SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 12:41:08 AMART 34B Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 34BTitle:  ADV CERAMIC SCULPT  
Full Title:  Advanced Ceramic Sculpture
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled4.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Continuation of Art 34A, introducing a greater variety of ceramic sculpture processes, subject matter, and concept.  Experimentation in glaze mixing and life-size sculpture.  

Course Completion of ART 34A

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Continuation of Art 34A, introducing a greater variety of ceramic sculpture processes, subject matter, and concept.  Experimentation in glaze mixing and life-size sculpture.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ART 34A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Analyze the relationship between forms, surface, materials, proportion
   and scale to appreciate sophisticated ceramic sculptures.
2.  Demonstrate advanced hand-building skills and a variety of glaze
   decorations for large and life-size ceramic sculptures.
3.  Develop glaze mixing skill and a vocabulary of glazes to formulate a
   new glaze.
4.  Expand a working vocabulary of ceramic sculptures and firing processes
   to make aesthetic and technical judgments of one's own work and the
   work of others.
5.  Analyze examples of historical and contemporary sculptures to describe
   aesthetics of ceramic sculptures.
6.  Demonstrate a creative process that includes the work habits, practice
   of hand skills, and risk-taking experimentation to express personal
7.  Define health and safety issues that arise from the use of ceramics
   materials and equipment to maintain a ceramics studio.
8.  Repeating students will be able to:
   A. Design one's own project to develop subject matter
   B. Expand and develop personal vision, direction, and statement
   C. Develop artistic standards for the judgment of one's own work
   D. Evaluate a series of related works of portfolio
   E. Demonstrate firing
   F. Create more complex decoration
   G. Address firing issues  

Topics and Scope
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1.  Hand-building forms and surface
    A. Human head
    B. Human hand
    C. Human torso
    D. Architectural form
2.  Hand-building technique to make life-size ceramic sculpture
3.  Glaze decoration
    A. Glaze formation
    B. Mixing new glazes
    C. Glaze type
4.  Firing process
    A. Firing temperature
    B. Reduction and oxidation firing
    C. Low, mid, and high fire
    D. Safety
5.  Aesthetics
    A. History of ceramic sculpture
    B. Mixing new glazes
    C. Eastern and Western ceramics
6.  Subsequent repeat:
    A. Portfolio
    B. Mixed-media sculpture
    C. Loading and unloading kiln
    D. Firing  

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1.  Use three major hand-building techniques to make a human figure.
2.  Make a sculpture with expressive content:
   A. Social issues
   B. Interpretation of music
3.  Make three sequential forms.
4.  Measure and mix glazes and/or slips from basic ingredients and apply
   to test pieces.
5.  Complete surfaces of ceramic forms with results of glaze experimen-
6.  Write 2-3 page essay on one ceramic artist or gallery exhibition.
7.  Examine books and magazines devoted to ceramic sculpture and
8.  Repeating students will accomplish the above assignments applying the
   following criteria:
   A. Find one's own subject matter to resolve particular problems and
      express various ideas and/or sensations.
   B. Make a series of works for portfolio.
   C. Make larger and more complex objects.
   D. Make one's own glazes.
   E. Demonstrate firing processes.  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 15%
Essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
65 - 80%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and participation.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Ceramics (6th ed).  Burkett, Richard and Nelson, Glen C. Wadsworth Publishing: 2002.  

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