Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTT 220 - Ceramics II

Second of two related courses (with ARTT 120 , which must be taken first). The aesthetic and technical aspects of the ceramic process. Studio sessions will involve a continued study of the nature of clay with the development of forms derived from the potter’s wheel. Increased emphasis placed on surface decoration, glaze formulation, and kiln firing skills. Design and craftsmanship are emphasized. PREREQUISITE(S): ARTT 120  or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week. Formerly AR 122.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate creative problem solving through the application of abstract theoretical concepts, development of observational skills, and the use of technical skills.
  • Recognize and manipulate three-dimensional design elements such as repetition, variation, rhythm, positive and negative space, volume, unity, and movement as they relate to wheel-thrown forms. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Observe and analyze works of wheel-thrown ceramic art using the language of design and aesthetics, both in written and oral critiques. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Produce unique, three-dimensional expressive solutions within the boundaries of a specified visual problem. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Recognize the diversity and similarity of cultural expression found within historical and contemporary wheel-thrown ceramic art. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Develop and expand awareness of his or her own particular aesthetic viewpoint. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Recognize and employ varied glazing and decorative processes and techniques in a unique expressive manner. (Technical Skill)
  • Develop and employ the various throwing skills to create a range of thrown forms including the plate, bowl, bottle, and covered jar. (Technical skill)
  • Identify and demonstrate the steps necessary to mix, test, and modify a glaze using the batch formula. (Technical Skill)
  • Identify and define key technical and aesthetic terms related to wheel-thrown ceramics, glazes, and firing of ceramic expressions. (Observational Skill)

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