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Art - Spring 2014

ART 101A - Studio Foundations: Two-Dimensional Design
4 credit hours
Prebys, Crispin - Koch Hall

No prerequisites.  This course is required for all art majors, but it is open to non-art majors.
Should be taken freshman year. Course will deal with the underlying principles basic to all visual experience.  The course will contain, but not be limited to, color theory, line, shape, visual perception and the nature of creativity.
This is a studio course that includes lectures on basic theory and production assignments that coincide with text material. Course meets general education requirement in fine, performing and literary arts.
There is a materials fee for this course.

 

ART 103A - Studio Foundations: Three-Dimensional Design
4 credit hours
Charney, Ed - Koch Hall

No prerequisites. Open to non-art majors.
Required for all studio art majors. An exploration of the formal use of space as it is applied to three-dimensional form.  The student will be introduced to the elements of height, width, depth, volume and form.  Project research will be in the realm of non-objectivity, abstraction and reality.  Particular attention will be given to the techniques of drawing, model making and presentation of a final solution.  Emphasis will be placed on creative thinking and problem solving in the context of small-scale and larger projects.
It should be noted that this course requires extensive work beyond the regular class period, and no student should register for the class unless s/he has the time available for outside work.  A materials fee will be charged to cover supplies for the projects.

 

ART 120H  1W– Art History II
4 credit hours
Walworth, Catherine – Koch Hall

No prerequisite.
Art 120H offers a selective chronological survey of the arts of the Western world from the Renaissance through the Modern period.  This course traces the development of the pictorial traditions of the West by concentrating on the major artists and movements, beginning with the resurgence of classical antiquity in the Italian Renaissance, and culminating with the break from that tradition and the radical innovations of the 20th century.  The art of this period will be discussed in relation to historical circumstances and the original context of the work.
            There is a $10 museum fee for this course.

 

ART 121A - Basic Drawing
4 credit hours
Mann, Jack - Koch Hall

No prerequisite.  This course is required for all studio art majors, but is open to non-art majors.
Part of the first-year foundations sequence.  This course introduces the basic disciplines of drawing:  line, value, composition, etc. There is special emphasis on drawing as a tool for gathering ideas.

 

ART 151A - Introduction to Printmaking
4 credit hours
Mann, Jack - Koch Hall

No prerequisites.  Open to non-art majors.
A survey course in printmaking techniques designed to expose students to the possibilities of artistic expression through traditional, as well as recently developed, approaches to printing.
NO TEXT

 

ART 221 – Drawing I
4 credit hours
Mann, Jack – Koch Hall

Prerequisite:  Art 121A
            The emphasis in this course will be on developing drawing techniques gained from skills acquired in Basic Drawing.  This course addresses creative problem solving with emphasis on the figure, as well as narrative interpretation, landscape, and nature studies.  Problem analysis, visual research, media exploration and personal stylistic growth are vital components of this course.

 

ART 231 - Painting I
4 credit hours
Charney, Ed - Koch Hall

Prerequisite: Art 121A.  Open to non-art majors.
This painting class is an introduction to the materials, techniques and concepts of painting.  Students will be encouraged to search for and develop their individual expressive potential within the limits of a series of assigned projects.  Although it is primarily a studio course, there will be periodic lectures and slide presentations.
The class is scheduled to meet six hours a week.  The student should expect, however, to spend considerable additional time in the studio.               
NO TEXT

 

ART 241A - Introduction to Photography
4 credit hours
McInnis, Daniel - Koch Hall

No prerequisite.
This course introduces students to traditional black and white and digital photographic techniques.  Instruction covers the understanding and use of traditional and digital cameras and their functions, the process of developing black and white negatives and creating black and white 8x10 prints.  Some areas of photographic capture covered:  depth of field control, motion control, portraiture and experimental approaches.  Basic digital image editing will also be explored.
This course is intended to be the introductory course to the photography concentration for the Department of Art.  It is also a course designed for students who want an introduction to the medium as part of a broad liberal arts experience.  A $250.00 chemistry/supplies fee and a $50.00 camera/tripod rental fee are required for the course.
TEXT:  London/Stone , A Short Course in Photography, 8th edition

