Introduction to Ceramics for Non-Majors
Art College of Fine Arts and Communications
Basic throwing, hand-building skills, vocabulary, and technique for non-art majors, including lecture, demonstrations, lab time, slide lectures, some art historical material.
Composition and Design
Students will learn the basics of ceramic forming techniques and design considerations.
Clay Properties, Vocabulary, and Surface
Students will demonstrate a grasp of the fundamental properties of clay and glaze process. Students will learn applicable vocabulary to discuss surface options and issues they encounter in the formation of ceramic art.
Students will learn to evaluate their own sculptural works and that of others through regularly scheduled critiques. Work will be compared to contemporary and traditional standards of thought and practice applied to 3 dimensional art.
Students will explore examples of historical and contemporary ceramic art and process through lectures, images and other means.