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

Corequisites: Corequisite: ART 45F.
Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Ceramic Surface 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 technical proficiency in utilizing the five types of firing techniques including electric kiln oxidation, low-fire soda, luster/decal firing, raku, and pit/saggar firing.
  • The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to glaze or prepare the surface appropriately for each type of firing.
Description -
Supervised studio practice in ceramic processes, related to assignments, skills, and materials presented in ART 45F low-temperature ceramic firing & glazing techniques. Students work independently, with individual guidance from an instructor on a need or request basis. Students will work on pre-firing glazing and preparation for pit-fire, raku, saggar, low-fire luster, and cone 04 glaze firings.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. create original works of art specifically designed for pit firing
  2. create original works of art specifically designed for raku / saggar firing
  3. research and formulate low temperature glazes
  4. work on various glaze application methods
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Ceramics tools and supplies as specified in ART 45F.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
This course of study emphasizes student self-pacing through assigned tasks.During lab time, the students will be working on:
  1. burnishing works for pit-fire and saggar firings,
  2. applying low-fire glaze on thrown and hand-built forms
  3. researching low-fire glaze formulas
  4. creating new works specifically designed for a specific low-fire glaze firing
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 45F. Students work independently, with individual guidance from an instructor on a need or request basis.During lab time, the students will be working on:
  1. burnishing works for pit-fire and saggar firings,
  2. applying low-fire glaze on thrown and hand-built forms
  3. researching low-fire glaze formulas
  4. creating new works specifically designed for a specific low-fire glaze firing
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Not applicable.