Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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ARTT 120 - Ceramics I


First of two related courses (with ARTT 220) that focus on the aesthetic and technical aspects of the ceramic process. Studio sessions will involve an exploration of the nature of clay, decorative processes, glazes, and firing via hand-built pottery. A survey of historical and contemporary ceramic art forms is included. Design and craftsmanship are emphasized. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.

3 semester hours

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

  • Demonstrate creative problem solving that synthesizes ceramics knowledge and methodologies with information from different fields of study and/or global sources.
  • Recognize and manipulate three-dimensional design elements such as repetition, variation, rhythm, positive and negative space, volume, unity, and movement.
  • Observe and analyze works of ceramic art using the language of design and aesthetics, both in written and oral critiques.
  • Produce unique, three-dimensional expressive solutions within the boundaries of a specified visual problem.
  • Demonstrate visual literacy as it applies to ceramic expression.
  • Recognize the diversity/similarity of cultural expression found within the ceramic arts.
  • Identify and generate the elements of shape, line, value, texture, and color for the two-dimensional enhancement of three-dimensional ceramic form.
  • Demonstrate the hand-building skills necessary to execute three-dimensional forms exhibiting a high degree of craftsmanship.
  • Recognize, select, and apply appropriate glazes for personally unique individual ceramic forms.
  • Identify and define key technical and aesthetic terms related to ceramics, ceramics processes, and ceramic expression.

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