Ceramics II- Studio
- Course Number:
- ART 254
- Transcript Title:
- Ceramics II- Studio
- Jul 25, 2022
- Oct 06, 2022
- Total Credits:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture / Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
- Satisfies General Education requirement:
- Grading Options
- A-F, P/NP, Audit
- Default Grading Options
- Repeats available for credit:
Provides semi-directed studio time to deepen understanding of basic ceramics processes, techniques and concepts introduced in ART 252. Encourages the development of individual style, character and self-identity while strengthening the ability to self-critique. May be taken two times for credit. Prerequisite: ART 252. Audit available.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Research and develop strategies for creatively solving ceramic processes.
- Apply new processes, materials and techniques associated with hand building and wheel throwing to build personal expression.
- Ask meaningful questions, identify topical issues, and employ an expanding vocabulary in critical dialogue about ceramics with others.
- Implement expanded self-critiquing skills, supporting autonomous creative expression.
- Express individual style, character and self-identity, embracing the vision to be, do, feel, think and own a distinctive way of constructing ceramic form.
Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies
The determination of assessment strategies is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: writings (journals, self-reflections, pre writing exercises, essays), quizzes, tests, midterm and final exams, group projects, presentations (in person, videos, etc), self-assessments, experimentations, lab reports, peer critiques, responses (to texts, podcasts, videos, films, etc), student generated questions, Escape Room, interviews, and/or portfolios.
Some additional suggestions from your department:
Observation of studio habits, use of vocabulary when communicating within the studio environment, sketch books, maquettes, and models.
Course Activities and Design
The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.
Outcome #1: Research and develop strategies for creatively solving ceramic processes.
- The history and culture of ceramics as a part of the diverse human experience
- Problem solving in creation of ceramic form - asking questions and finding new solutions using vocabulary, relevant ideas, materials, ceramic technique and application
- Introduce relationship of form, content and function
- Examination of aesthetic and structural solutions
Outcome #2: Apply new processes, materials and techniques associated with hand building and wheel throwing to build perrsonal expression.
- Safe practices in regards to the handling of tools, chemicals and machinery in a communal studio space
- Clay formation, properties - china clay, ball kaolins
- Clay preparation - wedging
- Hand building - forming ceramics without a wheel, including coil pots, pinch pots, slab pots, forming pots in Slump and Mump molds
- Throwing - hand forming of hollow shapes on a revolving wheel head
- Glazing techniques - pour dipping, brushing (from pieces of clay on half inches wide by 4 inches tall to test application and flow of the glaze)
- Basic glaze chemistry
- Visual and verbal language used in discussion of practical, functional and artistic qualities of glazes
- Enhancing both the technical and artistic merit of Glaze Chemistry
- Kiln technology, bisque
Outcome #3: Ask meaningful questions, identify topical issues, and employ an expanding vocabulary in critical dialogue about ceramics with others.
- Continue expanding ceramics related vocabulary
- Discuss new and emerging trends
- Review contemporary styles and techniques
Outcome #4: Implement expanded self-critiquing skills, supporting autonomous creative expression
- Use of sketch book or journal to record visual and physical effects of eutectics mixtures on ceramic form, structure and glaze surface
- Critical analysis to deepen understanding of level of quality, possible improvements, and high standards of achievement
- Critique works of others
- Practice critiquing of professional work
- Critique using description rather than judgement
Outcome #5: Express individual style, character and self-identity, embracing the vision to be, do, feel, think and own a distinctive way of constructing ceramic form.
- Exploration of artist intent - know what you like
- Application of skills and techniques needed to express intent or style
Suggested Texts and Materials
Suggested student materials
- Needle tool
- Cutting wire
- Metal rib
- Trim tool
- Large wooden rib
- Glaze brush
- Plastic bucket
- Cotton towel
This is a lec/lab course in which students practice and reinforce skills and knowledge learned in ART 252. Students are required to do three hours of work outside of class.