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COURSE NUMBER: ARTS126
COURSE TITLE:Ceramics II
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course builds upon the theory and practice of the ceramic process acquired in Ceramics I.  Students will develop further skills in hand-building and wheel throwing techniques. Along with analysis of historical and contemporary ceramics in a cross cultural context, students will experiment with diverse ceramic forms and styles, such as functional and non-functional pottery, sculptural uses of clay, and decorative techniques using slips and glazes on a variety of clay bodies.  Class meets 6 hours per week.

PREREQUISITES:
ARTS125 with a grade of "C" or better.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
This course provides the continuing Ceramics student with an opportunity to further develop their interests and skills in either Hand-building or Wheel-throwing techniques in a classroom environment.

The student will further develop their sense of Ceramic form, craftsmanship skills, creative initiative, the artistic and functional role of Ceramics in civilization and culture.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
Handbuilding (e.g. coils-slabs-pinch pots press molds-hump molds)
Wheelthrowing (cylinders, hemispheres, plates, spheres, cones)
Basic glaze mixing
Clay bodies
Colored slips
Surface decoration
Low-fire electric bisque and glaze
Raku
Sawdust and Pit Fire
Kiln loading
Health and safety issues
Historical and contemporary Ceramics
Instruction in use of hand and power tools


TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Richeson, Jack. Pottery Tool Kit (8 Piece). SAX.


EVALUATION:
A = Excellent
B = Good
C = Average
D = Minimum Effort
F = Failure

Students are graded on their ability to complete assignments on time; degree of craftsmanship; ability to incorporate their ideas into the final product; degree of Experimentation; overall effort; makes good use of studio time; spending time outside of class in completion of work; maintaining a sketchbook with ideas, drawings, and notes, Contributing to the cooperative maintenance of a healthy studio environment.
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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2010

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