ART 3301 Beginning Ceramics 0/6/3

Prerequisite: ( ART 1006 with a minimum grade of C or ART 1101 with a minimum grade of C ) and ( ART 1009 with a minimum grade of C or ART 1102 with a minimum grade of C ) and ART 1007 with a minimum grade of C and ART 1008 with a minimum grade of C and ART 2201 with a minimum grade of C and ART 2202 with a minimum grade of C

This is a creative problem solving fine art studio course designed to serve as an introduction to the historical precedents, theories, processes and materials utilized in the realization and production of Contemporary Ceramic art. Emphasis will be placed on developing a variety of hand-building techniques and attaining a basic understanding of claybody composition and properties. Also included will be an introduction to slips, glazes, and firing techniques. In addition, this class will focus on developing content, and learning about artists (both ceramic artists and artists working in other media) of both past and present. We will consider Ceramics in a variety of contexts such as: Ceramics, Communication, Commentary, Commodity, Celebration and Critique.