Art

ART-101 - ART APPRECIATION

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is a study of aesthetics as related to human expression, especially within the visual arts of painting, sculpture and architecture. This is a humanities-oriented course where art principles are examined as they relate to the production and interpretation of Western art in both historical and cultural contexts covering the Renaissance through post-modern periods.  Students will form personal opinions about art by looking at art and evaluating art with methods taught in class.

ART-109 - NON-WESTERN ART

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of art history from prehistoric to modern times of locations outside of Western civilization. Both period style and personal styles will be compared to the lifestyles of the area. Geographical emphases will be in Africa, Eastern and Southern Asia, Central and Native North America, South America and Australia. Class work will consist of discussion of art using slides, prints, videos, hands-on activities and field trips.

ART-120 - 2-D DESIGN

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This beginning level course for either non-art or art majors allows the student to explore a variety of two dimensional media such as pencil, ink, pastel, watercolor, acrylics, etc., applied on paper and other types of surfaces. A variety of design styles and methods will be introduced using the various elements and principles of design.

ART-123 - 3-D DESIGN

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

This beginning level course for non-art or art majors allows the student to explore a variety of three dimensional media making constructions such as relief designs, mobiles and sculpture using a variety of media such as wood, metal, wire, paint, etc. and other media of the student's choice.  A variety of design styles and methods will be introduced.

ART-133 - DRAWING

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

A beginning drawing class in a variety of media using an assortment of subjects. The student will explore theories and concepts of drawing.

ART-134 - DRAWING II

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

Development and techniques of a personal drawing style, a continuation of Drawing I with more emphasis on the student's individualized curriculum. Prerequisite: ART-133.

ART-138 - FIGURE DRAWING

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course introduces the students to figurative drawing. We will focus on structure of the human figure and compositional representation through observation. An emphasis will be placed on refining skills of observation and proportioning of the picture plane. A dialogue on formal aspects covered in Drawing I will continue. Personal expression, approach and conceptual language will be covered through assignments and from a figurative historical perspective. Prerequisite: ART-133.

ART-143 - PAINTING

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

A beginning painting course for non-art or art majors in a variety of media. A variety of subjects, theories and concepts will be considered.

ART-144 - PAINTING II

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

Development and techniques of a personal painting style; a continuation of Painting I with emphasis on the student's individualized curriculum. Prerequisite: ART-143.

ART-154 - MIXED MEDIA

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This beginning level course allows students to explore art projects that combine a variety of media. The course emphasizes experimentation with conceptual approaches to art. Examples of projects include mixed media on paper, on canvas, handmade art books, assemblage, and found object sculpture.

ART-157 - PRINTMAKING

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

Introductory printing course with emphasis in basic printmaking techniques and processes. Printing proficiency in relief, stencil and/or intaglio prints will be pursued.

ART-173 - CERAMICS

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

A beginning level course for either non-art or art majors exploring hand built pottery techniques and use of the potter‘s wheel.

ART-174 - CERAMICS II

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

Advanced hand building and/or throwing techniques; larger scale or more in depth goals; projects may be more sculptural or one of a kind. Prerequisite: ART-173.

ART-184 - PHOTOGRAPHY

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course introduces basic camera operations and equipment, processing, and photographic print production for both the traditional and digital cameras. Topics include contrast, depth-of-field, subject composition, density control, film selection, proper exposure, and aesthetics. Digital image scanning, current tools, technologies and software will be covered. Students will need to provide a non-automatic 35MM camera and photographic materials.

ART-186 - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Introduces students to the use, management and manipulation of photographs as a digital medium. Students will study Photoshop as a photographic editing tool and utilize critical analysis relating to ideas of photo editing and manipulation. Content will include the technical concepts of digital image editing and manipulation in the context of historical and contemporary theories of photography as an art form.

ART-203 - ART HISTORY I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of art history from prehistory to the Renaissance. Both period style and personal styles will be compared to the lifestyles of the period. Emphasis will be on artists and artforms of Western cultures. Class work will consist of discussion of art using slides, prints and field trips.

ART-204 - ART HISTORY II

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Continuation of ART-203 from Renaissance to post-modern.  Prerequisite:  ART-203.

ART-208 - INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN ART HISTORY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is a general introduction and overview of Native American Art History. It will cover the establishment and development of the visual art from earliest tribes to current tribes. It will also promote awareness of the American Indian in cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary perspectives by studying the arts. The course will be taught by lecture and presentation of slides. Field trips to surrounding sites to view artifacts will be conducted when possible.

ART-928 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Lecture: 0

Lab: 2-6

Credit: 1-3

This course is intended to provide the students an opportunity to select a medium or concept and to explore it in greater depth than is possible in other art courses. Individual study projects will be determined by consultation between the student and instructor. A minimum of 32 hours of laboratory effort is required for each semester hour of credit.  May be repeated for up to nine (9) semester hours of credit. Prerequisites: Any three of the following: ART-120, ART-123, ART-133, ART-143, ART-134, ART-144, ART-173, ART-174 and permission of instructor.

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