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Ceramics I
Course: ART161

First Term: 1995 Fall
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   6 Period(s)   5.1 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Introduction to ceramic materials and techniques of hand construction, decorating, glazing and throwing on potters` wheel

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate an understanding of equipment safety and possible health hazards associated with ceramics. (I)
2. Maintain a clean working environment. (I)
3. Describe, recognize and utilize ceramic tools. (II)
4. Use surface treatment and decorations on ceramic surfaces. (V)
5. Demonstrate knowledge of kiln firings to include oxidation and reduction methods. (VI)
6. Demonstrate skill on working select hand building techniques. (III)
7. Demonstrate the procedure for loading kilns; glaze and bisque. (VI)
8. Demonstrate basic wheel techniques (IV)
9. Demonstrate basic glazing methods. (VII)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Ceramic Lab Procedures And Management
   A. Terms, ceramic vocabulary
   B. Care and use of equipment
   C. Safety procedures
II. Tools and Usage
   A. Description and utilization of clay tools
   B. Recognition of non-traditional clay tools
III. Hand-Building Methods/ Skills
   A. Pinch
   B. Coil
   C. Slab
   D. Drape/mold
IV. Basic Potter`s Wheel Methods/Skills
   A. Cylinders
   B. Trimming
V. Surface Treatment/Decoration
   A. Clay and clay bodies
   B. Decoration techniques
VI. Kiln Firing
   A. Bisque/glaze loading
   B. Oxidation
   C. Reduction
VII. Glazes And Glazing
   A. Applications
   B. Characteristics
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  4/25/1995

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