ART 230 - Introduction to Ceramics: Hand Building
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 6
This course introduces students to basic hand building techniques for forming clay as well as processes used to finalize ceramic works. The main focus will be on techniques in pinch, coil, slab, and additive and subtractive modeling. Students will finish four or more projects. Students will also become familiar with basic decorating, firing, and presentation techniques. Projects will be introduced by means of visual presentations, demonstrations (when appropriate), and documents outlining project objectives and due dates. During visual presentations, students will become familiar with traditional and contemporary ceramics and artists. Group critiques are open discussions that will give students opportunities to present their work and analyze its visual properties and/or the idea (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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