Art and Design

ART 118

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Credit Hours

(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates

Section NoStart Date
127116May 5, 2014
127117May 5, 2014
127120May 5, 2014
137152June 30, 2014
148105August 25, 2014
148107August 25, 2014
148147August 25, 2014
148160August 25, 2014

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Ceramics 1

Course Description

Fundamentals of ceramics; study of materials and basic techniques in shaping, decorating and firing will be covered in this course.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Investigate works of art which encourage positive behavior.
  • Explain ways in which the visual arts, ceramics in particular, can function within society.
  • Explore the interrelationship of ceramics with various art forms.
  • Build forms using basic hand-building techniques.
  • Create basic forms using the wheel.
  • Investigate the stages of creating ceramic art including wetwork, greenware, bisqueware and glazing.
  • Investigate standard safety protocol for loading and firing kilns.
  • Investigate standard safety protocol for mixing clay.
  • Investigate standard safety protocol for mixing glazes.
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