SRJC Course Outlines

7/7/2022 6:27:37 AMART 34A Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 34ATitle:  CERAMIC SCULPTURE  
Full Title:  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 Scheduled4.006 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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An introductory course in ceramic sculpture to develop hand-building, glaze, and enbobe/underglaze decoration technique.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introductory course in ceramic sculpture to develop hand-building, glaze, and enbobe/underglaze decoration technique.
(Grade or P/NP)

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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Create sculptures employing clay as a medium.
2.  Identify the unique characteristics of ceramic sculptures.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify and evaluate visual elements of ceramic sculpture.
2. Use clay, glaze, tools and materials for ceramic sculpture.
3. Employ basic hand-building techniques to make ceramic sculpture.
4. Apply both basic glaze and engobe/underglaze decoration techniques for ceramic sculpture.
5. Describe ceramics sculpture and firing process using specialized vocabulary.
6. Demonstrate a creative process with both disciplined work habits and risk-taking
7. Examine and analyze examples of historical and contemporary ceramic sculpture to arrive at
    aesthetic and technical judgments.
8. Define health and safety issues that arise from the use of materials and equipment to maintain
    a ceramic studio.

Topics and Scope
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I. Hand-Building Techniques
    A. Coil
    B. Pinched slab
    C. Soft slab
    D. Firm slab
II. Hand Built Forms
    A. Geometric shapes
    B. Organic shapes
    C. Human body parts
III. Sculptural Elements and Principles
    A. Form and shape
    B. Space and volume
    C. Texture
    D. Positive and negative shapes
IV. Decoration
    A. Glaze
    B. Engobe/underglaze
    C. Multi-firing decoration
V. Glaze and Engobe/Underglaze Application
    A. Spray
    B. Brush
VI. Firing Process
    A. Raku firing
    B. Gas and electric firing
    C. Safety
VII.  Concepts and Elements of Historical and Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture
VIII. Proper Handling of Hazardous Materials in a Studio Environment
All topics are addressed in both lecture and lab components of this course.

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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Complete basic terminology exam
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Portfolio to include 5 - 10 pieces, such as:
    A. Use soft clay slabs and coil to make an organic form
    B. Use firm clay slabs to create a geometric form
    C. Use soft clay slab to make a human body part - head, hand or foot
    D. Decorate sculpture with glaze and engobe/underglaze
    E. Develop surface decoration technique by multi-firing
    F. Examine books and magazines devoted to ceramic sculpture and techniques
    G. 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
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
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%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 15%
Exam: True/false, matching items, completion
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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The Craft and Art of Clay: A Complete Potter's Hand Book. 5th ed. Peterson, Jan and Peterson, Susan. Laurence King Publisher. 2012  (classic)

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