Ceramics III - 1st semester

Date 12 Oct 2020 to 8 Feb 2021

Teachers

  • João Abreu Valente

Location Ar.Co - Quinta de São Miguel, Almada
Schedule On-premise classes: Wednesdays 10h- 13h;
Type semestrial

Program
On-premise (in shifts) and on-line classes.
Ceramics III is the core course of year 3. 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 participants’ individual portfolio. Distinctive characteristics of Ceramics III in the 1st semester: strong emphasis on individual, autonomous work; different working techniques in larger dimensions; building with coils, slabs and carving blocks; different kinds of execution and finishing of pieces; emphasis on experimentation and concentration as conditions of rigor and progress. Attending the firing of the pieces and autonomous handling of the kilns is encouraged.