Sculptural Ceramics and the Art of Mexico


Fall 2014 quarter

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This will be an interdisciplinary ceramic sculpture and art history program that will explore the dynamic artistic traditions of Mexico from ancient times to the present.  We will take a thematic approach to our historical studies, exploring Mesoamerican art and spirituality, colonial artistic traditions, Day of the Dead belief and rituals, the Virgin of Guadalupe and the on-going contribution of women to the culture, the post-revolutionary mural and printmaking traditions, and Chicano culture.  Moving from theory to practice we will work to deepen our understanding of the ideas we have discussed in seminar through an intense ceramic studio practice.  We will focus on drawing and sculpting the human figure/skeleton; developing our sense of the human form, working on abstraction, and creating a Day of the Dead sculpture/altar.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

teaching, visual arts, museum studies

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening and Weekend

Advertised schedule: 5:30-9p Tue/Thu; 12-4p Sat  


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Required Fees

$40 for art supplies: clay, paint, paper, ceramic and drawing tools


Date Revision
November 14th, 2014 Winter quarter of this program has been cancelled. Students interested in this program may be interested in The Art of Mexico (8 credits) or Ceramics: Figuratively Speaking (8 credits).

Registration Information

Credits: 12 (Fall)

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 32


Course Reference Number

So - Sr (12 credits): 10004

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