Nov 25, 2020  
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021 
    
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021
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ARTT 1460 - Ceramics 1

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

Introduction to ceramic handcraft; design processes, hand building methods, throwing on the potter’s wheel, decoration, glazing, and firing.

Location: Center Campus

Contact Hours: 6
Billable Contact Hours: 6
OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate competence in ceramics using additive and reductive methods.

Objectives: The student will complete:

  1. A coil built ceramics piece.
  2. A wet slab constructed ceramics piece.
  3. A wheel thrown ceramics piece.
  4. A reductive (carved) ceramic piece.

Outcome 2: Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate competence in clay body usage.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Make a clay body from raw materials.
  2. Make a glaze from raw materials.
  3. Demonstrate and utilize basic ceramics terminology.

Outcome 3: Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate competence in studio tools and equipment.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Use various hand tools for creating a ceramics piece.
  2. Demonstrate various firing temperatures in clay body firings.
  3. Load and unload ceramics kilns
  4. Load and unload raku kilns
  5. Demonstrate proper use of the ceramics wheel process.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate safe work habits and use proper studio etiquette in a studio environment.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Use appropriate safety standards.
  2. Use tools properly.
  3. Follow proper shop methodology.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES
(Bulleted outcomes apply to the course)

  • 1. The graduate can integrate the knowledge and technological skills necessary to be a successful learner.
  • 2. The graduate can demonstrate how to think competently.
  1. The graduate can demonstrate how to employ mathematical knowledge.
  • 4. The graduate can demonstrate how to communicate competently.
  1. The graduate is sensitive to issues relating to a diverse, global society.

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Session and Topic:

  1. Class introduction to ceramics studio and safety practices
  2. Coil building
  3. Clay bodies
  4. Slab building
  5. Slips and glazes
  6. Wheel throwing
  7. Kiln and firing
  8. Reductive ceramics
  9. Raku firing

Primary Faculty
Mitchell, Todd
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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