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ART 244: Ceramics Studio Wheelthrowing II (3 credits)

Course Description

Development of wheelthrowing techniques, vessel and structural concepts, and surface treatment and glazing. Six credits may be applied to the AA degree.
NOTE: Art Majors: ART 243 and 244 must both be taken to receive equivalency at UH Mānoa as ART 242, Introduction to Ceramics. (6 hours studio)

Pre-Requisite(s): Credit for ART 105C, or consent of instructor.

Recommended Preparation: ART 101, 105B, 116.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate through completed projects, a basic proficiency in wheel throwing techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of color and color theory through the use of various decorated techniques: slips, oxides, engobes, stains, and glazes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of clay bodies, oxidation and reduction firing, and of the basic chemical compositions of glazes.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the visual elements and the design principles while creating ceramic vessels and sculptural forms.
  • Demonstrate innovative and inventive problem solving, through creative decision-making and insightful articulation of finished ceramics vessels and sculptural forms.
  • Demonstrate an ability to generate creative ideas through three-dimensional visualization techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of drawing as a tool for conceptualization and documentation of personal imagery and technical investigation of the ceramic process.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of historic and contemporary examples of wheel made ceramics.
  • Demonstrate an ability to articulate the concepts and intent of a finished ceramic object.

Degrees and Certificates

For transfer information within the UH system, visit the System Transfer page


Classes Offered


page last updated: August 13, 2012

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