Academic Catalog

THEA242 CERAMICS

Course Code: 6430242
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-1)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Music And Fine Arts
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Specialist Dr. DL IITMAN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

This course is intended as a continued exploration of ceramic media with emphasis on the artistic possibilities of clay. Early pieces will provide review and guides into different hand-building techniques (Pinching, coil building, additive sculpture, slab building and combinations etc.). The course provides an exploration of the properties of clay and an introduction to basic ceramic processes, including studio responsibilities, hand building and glazing techniques. Later projects will combine these techniques to realize more complex artistic objects. The projects will further develop an appreciation of techniques, concepts behind and aesthetic of ceramic forms a greater sense of clay, glaze and firing will be developed. Group discussions will introduce students to the contemporary ceramic artists and illustrate how clay has been used as an artistic medium. The broad diversity within ceramic styles, techniques, functional possibilities and subject matter will be investigated. Ceramics history and appreciation is also included in the course.