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Clayton Thiel has been teaching others the art of sculpture at the college level for 26 years.  He is currently full-time faculty at Chabot College in Hayward, CA.  If you are interested in studying under Clayton Thiel, please view the classes offered below.  You must register with Chabot College in order to attend/take classes.

Art 16A: Introduction to Ceramics I

Art 16A: Introduction to Ceramics I

CRN: 32513
Section: 002
Units: 3.00
Dates: Jan 16 – May 27, 2016
Times: MW 12:00PM – 2:50PM
Bldg: C1000 Rm: 1016

Course Description:

Instruction in the fundamental techniques of wheel-thrown and hand-constructed clay forms. Survey of clay and glaze materials and reaction to fire will be included. Methods of decorating using glazes will be introduced. Influence of Eastern and Western contemporary and historical works and the students’ creations. Formulate personal creative process, including inspiration, experimentation, and evaluation. Designed for art majors as well as general education students.

Art 16B: Introduction to Ceramics II

Art 16B: Introduction to Ceramics II

CRN: 32514
Section: 002
Units: 3.00
Dates: Jan 16 – May 27, 2016
Times: MW 12:00PM – 2:50PM
Bldg: C1000 Rm: 1016

Course Description:

Further development of the technical skills of wheel thrown and hand constructed clay forms. Exploration of surface decoration, using various glazing techniques and methods of slip decoration is continued. Designed for art majors as well as general education students.

Prerequisite: Art 16A (completed with a grade of “C” or higher).

Art 16C: Introduction to Ceramics III

Art 16C: Introduction to Ceramics III

CRN: 32515
Section: 002
Units: 3.00
Dates: Jan 16 – May 27, 2016
Times: MW 12:00PM – 2:50PM
Bldg: C1000 Rm: 1016

Course Description:

Introduction of intermediate technical skills of throwing forms on the wheel with emphasis on the creative expression of the form. Kiln loading and firing procedure and process introduction. Continued development of various hand construction techniques of clay forms.

Prerequisite: Art 16B (completed with a grade of “C” or higher).

Art 16D: Intermediate Ceramics

Art 16D: Intermediate Ceramics

CRN: 32516
Section: 002
Units: 3.00
Dates: Jan 16 – May 27, 2016
Times: MW 12:00PM – 2:50PM
Bldg: C1000 Rm: 1016

Course Description:

Intermediate technical skills of wheel-thrown and hand-constructed clay forms. Glaze exploration and experimentation. Exploration in the history of contemporary ceramic art and masters.

Prerequisite: Art 16C (completed with a grade of “C” or higher).

Art 17A: Beginning Sculpture I

Art 17A: Beginning Sculpture I

CRN: 31612
Section: 001
Units: 3.00
Dates: Jan 16 – May 27, 2016
Times: TTh 9:00AM – 11:50AM
Bldg: C1000 Rm: 1012

Course Description:

Construction methods in clay through design of three- -dimensional and relief sculptures. Includes an introduction to ceramic art history and fundamentals of ceramic glaze and firing technology. Elements and principles of three-dimensional design are emphasized in oral and written critiques. This course is designed for art majors as well as general education students.

Prerequisite: Art 16C (completed with a grade of “C” or higher).

Art 17B: Beginning Sculpture II

Art 17B: Beginning Sculpture II

CRN: 31613
Section: 001
Units: 3.00
Dates: Jan 16 – May 27, 2016
Times: TTh 9:00AM – 11:50AM
Bldg: C1000 Rm: 1012

Course Description:

Further development of the technical skills of three- dimensional sculpture and bas relief. Development of style in surface decoration, using various glazing techniques and methods of slip decoration are continued. Designed for art majors as well as general education students.

Prerequisite: ART 17A (completed with a grade of “C” or higher).

Art 18A: Wood and Stone Sculpture I

Art 18A: Wood and Stone Sculpture I

CRN: 31614
Section: 001
Units: 3.00
Dates: Jan 16 – May 27, 2016
Times: TTh 9:00AM – 11:50AM
Bldg: C1000 Rm: 1012

Course Description:

Design and carve Bas-relief sculptures, using subtractive methods in wood and stone. Includes an introduction to art history and fundamentals of pneumatic (air power) technology. Elements and principles of three-dimensional design are emphasized in oral and written critiques. Designed for art majors as well as general education students.

Art 18B: Wood and Stone Sculpture II

Art 18B: Wood and Stone Sculpture II

CRN: 32935
Section: 001
Units: 3.00
Dates: Jan 16 – May 27, 2016
Times: TTh 9:00AM – 11:50AM
Bldg: C1000 Rm: 1012

Course Description:

Design and carve three-dimensional sculptures, using subtractive methods in wood and stone. Includes art history and fundamentals of pneumatic (air power) technology. Elements and principles of three-dimensional design are emphasized in oral and written critiques. Designed for art majors as well as general education students.

Prerequisite: ART 18A (completed with a grade of “C” or higher).

Art 20: All Media Sculpture

Art 20: All Media Sculpture

CRN: 30354
Section: 001
Units: 3.00
Dates: Jan 16 – May 27, 2016
Times: TTh 9:00AM – 11:50AM
Bldg: C1000 Rm: 1012

Course Description:

Concentrated individual studies in sculpture, designed to provide opportunity for continued investigation in the possibilities of a particular sculptural medium for the purpose of creating individual expression.

Strongly Recommended: ART 17A (completed with a grade of “C” or higher).

Art 22: Lost Wax Bronze Casting

Art 22: Lost Wax Bronze Casting

CRN: 31227
Section: 001
Units: 3.00
Dates: Jan 16 – May 27, 2016
Times: TTh 9:00AM – 11:50AM
Bldg: C1000 Rm: 1012

Course Description:

Comprehensive introduction to various metal sculpture processes. Mold-making techniques for casting bronze, aluminum, as well as basic welding. Emphasis on three-dimensional design quality, craftsmanship, and subject matter, with research in the history of traditional and contemporary metal sculpture.

Art 24: 3D Foundations

Art 24: 3D Foundations

CRN: 31421
Section: 001
Units: 3.00
Dates: Jan 16 – May 27, 2016
Times: MW 9:00AM – 11:50AM
Bldg: C1000 Rm: 1012

Course Description:

Introduction to the concepts, applications, and historical references related to three-dimensional design and spatial composition, including the study of the elements and organizing principles of design as they apply to three-dimensional space and form. Development of a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lecture presentations and use of appropriate materials for three-dimensional studio projects.