Art Course Descriptions

Scheduling requirements and limited resources prevent all courses from being offered every term or every year.  Some courses may be offered exclusively via distance delivery. Course numbers, titles, course and program applicability, prerequisites, instructional format, delivery methods, and content may change without notice.  Students are advised to consult with an advising specialist each term to select courses, create and maintain personal educational plans, and obtain the most current information.


ART 115
BASIC DESIGN I

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students complete two-dimensional projects exploring the basic elements and principles of design, gain a basic knowledge of the concepts underlying fundamental composition and formal theory in the visual arts, and develop vocabulary for work and criticism. This is a foundation course for most professions in the visual arts, including architecture, interior architecture, graphic design, landscape design, and all commercial applications.

ART 116
BASIC DESIGN II

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students complete studio exercises exploring the basic elements and principles of three-dimensional design and continue to master the concepts underlying fundamental composition and formal theory in the visual arts. Students gain a fundamental understanding of vocabulary, function and applications of three-dimensional design concepts, and learn the processes of visual thinking and creative problem solving.

ART 117
BASIC DESIGN III

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students complete two-and three-dimensional projects demonstrating an understanding of the creative process within the context of the art movements of the 20th Century. Students learn how to independently make use of creative thought processes and visual problem solving.

ART 131
INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING I

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
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.

ART 132
INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING II

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
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.

ART 133
INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING III

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
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.

ART 194
INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR I

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students learn the techniques and use of watercolor with special attention to its characteristics as a painting medium. Recommended basic transfer course for landscape architecture and, in most cases provides transfer credit toward studio art elective requirements.

ART 195
INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR II

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students improve their technique and use of watercolor with special attention to its characteristics as a painting medium. Recommended basic course for landscape architecture and, in most cases, provides transfer credit toward studio art elective requirements.

ART 196
INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR III

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students develop the techniques and use of transparent watercolor for rendering still life, portraiture and landscape. Recommend basic course for landscape architecture and, in most cases, provides transfer credit toward studio art electives requirement.

ART 231
DRAWING – INTERMEDIATE I

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students deepen understanding of the creative process through the study of historical and contemporary art in addition to studio practice. Studio course with an emphasis on the development of concepts and techniques of drawing with increasing sophistication. Students build a personal portfolio that reveals the beginning of an internal search for meaning/content, personal style, and individual expression. Prerequisite: ART 133 or instructor approval. Intermediate Drawing series 231, 232, 233 may be taken in any sequence.

ART 232
DRAWING – INTERMEDIATE II

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students further deepen understanding of the creative process through the study of historical and contemporary art in addition to studio practice. Studio course with an emphasis on the development of concepts and techniques of figure drawing with increasing skill and Sophistication. Students continue building a personal portfolio that reveals the beginning of an internal search for meaning/content, personal style, and individual expression. Prerequisite: ART 133. Intermediate Drawing series 231, 232, 233 may be taken in any sequence.

ART 233
DRAWING – INTERMEDIATE III

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students continue to deepen understanding of the creative process through the study of historical and contemporary art in addition to studio practice. Studio course with an emphasis on the development of concepts and techniques of drawing with increasing sophistication. Students continue building a personal portfolio that reveals the beginning of an internal search for meaning/content, personal style, and individual expression. Prerequisite: ART 133 or instructor
approval. Intermediate Drawing series 231, 232, 233 may be taken in any sequence.

ART 270
INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING I

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students learn techniques for woodcut, monoprint and etching. This is the first course in a year-long sequence recommended for students preparing for architecture, interior architecture, and graphic design programs. Students may work in the media introduced this term or any media they have studied in a previous course. Prerequisite: None, but drawing and design classes are recommended.

ART 271
INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING II

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students demonstrate knowledge of the techniques of making original fine art prints acquired through lectures, studio projects, and individual applications. Students may work in the media introduced this term and/ or any media they have studied in a previous course. Prerequisite:
None, but drawing and design classes are recommended.

ART 272
INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING III

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students demonstrate knowledge of the techniques of making original fine art prints acquired through lectures, studio projects, and individual applications. Students may work in the media introduced this term and/ or any media they have studied in a previous course. Prerequisite:
None, but drawing and design classes are recommended.

