ART 4302 Intermediate Ceramics: 20th Century Studio 0/6/3

Prerequisite: ART 3301 with a minimum grade of C

This course expands the development of ceramic techniques aesthetics specific to the 20th century art movements: Futurism, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Pop/Funk, and Photorealism. Students will progress through each movement with assigned research and technical instruction that will foster an understanding of the role of Ceramics in each of these 'Fine Art' movements. Ceramic Tromp l'oeil techniques will be employed during the completion of a series of period influenced projects. At this level students learn a variety of kiln firing methods and kiln maintenance. Students are responsible for the firing of their own work. Additional emphasis will be placed on studio maintenance and operations. Students will also continue to extend their ceramic/art history and theory research to fuel the development of content in their own artwork.