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ART 261
Ceramics and Sculpture II


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 form creative and diverse ceramic sculpture. This includes learning coil, pinch, slab, paddle and wheel methods, while theory, history, aesthetics and design principles are all discussed. Also learning how different glazes and firing techniques produce a broad range of beauty. Personal creativity is always emphasized. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased. [HP]

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Develop and demonstrate a personal sculptural style.
  • Use proper ceramics terminology.
  • Recognize 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 and use of mosaic tiles.
  • Throw a clay project showing increased mastery of the potter's wheel.
  • Translate human anatomy knowledge into sculpture.
  • Select proper mixes for glaze coloring.
  • Participate in different firing methods, comparing and contrasting the different results.
  • Demonstrate flat relief techniques.

  • Course Topics
  • Development of a personal sculptural style
  • Ceramics and sculpture terminology
  • Health and safety issues
  • History of ceramics and sculpture
  • Hand built forms
  • Introduction to wheel throwing
  • Design principles and application to 3-D design
  • Human anatomy sculpture
  • Mosaic tiles in sculpture
  • Flat relief techniques
  • Surface decoration
  • Glaze chemistry
  • Firing methods

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ART 261
    Fall 2014
    1803
    warren rood
    ART 261
    Spring 2014
    1805
    warren rood
    ART 261
    Winter 2014
    1802
    warren rood
    ART 261
    Spring 2013
    1805
    warren rood
    ART 261
    Winter 2013
    1802
    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.