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Ceramics 3,4 (P) (0233, 0234)


Grade Range:
 11–12
 Prerequisites:
 Ceramics 1,2 or instructor’s recommendation. (Only students with average or better ability in ceramics should be counseled into this course.)
 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 studio course provides advanced study in hand-built and wheel-thrown construction methods. Students design and apply innovative surface decoration and glazing methods while experimenting with ceramic bodies, including lidded containers, wall pieces, and sculpture. Students develop, refine, and create a series of ceramic objects based on existing works. Individually, students analyze and select their own work for presentation. Collaboratively, they curate an exhibit based on a theme.

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.