ART - Art

ART101 Art Appreciation

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) An introduction to the visual arts and the creative process as they relate to historical, cultural, and personal issues.  A course designed to enhance the appreciation of art.

ART115 Basic Design I, Introduction to Elements of Art and Principles of Design

3 credits (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk)  Addresses two-dimensional, black and white design issues in the context of the contemporary visual world. Explores the elements (line, shape, texture, value, space) and principles (composition, harmony, pattern, rhythm) of visual design.

ART116 Basic Design II, Color Theory

3 credits (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk)  Addresses color theory, relationship and organization in the context of the contemporary visual world. Explores the elements (line, shape, texture, value, space) and principles (composition, harmony, pattern, rhythm) of visual design.

ART117 Basic Design III, Introduction to 3D Design

3 credits (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk) Addresses three-dimensional design (space, forms, materials and methods) in the context of the contemporary visual world. Explores the elements (line, shape, texture, value, space) and principles (composition, harmony, pattern, rhythm) of visual design.

ART131 Introduction to Drawing I

3 credits (2 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk) Students are introduced to the basic techniques and approaches to drawing with an emphasis on the development of perceptual skills and observational study. Assigned creative projects explore a variety of media, subject matter, and conceptual problems inspired by historical and contemporary artistic practice. Intro to Drawing series 131, 132, 133 may be taken in any sequence.

ART132 Introduction to Drawing II

3 credits (2 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk)  Students are introduced to the basic techniques and approaches to drawing the human figure with an emphasis on the development of perceptual skills and observational study. Assigned creative projects explore a variety of media with a focus on proportion, foreshortening, anatomy, and the application of techniques inspired by historical and contemporary artistic practice. Intro to Drawing series 131, 132, 133 may be taken in any sequence.

ART133 Introduction to Drawing III

3 credits (2 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk) Students are introduced to the basic techniques and approaches to drawing with an emphasis on the development of meaningful content and personal expression. Assigned creative projects are inspired by historical and contemporary artistic practice, and explore a variety of media, as well as thematic development and organization of the picture plane. Intro to Drawing series 131, 132, 133 may be taken in any sequence.

ART181A, B, C Introduction to Painting A, B, C

1 credit/term (1 lec, 2 lab hrs/wk)A continuation to explore visual representation on a two-dimensional surface. Oil or acrylic paints for space division, color, and surface treatment will be used. Both lecture and studio activity are involved weekly.

ART184A, B, C Watercolor Basics I, II, III

1 credit/term (1 lec, 2 lab hrs/wk)
ART184A  Introduces principles and concepts of watercolor at a beginning level.
ART184B  The study of color, composition, and value control are emphasized. Prerequisite: ART184A.
ART184C  Special attention given to experimental techniques, and history, and use of egg as a binder. Prerequisite: ART184B.

ART191/192 Beginning Sculpture

3 credits/term (2 lec, 4 lab hrs/wk) Demonstrates techniques, processes, and materials in sculpture.

ART191 - Explores a variety of media and sculptural concepts, emphasizing the discipline and processing of handling the tools and additive materials of clay and wire, subtractive qualities of stone and clay.

ART192 - Further develop aesthetic awareness and perceptions about three-dimensional form.  Demonstrates techniques, processes and materials in sculpture.  Explores a variety of media and sculptural concepts, emphasizing safe and effective handling of tolls and materials.

ART198/298 Independent Study in Art

1-3 credits (hrs to be arranged) Prerequisite: Instructor consent.

ART204/205/206 History of Western Art: Introduction to Art History

3 credits/term (3 lec hrs/wk) The History of Western Art is a survey of the traditions, movements, and  developments in art and architecture of the western world.

ART204 - Introduces the study of art history and the elements of art, then surveys the history of Western Art from prehistory through Early Christian Art.

ART205 - Survey of the history of art from the Early Middle Ages through the Baroque.

ART206 - Survey of Western Art from Neoclassicism to the present.

ART225 Computer Art I

3 credits (6 lec/lab hrs/wk) Basics of design elements, drawing, composition, and color are used in presentations that use the computer as the creative medium. Includes planning, design sketches, functional and aesthetic tests, leading to a portfolio of work that showcases the artist/designer. Concurrent: CIS0593

ART231 Drawing I

3 credits (2 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk) Explores principles of drawing and visual problem-solving using various media and subjects. May be take three times for credit.

ART232 Drawing II

3 credits (2 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk) Explores principles of drawing and visual problem solving using various media and subjects. Emphasis on composition and understanding of visual form including hand-eye-mind coordination. Departing somewhat from the still life, landscape, linear perspective, and non-objective subjects may be covered. A variety of dry and wet drawing media including colored pencil may be covered.

ART237 Life Drawing

3 credits (2 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk)  A studio experience with supporting slides, lectures, and occasional films. Covers studying and drawing the human form, using professional models. Presents the structure, form and proportions of human figure, applying various drawing techniques and concepts. Emphasizes personal artistic growth with attention to composition. May be repeated three times.

ART244 Bronze Casting

3 credits (6 lec/lab hrs/wk) All aspects of the bronze casting process will be covered including mold making, wax pattern production, investment/ ceramic shell processes, bronze casting, welding and metal chasing, bronze patina, and final installation of the finished sculpture.

ART253 Ceramics I

3 credits (2 lec, 4 lab hrs/wk) Demonstrates construction techniques and methods used to design, shape, and form pottery. Includes wheel throwing, pottery decoration, glaze calculation, and firing.  May be taken up to three times for credit.

ART256 Ceramics II

3 credits (2 lec, 4 lab hrs/wk) Allows students to further explore all aspects of clay processes: development of ideas, care and preparation of clay, skills and understanding related to clay work on and off the potter's wheel, glazes and firing procedures. May be taken up to three times for credit. Prerequisite: ART253 with a grade of C or better.

ART280 Field Experience

1-3 credits/term (3-9 lab hrs/wk) Students can take up to nine credits maximum. Practical, on-site experience in art education, graphics or art-related areas under the joint supervision of an advisor and a sponsoring professional. (Museum and gallery experience, retail art supply experience, professional studio artist, art educator apprenticeship)  Prerequisite: Instructor consent.

ART281/282/283 Painting (Beginning)

3 credits/term (2 lec, 4 lab hrs/wk) Offers visual observation and composition of selected subjects using oil or acrylic media. Second and third quarter continues technique and color control on a two-dimensional surface.

ART284/285/286 Painting (Intermediate)

3 credits/term (2 lec, 4 lab hrs/wk) Offers visual observation and composition of selected subjects using oil or acrylic media. Emphasis will be given to individual needs and interests in painting.  Prerequisites: ART281/282/283.

ART291/292/293 Sculpture

3 credits/term (2 lec, 4 lab hrs/wk) Explores three-dimensional shapes and forms in greater depth and intensity from previous year.

ART291 - Students assess personal strengths and weaknesses to establish a plan for building skills. They become mentors to new sculpture students, thereby strengthening the critical eye. Prerequisites: ART191, 192 or 193 with a 'C' or better.

ART292 - Intermediate human figure study.

ART293 - Students achieve full independence in studio processes. They have a greater role in communicating their design understanding beyond the studio to improve the visual aesthetics of a larger community.



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