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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Ceramics III
Course: ART261

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   6.0 Period(s)   6.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: T

Description: Emphasis on wheel throwing skill and individual style development

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Continued wheel manipulation closed forms and works in series. (I)
2. Demonstrate application of wheel and/or hand building methods to develop individual style. (I, II)
3. Demonstrate wheel and/or hand building decoration techniques and manipulation of clay forms. (I, II)
4. Prepare a glaze and test glaze runs. (III)
5. Demonstration the ability to throw off the hump (I)
6. Demonstrate how kiln firings affect the final ceramic piece (III)
7. Demonstration competency in throwing and/or hand building a matching set of functional pieces (I)
8. Develop personal skill in throwing and/or hand building large forms (I, II)
9. Describe the relationship of glaze chemistry to the final outcome (III)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Wheel Manipulation
   A. Closed forms
   B. Individual style development
   C. Decoration techniques
   D. Throwing off the hump
   E. Matching sets
   F. Large forms
II. Hand Building
   A. Individual style development
   B. Decoration techniques
   C. Matching sets
   D. Large forms
III. Glaze Applications
   A. Formalization
   B. Experimentation
   C. Chemistry IV Kiln Outcomes
   A. Firing procedures
   B. Affect of glaze and clay bodies
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 4/25/1995

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