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Course #0102300, 0.5 credit S1: June 12-28
This introduction to ceramics course introduces students to fundamental methods of forming clay with a little added twist. Students will learn the basic techniques for hand-building, sculpting and carving. Craftsmanship, creativity, and an appreciation for the elements that are inherent to well-made functional pottery are emphasized in this class. Students will learn how to finish their pieces with glaze and firing techniques. The terminology and definitions of materials and processes, as well as ceramic art history, will be presented. The little twist component of this course introduces students to fundamental methods behind creating Linoleum Block Relief prints. Students will learn technical principles and procedures for designing, planning, and producing multiples of their original art works onto a variety of surfaces, including papers and ceramic clay. Students will be introduced to the terminology, materials, and processes, involved in relief printing. | 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.