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ART 253 - CERAMICS 1, 3 Credits

ART 256 - CERAMICS 11, 3 Credits

ART 293 - SCULPTURE (Ceramics), 3 Credits

P. K. HOFFMAN, INSTRUCTOR

This course provides an opportunity for students to develop a personal vehicle for expression through the medium of clay and develop an understanding of their own working process.

Location and Time:

CGCC, Bldg. 4 - Rm 4.130

Tuesday/Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., 1:00 - 3:50 p.m.

ART 253, 256, 293 T/Th, 9-00-11:50 a.m.

ART 253, 256, 293 T/Th, 1:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Required Materials and Fees:

$36 non-refundable fee (covers cost of first 25 lb. bag of clay and firing). See supplies list for required tools.

Instructional Approach:

ART 253 and ART 293 expose students to all aspects of introductory clay processes: care and preparation of clay, development of ideas, skills and understanding related to exploring the possibilities of working with clay on and/or off the potters wheel. Class covers glaze design, development and application and stacking and firing of electric, oil, and propane kilns. Raku experiences will be introduced. Accommodation is provided for the continued growth of students who have completed three (3) or more terms of ceramics. Students may start their sequence any term.

ART 256: Emphasis is placed upon developing a student's personal body of work. Class focus is on developing an understanding of kilns, glaze materials, reduction firing and alternative firing processes. Course may be taken three times for transfer credit. Student may be in any quarter. Tests and Assignments: There are no prerequisites, knowledge, or skills required.

However, an active sense of curiosity is desirable. Tests and reading assignments will be based on a body of personal ceramic work, glaze investigations and end of term critique.

ART SYLLABUS (Art 253, 256, 293/P.K. Hoffman)

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Grading and Attendance:

The student's grade will be based upon involvement in the studio in all aspects of the ceramic process and the development of skills and understandings that are expressed through the qualitative and quantitative investigations of the ceramic process. Without 100% attendance, the goals and objectives of the class cannot be met. Makeup policies are flexible and should be taken up with the instructor in the next class attended following an absence.

Credits:

The course carries three (3) transferable credits and meets in the ceramics lab for six (6) hands-on clay hours per week. Nine credit hours can be transferred to four-year institutions and are applicable towards degrees in ceramics, other art areas, or as a humanities sequence.

SUPPLIES LIST FOR ART 253 & ART 293

ART 253 & 256 (Ceramics) ART 293 (Sculpture)

Pointed wood rib Serrated edge metal rib

Wire Wire

Probe Probe

Trimmiing Tool

(pear shape)

The above items can be purchased at the Bookstore (located in Bldg. 2) before the first class meets.

Lab Fee - $36 nonrefundable. Paid at time of registration, covers cost of first 25 lb. bag of clay and firing.

ART 253 & 256 students - please bring an old hand towel or bath towel to the first class. Nothing fancy is needed as you will continually use it to dry your hands on when they are covered with clay.

Optional: a small plastic bucket for water while working and for storing tools in when not in class.

1. 3/29, 31, 412 intro. to color. light spectrum, perception, psychology, coloring agents, vocabulary. Create a 12 interval color chart, explore color relationships ie. monochromatic, complimentary, analogous, triad, split complimentary, double split complimentary.

2. 415, 7, 9 Design and execute examples of each of the above.

3. 4/12, 14, 16 Value: ten step value scale black and white, ten tints and shades of twelve interval

color chart.

4. 4/19, 21, 23 Complete ten step color scales.

5. 4126, 28, 30 Intensity-. Explore the concept of intensity. Create neutrais from twelve interval color scale. Mid-term critique. Vocabulary sheets due.

6. 513, 5, 7 Color interaction and perception: After-image phenomenon, simultaneous contrast of color, transparency.

7. 5/10,12,14 Composing with co/or Color and space, cool-warm contrast, transparency as a compositional device, color and shape, color dominance and weight, color and movement, expressive qualities, aerial perspective. Create a design using warm-cool contrast, dominance, and weight.

S. 5/17, 19, 21 Composing with co/or Create a design demonstrating the use of color to create movement .

9. 5/24, 26, 28 Composing with color., Create a design/painting using the concepts of aerial perspective.

10. 5/30, 6/2, 3 Composing with color.- Create a design/painting using color for its expressive quality.

11. 6/7, 9,11 Finals Week: Complete and turn in class work 617. Final Critique, 6/9. 1 1.

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

There are no course prerequisites but a comprehension of English is required.

Evaluation:

Grading is based on conceptual understanding, quality of work, Participation in critiques, growth, effort, and attendance. Lack of attendance to class will effect your grade. Work turned in late will also effect your grade.

Instructional Goals:

Upon successful completion of this course. the student will have satisfactorily accomplished the goals and objectives listed in this course content guide. Course content guides are developed by colletge wide faculty and approved by management.

