ART 243 : Intermediate Ceramics–handbuilding

Development of handbuilding techniques, sculptural and vessel concepts, and surface treatment and glazing. May be repeated up to 6 credits. NOTE: Art Majors: ART 243 and 244 must both be taken to receive equivalency at UH Mānoa as ART 242, Introduction to Ceramics.

Prerequisites

Credit for ART 105B or consent of instructor.

Recommended Preparation:

Course Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the three basic hand- building techniques and the potential of each as structural and decorative elements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of two different clay bodies and their potential as structural and decorative elements.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the varieties of materials and techniques of the glazing and firing processes.
  • Demonstrate innovative and inventive problem-solving through creative decision-making and insightful articulation of finished ceramic vessels and sculptural forms.
  • Demonstrate an ability to generate creative ideas through three-dimensional visualization techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of color and color theory as it relates to three-dimensional form in the use of glazes and oxides.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of historic and contemporary examples of hand built ceramics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of drawing as a tool for conceptualization and documentation of personal imagery and technical investigation of the ceramic process.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for and awareness of ceramic objects.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the visual elements and the design principles while creating ceramic vessels and sculptural forms.
  • Demonstrate an ability to articulate the concepts and intent of a completed piece.

Course Details

Discipline:

Credits:

3

Designation:

DA