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Effective: Summer 2015
ART 44CERAMIC SCULPTURE4 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: ART 45A.
Advisory: Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ART 44L; this course is included in the Ceramic Construction family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • A successful student will be able to conceptualize and design original ceramic sculpture.
  • A successful student will be able to create ceramic sculpture by using additive and subtractive building methods, armatures, and use several techniques to create a finished surface for these works.
  • A successful student will be able to create sculpture from a visual reference, and from their imagination.
Description -
Studio practice in designing and creating original ceramic sculpture.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Conceptualize and design original ceramic sculpture
  2. Create ceramic sculpture by using additive and subtractive building methods, armatures, and methods of surface decoration.
  3. Use several techniques to create a finished surface for these works.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Clay, ceramic extruder, slab roller, kilns, glaze materials, sculpting tools, banding wheels, spray booth, potters wheel.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
Instructor will lecture, demonstrate, use audio-visual aids and present projects for students to do. Topics to be covered are:
  1. The principles of design: balance, form, surface, rhythm, use of color, and visual terminations.
  2. Technical methods: additive and subtractive techniques of hand-building, the use of armatures, and glazing and decorating techniques.
  3. Formal concepts: making realistic forms, making abstract forms, and designing sculpture to express specific concepts.
Methods of Evaluation -
Evaluation will be by critique of works in progress and finished pieces using criteria of design and technique presented in class. All assigned projects will be graded by instructor.
Representative Text(s) -
The classroom library will provide a variety of texts for student use.

Disciplines -
Art
 
Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Laboratory, Demonstration, Field trips.
 
Lab Content -
Supervised studio practice in ceramics processes, related to skills and materials. Students work independently, with individual guidance from an instructor on a need or request basis.
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Not applicable.