ART 44: CERAMIC SCULPTURE
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2022|
|Hours:||3 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||This course is included in the Ceramic Handbuilding family of activity courses.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- A successful student will be able to create ceramic sculpture by using additive and
- A successful student will be able to conceptualize and design original ceramic sculpture.
- A successful student will be able to create sculpture from a visual reference, and from their imagination.
The student will be able to:
A. Conceptualize and design original ceramic sculpture.
B. Create ceramic sculpture by using additive and subtractive building methods, armatures, and methods of surface decoration.
C. Use several techniques to create a finished surface for these works.
A. The principles of design: balance, form, surface, rhythm, use of color, and visual terminations.
B. Technical methods: additive and subtractive techniques of hand-building, the use of armatures, and glazing and decorating techniques.
C. Formal concepts: making realistic forms, making abstract forms, and designing sculpture to express specific concepts.
Supervised studio practice in ceramics processes, related to skills and materials. Students work independently, with individual guidance from an instructor on a need or request basis.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Evaluation will be by critique of works in progress and finished pieces using criteria of design and technique presented in class. All assigned projects will be graded by instructor.
Method(s) of Instruction
E. Field trips
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Faraut, Philippe, and Charisse Faraut. Figure Sculpting Volume 2: Gesture and Drapery Techniques in Clay. 2018.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Weekly reading assignments from selected contemporary ceramic books and periodicals
B. Research and writing assignments about specific ceramic sculpture or hand-build ceramic pottery from an art gallery or museum
C. Weekly process video viewing assignments
D. Sketchbook of forms and ideas applicable for classroom assignments