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Course Description

Art and Design - ART 233

Ceramics 3: Theory and Elements (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course is a continuation of ART 134 where theories and elements of ceramics as an art form are critiqued. Students analyze advanced techniques used by published clay artists when creating complex works of art.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Analyze how clay artists can evoke a positive response from the viewer.
  • Compare and contrast ways in which ceramics, as an art form, can function within society.
  • Categorize theories based on elements, techniques and application for ceramics.
  • Summarize what equipment facilitates the construction of simple to complex ceramic forms.
  • Compare and contrast the relationship between two-dimensional and three-dimensional ceramic forms.
  • Summarize the history of patterns used throughout world cultures as it relates to tile making.
  • Construct uniform tiles utilizing an art history source as a guide.
  • Predict the plasticity, shrinkage and absorption of various clay bodies.
  • Explain the process and standards clay artists utilize for surface decoration, including the creation of original stamps for imprinting on clay surfaces.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2019; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

 233119140Ceramics 3 Theory 3Murphy J$142.0016/16/0OpenR  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F410
 233119141Ceramics 3 Theory 3Murphy J$142.003/16/0OpenM  01:00 PM-03:54 PM F410
 233119142Ceramics 3 Theory 3Murphy J$142.005/16/0OpenT  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F410
 233119160Ceramics 3 Theory 3Neslund S$142.001/16/0OpenW  06:00 PM-08:54 PM F410