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Art - Spring 2017

ART 101A
Studio Foundations: Two-Dimensional Design

4 credits
Prebys, Crispin
Prerequisite: None. 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 $225 materials fee for this course.

ART 103A
Studio Foundations: Three-Dimensional Design
4 credits
Dooley, Scott

Prerequisite: None. 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 credits
Gimenez-Berger, Alejandra
Prerequisite: None.

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.

ART 121A
Basic Drawing

4 credits
Mann, Jack

Prerequisite: None. 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. There will be a $130 materials fee charged for this course.

ART 221 – Drawing I
4 credits
Mann, Jack
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. There will be a $130 materials fee charged for this course.

ART 265A
Silver Jewelry I

4 credits
Charney, Ed
Prerequisite: None.
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. 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. There is a $135 materials fee required for this course.

ART 280
Topics: Graphic Design

4 credits
Prebys, Crispin

Prerequisite: None
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 fine art expression, as proven by many recent designer/artists, who have pushed this craft in exciting and experimental directions.

This course will attempt to touch on all the above areas, using two-dimensional design concepts and drawing/sketching as aesthetic springboards for ideas. The student will also use digital media, especially Adobe Illustrator, as a final tool for refinement and production. A $250 materials fee is required for the course.

TEXT: Williams, The Non-Designer’s Design Book

ART280A
Topic: Digital Photography

4 credits
S
tahl, Leah
Prerequisite: None.

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, and portraiture. 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 $300.00 chemistry/supplies fee and a $50.00/$25.00 camera/tripod rental fee are required for the course.

TEXT: To be determined

ART 280 01
Topics: Understanding Type

4 credits
Prebys, Crispin
Prerequisites: Art 101A or Art 145A or Art 271 or permission of instructor.

This course looks at the fundamentals of typography and typographic design as it relates to the practice of Graphic Design, and it is explored through a variety of challenging projects. A $200 materials fee is required for the course.

ART 285A
Handbuilt Ceramics I

4 credits
Dooley, Scott
Prerequisite: None. Open to non-art majors
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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 $150 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
Prerequisite: None. 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 $150 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 credits
Mann, Jack
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.There will be a $130 materials fee charged for this course.

ART 331
Painting II
4 credits

Charney, Ed
Prerequisite: Art 231A and permission.

This course will build upon the foundations of Painting I and involves the continuation of oil paint as the primary medium.  Students will develop a deeper understanding of paint as an expressive tool, and will also be expected to develop their own stylistic direction as they solve various creative problems.  Students are expected to be able to build a logical representation of various subjects that include the human figure, still life and landscape.

In addition to specific subject areas, students will also refine craftsmanship issues that include large-scale canvasses, multi-panel imagery, and explore various other non-traditional support systems.  Students will further develop their conceptual understanding of painting through the creation and discussion of visual issues relevant to the contemporary art world.

ART 340H 1W
Modern Art

4 credits
Gimenez-Berger, Alejandra
Prerequisites: Art 110H or Art 120H or permission of instructor.

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.

ART 341
Advanced Photography

4 credits
Stahl, Leah
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 chemistry/supplies fee and a $50 camera rental fee are required for the course.

TEXT: The Fundamentals of Creative Photography, David Prakel

ART 490
Independent Study - TBA

ART 491
Internships - TBA

ART 496 - Senior Thesis Media Concentration
1 credit
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 499
Senior Honors Thesis - TBA

 

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