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2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog 
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ART 133 - Ceramics 1: Theory and Elements

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course introduces the theories, elements and applications that identify ceramics as an art form. Students study the basic techniques used by published clay artists and those in art history sources.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Investigate how ceramic works of art evoke a response from the viewer.
  2. Explain the purposes and functions ceramics plays within society.
  3. Compare the interrelationship of ceramics with various art forms.
  4. Differentiate among the various hand-building techniques employed in published ceramic pieces.
  5. Explain how to construct basic ceramic forms using the wheel.
  6. Explain the stages utilized in creating ceramic art.
  7. Analyze techniques and standards for safely loading and firing kilns.
  8. Summarize the safety techniques and standards for clay and glaze management.
  9. Explain one theory, method and technique from an art history ceramics source.

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