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 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.
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.
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.