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Ceramics 1,2 (P) (0231, 0232)

Grade Range:
 Art 1,2 or Design in Mixed Media 1,2
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Visual and Performing Arts
 UC subject area satisfied:
 f - Visual and Performing Arts
Course Description:
 This is an introductory-level ceramics course in which students design and construct art objects using clay. They learn about form and function, actual texture, and bisque and glaze firing techniques. Students create clay bodies using pinch, slab, coil, and wheel-thrown methods. They develop criteria for evaluating ceramic forms and participate in critical processes. Students analyze, select, and curate an exhibition of their work collaboratively.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Nigrosh, Claywork: Form & Idea in Ceramic Design, 3rd ed., Davis Publications, 1995.
Nigrosh, Sculpting Clay, Davis Publications, 1991.
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.