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Jamie Walker
ART 201
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Ceramics: Handbuilding

Introduces a variety of ceramic handbuilding and surface processes with an emphasis on problem solving and self-expression. Includes examination of contemporary sculpture in clay.

Class description

The intention of this class will be to introduce you to the abundant creative possibilities which clay has to offer. A variety of handbuilding and surface demonstrations, slides, videos, books and periodicals will introduce new material followed by corresponding short -term projects. Group critiques will be used to evaluate your progress, solve technical difficulties, and explore your interpretations of a given project.

Student learning goals

acquire the skill to build, fire and glaze forms out of clay

express ideas visually

an appreciation for the use of clay in historical and contemporary art

General method of instruction

slides, videos, demonstrations with group critique after each finished project

Recommended preparation

curiousity, work ethic, don't mind getting dirty

Class assignments and grading

open ended assignments encourage individual expression and creativity. skill acquisition develops over the course of the quarter

grading will follow standard University guidelines and be based upon meaningful participation, effort and individual growth.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jamie Walker
Date: 05/27/2010