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ART 161
Ceramics II


Credits: 4
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline: [Humanites Performance/Fine Arts]

Lecture Hours:20    Lab Hours:40


Description
Intermediate study of theory, history, and aesthetics of ceramics using hand building methods with a focus on wheel throwing. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased. Prerequisite: ART 160 or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the appropriate tools for ceramics
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ceramics equipment uses and limitations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the types of clay
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the stages of clay and how they can effect production
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the health and safety factors of clays and ceramics chemicals
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the firing process
  • Ability to throw on the potter’s wheel
  • Ability to construct clay projects using hand building techniques
  • Ability to utilize a variety of techniques in surface decoration

  • Course Topics
  • Terminology of Ceramics
  • Introduction to Ceramics tools and equipment
  • Types of clay bodies
  • Hand building techniques [ Coil, Slab, Pinch]
  • Introduction to Wheel throwing [centering and opening, basic forms, trimming, composite pots]
  • Surface decoration of pots[textural impressions, glazing]
  • Firing methods
  • Health and safety issues

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ART 161
    Spring 2014
    1572
    warren rood
    ART 161
    Winter 2014
    1572
    warren rood
    ART 161
    Spring 2013
    1572
    warren rood
    ART 161
    Winter 2013
    1572
    warren rood
    ART 161
    Fall 2012
    0137
    Anne Bullock


    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.