Instructional Goals

Introduce means of solving visual problems through critical and analytical methods and develop the vocabulary necessary to verbalize ideas.

Introduce the physical properties of color and our perception of it.

Introduce the color circle and its component relationships.

Introduce color mixing and altering intensity.

Introduce colors interaction and perception.

Introduce color composition.

Introduce value as a component to hue.

Core Outcome: Critical thinking/problem-solving and the ability to synthesize information, in addition to developing communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with other people are all components of the critiquing process. The development of technology and information literacy will be encouraged through the use of the web.

Conclusion: Our process of artistic growth through creative development finds expression as we continue to accept and meet new challenges. As we incorporate and synthesize new concepts into our world view, and develop our visual literacy, our potential for self expression is realized.



ART 231 – DRAWING 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR – JEFF STEWART

LOCATION – CGCC BUILDING 4

TIME – MONDAY, WEDNESDAY 2-4:50 PM

 

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY 6-8:50 PM

COURSE OBJECTIVE

Drawing from sight (classical drawing). Our emphasis will be on making things simple and easy to learn. We will concentrate on drawing line, shape, axis, symmetry, proportion, perspective, editing and shading.

Students will be encouraged to "self actualize". Everyone will be expected to provide for themselves, two and three dimensional sources of subject matter (personal choice) to work from every day during part of each class period. The rest of the period will be devoted to drawing subject matter chosen by the instructor (objects, interiors, animals, portraits, the human figure, etc.).

TOOLS AND MATERIALS

  1. Sketch pad (9inch x 11inch) or larger and spiral bound
  2. Pencils or automatics – (#2 or HB) If you choose softer, darker pencils for higher contrast, then bring a small can of spray fixative to prevent smudging.
  3. Two and three dimensional sources to draw from

RECOMMENDED READING (OPTIONAL)

"Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain" by Dr. Betty Edwards

ATTENDANCE AND GRADES

To earn an "A", the student must attend AT LEAST 54 hours of class during the term.

"B" – 48 hours of class

"C" – 42 hours of class

"D" – 36 hours of class

"F" – 30 hours of class

Desirable grades will be based on regular attendance, positive attitude and sustained concentration on your drawing. "Talent" will not be factored into the grade.

ART 281 – PAINTING II 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR – JEFF STEWART

LOCATION AND TIME – CGCC BUILDING 4

TIME – MONDAY, WEDNESDAY 2-4:50 PM

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY 6-8:50 PM

COURSE OBJECTIVE

We will work on how to begin and maintain balance as a painting is developed and gradually brought to completion. Our approach will be based on the color principles of Impressionism, which creates a solid foundation for any kind of painting, from semi-abstract to realistic. We will look at paintings from history, particularly the old masters, and discuss them in order to supplement the student’s knowledge and help give direction.

Everyone will be encouraged to choose his or her own ideas or subject matter as "self actualization" will be the prevailing class philosophy.

TOOLS AND MATERIAL

Canvas

Brush

Rag

Jar and lid with filter screen or sponge

Odorless thinner or brush cleaner

Paper palette pad (large)

Liquin (small jar)

Oil paints: large tube o white, titanium or zinc will do; regular tube of burnt umber; yellow ochre;

cadmium yellow medium; alizarin crimson; ultramarine blue; and viridian green.

ATTENDANCE AND GRADES

To earn an "A", the student must attend AT LEAST 54 hours of class during the term.

"B" – 48 hours of class

"C" - 42 hours of class

"D" - 36 hours of class

"F" - 30 hours of class

Desirable grades will be based on regular attendance, positive attitude and sustained concentration while painting. "Talent" will not be factored into the grade.

 

ART 293 – SCULPTURE (Soapstone or Wood) 3 CREDITS

INSTRUCTOR – JEFF STEWART

LOCATION – CGCC BUILDING 4

TIME – MONDAY, WEDNESDAY 2-4:50 PM

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY 6-8:50 PM

COURSE OBJECTIVE

The student will learn to "rough out" a form from within an uncarved block and then to bring to the form an expression of life or spirit. All students are expected to come up with their own idea or subject to sculpt.

"Self Actualization" is the class philosophy.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS

  1. One pound of traditional modeling clay (plasticine).
  2. Bring to class plenty of informative resource material to work from, such as pictures (the more the better), figurines, models, or even live subjects.
  3. Tools and materials will be decided on after we talk about the student’s project.

ATTENDANCE AND GRADES

To earn an "A", the student must attend AT LEAST 54 hours of class during the term.

"B" – 48 hours of class

"C" - 42 hours of class

"D" - 36 hours of class

"F" - 30 hours of class

Desirable grades will be based on regular attendance, positive attitude and sustained concentration while painting. "Talent" will not be factored into the grade.

Columbia Gorge Community College
400 E. Scenic Drive
The Dalles, OR 97058
(541)506-6000