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Ceramics I
CERAMICS I
CLASS CODE: ART 220 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $25
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: ART
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Introduction to ceramics process including skill development in hand building, throwing on the potters' wheel and glazing. Emphasis on craftsmanship and design.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, and Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Wedging, clay forming (handbuilding and throwing on the potter's wheel), clay recycling, glazing, decorating and firing.

Give students learning and problem solving experiences through the medium of ceramics, which have application both in and beyond the classroom. Craftsmanship issues addressed through the process of hand building, throwing on the potter's wheel and glazing. Development of personal design concepts.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: -- Learn the process of hand building including pinch, coil and slab.
-- Learn the process of throwing on the wheel (vases, bowls, mugs etc.).
-- Learn to critically evaluate ceramic work, both contemporary and historical, and explore aesthetics and function.
-- Employ a way of thinking which reserves judgment--allows for change or surprise.
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