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Viewing: FA 1101 : Introduction to Handbuilt Ceramics

Last approved: Sat, 21 May 2016 08:43:07 GMT

Last edit: Sun, 06 Mar 2016 18:52:20 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Art/Fine Arts (FA)
Introduction to Handbuilt Ceramics
Intro to Handbuilt Ceramics
Fall 2016
Course Type
Studio Course
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FA 1014 - Handbuilt Ceramics
Fee Type
Lab fees cover shared materials and consumables used by the course as well as independent access to software.

These vary by studio area but include costs such as model fees, lumber and ground materials for certain projects, computer software access for all students, printer ink, and darkroom chemicals.

Introduction to working with clay as an art form; fundamental hand-building techniques such as pinch, coil, and slab; basic surface, glaze, and firing techniques. Introductory history of ceramics. Materials fee.
- Develop a familiarity with clay and an understanding of the process used to create ceramic objects - Leave this class with the ability to construct detailed, high quality ceramic objects utilizing the basic hand building techniques: pinch, coil and slab - Have the general understanding of glazing and kiln firing by finishing assigned studio projects - Have the understanding of the basic chemistry of ceramics - Demonstrate an understanding and use of terminology specific to the ceramic studio use - Display fundamental knowledge of ceramic history
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gharris (Sun, 27 Sep 2015 14:35:40 GMT): Rollback: Syllabus does not include required class schedule with topics for each meeting.
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