In this course students will explore art fundamentals through the formation of hand-built and wheel thrown pottery, which will include the elements of art and principles of design, basic construction and design, and additional studio exercises. Students will also explore how ceramics and the arts in their world connect to their past, and to their cultures. Ceramic assignments will be completed through the process of sketching and the use of various hands on techniques. Final projects will be completed with the intention of being shown and discussed with myself, as well as, fellow classmates. In addition to curriculum typically offered in a ceramics course students will learn to discuss and appreciate art through written and oral critiques.