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ART 243: Intermediate Ceramics-Handbuilding (3 credits)

Course Description

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

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

Recommended Preparation: ART 101, 116.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the three basic hand-building techniques and the potential of each as structural and decorative elements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of two different clay bodies and their potential as structural and decorative elements.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the varieties of materials and techniques of the glazing and firing processes.
  • Demonstrate innovative and inventive problem solving through creative decision- making and insightful articulation of finished ceramic vessels and sculptural forms.
  • Demonstrate an ability to generate creative ideas through three-dimensional visualization techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of color and color theory as it relates to three-dimensional form in the use of glazes and oxides.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of historic and contemporary examples of hand built ceramics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of drawing as a tool for conceptualization and documentation of personal imagery and technical investigation of the ceramic process.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for and awareness of ceramic objects.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the visual elements and the design principles while creating ceramic vessels and sculptural forms.
  • Demonstrate an ability to articulate the concepts and intent of a completed piece.

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