May 18, 2021
ART 252 - Ceramics 2 Credits: 5
Intermediate course in ceramics in which students demonstrate a complete understanding of the ceramic process through clay construction and firing. Students gain knowledge of various clay bodies, glaze properties and effects. Students demonstrate the ability to work responsibly and safely in the glaze room and mix, test, and assess fired glaze results. Students begin to develop the sensibilities to integrate concept and material in their approach to ceramics.
Prerequisite: ART 251 or instructor’s permission.
Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Demonstrate their familiarity with the ceramic process: from clay to ceramic.
- Demonstrate their understanding of how to load, fire, and unload kilns.
- Demonstrate their understanding of reduction/ oxidation kiln atmospheres and how the different atmospheres may affect their work.
- Demonstrate their ability to work with kiln equipment in an appropriate safe manner.
- Demonstrate a complete understanding of the health hazards related to some ceramic materials and learn to handle, work, and dispose of them in a safe and environmentally conscious manner.
- Learn the benefits of keeping kiln logs/charts for documentation and assessment.
- Develop the sensibilities to work more independently- to cultivate an individual approach in clay.
Demonstrate elements and principles of visual arts.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
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