ART 251 - Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
An introductory ceramics course designed for the student with no previous pottery training. Emphasis is on basic pottery wheel skills, simple glaze application, and an understanding of the fundamental pottery processes. Also the development of basic hand-eye-mind coordination for good form making, and an introductory exploration of historical, cultural, and modern trends and ideology. Contents and expected learning proficiencies of this course vary from term to term. May be repeated up to 9 total credits.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Have a basic understanding of the sensibilities and techniques necessary for the construction of functional ceramic ware.
2. Gain a further understanding of hand building methods plus basic potter's wheel usage and glaze application.
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