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Course Description

This course is intended for students who have completed ART 7A, Beginning Ceramics. The curriculum presents more advanced skills and broader application of knowledge initiated in 7A. New skills and activities required in 7B include slip mixing and testing, more advanced wheel and sculptural work, facility with various surface treatment techniques, alternative firing, and loading and unloading kilns with minimal supervision. Students will be required to display work at a venue on Gavilan's campus. Additionally, students will be required to choose a studio maintenance task and perform it throughout the entire semester. Use of internet, classroom, and ceramics office library resources are required. Portfolio development and self-assessment will be included. PREREQUISITE: ART 7A, Beginning Ceramics.

Learning Outcomes

  • The student will explore and demonstrate various techniques for surface treatments in ceramics utilizing design principles.
  • The student will demonstrate and apply ceramic studio safety protocols as they create their work.
  • The student will employ innovative ceramic design to develop a personal style and communication utilizing clay.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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