CERAMICS I                              1 semester      Credit: 0.5

    Prerequisites: None.  This class may only be taken once.


    Students will be introduced to basic methods of ceramic pottery construction, which include: coil, pinch, slab and pottery wheel techniques.  Students will explore beginning sculptural techniques.  A variety of ceramic finishing applications will be taught.  Students will preplan ceramic designs and draw weekly in a sketchbook.  Art history may accompany lessons to assist students in understanding the cultural and historical significance art has played in society.  Students will be required to finish all class projects and weekly sketchbook assignments.  Students will be required to purchase a variety of art materials (sketchbook, drawing pencils, etc.) A lab fee will be charged.