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ART0157A-S12

CRN: 22293

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.

ART0159A-S12

CRN: 22367

Studio Art I

Studio Art I: Drawing
This course is a complete and thorough basic drawing course. Mediums used will be pencil, charcoal, conte crayon, and pastel. 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. Required of all art majors and minors. Junior and senior non-majors will be assigned unfilled spaces only after art majors have been accommodated. Each section is limited to 20 students. Note that many winter term courses in studio art will count as a substitute for ART 0159. 6 hrs. lect.

ART0159B-S12

CRN: 22391

Studio Art I

Studio Art I: Drawing
This course is a complete and thorough basic drawing course. Mediums used will be pencil, charcoal, conte crayon, and pastel. 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. Required of all art majors and minors. Junior and senior non-majors will be assigned unfilled spaces only after art majors have been accommodated. Each section is limited to 20 students. Note that many winter term courses in studio art will count as a substitute for ART 0159. 6 hrs. lect.

ART0164A-S12

CRN: 21616

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.

ART0166A-S12

CRN: 22276

Drawing Three Dimensionally

Capturing the Line: Drawing in Three Dimensions
By drawing directly on the page and in space, we will explore our world and the objects with which we surround ourselves. Course work will broaden visual vocabulary through a series of investigations into the fundamental notions of working in physical space. Line drawings of personal and significant objects will evolve into three-dimensional works incorporating a number of materials including wire, cardboard, wheat paste, wood, and steel. For each project we will examine and expand upon a particular principle (scale, representation, abstraction) while investigating historical and contemporary ideas in the visual arts. 6 hrs. lect., lab

ART0300A-S12

CRN: 21617

Advanced Drawing

Advanced Drawing: Making Your Mark
In this course students will develop their drawing skills as well as an understanding of formal pictorial language. Drawing from observation, imagination, abstraction, and unconventional techniques will be options to explore. Critical thinking and material exploration will be stressed. (ART 0158 or ART 0159 or by approval) 6 hrs. lect.

ART0315A-S12

CRN: 21345

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. (ART 0158 or ART 0159 or by approval) 6 hrs. lect.

ART0321A-S12

CRN: 22277

Sculpture II

Sculpture II: Welcome to the Artist Collective
Working in small groups or as an entire class, we will tackle concepts and techniques that require more than one head and many hands. Performance projects will hone our abilities to conceptualize a piece from start to finish. The creation of wearable sculptures will provide ample opportunity for material exploration, and developing a site-specific space into an all encompassing installation will allow for greater personal connection to the work we create. Techniques employed in this class will include: woodworking, welding, sewing, and plastic inflatable construction. (ART 0158 or ART 0159 or by approval) 6 hrs. lect.lab

ART0328A-S12

CRN: 21748

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 (preferable) or 35mm film SLR camera with manual controls of focus, aperture, and shutter. (ART 0158 or ART 0159 or by approval) 6 hrs. lect.

ART0370A-S12

CRN: 21684

Portraiture in Sculpture

Figuring the Face and Facing the Figure: Portraiture In Sculpture, Polychrome, and Adornment
In this class we will make object-images of the human figure in contemporary style. Our approach will include glazed-ceramics, metal, plaster, glass, and copper-enameling. We will explore strategies of poly-chroming (coloring) three-dimensional forms, concepts of decoration, jewelry, and clothing. Digital photography will be used throughout to record, analyze, and invent. This class will be based on close individual instruction within a collaborative workshop atmosphere. (ART 0158 or ART 0159 or by approval) 6 hrs lect/lab

ART0520A-S12

Cross-Listed As:
ART0720A-S12

CRN: 20022

Advanced Study: Studio

Advanced Studies in Studio
Supervised independent work in studio. Studio independents are required to attend regular group critiques with the studio art faculty and the other senior studio independents. Recommendation of resident faculty member is required; admission is determined by portfolio review by all Studio Art faculty members. Students are encouraged to submit proposals the week prior to registration, but proposals will be accepted up until 5:00 p.m. the first Wednesday of the term. Contact the department coordinator to arrange for submission of portfolio. 3 hrs. lect.

ART0720A-S12

Cross-Listed As:
ART0520A-S12

CRN: 20024

Sr. Independent Study:Studio

Senior Independent Study in Studio
Three terms of supervised independent work. Culmination of independent work will be an exhibition. All senior studio art independents will meet for regular group critiques with the studio art faculty and other senior studio independents. (Admission by portfolio review and recommendation of resident faculty member is required.) 3 hrs. lect.