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Ceramics I
CERAMICS I
CLASS CODE: ART 220 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $25.00
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: ART
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the ceramics process including skill development in hand building, throwing on the potters wheel and glazing. Emphasis on craftsmanship and design.
DESCRIPTION: Students will learn to critically evaluate ceramic work. Both aesthetics and function will be explored and cultural biases will be challenged. Students will develop an increased understanding and appreciation for ceramics, both contemporary and historical.
TOPICS: Wedging, clay forming (handbuilding and throwing on the potter's wheel), clay recycling, glazing, decorating and firing.
OBJECTIVES: To give students hands-on learning and problem solving experiences through medium of ceramics. Craftsmanship and learning the ceramic process is more important than having something to grade.
REQUIREMENTS: Lab fee, basic tool kit, old towel, sponge, water container, work clothes and sketchbook. At least one hour out of class for each hour in class, minimum of 10 hours per week. Weekly class projects, research report, sketchbook, and attendance.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001