ART 260 - Introduction to Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 6
This course is an introduction to wheel throwing. Techniques and processes include basic wheel throwing skills, related hand forming techniques (i.e. pulling handles), use of specialized equipment for clay work, glaze application, and discussions about the work with reference to contemporary and historical ceramics. Projects will be introduced by means of visual presentations, demonstrations (when appropriate) and posted assignments outlining project objectives and due dates. During visual presentations students will become familiar with traditional and contemporary artists. Group critiques are open discussions that will give students opportunity to present their work, analyze its visual properties and/or concepts (if applicable). Visiting artist lectures, gallery openings and individual research will be announced when appropriate.
Prerequisite: ART 110 or ART 121
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