2024-2025 College Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog
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ART 1003 - Ceramics I

3 Credits
Ceramics I is an introduction to studio ceramics. Students will learn the basics in building forms, simple glaze application, different kilns used and different firing techniques. Covered topics will include historical and contemporary ceramics with a special focus on Arkansas ceramics. Students will have a series of “hands-on” assignments given for the purpose of developing skills in various forming methods. This class is meant to be a foundation for further exploration into ceramics.

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Use ceramics-specific vocabulary through application, testing, and communication. (GEO 1, 2, 3, 4)
2. Make basic clay forms as well as explain the techniques used to produce the work. (GEO 2, 3)
3. Explain the importance of ceramics throughout history. (GEO 1, 2, 3, 4)
4. Use studio equipment properly and safely in creating projects. (GEO 2, 3)
5. Make work from a planned sketch. (GEO 1, 2, 3)
6. Critique their work as well as others in a constructive, professional, and comprehensive manner. (GEO 1, 3, 4)

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