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Jul 6 - Aug 10
Monday 6:30-9:30 PM 6 sessions
Monday 6:30-9:30 PM 6 sessions
Matt Merkel Hess, Visual artist
This course is an introduction to ceramics as an art form and mode of communication. Various construction and sculptural techniques will be explored with special attention to the diverse possibilities of clay, including the interplay of a three-dimensional form with surface, and the transformation of clay into ceramic through the firing process. Students will be encouraged to create new forms that respond to their research and philosophical inquiry. The course will consist of demonstrations, discussions, critique and studio time.
NOTE: The studio fee includes safety equipment, hand tools, kiln use and access to only the ceramics workshop during posted open access hours, based on facility availability. All other materials must be purchased by the student. The ceramics workshop cannot accommodate large volumes of work due to class loads, shelf space and kiln space. Continuing education students taking a ceramics course are limited to 15 reasonably sized pieces per semester. All work that is to be fired must be accompanied with a firing tag.
Course Number
1.5 CEUs