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Art (ART)

ART 080 (GA) Introduction to Ceramics (3) Introduction to the concepts and techniques fundamental to the making of pottery and ceramic sculpture.

ART 080 Introduction to Ceramics (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

ART 080 is intended as a general survey of the art of ceramics for non-majors. As a studio offering, emphasis is placed on hands-on activities, which promote visual literacy and sensitivity to the various conventions in ceramics. Students are given the opportuity to briefly explore many of the traditional approaches to ceramics including those that are used in hand building, wheel throwing, glazing, and kiln firing. 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 art of ceramics functions. As a general appreciation offering, emphasis is placed on active learning processes that involve students in basic studio materials and techniques. Since the School of Visual Arts now requires a portfolio review for visual arts majors to enroll in studio courses, ART 080 provides an opportunity for non-art majors to do studio work in conjunction with an exploration of art concepts.

General Education: GA
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Spring 2004

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


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