 

ART 265A - Silver Jewelry I
4 credit hours
Charney, Ed - Koch Hall

No prerequisites.
This course will be devoted to designing and fabricating silver jewelry.  Simple cutting and forming of silver, plus the use of centrifugal casting will be introduced.  Strong emphasis will be placed upon creative designing for the various techniques which will be used.  It should be noted that this course will involve a certain amount of expense to the student due to the cost of the materials which must be purchased.  There will be a lab fee and additional materials costs charged for course expenses.
Silver Jewelry is a studio course, meeting three hours per day, two days per week.  Work outside of the actual class period will be necessary and expected.

 

ART 271 - Graphic Design
4 credit hours
Prebys, Crispin – Koch Hall

Prerequisite:  Art 101A or permission of instructor.
The area we call Graphic Design is a rich and complex amalgam of more than one creative area.  Its practice includes the creation of many different kinds of signage, industrial products and packaging.  It also promotes effective and creative uses of typography.  Finally, it has truly become its own area of expression, as proven by many recent designers, who have pushed this craft in exciting and experimental directions.
            This course will attempt to touch on all the above areas as students explore how to communicate both aesthetically and purposefully using the visual language.  The student will apply the design process (which includes concept ideation through research, brainstorming, and drawing/sketching) to appropriately integrate two-dimensional design concepts with technological ingenuity.  The student will use digital media, including the Adobe Creative Suite programs, as tools for design refinement and production. 
A materials fee is required for the course.

 

ART 275H 1W - Greek and Roman Art - Koch Hall
4 credit hour
Glowski, Janice – Koch Hall

Prerequisites:  Art 110H or Art 120H or permission of instructor.
An introduction to the art and archaeology of Greece and Rome.  The course explores the origins and meanings of the Classical style, surveying art and architecture from the Minoan to the Hellenistic periods, followed by a consideration of Roman art and architecture from the Etruscans to the beginnings of Christian Art.  Artistic production is considered from the point of view of the cultures that produced them. 
A $10 materials fee will be charged for the course.

 

ART 280 01 – Topics:  Art on Display
4 credit hours
Glowski, Janice – Koch Hall

Prerequisite:  Any Art History course or permission of instructor. Limit 10 students.
What are art exhibitions?  How and why are they created, and who do they serve?  This course looks broadly and historically at traditions of displaying art, focusing especially on the phenomenon of museum exhibitions.  Students explore how the contextualization of objects creates, reinforces and challenges meanings.  Further, students examine how displaying art in context creates knowledge, and how that knowledge can impact and shape society.  (Course content for the historical study includes western and non-western art.)  The course also requires students to apply these historical and theoretical explorations as they work collaboratively with faculty to create an exhibition that will be displayed in the Springfield Center for the Arts or similar venue.  As such, issues relating to budgetary concerns, object-handling, conservation, documentation, research, didactic writing and other forms of communication and public education are addressed.
 A $40 materials fee will be charged for the course.

 

ART 285A – Handbuilt Ceramics I
4 credit hours
Dooley, Scott – Koch Hall

No prerequisites.  Open to non-art majors.
This is a specialized course devoted to clay construction without the potter’s wheel.  Students will use slab, coil and pinch techniques to create projects.  Content of projects will range from functional pottery to sculpture.
It should be noted that this course requires extensive work beyond the regular class period, and no student should register for the class unless s/he has the time available for outside work.  A materials fee will be charged to cover glaze, clay and tools.
SUGGESTED TEXTS:   Peterson, Craft and Art of Clay or
                                    Speight, Hands in Clay

 

