SRJC Course Outlines

4/15/2024 7:10:14 PMART 31C Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course

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

Course Completion of ART 31B

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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
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


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Create more complex functional and sculptural forms by employing varieties of
    decoration/firing methods.
2.  Critique the strengths and weaknesses of finished works.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should 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 throwing and
    hand-building 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:  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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I.   Review the Potter's Wheel and Hand-Building Techniques for the Creation of Complex and
     Larger Scale Ceramic Forms Displaying Personal Expression
II.  Overview of the Firing Processes for Gas, Electric and Raku Kilns
III. The Use of a Variety of Glazes
    A. Cone 5 and Cone 10 glazes
    C. Majolica glaze
    D. Underglaze
IV. Conceptual Aspects of Three-Dimensional Objects
    A. Metaphor
    B. Symbol
    C. Narrative
V. Color Development in Glaze Mixing
    A. Reading a glaze formula
    B. Substitution of glaze chemical
    C. Applying test tile results to their own work
    D. Firing test tiles
VI.   The Use, Care and Maintenance of the Materials, Tools and Equipment
VII.   Proper Handling of Hazardous Materials in a Studio Environment
VIII. The Concepts and Elements of Historical and Contemporary Ceramics
All topics are addressed in both lecture and lab components of this course.

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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Write two reports (500-750 words) one on a ceramic artist, and one on a gallery exhibition
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Explore one's own thoughts around a particular social issue and express one's own ideas in a
    tea set and lidded containers (total number of works will be determined by complexity and
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 glaze experiments and apply them to their own works
4. Demonstrate electric kiln firing process
5. Final exhibit of completed glazed work

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
10 - 25%
Attendance, artistic growth and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Craft and Art of Clay: A Complete Potter's Hand Book. 5th ed. Peterson, Jan and Peterson, Susan. Laurence King Publishing. 2012 (classic)

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