Ceramics: Expressive Portraits

Summer 2014 quarter (Session I)

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In this all levels course we will work on capturing an expression/presence with a portrait bust.  Our goal will be to make a fairly realistic bust using photographs or a mirror as a basis for the sculpture. With a variety of helpful three dimensional aides, handouts, and demos, students will learn the planes of the face, the basic anatomy of the head and neck, and will work to sculpt the features to give the bust a sense of presence. We will use a basic solid building construction method utilizing a steel pipe armature. We will consider textural, fired, and cold surface treatments to finish the pieces. 

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

visual art, dentistry, art therapy

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening

Advertised schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-9 p.m.


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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning: No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional for students.

Special Expenses

Students should expect to spend $25 for clay, and $20 for basic tools and armature.

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Summer)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 20


Course Reference Number

First Session (4 credits): 40026

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