Feb 25, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog



3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman or Sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.

Catalog Description:

ART 2148 - Ceramics II (3 hrs.)

This is a studio course designed for students who wish to further explore and gain proficiency in ceramic design, methods, and techniques. This course focuses on further development of the skills and aesthetics relating to the different materials and processes used in creating ceramic pieces.

Course Classification:



ART2146 Ceramics I

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to introduce the student to the nature of clay through the exploration of basic ceramic forms and the techniques used to make them and the application of the elements and principles of design to 3-dimensional forms.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to understand the techniques of ceramics from hand building to throwing on the wheel.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other content as time allows.

UNIT 1: Personal Management Skills

Outcomes:  The students will attend class regularly, follow directions, and submit all assignments in a professional manner.

  • Attend class on a regular and timely basis.
  • Submit written work based on material covered in class in a clear, concise, logical manner with few grammatical errors.
  • Participate orally in class in a clear, concise, logical, respectful manner.
  • Submit completed assignments on or before due dates.
  • Understand and follow instructions.

UNIT 2:  Introduction

Outcomes:  Upon completion of this unit, the students will understand and apply the formal elements of art to the construction of ceramic art.

  • Identify the design element and principles as applied to three dimensional design.
  • Understand the elements of design in ceramics.
  • Evaluate the principles of balance, proportion, variety and unity.

UNIT 3:  Hand Build

Outcomes:  Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully build forms in clay by hand.

  • Identify the methods for hand formed pottery.
  • Describe the methods and possibilities with limitations.
  • Evaluate the variety of techniques and styles.

UNIT 4:  Wheel Throwing

Outcomes:  Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully throw on the potter wheel.

  • Understand good technique in throwing.
  • Evaluate the influence of how to use the wheel.

Projects Required:

As assigned by instructor


Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.