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with a concentration in Ceramic Sculpture (B.A.)
With the creation of a clay sculpture, there are two desired outcomes. First, is the pleasure you derive from the actual act of producing the piece. Second is the artistic standards of the final sculpture are cause for the viewers' enjoyment.
In our Ceramic Sculpture program, you will create three-dimensional objects in clay that stand on their own as works of art for others to appreciate. Learn to create hand-constructed sculptural works in both functional and non-functional forms. At Methodist, you will learn to choose and mix glazes and develop techniques for decorating your art. By combining knowledge gained from electric kiln firing, Raku, and other methods, you will give each piece individuality. Methods of handbuilding alter ideas. Some ideas are created to represent things in nature, to subtly suggest figural elements, or to design abstract forms. The resulting claywork offers enrichment to the viewers' visual sensibilities.
Required courses: 42 semester hours - ART 101, 102, 151, 203, 205, 207, 215, 300, 307 or 315, 309 or 310, 401, and 407 or 415; ARH 353 and 354