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ART 160
Ceramics I


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 70

AA Discipline: [Humanites Performance/Fine Arts]

Lecture Hours:30    Lab Hours:40


Description
An introduction of fundamental skills and methods needed to create a variety of ceramics. While many hand building methods are learned, wheel throwing is at the center of this class. The emphasis is on proper wheel throwing techniques to achieve a ten inch cylinder, bowl, and vase. Theory, history, aesthetics, design principles and glaze making are all discussed. Creating rich, colorful and varied decorative surfaces are demonstrated at the green ware stage while many glazing and firing techniques are explored. Personal creativity is always emphasized. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased. [HP]

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Use proper ceramics terminology.
  • Regognize and practice proper health and safety protocol.
  • Explain ceramics history and analyze how it affects the way we work today.
  • Construct clay projects using hand building techniques.
  • Utilize a variety of techniques for surface decoration.
  • Thow a clay project showing increased mastery of the potter's wheel.
  • Select proper mixes for glaze coloring.
  • Participate in different firing methods, comparing and contrasting the different results.

  • Course Topics
  • Terminology of Ceramics
  • Health and Safety
  • Introduction to Ceramics Tools and Equipment
  • History. How the history of pottery affects the way we work today.
  • Hand Building Techniques. Coil, Slab, Pinch, Paddle.
  • Introduction to Wheel Throwing
  • Design Principles & Application to 3-D Pottery
  • Surface Decoration
  • Glaze Chemistry
  • Firing Methods

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ART 160
    Fall 2014
    0812
    warren rood
    ART 160
    Spring 2014
    1571
    warren rood
    ART 160
    Winter 2014
    1571
    warren rood
    ART 160
    Spring 2013
    1571
    warren rood
    ART 160
    Winter 2013
    1571
    warren rood


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.