SRJC Course Outlines

8/15/2022 3:08:07 AMART 34B Course Outline as of Fall 2014

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:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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: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:
Upon completion of the course, students will 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.  Design their own projects, continuing to develop subject matter and personal vision.
4.  Develop artistic standards for the judgment of one's own work.
5.  Demonstrate a creative process that includes the work habits, practice
    of hand skills, and risk-taking experimentation to express personal
6.  Analyze examples of historical and contemporary sculptures to describe aesthetics of ceramic sculptures.
7. Develop glaze mixing skill and vocabulary of glazes to formulate new glaze.
8. 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.
9. Define health and safety issues that arise from the use of ceramics materials and equipment to maintain a ceramics studio.

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.  Conceptual aspects of ceramic sculptures
    A. Metaphor
    B. Symbol
    C. Narrative
4.  Three-dimensional sculptural form transformed from two-dimensional painting
5.  Glaze decoration
    A. Glaze formation
    B. Mixing new glazes
    C. Glaze type
6. Firing Process
    A. Firing temperature
    B. Multi firing
    C. Low, mid and high fire
    D. Safety
7.  Aesthetics
    A. History of ceramic sculpture
    B. Mixing new glazes
    C. Eastern and Western ceramics

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1.  Use three major hand-building techniques to make a human figure.
2.  Explore one's own thoughts around particular social issues and express one's own ideas.
3.  Make a ceramics sculpture that is transformed from a two-dimensional painting.
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 experiment.
6. Write a 2-3 page essay on one ceramic artist or gallery exhibition.
7.  Examine books and magazines devoted to ceramic sculpture and

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%
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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The Craft and Art of Clay: A Complete Potter's Hand Book,  5th edition.   Peterson, Jan  and Peterson, Susan.  Laurence King Publisher:  2012.

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