Ceramics I - 1st semester
Date 12 Oct to 25 Nov 2020 and 4 Jan to 10 Feb 2021
Location Ar.Co - Quinta de São Miguel, Almada
Schedule Group A: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10h30 to 13h00 | Group A: Mondays and Wednesdays from 14h00 to 16h30
Ceramics I is the core course of year 1. Evaluation of the participants’ progress is both continuous (the responsibility of each teacher) and formally confirmed, twice a year, with the presence of the head of department. A consistent and diversified body of work will become, all throughout the year, the students’ portfolio. Distinctive characteristics of Ceramics I in the first semester: a strong emphasis on the different techniques used in the bench work; building in clay and paper clay, with coils, slab and carving block; different execution and finishing techniques; emphasis on experimentation and concentration as conditions of rigor and progress. Firing of the pieces takes place during classes so as to demonstrate how to handle the kiln and promote the participants’ autonomy in a near future.