Different levels of student experience are accommodated in this offering. Indicate on the Academic Credit Form which level of Ceramics, either 1, 2 or 3 is being requested.
Ceramics 1, grades 9-12
In this class, students become familiar with the basic techniques and concepts necessary to working within the ceramic medium. Each project highlights specific technical approaches: coil building, slab construction, modeling/relief-carving, and mold-making. In addition, each project emphasizes design concepts and personal expression. There is an emphasis on creating forms using the potter’s wheel once students have learned the basics of hand building. Slides and books are utilized, and field trips are planned whenever possible to acquaint students with historical and contemporary approaches to the medium. Each student is required to participate in class critiques and to maintain a sketchbook for homework assignments pertaining to each project.
Ceramics 2, grades 10-12
Students continue to improve the basic skills acquired in Ceramics 1 while developing more ambitious projects. These include extensive hand-building, wheel-throwing, and advanced mold-making. Students are challenged to further develop their personal expression in this medium. Each student is required to participate in class critiques and to maintain a folder for homework assignments pertaining to each project.
Prerequisite: Ceramics 1 and permission of instructor.
Ceramics 3, grades 10-12
Students work towards greater technical skill as they develop a more advanced approach to working in clay. In the second semester, students work with the instructor to design a concept driven, independent project. Gallery visits, reading and research assignments, and folder assignments supplement studio work. Prerequisite: Ceramics 2 and permission of instructor.
This is a UC/CSU approved course.
This class is limited to 14 students.
Instructor: Rich Mudge, Crossroads Faculty
Course #: 737
Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 10:40-12:30 $1200
Section 2: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 1:00-3:30 $1200
1 semester of art credit
School is closed Wednesday, July 4.