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Effective: Fall 2012

Corequisites: Corequisite: ART 45B.
Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Ceramic Construction family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU/UC
2 hours laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter)

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Description -
Supervised studio practice in ceramics processes, related to skills and materials being presented in ART 45B. Students will work on basic techniques demonstrated in ART 45B such as wedging clay, centering a pot, pulling a wall, shaping processes, and trimming techniques to complete well balanced forms on the potter's wheel.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate technical competency and understand the process in wheel throwing and trimming on the potter's wheel and clay materials
  2. Demonstrate competency and understand the process of glazing and various surface treatments.
  3. Use a variety of pottery ceramic tools and equipment skillfully
  4. Skillfully demonstrate all of the steps and the process of pottery
  5. Integrate diverse cultural, historical, and contemporary styles and iconography effectively when applying carving, slip, and glaze decoration and patterns
  6. Integrate diverse cultural, historical and contemporary clay forms as ideas for ceramic projects
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) -
  1. Ceramic projects that focus on centering a pot skillfully
  2. Ceramic projects that focus on making a cylinder on the potter's wheel
  3. Ceramic projects that focus on making a vase on the potter's wheel
  4. Ceramic projects that deal with learning various ways to attach clay
  5. Ceramic projects that deal with creating a personal approach to a project
  6. Ceramic projects focused on varied ways to use diverse cultural symbols, iconography and pattern
  7. Ceramic projects focused on varied ways to create visual or actual texture
  8. Ceramic projects that focus on using a variety of ways to apply slip and glaze with a brush, dipping and spraying
  9. Ceramic projects that focus on the forms and volumes influenced by looking at forms from different cultures
  10. Sketchbook notations, generating ideas and problem solving sketches, thumbnail sketches for ceramic shapes and vessel from diverse cultures, historical time periods, and contemporary ceramics
  11. Research historic and contemporary ceramic forms through in-class video and text library
Methods of Evaluation -
Periodic instructor examination.
Representative Text(s) -

Disciplines -
Method of Instruction -
Lab Content -
Supervised studio practice in ceramic processes, related to assignments, skills, and materials presented in ART 45B. 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.