ART 110:CERAMICS 1 SYLLABUS(Online)
ART 110-Ceramics 1
Fall 1 -2018
Instructor: Susan Harmon
Office hours by appointment only
Contact instructor M-F, 9am-5pm through email first then mobile
Class Meets- THIS CLASS IS AN ONLINE COURSE. Specific times to meet online in live Zoom presentations will be forthcoming.
The Craft and Art of Clay (3rd Edition) .Susan Petersen. ISBN 13:978-1585674763
Centering in Pottery, Poetry and Person. M.C. Richards, Middletown, CT., Wesleyan University Press, 1989.ISBN 13: 978-0819562005
"WWW: The Ceramics Web - Web page devoted to ceramics.
As an introduction to ceramics, the course explores the various possibilities of ceramic form. With an emphasis on basic manipulations of clay, the course includes experiences in hand building. Ceramic history and cultural traditions studio time (beyond the scheduled time) is usually necessary for each student to complete, aesthetics, and many processes and techniques of pottery and sculptural ceramic forms are examined. Students are expected to research ideas, practice techniques, and create original forms. Projects and concepts are introduced through online, Zoom live demonstrations and live lectures. Additional certain projects. The main goal of the course is to develop a creative understanding of ceramic forms and processes. The study of ceramics involves both theory and practice, and can relate in many ways to other aspects of life. The hands-on “shaping of earth” and the analytical thought in creating artistic form often produce a gratifying enlightenment, sharpened perception, and long-remembered experience of human spirit. As a creative art, Ceramics is widely practiced and many variables exist in clay bodies, manipulation, and procedures which account for uniquely individualistic pieces of art.
This is a studio art course, taught 100 percent online that explores the possibilities of the materials and methods of ceramics for the production of functional and nonfunctional pottery and sculpture. The emphasis of the course is the understanding and manipulation of clay through hand building techniques. This is an online course taught over a period of six weeks. We use a variety of online tools both synchronous as in Zoom and asynchronous as in the Blackboard Discussion Board (DB).All projects and assignments will be posted at the DB. We will have live demonstrations and live class project critiques and lectures using ZOOM.
Instructional Hours per week (Online work) 10:
Laboratory Hours (hours working on the projects per week: 10
TEXTBOOK: No textbook purchase is required.
Reading and research assignments will be given in the following text references on reserve in the library: Cosentino, Peter The Encyclopedia of Pottery Techniques Fournier, Robert Illustrated Dictionary of Pottery Form Recommended as supplemental reference: Ceramics Monthly magazine. Other references will be given relating to individual student projects and research papers.
This course is designed for the beginning ceramics student who may not have prior art-making experience with clay as an art medium. Students will gain experience in various hand- building techniques (including pinch, coil and slab construction, modeling and decorating) and produce several finished pieces to demonstrate understanding and appreciation of ceramics as an art form and means of expression. The main goal of this course is that you will be able to create as well as appreciate expressive, beautiful three-dimensional clay forms. You will have an understanding of other cultures and periods of human expression in clay and finally you will begin to be proficient at forming clay objects yourself. Students will gain knowledge about ceramic art and artists through today. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills, otherwise referred to as “craftsmanship”. In order to express ideas or feelings with some degree of sophistication, craftsmanship is required, much as vocabulary and grammar are to the writing process. Kiln fired and glazed pottery and wheel-thrown pottery is not included in this course as this is an introductory course to clay. This is a 6 week course and taught totally online.
Expectations of Student Behavior
Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated. However, sharing of artistic ideas and technical skills is permitted and encouraged. This process is time honored.
A-Clearly stands out as excellent performance. Has unusually sharp insights into material and initiates thoughtful questions realizing multiple view points Articulates well and writes logically and clearly. Integrates ideas previously learned from this and other disciplines. Anticipates next steps in progression of ideas. Example "A" work should be of such nature that it could be put on reserve for all cohort members to review and emulate. The "A" cohort member is, in fact, an example for others to follow.
