SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 12:11:51 AMART 31C Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 31CTitle:  ADVANCED CERAMICS I  
Full Title:  Advanced Ceramics 1
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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Continuation  of Art 31B involving more advanced problem solving, individual expression and experimentation with glaze decoration.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of ART 31B


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Continuation of Art 31B involving more advanced problem solving, individual expression and experimentation with glaze decoration.  
(Grade or P/NP)

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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

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

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

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. Propose a theme on which to base a related series of ceramic forms.
2. Develop disciplined work habits as well as greater risk-taking
  and experimentation.
3. Express personal vision and statement through continued development
  of hand skills.
4. Examine ideas, idioms and procedures of ceramic artists of the past
  and present as a stimulus and point of departure.
5. Develop specific skills in formulating glazes: line blends, flux
  saturations, color development.
6. Examine and analyze examples of historical and contemporary ceramics.
7. Apply a working vocabulary of the firing process of ceramics.
8. Demonstrate the ability to make aesthetic and technical judgments
  about one's work and the work of others.
9. Define health and safety issues that arise from the use of ceramics
  materials and equipment.  

Topics and Scope
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1. Review the potter's wheel and hand-building techniques for the
creation of complex and larger scale ceramic forms displaying
personal expression.
2. Overview of the firing processes for gas and electric kilns.
3. The use of a variety of glazes:
  A. Lowfire/highfire glaze
  B. Luster glaze
  C. Maiolica glaze
  D. Underglaze
4. Conceptual aspects of three-dimensional objects:
  A. Metaphor
  B. Symbol
  C. Narrative
5. Color development in glaze mixing
  A. Reading a glaze formula
  B. Line blends
  C. Triaxials
  D. Applying test tiles
  E. Firing test tiles
6. The use, care and safety of the materials, tools and equipment
7. The concepts and elements of historical and contemporary ceramics  

Assignments:
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Assignments may include the following:
1. Explore one's own thoughts and feelings around a particular social
issue and express one's own ideas in ceramic forms (total number of works
will be determined by complexity and size).
2. Produce a series of hand-built or thrown works that engage
the individual's concept (total number of works will be determined by
complexity and size).
3. Complete a series of line blends/triaxials and color experiments
with glaze materials, and apply them to test tiles.
4. 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%
None
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%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 25%
Attendance, effort, artistic growth and participation.


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

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