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ART0157A-S14

CRN: 21422

Foundation Drawing

Foundation Drawing: Making Drawings to Explain the World Around Us
In this course we will learn to make drawings and graphic images to reveal the world we inhabit. Skills learned will include how to make perspective, architecture, value, and contour line systems. We will draw from observation of the natural world including, the human figure, exploring structure, expression, and psychology. We will also make and use photographic images. No previous studio experience is required or expected. 6 hrs. lect./lab

ART0159A-S14

CRN: 22328

Studio Art I

Studio Art I: Drawing
This course is a complete and thorough basic drawing course. Mediums used will be pencil, charcoal, and ink, among others. Work will be done from observation and invention. Line, perspective, value, composition, and introduction to color will be discussed. Assignments will involve students with the formal and technical aspects of drawing and with the idea of drawing as an individual means of expression. No prior drawing experience is assumed or expected. This course is required of all art majors and minors. 6 hrs. lect./lab

ART0164A-S14

CRN: 22427

Sculpture and Video

Sculpture and Video
In the first half of this course we will use mixed materials to construct sculptural projects ranging from the symbolic to installation to body/performance. In the second half we will employ basic video shooting and editing to create short art videos. Both media will be used as means for individual conceptual expression. This course qualifies as one of the two introductory level studio art courses required of all studio art majors and minors. 6 hrs. lect.

ART0167A-S14

CRN: 22296

Intro to Sculpture-Form&Space

Intro to Sculpture-Form and Space
What defines a sculpture? How do we make a sculpture? How do we talk about sculpture? What purpose does sculpture have? In this foundational, 3-dimensional art class, we will address fundamental sculpture concepts by considering form, function, scale, volume, and ideas behind the tactile world. Students will learn useful techniques such as: basic welding and woodworking; as well as how to use less traditional materials like rubbers, plastics, and foams. Through a series of sculpture-making projects we will learn to control these methods in creating our own art objects. Slide presentations of contemporary and historical artworks will integrate individual instruction and group critiques. No experience is required or expected. 6 hrs. lect., lab

ART0315A-S14

CRN: 21174

Intaglio Printmaking

Scratching the Surface
In this course we will explore studio instruction in traditional and contemporary methods of intaglio printmaking with a critical emphasis on different methods of working directly on the plate. The general term intaglio (from the Italian intagliare, which means to engrave, carve, or cut) covers a multitude of processes. The incised line in the plate holds the ink while the surface is wiped clean. Only the line prints when paper is placed on the plate and both are run through the etching press. The course is augmented by slide lectures to provide the students with a thorough background in the intaglio medium as well as other drawing based mediums. Depending on resources, students may have the opportunity to be a part of an intensive, collaborative print project to produce an edition of prints with a professional artist. (ART 0157, ART 0158, ART 0159 or by approval) 6 hrs. lect./lab

ART0328A-S14

CRN: 21313

Color Photography

Color Photography
This course is an introduction to color photography with an emphasis on the construction of images using personal and social ideas. It will include some study of the history of photography and basic digital imaging techniques to make color prints. Students must have an 8MP (or bigger) digital DSLR camera with manual controls of focus, aperture, and shutter. Non-sectarian mindfulness practice will be part of this class. (ART 0157, ART 0158, or ART 0159, or by approval) 6 hrs. lect./lab.

ART0370A-S14

CRN: 21305

Oil Paint & Ceramic Portraits

Portraiture In Oil Painting and Sculpture
In this class we will make images and objects of the human figure. Our approach will be two-fold: We will make glazed-ceramic portrait sculptures, which will be used as the basis for large-scale oil paintings. In doing so, we will learn how artists throughout history made oil paintings by creating and using visual source material. Our paintings will, as the need arises, integrate three-dimensional additions made from fired-ceramic, enameled copper, and/or fused glass. In these ways we will explore concepts of decoration, jewelry, and clothing. We will use digital photography throughout to record, analyze, and invent. In addition to weekly image-based lectures on the history of portraiture and design, the class will be include close, individual instruction within a collaborative workshop atmosphere. (ART 0157, ART 0158, ART 0159 or by approval) 6 hrs. lect./lab

ART0500A-S14

CRN: 22572

Special Project

Special Project
Supervised independent work with a special project proposed by a student or a collaboration between a student and a faculty member on a special project. Admission by permission of a faculty member. 3 hrs. lect.

ART0500B-S14

CRN: 22573

Special Project

Special Project
Supervised independent work with a special project proposed by a student or a collaboration between a student and a faculty member on a special project. Admission by permission of a faculty member. 3 hrs. lect.

ART0700A-S14

CRN: 22298

Senior Independent Study

Senior Independent Study
Approval required. 4 hrs sem./lab

ART0700X-S14

CRN: 22515

Senior Independent Study
Lab

Senior Independent Study
Approval required. 4 hrs sem./lab

ART0700Y-S14

CRN: 22509

Senior Independent Study
Lab

Senior Independent Study
Approval required. 4 hrs sem./lab

ART0700Z-S14

CRN: 22516

Senior Independent Study
Lab

Senior Independent Study
Approval required. 4 hrs sem./lab