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ARTS 376

Advanced Ceramics: Food and Community

This studio art class focuses on the various relationships between ceramics and food, specifically the ways that food and objects are produced, consumed and valued in our contemporary culture. Course content includes explorations of production methods of food, food and identity, food shortages and geophagy (eating clay for nourishment) and mealtime culture. Students will use information from readings and discussions as a foundation to explore food-related issues through ceramic art projects, as well as collaborative and social practice. Additionally, students will lead an in-class demonstration on a material or technique they have mastered and generate a written artist statement that outlines their conceptual and technical approach to their research. Demonstrations will cover functional pots, large scale works, customized ceramic surfaces and more. Students will advance their personal art practice by identifying relevant questions, exploring methods of inquiry, engaging audiences, refining concepts and techniques, and applying critical thinking to individual and group work. Prerequisite: Introduction to Ceramics and any 200-level studio art course or consent of instructor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities Introduction to Ceramics and any 200-level studio art course or consent of instructor.