Feb 19, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

ART2175 ART EXPLORATION: RAKU POTTERY COURSE PROCEDURE


ART2175 ART EXPLORATION: RAKU POTTERY

1 Credit Hour

Student Level:

This course is open to all students and community members.

Catalog Description:

ART 2175 - Art Exploration: Raku Pottery (1 hr.)

This course is designed to present the basic techniques used in making hand built pottery and introduces the Raku method of firing. This course will focus on hand built construction methods, pottery function and design, glazing techniques, and the Raku firing process. This course is intended for non-art majors and community members at large; however, art majors may benefit from the course.

Course Classification:

Studio

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to present basic techniques used in making hand built pottery and introduce the Raku method of firing. This course will focus on hand built construction methods, pottery function and design, glazing techniques, and the Raku firing process. The course is intended for non-art majors and community members at large, however art majors may benefit from the course.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to successfully demonstrate a working knowledge of the selected media and techniques.

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:   Elements and Principles of Design

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will demonstrate utilization of the formal elements of art and their application to the design and construction of raku pottery.

  • Utilize the formal elements of design including line, shape, space, color, value, and texture.
  • Utilize the principles of design including repetition, balance, rhythm, unity, form, dominance/contrast.

UNIT 2:   Exploration of the Media

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the tools and materials utilized in the presented media.
  • Explore several possible solutions to a design problem utilizing the media.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the history of the media as it pertains the techniques presented.
  • Participate in a peer critique of the working produced.

Projects Required:

Number of projects required by each student will depend on student’s level of understanding of the media and principles of design.  Each student will complete a minimum of one project.

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Students will be required to purchase clay, which will be available from the instructor.  All other needed tools will be available for use, including glazing and firing of finished works.

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.