ART1142 - Introduction to Ceramics
Meets MnTC Goal Areas 2 and 6. This course introduces methods for production of ceramic artworks. Students learn about pottery tools, media, construction techniques and firing.
- Demonstrate the principles of design through the creation of functional and nonfunctional ceramic works.
- Demonstrate skills in construction, surface treatment, finishing or firing techniques in ceramic materials and techniques to successfully complete class assignments.
- Create original works of ceramics that explore a variety of formal and conceptual problems, demonstrate a visual vocabulary, and the ability to make effective aesthetic judgments.
- Analyze historic and contemporary ceramics materials, terminology, styles and techniques.
- Apply the basic vocabulary of three-dimensional artwork and the aesthetic concerns of using three-dimensional form.
- Demonstrate an increased appreciation of the vital role and value the fine arts and humanities have on the development of culture.
- Explain and evaluate the effectiveness of personal artwork and the work of others through critique.
- Demonstrate an understanding of health and safety issues within the discipline.
2. Critical Thinking
6. The Humanities and Fine Arts