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ARTS 279

Ceramics: The Body

This studio art class focuses on the human figure as related to historical and contemporary ceramics. Course content includes representations of identity, the individual versus the collective, and the performative nature of functional objects in collaboration with the body. Students will use information from readings and discussions as a foundation to explore issues of the body through ceramic art projects. Demonstrations will include rendering the human figure, functional pots, large scale works, customized ceramic surfaces and more. Students will advance their studio 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.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities 1 course