B-Demonstrates a solid comprehension of the subject matter and always accomplishes all course requirements. Serves as an active participant and listener. Communicates orally and in writing at an acceptable level for the degree program. Work shows intuition and creativity. Example "B" work indicates good quality of performance and is given in recognition for solid work; a "B" should be considered a good grade and awarded to those who submit assignments of quality less than the exemplary work described above.
C-Quality and quantity of work in and out of class is average. Has marginal comprehension, communication skills, or initiative. Requirements of the assignments are addressed at least minimally.
D-Quality and quantity of work is below average. Has minimal comprehension, communication skills, or initiative. Requirements of the assignments are addressed at below acceptable levels.
F-Quality and quantity of work is unacceptable and does not qualify the student to progress to a more advanced level of work.
Each project will be critiqued and graded using the following grading criteria:
Class Assignments: Total 100 points
Due at Midterm: Week 3: Saturday September 29, 2018 (45points total points)
Includes completed ceramics projects ,all posted at the discussion Board(25% at midterm), 25 total points
NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS ACCEPTED EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF A DEATH OR SERIOUS ILLNESS WITH DOCTOR’S NOTE
DUE AT FINALS: WEEK 6: Saturday, October 20 (55 total points)
Art Projects for FINAL:
The correlation between regular online attendance, being on time for live presentations through zoom (and not tardy) and successfully meeting course objectives cannot be overstated. Even though this is an online class, time is so important in absorbing necessary course content, including announcements usually given at the beginning of each of the 6 weeks through blackboard (bb). Students are expected to be present and attend live presentations on time. As per college policy, attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class session (online). If you are involved in sports, all assignments must be turned in to the Instructor before you leave for a game or event. Your attention must always be academic oriented first and sports/events second. A maximum of 4 absences will be allowed. 4 tardies equal 1 class absence. A tardy is defined as being 5-10 minutes late. If you are late beyond 10 minutes, barring an emergency, the tardy will be counted as a full class absence. Additional absences may justify withdrawing from the class or failure. In short, be proactive in your class attendance. Students must be present for all formally scheduled final critiques (studio) and /or final exams. This Instructor will honor the school’s published final exam schedule.
Failure to attend the live zoom midterm presentation/ Zoom final presentation on the day/time slot can result in failing the course. Please honor the scheduled final exam day/time slot for the semester.
Supply List, Buy at Hobby Lobby and buy for each class ,not all at once,you will need no supplies for day one
Weekly Schedule: This may be subject to change as per class pace.
Week 1:September 1:Introduction to the course format and learning about clay:
Introduction to course; live presentation of introductions through ZOOM.
Week 2: September 8: MODULE 2: Worksheets about Clay Theory and Vocabulary
Self portrait: (part 1) clay slab self Portrait/knee self portrait, (Part 2), Andy Warhol pop slab art project, crit
Live lecture on Andy Warhol and live demonstration on rolling slabs and our first live crit.
Week 3: September 15-MIDTERM PRESENTATIONS THROUGH ZOOM
Live demonstration of making PINCH CUP W HANDLES, COIL BOWL WITH FEET, Slab Box. Live demonstrations on mixing paint and painting projects one.
Paint pinch cups, coil bowls, slab boxes.
Week 4: September 22
Live presentations and demonstrations on ROLLY POLLY PLATTERS .
WEEK 5: September 29:Making Sculptures
Week 6: October 6-Finals presentations:
ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY: Cell phone, tablet and laptop
Please do not text or use your cell phone during online live zoom class lectures. Place your phone in off mode. The use of tablets or laptops is restricted to note taking, not web surfing or other non-classroom activity during live zoom presentations.
Other important Information:
It is the policy and practice to make reasonable accommodations for students with properly documented disabilities. If you are eligible to receive an accommodation and would like to request it for this course, please contact the Office of Learning Assistance. Students who have questions about receiving accommodations, or those who have, or think they may have, a disability (mobility, sensory, health, psychological, learning, etc.) are invited to contact the Office of Learning Assistance for a confidential discussion.The Learning Assistance Coordinator, can be reached by email, firstname.lastname@example.org; phone (xxx) xxx-xxx or by scheduling an appointment in TAC ( Academic Complex) room 307.