ART 112 - Basic Studio Ceramics
This course will provide students with introductory ceramics knowledge and skills, emphasizing fine art approaches while utilizing a variety of materials. Ceramics will be explored through production, critique, history and aesthetics in order to achieve individual artistic goals, and expression. Students will be provided with the fundamental technical, historical and conceptual information necessary to produce fine art forms and develop a portfolio. Students gain an understanding of various techniques, styles and approaches to contemporary ceramics. Emphasis will be placed upon the ability to investigate the unique qualities and characteristics of materials and the development of an original response to an assignment. Critical thinking will be addressed with each project, allowing students to improve their ability to analyze visual works of art.
Through creative studio practice, students discover relationships relevant to their role as an artist and work to develop the following emphasized artistic traits: perceptual openness, flexibility/adaptability, the courage to take a risk, the ability to analyze, and self-confidence.
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