Hand as Tool (CER2317.01)

Anina Major

Clay responds directly to touch, retains memory and is forced through the dynamic process of firing to fix a point in time. This class will introduce students to a variety of hand-building techniques to construct sculptural and/or utilitarian forms. Students will develop their skills by practicing techniques demonstrated in class. Through making students skills will increase, granting more confidence, and allowing more control over the objects they wish to realize.


Learning Outcomes:
The Hand as Tool Learning Objectives
• Establish technical proficiency in hand building processes to produce a finished ceramic object
• Comprehension of the materials, equipment and studio procedures for working with clay
• Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills to successfully navigate from preparatory sketches/activities through completed ceramic projects
• Understand and utilize of standard vocabulary to effectively verbally analyze completed ceramic project clearly
• Ask meaningful questions, identify ideas and issues, and be able to actively participate in a critical dialogue
• Recognize their shared responsibility in cultivating an engaging, respectful, and productive learning community



Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
W 8:30AM - 12:10PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: All courses , Ceramics , Fully In-Person
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