NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Mar 21, 2023  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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ART 2420 - Ceramics II

This advanced course allows further development and exploration in the methods of pottery construction.  Emphasis will be on use of the potter’s wheel as a tool and to gain a deeper knowledge of techniques for glazing, decorating and firing work.  Student will work closely with the instructor to define their own goals and objectives for completing successful assignments. The course relates visual arts content to the social, cultural, and historical context through the examination of ceramic form as found in both contemporary art and design as well as in different cultural and historical contexts.  Students will learn the necessary techniques and processes that will prepare them to move on to the next level.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture/Studio

General Education Requirement: Visual & Performing Arts
Comments: This course does not meet UW’s Human Culture requirement unless transferred as part of an Associate degree.

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ART 2420 Ceramics II, the student will:

  1. Define and comprehend the principals of design.
  2. Apply those principals to create visual organization.
  3. Analyze, critique and modify designs.
  4. Explore the methods of ceramic construction.
  5. Construct pieces based on the assigned criteria.
  6. Experiment with materials and processes to accommodate the assigned criteria.
  7. Utilize all materials in a safe and effective manner. 
  8. Take part in all aspects of running a Ceramic facility. 
  9. Explore and comprehend the social, political, and cultural context within the ceramic field.

Program Outcomes

PO#1 Application of Foundation Principles: Employ the elements of art and design and compositional principles in 2-D and 3-D work.

PO#2 Observation: Produce accurate and proportional representations of real space and objects.

PO#3 Conceptual Application: Create work using foundation principles to convey a concept or idea.

PO#4 Craftsmanship: Demonstrate a professional level of craftsmanship and technical ability in working with a range of 2D and 3D materials.

PO#5 Articulation: Use art and design related vocabulary that is both relevant and appropriate in discussing visual artwork.

PO#6 Historical: Discuss different historical and cultural influences in art and design.

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