ARTDES 111 - Clay for non-Majors
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Art and Design (ARTDES)
Department: School of Art and Design
3 (Non-LSA credit).
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This course is an introduction to hand-building ceramic techniques for sculptural purposes. From traditional pinching and coiling to contemporary paper-clay, students will learn and develop a variety of essential skills for constructing ceramic forms. A visual introduction to significant contemporary ceramic artists will be part of the course.

Being a hands-on studio course, work load is substantial; there will be ongoing assignments and you should plan on spending several hours working on your projects outside of class time. The studio will be accessible to you 2417.

There is no textbook required, but you ought to have a small sketchbook (or at least a dedicated notebook, solely for this class) to keep notes, document your work and develop ideas.

Attendance is required, as is timeliness. Hands-on demonstrations of new techniques will happen regularly at the beginning of class sessions and it is essential to be on time.

You will be graded on a number of factors; first on the completion of the assignments, but also on craftsmanship, care, thoughtfulness and, in general, in the amount of effort invested in each project.

Studio cleanliness is paramount. You must clean, and clean thoroughly, at the end of your work session. First, we must leave work areas and tools clean and ready for the next person that will be using them; second, or perhaps it should be first, clay dust is highly toxic

ARTDES 111 - Clay for non-Majors
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001 (LAB)
TuTh 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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