Why study Clay, Art and Design?
Clay, Art and Design provides the basis for personal development, and for developing awareness regarding the subject’s possibilities and values in relation to the individual, school and society. Shaping clay, working with utility objects, clay in a contemporary and ethnographic perspective, sculptural expression, raku-firing in self-built wood kilns and work with installations are important topics in this study programme.
What you will learn in Clay, Art and Design 1
Clay, Art and Design 1 covers basic skills in working with and forming clay. The study programme focuses on design and modelling of utility objects and sculpture. The four courses included in the study programme are divided into: throwing objects on a potter’s wheel, modelling sculpture, ethnographic knowledge and skills, and how clay is used in the modern/contemporary area. Firing techniques and knowledge of glazes are also covered.
Students will further develop their knowledge, experience and creative skills to strengthen their capacity to understand and experience aesthetic values related to the material, art, environmental art, material, communication, function, and didactics. The study programme will develop awareness of the subject’s possibilities and values, where man, learning, culture and environment are central.
The study programme and its courses offer continuing education for teachers of arts and crafts in the primary and lower secondary school. It is also suitable for:
- students who wish to teach at folk high schools, music and art schools or similar.
- students who wish to take a multidisciplinary Bachelor’s degree.
- students who wish to pursue an education in the field of art and design.
Further study opportunities
After finishing clay, art and design 1 we offer the continuing course Clay,Art and Design 2.
This specialization study programme emphasizes knowledge and skills in creative work using clay. It focuses on practical creative work in clay where students can acquire motor skills, technical and aesthetic knowledge in a continuous process from idea to finished product. Students will acquire an understanding of the relationship between function, form, surface and colour, and aesthetic expression.