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ARTS 345 Ceramic Sculpture

Prerequisite: ARTS 304. (Second semester/3 credits/lab fee/4 class and studio hours) 

An in-depth study of materials, skills and procedures relating to a variety of sculpture techniques in clay. Through studio work and correlation of intuitive and intellectual approaches, an emphasis is placed on the understanding and development of aesthetics in the sculptural form. All aspects of slab construction, coil building, modeling and the joining of techniques will be covered with emphasis on form, surface, transitions and terminations. Students will be introduced to sculpting the figure. Considerations for finishing and firing sculptural forms will be covered. Individual sketches and projects, including critiques, will serve to aid in the development of exhibition criteria.