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ART 161
Ceramics II


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 70

AA Discipline: [Humanites Performance/Fine Arts]

Lecture Hours:30    Lab Hours:40


Description
This course builds on the fundamentals learned in Ceramics I. The emphasis is on proper wheel throwing techniques to create shapes suitable for decorative processes such as carving, sgraffito, horsehair, and majolica. New methods will be learned such as creating crackle and spring wire vessels along with learning the lid making process. Hands-on introduction to making glazes, spraying glazes and loading the bisque kiln. Personal creativity is always emphasized. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain and apply major terms, vocabulary, methods, concepts, and theories relevant to ceramics.
  • Practice proper health and safety protocol.
  • Show advancement in throwing, hand building skills, decorative techniques, and glazing styles.
  • Compare and contrast the different results of firing methods.
  • Demonstrate skills associated with loading an electric kiln.
  • Show increased mastery of glaze chemistry.
  • Demonstrate ethical and responsible use of media and information.

  • Course Topics
  • Terminology of ceramics
  • Health and safety
  • Hand building techniques, paddle and spring wire
  • Wheel throwing
  • Design principles and application to 3-D pottery
  • Surface decoration
  • Glaze chemistry
  • Firing Methods
  • Ethical and responsible use of media and information

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ART 161
    Fall 2016
    7405
    warren rood
    ART 161
    Spring 2016
    7436
    warren rood
    ART 161
    Winter 2016
    7420
    warren rood
    ART 161
    Fall 2015
    7405
    warren rood
    ART 161
    Spring 2015
    1572
    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
     
     

    *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.