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Clay for Non-Majors

ARTDES 181 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 150
Instructor(s): Teague, Benjamin
Schedule: TueThu 5:30p-7:45p
Modality: In-person


Fall 2021

Clay for Non-Majors is a begin­ning ceram­ics course that intro­duces stu­dents to a sur­vey of form­ing and fin­ish­ing tech­niques in the ceramic process. The course incor­po­rates text­book read­ings, lec­tures, films, and dis­cus­sions, as well as two short take-home quizzes and a final exam on the tech­ni­cal infor­ma­tion cov­ered in class. Stu­dents are required to attend at least one exhi­bi­tion, work­shop, or lec­ture out­side of class and to write a brief response. Clay projects are eval­u­ated in group dis­cus­sions or cri­tiques along with reg­u­lar indi­vid­ual progress meet­ings with the instruc­tor dur­ing class time. Atten­dance, par­tic­i­pa­tion in group cri­tiques, clay mak­ing, kiln load­ing, and stu­dio main­te­nance are all inte­gral parts of the learn­ing expe­ri­ence. FRE­QUENCY OF OFFER­ING: This course is typ­i­cally offered in both the fall and win­ter terms of every aca­d­e­mic year, though sched­ul­ing may vary accord­ing to future term circumstances. 
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