ART 273
PRINTMAKING – INTERMEDIATE I

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students continue to develop skill in printmaking applying the techniques learned in introductory printmaking classes. Students complete independent work that contributes to their personal portfolio. Prerequisites: ART 270, 271 & 272 or instructor approval.

ART 274
PRINTMAKING – INTERMEDIATE II

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students continue to develop skill in printmaking applying the techniques learned in introductory printmaking classes. Students complete independent work that contributes to their personal portfolio. Prerequisites: ART 270, 271 & 272 or instructor approval.

ART 275
PRINTMAKING – INTERMEDIATE III

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students continue to develop skill in printmaking applying the techniques learned in introductory printmaking classes. Students complete independent work that contributes to their personal
portfolio. Prerequisites: ART 270, 271 & 272 or instructor approval.

ART 281
INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING I

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students are introduced to the basic techniques and approaches to oil and/or acrylic painting, with an emphasis on working directly from life/direct observation (still life, landscape, and the human figure). Assigned creative projects explore the interrelationships between painting materials, techniques, formal elements and principles, and cognitive meaning inspired by historical and contemporary artistic practice. Prerequisite: None, but drawing and design classes are strongly recommended.

ART 282
INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING II

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students continue to develop techniques and approaches to oil and/or acrylic painting investigating a range of subject matter including still life, landscape, the human figure, and abstraction. Assigned creative projects explore the interrelationships between painting materials, techniques, formal elements and principles, and cognitive meaning inspired by historical and contemporary artistic practice. Prerequisite: None, but drawing and design classes are strongly
recommended. Intro to Painting series 281, 282, 283 may be taken in any sequence

ART 283
INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING III

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students continue to develop techniques and approaches to oil and/or acrylic painting in which students investigate meaning/content and the possibility of developing a personal style. Assigned
creative projects explore the interrelationships between painting materials, techniques, formal elements and principles, and cognitive meaning inspired by historical and contemporary artistic practice. Prerequisite: None, but drawing and design classes are strongly recommended. Intro to Painting series 281, 282, 283 may be taken in any sequence.

ART 284
PAINTING – INTERMEDIATE I

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students deepen understanding of the creative process through the study of historical and contemporary art in addition to studio practice. Students continue building a personal portfolio that reveals the beginning of an internal search for meaning/content, personal style, and individual expression. Studio course with an emphasis on the development of concepts and techniques of painting with increasing sophistication. Prerequisite: ART 283 or instructor approval. Intermediate Painting series 284, 285, 286 may be taken in any sequence.

ART 285
PAINTING – INTERMEDIATE II

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students continue to deepen understanding of the creative process through the study of historical and contemporary art in addition to studio practice. Students continue building a personal portfolio that reveals the beginning of an internal search for meaning/content, personal style, and individual expression. Studio course with an emphasis on the development of concepts and techniques of painting with increasing sophistication. Prerequisite: ART 283 or instructor approval. Intermediate Painting series 284, 285, 286 may be taken in any sequence.

ART 286
PAINTING – INTERMEDIATE III

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students continue building a personal portfolio that reveals the beginning of an internal search for meaning/content, personal style, and individual expression. Studio course with an emphasis
on the development of conepts and techniques of painting with increasing sophistication. Prerequisite: ART 283 or instructor approval. Intermediate Painting series 284, 285, 286 may be taken in any sequence.

ART 294
WATERCOLOR – INTERMEDIATE I

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students complete projects that apply their knowledge of watercolor painting techniques, concepts, and theories of expression. Students complete independent work that contributes to their personal portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 194, 195, 196 or instructor approval.

ART 295
WATERCOLOR – INTERMEDIATE II

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students complete watercolor paintings that demonstrate individual variations of technique. Students complete independent work that contributes to their personal portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 194, 195, 196 or instructor approval

ART 296
WATERCOLOR – INTERMEDIATE III

(6.00 Lecture/Lab Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits
Students complete watercolor paintings, which demonstrate skill in composition and incorporate theories of expression. Students complete independent work that contributes to their personal
portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 194, 195, 196 or instructor approval.