Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2024

Course Description

This studio art class focuses on human sexuality. Course content includes representations of identity, stigma around sexuality, gender and sexuality politics, and the performative nature of functional objects in collaboration with the body. Students will use information from readings and discussions as a foundation to explore issues of the body through ceramic art projects. Students will advance their studio art practice by identifying relevant questions, exploring methods of inquiry, engaging audiences, refining concepts and techniques, and applying critical thinking to individual and group work.

Student Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to

  1. Recall examples of artists whose work represents or engages with the figure

  2. Explore and develop complex concepts in their artwork related to human sexuality

  3. Create ceramic art projects using a variety of techniques

  4. Use art and ceramic vocabulary in critiques, written work and class discussions