This entry level course is available to students after having taken the prerequisite 'Introduction to Art' course. Ceramics 1 will introduce students to the discipline of ceramics through various hands-on projects, study of general ceramic history and developing self expressive and individual problem solving skills. The majority of hands-on projects will be hand-construction-based. All aspects of the studio process, through glazing and firing will be explored with an emphasis on safety and attention to procedure and craftsmanship.
Daily evaluation with a strong emphasis on active, visible participation is the cornerstone of the grading process. Project-related written evaluations and end of semester comprehensive testing also factor in to the overall evaluation process. A student-created digital portfolio is started that can follow you throughout future ceramic courses.
THIS SEMESTERS’ GOALS & OBJECTIVES:
G = Demonstrate safe use of materials & tools in the ceramic studio every day
O = Identify safety procedures demonstrated by department lead
THIS WEEKS’ GOALS & OBJECTIVES:
G = Demonstrate proper & safe use of artists materials and construction techniques
O = Apply ceramic glazes as demonstrated
O = Construct assigned projects using pinch technique