Academic Catalog 2021–2022

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ART211 Ceramics I

[0–4, 3 cr.]

This course is an introductory course to the primary techniques of hand-made pottery, its maintenance, and finish, as well as the understanding, preparation, and maintenance, of clay through its various stages, and the relationship of design, functional and otherwise, to the medium.

ART212 Ceramics Wheel Throwing

[0–4, 3 cr.]

This course is a focus on wheel-made pottery, stressing the relationship of good functional design to useful wheel-made objects, by offering basic shapes of such pottery.

Prerequisite: ART211 Ceramics I

ART221 Drawing I

[0–6, 3 cr.]

This course is a study of the basic drawing techniques in various media in regards to landscape, still life, and the human figure.

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2017 and will not be taught in the academic year 2020-2021.

ART222 Figure Drawing

[1–4, 3 cr.]

This course explores the structural and muscular systems of the human body with emphasis upon proportion, formal relations, chiaroscuro, contour, volume, and foreshortening. This course aims at producing full-fledged compositions in various drawing media. Throughout the course, students develop the figure in different spatial situations as an exploration of expression in drawing. They will be exposed to questions of aesthetics, problem solving in composition, and the use of appropriate materials.

Prerequisite: FND201 Drawing for Foundation

ART301 Speculative Drawing

[1–4, 3 cr.]

This advanced drawing course promotes analytical thinking through experimental processes in drawing. Students will explore various techniques and methodologies through individual projects that investigate contemporary practices in drawing beyond the mimetic. The course requires innovative approaches to relevant media and their application in exploration, sequential thinking, and subjective representation.

Prerequisite: ART222 Figure Drawing

ART331 History of Art I

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course is a survey of the visual art of the ancient Oriental, Classical, and Medieval Periods.

ART332 History of Art II

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course is a survey of the visual art of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern periods.

ART333 Art Education

[1–4, 3 cr.]

This course is a survey of the principles, materials, techniques, and resources for teaching art to children. Emphasis is on the extensive variety of art media suitable for young children, such as clay, paint, collage, and drawing.

ART334 Printmaking

[0–6, 3 cr.]

This course is a studio course investigating the basic printing processes of intaglio, planography, and relief.

Prerequisite: ART221 Drawing I or FND201 Drawing for Foundations

ART335 Islamic Art of the Middle East

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course is designed to stimulate a deeper understanding of the Islamic Art of the Middle East through an investigation of its cultural origins.

ART341 Painting I

[0–6, 3 cr.]

This course is an introduction to painting procedure. The course includes detailed studies of still life, landscape, and the human figure.

Prerequisites: ART221 Drawing I or Instructor consent

ART342 Painting II

[0–6, 3 cr.]

This course is a studio course that looks into a variety of approaches to space interpretation on a two dimensional plane.

Prerequisite: ART341 Painting I or Instructor consent

ART351 Sculpture I

[0–6, 3 cr.]

This is a course facilitating the realization of three dimensional forms through modeling, carving, and casting of meaningful subjects.

ART352 Sculpture II

[0–6, 3 cr.]

This is an advanced course that provides for greater proficiency in the creation of the three-dimensional form. Special emphasis is placed on the production of free standing and relief sculpture for specific sites.

Prerequisite: ART351 Sculpture I or Instructor consent

ART431 Modern Art

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course is a comprehensive examination of stylistic developments in visual art from the advent of impressionism to the present.

ART431H Modern Art

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course is a comprehensive examination of stylistic developments in visual art from the advent of impressionism to the present.

ART441 Painting III

[0–6, 3 cr.]

This course is a studio course that develops a greater awareness of the elements of art’s expressive potential in the creation of various moods.

Prerequisite: ART342 Painting II or Instructor consent

ART499 Senior Study

[0–6, 3 cr.]

This is a senior course that provides for independent initiation and execution of art projects, allowing for greater depth and research in the development of a personal idiom.