ART 292A - Ceramics I
4 credit hours
Dooley, Scott  - Koch Hall

No prerequisites.  Open to non-art majors.
In Ceramics 292A emphasis is placed upon the use of the potter's wheel.  Throughout the term there will be lectures and demonstration about materials, throwing, decorative glazing and firing techniques.  The focus for the course is the creation of functional pottery.
It should be noted that this course requires extensive work beyond the regular class period, and no student should register for the class unless s/he has the time available for outside work.
There will be a materials fee charged to cover glaze, clay and tools.
SUGGESTED TEXTS:     Peterson, Craft and Art of Clay or
Speight, Hands in Clay

 

ART 321 – Drawing II
4 credit hours
Mann, Jack – Koch Hall

Prerequisite:  Art 221
Emphasis on further developing drawing techniques explored in Drawing I.  Students will be encouraged to choose an art direction and solve associated problems in order to reach a satisfactory creative outcome.  We will continue to work with a wide range of subject matter and in a variety of media, and attention will be given to the development of personal artistic style. 

 

ART 340H  1W – Modern Art
4 credit hours
Walworth, Catherine – Koch Hall

Prerequisites:  Art 110H or Art 120H or permission of instructor.
This course is an investigation into the art and architecture from the end of the 19th century through the contemporary period, primarily in Western Europe and America.  Art historical movements, including the artists and stylistic traits which embody them, will be studied chronologically. This class allows students to complete a Cultures and Languages across the Curriculum Module (CLAC) for an additional credit.  You will find more information on the CLAC program in the Language Department’s course descriptions.
There is a $10 museum fee for this course.

 

ART 341 – Advanced Photography
4 credit hours
McInnis, Daniel - Koch Hall

Prerequisite: Art 241A and permission of instructor.
Designed as a continuation of Art 241A, this course will ask students to further explore their personal expression and hone their skills as artists through the photographic medium.  Traditional and digital cameras (and their functions) will be explored.  Alternative processes, abstraction, the zone system, large-format cameras, self-portraiture, photojournalism, and the bridge between digital and analog photography are some of the areas that may be explored. Special emphasis will be placed on the student’s ability to use the medium to effectively capture documents, express concepts and explore narratives.   A $300.00 chemistry/supplies fee and a $50.00 camera rental fee are required for the course.
TEXT:  The Fundamentals of Creative Photography, David Prakel

 

ART 371 – Advanced Graphic Design
4 credit hours
Prebys, Crispin – Koch Hall

Prerequisite:  Art 271 or Art 280 - Topics: Graphic Design
Digging deeper into the practice of Graphic Design, this course will further explore the creative uses of typography and page layout to communicate both aesthetically and purposefully using the visual language.  The student will apply the design process (which includes concept ideation through research, brainstorming, and drawing/sketching) to appropriately integrate two-dimensional design concepts with technological ingenuity.  The student will use digital media, including the Adobe Creative Suite programs, as tools for design refinement and production. 
A materials fee is required for the course.

 

ART 490 – Independent Study – TBA

 

ART 491 – Internships – TBA

 

ART 496 – Senior Thesis Media Concentration
1 credit hour
Staff – Koch Hall

Prerequisite: Required for all senior studio art majors.
The Senior Thesis Media course is the studio component of the Senior Thesis program that all studio art majors must enroll into for both semesters of their senior year.  The course is a one-credit experience that provides a time frame and organizational structure for the supervision of students in that program.  Art 496 is offered simultaneously with the seminar element of the thesis program.

Students will work individually with their media advisor through a mixture of instruction, steering and assessment of the production goals for each student in that particular media area.

 

ART 497 1W - Art History Senior Thesis
2 credit hours
Glowski, Janice - Koch Hall

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.  Required for all senior art majors concentrating in art history.
Explores methods and approaches appropriate to Art History. A supervised independent study in which the student will be expected to produce a 30- to 40-page paper on an approved Art History topic.  Because advancement in the field of Art History relies heavily on research and publications, this paper should demonstrate the student’s ability to conduct in-depth research and to produce a writing sample suitable for entry into graduate school or a position in the field.  Students will be expected to meet with the professor at regular intervals, so that the professor may determine the rate of progress and offer guidance and support.

 

ART 499 – Senior Honors Thesis - TBA

 

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