Term: Fall 2004
Assistant Professor of
Office: Underground, 800
Hours: MWF 10;50AM – 12:15PM
Phone: (816) 584-6758
Term: August 23 – December 10
Room: The Root House (Ceramics Lab)
Days: T - R
Time: 8:45 AM – 11:25 AM
Credits: 3 Hrs.
Lab: (816) 584-6370
(Note – leave messages here per excused class absences)
The mission of Park
University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to
academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically,
communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global
Park University will be a
renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities
for learners within the global society.
introduction to clay processes emphasizing hand building techniques, glazing and
The ability to think critically and communicate is essential to both art and
design. All students are individuals and as a teacher I believe they should
learn in a unique individual manner. Knowledge creation is a subtle process
with widely varying needs. The individual’s desire for knowledge is
multifaceted. As a teacher it is my responsibility to foster that desire.
Therefore, I try to plant ideas in the most diverse forms, in the hope that they
not conform, but become themselves.
Ceramic Tool Kit from Bracker Ceramic Supply, Lawrence, Ks or KC Art and Crafts,
After completing Ceramics
I, students will be able to:
Conceptualize and create
original work in clay.
Produce work using hand-building
techniques of pinching, coiling and slab construction.
Describe various attributes of
ceramics with the appropriate vocabulary.
Understand and use various glaze
Develop ideas through the use of
a sketchbook and maintain lecture notes.
Critically examine finished
Correctly operate and care for
permanent equipment in the ceramics lab.
“Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence,
Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers
or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be
given failing grades or expelled from Park.”
Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another
person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through
carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper
documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”
Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences.
The instructor may
excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the
term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up
within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further
penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a
term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in
a grade of “F”. An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has
unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving
Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational
benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment.
Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in
a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade (attendance or academic)
resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance
from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
By the end of the second week, (Sept. 3)
please turn in a list of specific class sessions you anticipate needing to cut,
signed by your coach. With that information it may be possible to make plans to
compensate you for the missed time.
Two coiled forms
Two pinched forms
One slab form
These works may follow traditional
ceramics (bowls, cups, etc.) and/or sculptural problems. Hand-constructed forms
must be over 5” in height
Using the three hand-building techniques you
have learned, combine them toward a finished work of art. Finished work should
be roughly 12” in height.
above projects are the minimum requirement for a passing grade. All additional
projects developed during the semester may be submitted for extra credit.
Growth and Development 20%
attendance, work habits, clean up, etc.)
lab provides a “hands on” learning environment for each student. It is
essential that the student make a conscientious effort to attend every class to
optimize the opportunity for use of this technology. Final grade is influenced
after three unexcused absences. If the student misses four consecutive class
periods without informing the instructor, the student may be removed from the
critiques are part of the completion of each assigned project. Students who fail
to attend a critique will lose one letter grade on that project. In the event
you cannot attend, phone the instructor.
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the
criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply
directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this
goal. It is Park University’s policy to comply fully with federal and state
law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American
with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities and, to the
extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state
law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning
Park University’s policies and procedures related to disability can be found on
the Park University web page:
Firing will continue
throughout the semester. A cut-off time for final glaze firings will be posted.
No work will be accepted for firing after this date.