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Effective: Fall 2012
ART 45CLCERAMICS LABORATORY.5 Unit(s)

Corequisites: Corequisite: ART 45C.
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)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • The student will be able to demonstrate advanced technical competency in and building techniques including coil, slab, wafer and pinch methods.
  • The student will be able to demonstrate advanced technical competency in wheel throwing techniques including centering, opening, gathering, collaring, pulling, and shaping methods.
  • The student will be able to demonstrate advanced technical competency in glazing these works utilizing demonstrated techniques such as pouring, dipping, spraying, masking and layering.
Description -
Supervised studio practice in ceramics processes, related to skills and materials being presented in ART 45C. Students will work on advanced level wheel throwing and hand-building techniques, solve technical construction issues such as slumping and cracking that arise with wheel throwing and hand-building processes, and demonstrate increased visual awareness by presenting and discussing three dimensional ceramic projects.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. work independently to improve skills and concepts introduced in ART 45C.
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. 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.
Methods of Evaluation -
Periodic instructor examination.
Representative Text(s) -
None

Disciplines -
Art
 
Method of Instruction -
Laboratory
 
Lab Content -
Supervised studio practice in ceramic processes, related to assignments, skills, and materials presented in ART 45C. students will create original works of art and refine their:
  1. competency in creating advanced hand-built forms.
  2. technical competency in throwing advanced forms on the potter's wheel
  3. creative ability by combining hand-built and wheel-thrown forms.
  4. competency in glazing these works.
  5. technical construction issues such as slumping and cracking that arise with wheel throwing and hand-building processes.
  6. increased visual awareness by presenting and discussing three dimensional ceramic projects.
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Not applicable.