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ART 137 - Ceramics 1

Credits: 3
5 Studio Hours


This is an introductory course in ceramics. Students learn the proper use of tools and techniques to create three-dimensional works with clay. Pinch, coil, slab and wheel throwing methods along with glazing and firing are studied.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify tools, techniques, materials and processes used in making ceramic objects.
  2. Create finished ceramic objects.
  3. Employ aesthetically sensitive decorative techniques including, slip decoration, glaze application and firing.
  4. Relate original artwork to historic and multicultural examples through function, construction or aesthetic considerations.
Listed Topics
  1. Methods of construction
  2. Multicultural history of ceramic art
  3. Decorative surface techniques
  4. Glazing and firing processes
  5. Critique student artwork
Reference Materials
Materials and textbooks as required by instructor
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/2/2022
Last Reviewed: 5/2/2022

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