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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Art (ART)

ART 381 Intermediate Handbuilding (4 per semester, maximum of 12) An intermediate ceramics course with a focus on handbuilding techniques, leading to personal expression in forming, glazing, and firing.

ART 381 Intermediate Handbuilding (4 per semester/maximum of 12)

The purpose of this course is to explore different means of expression with the techniques of handbuilding. Clay is unlike any other material in that it can be transformed into virtually anything. Some of the forming methods which be addressed are coil, slab, carving, modeling and slump/press molds. The course will have assignments that are technically challenging, but will call on creative and artistic abilities. Slide presentations and group and individual critiques will be part of the curriculum. 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: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: ART 280, ART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA ART Education or Integrative Arts degree program.

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