Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Fine Arts and Communication Division
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.4 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 72 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree,   Certificate of Achievement
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 12/8;12/9;12/10;10/25/11

1. Description -
Studio practice in designing and creating original ceramic sculpture.
Prerequisite: ART 45A.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ART 44L; this course is included in the Ceramic Construction family of activity courses.

2. 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.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Clay, ceramic extruder, slab roller, kilns, glaze materials, sculpting tools, banding wheels, spray booth, potters wheel.

4. 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.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. 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.
7. Representative Text(s) -
The classroom library will provide a variety of texts for student use.

8. Disciplines -
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Laboratory, Demonstration, Field trips.
10. 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.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Not applicable.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the AA degrees and Certificate of Achievements in Art Survey and Studio Arts.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-03-11 08:40:22

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines