The focus of the Whitman College studio arts program is the enrichment of the intellect through the creation, expression, and interpretation of complex ideas within a wide range of visual and conceptual art forms. We serve the needs of students preparing for careers in the arts as well as the needs of students who want to develop their creative abilities in the service of other fields of inquiry.
Courses completed in the art major apply to the fine arts and alternative voices (selected courses) distribution areas.
Minor requirements: A minimum of 21 credits including: Art History 103, Studio Art 110, 115, plus nine credits from beginning-level studio art courses - ceramics (which must include at least one 3-D class and one 2-D class) and an additional three credits of an intermediate-level studio art course.
For the art major with an art history and visual culture studies minor, no course may satisfy both the major and minor requirements. When the same class is required in both the major and minor, an additional class will be required after the appropriate department has approved it.
The P-D-F option may not be used for classes within the art major or minor.
130 Beginning Ceramics
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The art of working with clay. Techniques include handbuilding sculptural and functional forms, the basics of throwing on the wheel and glazing. Emphasis will be upon achieving an understanding of clay as a unique art medium. Two two-hour sessions per week.