This course is an integrated study of the main developments of the visual art forms (architecture, sculpture and painting) from Paleolithic man to the Early Renaissance. World art will be integrated into the content. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is an integrated study of the main developments of the visual art forms (architecture, sculpture and painting) from the 16th century to the present. World art will be integrated into the content. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course provides an investigation into the dynamics of various organizing principles while exercising both traditional and contemporary media. Students explore the visual elements and fundamental principles of design in order to determine the constructs of order. Elements of visual literacy are also used to explore issues of symbol and human communication. Process and development are emphasized. This course is suitable for both the art major and non-art major. Lab fee required.
This course involves the formal understanding and manipulation of the basic organizing principles of the three-dimensional world (point, line, plane, mass, volume, density and form). Students learn how to create and construct three-dimensional situations using basic hand tools and inexpensive, readily available materials. Three-dimensional design also involves the relationship of perceptual issues to manipulation of three-dimensional situations. This course is suitable for both the art major and the non-art major. Lab fee required.
While acquiring various hand skills, the student addresses traditional and contemporary problems of representation and composition. Observation, analysis and organization are the basis for draftsmanship. This course includes studies of line, plane, mass, volume, perspective, chiaroscuro, form and density. Additionally, students are introduced to a wide variety of drawing media. This course is suitable for both the art major and the non-art major. Lab fee required.
The student uses skills gained in Drawing I to explore the development of a personal vision with regard to drawing concepts and visual composition. Color is introduced along with a painterly attitude toward depicting observational form. Drawing of the human figure is introduced with an emphasis on gesture, visual analysis and anatomy. Drawing skills are adapted into contemporary artistic concerns including the use of series. Lab fee required.
This course is an introduction to the basics of printmaking. Technical presentations will familiarize the student with intaglio, relief, silkscreen processes and concepts of image-making. Students experience the artistic growth of imagery and technique while learning the use of tools, techniques and machinery used in printmaking. Emphasis is placed on the unique image-making properties of the processes explored. Use of the computer to explore photographic printmaking is introduced. This course is suitable for both the art major and the non-art major. Lab fee required.
The student will use skills gained in Printmaking I to further explore technical and aesthetic issues related to the intaglio, relief and silkscreen processes. Use of the computer as it relates to printmaking is further explored. Contemporary issues of printmaking and visual art are addressed. Lab fee required.
This course is an introduction to technical and formal issues in acrylic and/or oil painting. This course is designed to assist the student in developing a visual language by emphasizing conceptual form, structure and content of the work produced. Students explore different methods of achieving visual dexterity with a focus on technique as it applies to meaning. A historical context to painting as a serious art form is introduced. This course is suitable for both the art major and the non-art major. Lab fee required.
The student uses skills gained in Painting I to explore a personal vision with regard to painting concept and image development. Discovery, individual voice and focus will be used to promote the student's interests through specific projects. This course considers contemporary issues in painting with an emphasis on movements and attitudes prevalent in the post-World War II art world. Lab fee required.
This course is an introduction to techniques and a variety of content and expression available to the ceramic hand-builder. The emphasis is to enable the student to realize dimensional imagery in clay from sculpture to pottery. The complete ceramic process is introduced. Students are encouraged to create individual expressions. This course is suitable for both the art major and the non-art major. Lab fee required.
This course is scheduled for the individual student who wishes to explore special ceramics topics in greater depth than is possible in existing ceramics courses. The student must present a learning contract to the faculty member who is to direct the work. This course may be taken two times for credit. Lab fee required.
Open to all students, this course is an introduction to the fundamentals of photography and includes camera operation, pictorial composition, exposure, developing and printing as a means of personal photographic expression. A manual 35 mm, single-lens reflex camera is required, as is the purchase of expendable materials. This course is for art majors and non-art majors. Lab fee required.
This course is an introduction to the exciting world of digital imaging. Students will be provided with a start-to-finish understanding of successful image-making by offering hands-on projects, demonstrations and discussions aimed at boosting creative expression and productivity in a challenging, yet fun, environment. Students will learn how to use their digital camera as an effective tool for visual communication as well as how to work efficiently in Photoshop, how to combine images and add text and finally, how to optimize their creations for final output. Students will produce at least three portfolio pieces. Lab fee required.