Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Fine Arts and Communication Division
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.3 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: 1/12/09; 12/2/09

1. Description -
Laboratory practice in throwing advanced forms on the potter's wheel, combining hand-built and wheel-thrown forms, glazing these forms, and understanding kiln loading and firing procedures.
Prerequisites: ART 45A and 45B.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ART 45CL; this course is included in the Ceramic Construction family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate competency in creating advanced hand-built forms.
  2. demonstrate technical competency in throwing advanced forms on the potter's wheel
  3. demonstrate creative ability by combining hand-built and wheel-thrown forms.
  4. demonstrate competency in glazing these works.
  5. solve technical construction issues such as slumping and cracking that arise with wheel throwing and hand-building processes.
  6. demonstrate increased visual awareness by presenting and discussing three dimensional 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) -
The instructor will present projects for the students to do and will expand upon these projects by demonstrating, lecturing, and using visual aids. Examples of topics covered: teapots, large forms, sets of three, and combination hand-built/wheel-thrown forms.
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 the instructor.
7. Representative Text(s) -
There is no required text for this class. The in classroom library will provide a variety of historical, contemporary, and technical ceramic books for student use.

8. Disciplines -
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Laboratory, Demonstration.
10. Lab Content -
Supervised studio practice in ceramic processes, related to assignments, 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.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-03-03 10:30:43

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines