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.
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.