FINA 1111: Foundation Ceramics

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Course Format Lecture 1.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 3.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

This course requires no previous experience working with clay. It is a broad introduction to both handbuilding and wheel throwing processes including glazing and firing kilns. Students will complete a series of projects that explore traditional and contemporary techniques as they relate to utilitarian pots, vessels, and sculpture. Upon completion of this course, students will have a basic understanding of the potential of the ceramic process and acquire practical, historical, and critical ways of thinking about ceramics as it relates to contemporary life and current art practices.

Students will receive credit for only one of FINA 1110 and 1111.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Fine Arts.

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