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Art (ART)

ART 280 Beginning Ceramics (3) The fundamentals of ceramics, throwing, hand-building, and glazing; acquainting the student with ceramic materials, techniques, and philosophy.

ART 280 Beginning Ceramics (3)

This course is intended to further investigate the art of ceramics for art majors. As a studio offering, emphasis is placed on hands-on studio activities, which promote visual literacy and sensitivity to the various conventions used in ceramics. Students will be given the opportunity to explore many of the traditional materials of ceramics, including functional and nonfunctional applications, stoneware, and high fire glazes. As well, slide presentations, studio visits and museum critiques will augment studio exercises to facilitate a greater awareness of the cultural context in which the field of ceramics functions. This labor-intensive studio relies upon cumulative learning experiences through increasingly demanding projects. Competency is expected in numerous new skills and techniques, and their application in creating visually compelling concepts is essential to the success of completed artworks.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: ART 110S, ART 111 and enrollment in the School of Visual Arts or successful completion of an admissions portfolio review

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.