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ART 161 Ceramics

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  • Course Difficulty Rating

    • Easy 33%

    • Medium 67%

    • Hard 0%

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    Great Intro to the Subject

    Many Small Assignments

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    • Profile picture
    Oct 08, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It is a very different course for me, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It challenged me at certain points, but overall the atmosphere and the skills that I learned made it extremely worthwhile.

    Course highlights:

    Making anything out of clay is so much harder than it looks! I enjoyed making our mugs a lot, even though mine didn't turn out so great

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do the work, and honestly, you will do just fine. The professor is willing to work with you, so if you need extra time on an assignment, just ask.

    • Fall 2016
    • David Bradley
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Participation Counts
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    Sep 14, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    When I signed up for this class I was very nervous, because I had taken a ceramics class in past and didn't do as well as I would have liked. Professor Bradley makes the class enjoyable. He is very knowledgeable and helpful, and exposes us to different techniques, giving us some of the history of the materials and people that created the style.

    Course highlights:

    We have started with building a Mata Ortiz style part, progressed into tiles, slab sculptures, and then eventually onto the wheel where we learn plates, cups, pots, lidded objects, etc. The Syllabus is very thorough, and Prof. Bradley is very hands on, and will give you lot of advice if you want it.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Have fun and don't stress. Just enjoy the process.

    • Fall 2016
    • David Bradley
    • Yes
    • Many Small Assignments Participation Counts
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    Aug 13, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    This class was extremely fun! It is a big time commitment, but if you are willing to dedicate the time to this class you will be able to create beautiful sculptures as well as plates, bowls, and mugs. The teacher is very helpful as long as you show respect and do your best to be punctual.

    Course highlights:

    I learned the basic ceramics techniques as well as a little about the history of ceramics and how ceramics is used in the modern era.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    You need to put aside extra time every week to complete class projects-the time in class is not enough if you want to do a thorough job.

    • Spring 2014
    • Bradley
    • Great Intro to the Subject A Few Big Assignments Participation Counts

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