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2017-18 Edition

ART 253C. Ceramics I. 3 Credits.

Introduces intermediate level ceramic processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Develop an intermediate level of creative problem solving and kinetic skills with clay forming and finishing techniques, including hand building, wheel throwing, use of plaster molds, and surface treatments. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to exercise critical skills necessary to evaluate ceramic works, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions, and expand perceptual awareness. Employs creative problem solving through implementing a variety of strategies. This is the third course of a three-course sequence for first year ceramics. Prerequisite: Two terms of ART 253 or ART 253B or instructor permission. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B.