

This introductory-level course introduces students to the basic skills and conceptual ideas within ceramics. Students explore basic hand-building techniques using ceramic materials to make sculpture and vessels. Emphasis is placed on individual style and how clay can be used as a vehicle for expression. Students make work from low-fire clay using a combination of coil, slab, and texturing techniques, surface slips, and glazes. An introduction to ideas about sculpture, the vessel, and the Raku process are presented through slide lectures and research assignments. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be well-versed in hand-building techniques, basic glaze formulation, and firing of electric and Raku kilns. Students will learn to develop strategies to translate an idea into sculptural form.

Prerequisites: FD 2130 - 3D Design: Space + Materiality  

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify the different uses of slips, underglaze, and glaze as they pertain to the ceramic surface.
  • Create ceramic works using introductory forming methods.
  • Apply art + design principles in the creation of functional and sculptural works.
  • Understand introductory ceramic process from wet clay to final glaze firing.

ART 1110 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  

Required Course Materials:

  • Towel
  • Apron
  • Hand Lotion
  • Sturdy box for transporting materials

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