Fine Arts | Ceramics 2
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S361 Ceramics 2
Offered every semester, this course offers further development of
ceramic skills of handbuilding, throwing, and glaze application. The
mastery of ceramic process requires patience, time, and practice.
Demonstrations form the basis for developing these skills are a part
of this course. Slide presentations are conducted regularly to show
examples of historical and contemporary ceramics. Individual
critiques are held during midterm and final weeks and upon request.
Assignments are initiated by the instructor and also by your own
ideas. Assignments present the opportunity to increase your working
knowledge of ceramic processes and materials, and to investigate
aesthetic directions and possibilities in clay. Attention to design,
craftsmanship, and content are important considerations.
Course format is two, three hour class sessions a week.
Assignments, Tests, and Grades: Approximately 14 studio assignments
over the semester, some instructor initiated and some student
initiated. Individual critiques are held during midterm and final
weeks and upon request. Grades are based on attitude, attendance, and
technical competency, content of work, creativity, and aesthetic
quality of finished work.
Attendance is required. Three or more absences will seriously
jeopardize your grade.
There is a lab fee to pay for clay, chemicals, kiln firings, and
visiting artists. For the most up-to-date listing of lab fees, please
visit the Office of the Bursar at http://www.indiana.edu/~blbursar.