ART 160A Beginning Ceramics (3)
Lec-35, Lab-70, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
Introduction to developing ceramic forms. Basic methods of forming through the use of the potter's wheel, hand-construction, glaze application, and kiln-firing processes. Historical uses of clay and its relationship to the development of civilizations and industry. Technical development and exploration of clay as a means for aesthetic growth.
All sections will charge a material fee of $15.00
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Appraise and show evidence of successful problem solving in the creation of a ceramic work of art or craft.
- Outcome 2: Critically discuss three-dimensional ceramic work; this includes acquiring knowledge of design principles and ceramic terminology.
- Outcome 3: Demonstrate appropriate use of basic clay forming processes including pinch, slab, coil, basic throwing, trimming and pulling handles.
- Outcome 4: Demonstrate appropriate use of of basic decoration techniques including application of slip, engobe and glaze.
- Outcome 5: Demonstrate appropriate use of basic tools and equipment including forming tools, trimming tools, brushes, and potters wheel.
- Outcome 6: Distinguish between good and poor craftsmanship in creating ceramic objects.
- Outcome 7: Demonstrate literacy in contemporary conceptual approaches to ceramics.