June 13, 2016 –
Dates: 6/13-7/11- M, W- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Location: Rostan 1
Course Learning Objectives
- Learn and practice essential hand-building techniques such as slab, pinch and coil
- Utilize hand-building techniques to produce sculpture derived from nature.
- Utilize a variety of clay surface decoration to explore subject matter
- Demonstrate ability to utilize various surface treatments used in low-fire sculpture
- Learn to load and program an electric kiln
Exploring the subject matter “nature”, students explore various approaches to modeling representational and abstract 3-dimensional objects. Focus will be on proportion and actual texture. Knowledge of basic hand building techniques will be helpful but all levels are welcome. Students will learn carving, incising, and found object impressions, slip and overglaze decoration. Upon completion of course, students should be able to produce a sculpture derived from nature.
Class date: June 13- July 11 (no class July 4 week)
Time: 6-8 MW evenings
12 hrs: Students will create nature sculpture
1 hr: Surface design and decoration
1 hour: Loading electric kilns
Supplies or Other Requirements: Basic Pottery Wheel throwing kit available at WPCC bookstore
Students will be evaluated on their performance through the following tasks: Completion of one nature sculpture
Grading & Minimum Passing Criteria
Student must produce a minimum of one sculpture. Craftsmanship is very important and all objects should be durable, not blow and or crack in kiln firing. Good attendance is a requirement of satisfactory grade.
If a student misses class, they are missing valuable studio time that cannot be made up outside of class. Students must come to class on time, as lateness is a disruption to the class and the tardy student will miss valuable information through lecture and demonstrations.
Signing Up for a Personal Enrichment Class
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