WESTERN NEVADA COLLEGE Syllabus Fall Semester 2015 CERAMICS 11 Art 212 Semester – Fall 2015- 10/1-12/15 Days Tu/Th 1:00 PM-3:15 PM Instructor: Jill Brugler Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Rm. ASP 213 Tools available at WNC bookstore for $25.00 Extra: 25lbs bag clay available at registration cashiers window for $14.50 COURSE DESCRIPTION Ceramics 11 is a course designed to explore clay as an art and pottery-making medium. The various techniques involved in art and pottery making are the focus of this course. These include technical aspects such as hand building, throwing, glazing and firing. Hand building techniques and wheel throwing are emphasized. Aesthetics and the making of personally meaningful clay objects are stressed as well. COURSE OBJECTIVES To introduce clay as a medium for creating pottery and art objects. To learn the various technical aspects of working with clay including glazing and firing. To further develop an understanding of the design elements, which apply to 3 dimensional objects. To further develop an appreciation for the relationship between form and content in creating clay objects. To encourage personal style and dialogue with clay. To understand how clay objects have been created and used in cultural and historical references. LEARNING OUTCOMES The student will develop an understanding for the ceramic process. The student will develop a personal approach to working with clay. The student will develop openness to visual risk taking and new ideas. The student will develop an appreciation for clay as a pottery-making and sculptural medium. Special Accommodations: If you have a disability for which you will need to request accommodations, please contact the Disability Support Services office (Bristlecone building, Room 103) at 445-3266 or 445-3275 as soon as possible to arrange for appropriate accommodations. ATTENDANCE Three absences will drop your final grade one full letter grade. A 3rd absence will lower your final grade by one full letter grade. Three tardy (arriving after the class has started or leaving before class is dismissed) equal and absence. A 6th absence will result in a “F” It is YOUR responsibility to drop/withdraw from the class through the WNC website. GRADING CRITERIA Finished ceramic projects Note books/power pts Participation / critiques Clean up 100pts 50pts 25pts 25pts A= 190-200 pts B= 180-189 pts C= 170-179 pts D= 160-169 pts F= below 150 pts DESCRIPTION OF ASSESMENT AND EVALUATION Completed projects meeting requirements. Evidence of time commitment – craftsmanship. Visual risk taking and working with new ideas – originality. Participation in class discussions and critiques. Academic Integrity: Students are expected to do their own work. If a student turns in a project done by someone else, he/she will receive 0 points for that project and will not be allowed to make it up. Students are expected to maintain a studio class environment and keep personal conversation to a minimal, respecting others working in the studio classroom. REQUIREMENTS A) Attendance: Three absences will result in one full grade drop. Three late arrivals will count as one absence. B) Complete assignments within the course schedule. C) Take home final exam. D) Participate in class discussion and critiques. E) Maintain notebook and show one power point. F) Maintain a studio environment and clean up. INSTRUCTOR POLICIES Students are expected to attend all class on time. Three absences result in a drop of one letter grade. Students are responsible for dropping course if necessary. All works must be original and made by the student enrolled in the class. All work must be signed into the clay to ensure academic honesty, or it will not be fired. No cell phone use or text messaging during class time unless on five minuet break out of class. Be respectful of other’s artwork. No guest, friends, relatives, children allowed during class time. Smoking is not permitted in any classroom on campus. No food permitted in the studio. Covered drinks are allowed. Students are expected to maintain a studio environment, which includes Minimal conversations. Conversation & visiting out side of class, during break. Do not come to class on drugs or alcohol. This syllabus is intended as a guide and outline. Changes to specific items to be covered in class may be changed at the discretion of the instructor. Student will be notified of any changes. Ceramics 11 Art 212: Syllabus and Course Guide, Fall 2015. Power points are to be presented upon completion with in the duration of spring semester class. Week 1: 9/1-9/3 - Introductions. Project one, Two-part pinched organic form w/five added impressed, incised, carved, pierced, and textured pinched forms. Week 2: 9/8-9/10 - Continue two-part pinch organic form. Project two, Geo/organic extrusion & pinch construction w/added clay. Sgraffito - surface technique. Week 3: 9/15-9/17– Finish projects one and two. Project three. Soft slab Stella mugs. Week 4: 9/22-9/24 – Project four, Coil build effigy lidded jar or sgraffito platter. Week 5: 9/29-11/1– Finish projects three through four. Continue with glazing. Week 6: 10/6-10/8– Project five, Potato Head study. Week 7:10/13-10/15 - Continue head study. Introduction to potters wheel. Week 8: 10/20-10/22 - Critique on project one or two. Project six, Thrown cylinders. Showing student power points. Week 9: 10/27-10/29- Project seven, Thrown set of mugs with pulled handles. Week 10: 11/3-11/5– Project eight. Thrown bowls or press mold bowls. Week 11: 11/10-11/12 – continues throwing and hand building projects. Glazing. Week 12: 11/-17/19 - continues throwing and hand building projects. Glazing. Project nine, Whistle making. Last week to work wet clay. Week 13: 11/24-11/26- NO CLASS THANKSGIVING BREAK. Week 14: 12/1-12/3-Finish all projects. Last week to bisque. Week 15: 12/8-12/10-Last week to glaze and fire. Week 16: 12/15-Final critique, seven to ten finished pieces set up. Potluck.