Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2023  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTT 120 - Ceramics I


First of two related courses (with ARTT 220 ). 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 general survey of historical and contemporary ceramic art forms is included. Wheel-thrown pottery techniques are also introduced. Design and craftsmanship are emphasized. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week. Formerly AR 121.

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. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Observe and analyze works of 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)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of visual literacy as it applies to ceramic expression. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Recognize the diversity/similarity of cultural expression found within the ceramic arts. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Identify and generate the elements of shape, line, value, texture, and color for the two-dimensional enhancement of three-dimensional ceramic form. (Technical Skill)
  • Demonstrate the hand-building skills necessary to execute three-dimensional forms exhibiting a high degree of craftsmanship. (Technical Skill)
  • Recognize, select, and apply appropriate glazes for personally unique individual ceramic forms. (Technical Skill)
  • Identify and define key technical and aesthetic terms related to ceramics, ceramics processes, and ceramic expression. (Observational Skill)

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