SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 1:06:00 AMART 31B Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 31BTitle:  INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS  
Full Title:  Intermediate Ceramics
Last Reviewed:10/22/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled4.005 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:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Continuation of Art 31A introducing a greater variety of ceramic processes, subject matter and concepts. Experiments in glaze making.  

Course Completion of ART 31A

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Continuation of Art 31A introducing a greater variety of ceramic processes, subject matter and concepts. Experiments in glaze making.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ART 31A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


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, the students will be able to:
1.  Analyze sophisticated visual and functional relationships such as
   form and surface features, suitability of materials, proportion and
2.  Demonstrate advanced throwing and hand-building skills.
3.  Practice glaze mixing skills and employ a working vocabulary of
   glaze formulation terms.
4.  Experiment with a variety of glaze decorations.
5.  Apply a working vocabulary of ceramics.
6.  Demonstrate the ability to make aesthetic and technical judgments
   of one's work and the work of others.
7.  Examine and analyze examples of historical and contemporary ceramics.
8.  Demonstrate a creative process that includes good work habits,
   the practice of hand skills, risk-taking, and experimentation.
9.  Define health and safety issues that arise from the use of ceramic
    materials and equipment.  

Topics and Scope
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1.  Production of advanced thrown forms on the potter's wheel:
   A. Teapots
   B. Lidded containers
   C. Objects displaying personal expression
2.  Creation of complex and larger scale hand-built ceramic objects
   displaying personal expression.
3.  Analysis of aesthetic and technical decisions and judgments about
   glazes and complex ceramic forms.
4.  Mixing glazes:
   A. Reading a glaze formula
   B. Using a gram scale
   C. Using a glaze sieve
   D. Applying test tiles
   E. Firing test tiles
5.  The use, care and safety for materials, tools and equipment of
6.  The concepts and elements of historical and contemporary ceramics.  

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Assignments may include the following:
1. Use the potter's wheel to make 4-6 lidded containers.
2. Use the potter's wheel and/or hand-building techniques to make two
functional and two sculptural teapots.
3. Explore one's own thoughts and feelings around a particular social
issue and express one's ideas in ceramic forms (total number of works
will be determined by complexity and size)
4. Measure and mix glazes from basic ingredients and apply them to
test tiles.
5. Write two reports (2-3 pages each); one on a ceramic artist and
one on a gallery exhibition.  

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 - 20%
Short reports on artists and gallery exhibition.
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
60 - 75%
Class performances, Final exhibit of completed glazed work.
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
15 - 20%
Attendance, effort, artistic growth and participation.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Ceramics, Glenn C. Nelson, Richard Burkett, 6th edition, Wordsworth,
Thomson Learning Inc., 2002  

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