PGFA
5302

Advanced Practice: Ceramics

Parsons School of Design: School of Art, Media, and Tech

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Adv Prac: Ceramic Alchemy
Fall 2024
Taught By: Leah Wolff
Section: A

CRN: 5898

Credits: 3

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to clay, covering its origins, physical properties, and firing processes. Clay, as a constantly renewing resource on Earth, holds a unique status as one of the few substances devoid of inherent value, it's worth transmuted by the intervention of the artist. These foundational concepts serve as a backdrop for the introduction to fundamental techniques such as hand-building, surface treatment, and glazing. Examining works by artists Simone Fattal, Betty Woodman, Gabriel Orozco, Jumana Manna, Arlene Shechet, and Roberto Lugo, we'll also explore the intersection of printmaking and ceramics and investigate methods for coloring clay bodies. The course will introduce essential tools such as the extruder, slab roller, and spray booth. As students explore their own unique visual language within this medium, discussions around material as meaning and the relationship of clay to body will be explored as we consider the ways in which this material is inextricably linked to the history of people throughout time.

Open to: All university graduate and upper-level undergraduate students; some seats reserved for MFA and BFA Fine Arts Students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:02am EDT 5/25/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/30/2024 - 12/13/2024
Adv Practice: Ceramics
Spring 2024
Taught By: Sana Musasama
Section: A

CRN: 5047

Credits: 3

This course will cover a range of concepts, traditions and techniques that are specific to the disciplines of both ceramics and sculpture. Projects will revolve around the topics of space, structure and form and the development of ideas in relation to material. Techniques and processes will include hand-building, surface treatment and glazing. Clay is a subtle material allowing an exchange between the medium and the self. Its rich history provides a backdrop to frame contemporary investigations into ritual, objecthood and artistic expression. Students are encouraged to experiment with a range of strategies, including installation work, large construction, and experimental techniques.

Open to: All university graduate and upper-level undergraduate students; some seats reserved for MFA and BFA Fine Arts Students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:02am EDT 5/25/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 000
Date Range: 1/26/2024 - 5/10/2024