Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Fine Arts and Communication Division
ART 45BLCERAMICS LABORATORYFall 2012
2 hours laboratory..5 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 24 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 2 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Pass No Pass
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Stand Alone Course
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 1/12/09; 12/2/09

1. 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.
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: ART 45B.
Advisory: Pass/No Pass; this course is included in the Ceramic Construction family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
Students will work on their ability 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
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) -
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. Students will work on the following art 45B processes during lab class:
  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.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Periodic instructor examination.
7. Representative Text(s) -
None

8. Disciplines -
Art
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Laboratory.
 
10. 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.
 
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 -
ART 45BL is a lab class designed to be taken in conjunction with ART 45B Beginning Potters Wheel, a Studio Arts three-dimensional support course.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-06-25 14:51:30


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines