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Ceramics Studio

Studio: Ceramics

What is the best way to take your ceramics knowledge and skill to the next level? Get your hands in the clay! In this comprehensive studio course, you will push your proficiency in various ceramic techniques and translate the medium for immediate classroom use. Examine the history of ceramics and practice assorted handbuilding and surface treatment techniques to develop an original body of work. In addition to studio practice, you will be challenged to engage with real-world classroom scenarios and troubleshoot supply management and organization challenges to help implement a ceramics curriculum. Walk away from this course with an original body of work as well as practical strategies for immediate use in your art room.

For the official course description, see the course syllabus or Graduate Catalog.

Required Materials

Ceramics Materials List

Note: Access to a kiln is strongly recommended, but not required.

Additional Materials

  • Computer with basic audio and video output equipment
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)
  • Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements)
  • Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)
3
Graduate Credits
All courses will now close at 11 PM Central time on the 27th of each month. Graduate Credits 3 Graduate Credits
Price Graduate Credit $1197.00
Timeline
Mon 9 Sun
Oct 4 Weeks Nov 28
Upcoming Course Run Dates
Oct 4 Nov 28
 
Nov 1 Dec 26
Dec 6 Jan 30
Jan 3 Feb 27
Feb 7 Apr 3
Only 4 days remaining to enroll in the next section of this course.
AOEU Course Code
ART524
Morningside Course Code
EDUC500 AOE024

Course Objectives

  • Experiment with ceramic techniques and integrate learning to create an original body of work.
  • Develop authentic resources, learning tools, and examples to facilitate hands-on learning, freedom of expression, and independent thought in the classroom.
  • Evaluate learning to strengthen curriculum design, instructional practice and worldly connections.
  • Synthesize best practices in classroom management, supply organization, and practical implementation of ceramics.

Course Breakdown

Week 1
History and Process
  1. Review and research the history and science behind ceramics processes.
  2. Evaluate your current ceramics curriculum.
  3. Create a learning aid to support students.
Week 2
Texture Tools
  1. Learn new and innovative ways to create texture in your ceramics pieces.
  2. Create custom texture tools and compile a complete texture tool kit to use in the classroom.
Week 3
Simple Construction and Surface Treatments
  1. Pair a construction method and surface treatment in the creation of a textured three-dimensional form.
  2. Examine a variety of simple hand-building methods and surface treatment techniques.
Week 4
Underglaze, Glaze, and Slips
  1. Explore several ways to work with underglazes and slips, including sgraffito, paper resists, and many other creative techniques.
  2. Create a process board as you document the process of creating your own finished piece.
Week 5
Management and Organization
  1. Learn expert tips and new ideas to keep your ceramics curriculum and tools organized.
  2. Create a new, original management or organizational tool for your classroom or studio space.
Week 6
Making Connections
  1. Connect ceramics to other disciplines by researching a topic or process that interests you.
  2. Document your creative process of making a ceramics piece.
Week 7
Teacher Showcase Series
  1. Create a body of personal work using new techniques and processes you learned in the course.
  2. Explore critiques in your classroom as you give feedback to peers.
Week 8
Reflection
  1. Refine a body of personal work using new techniques and processes you learned in the course.
  2. Compile a final portfolio of work from the course, reflecting on your own work as you refine and improve your ceramics curriculum.

Simple Construction and Surface Treatments


A sample assignment from Week 3 of the class Studio: Ceramics.

1. Research


Watch a hands-on demonstration showcasing a wide variety of construction and surface treatments, some traditional and others you may never have thought of.

2. Discussion


Write a 3–4 paragraph action plan outlining how you plan to use simple construction and surface treatments in your art room. Describe any lingering questions about the techniques and discuss.

3. Creation


Choose a combination of methods to use as you create your own finished piece of artwork. Create a process board to document your work process.

What do past course participants think?

Hundreds of art teachers have taken the course Studio: Ceramics. Here’s what they actually think — without cherry-picking.
(12-month rolling average from all post-course survey respondents – Updated 1/28/2021)

98.46%

Course content was relevant and current.

98.44%

Instructor was knowledgeable and provided value-added contributions.

95.31%


I achieved the goals I set at the beginning of the course. 



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