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Art Courses

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ART-100 Topics in Art

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in art. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

ART-101 2-D Foundations in Art

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: ARTS 100)

This course is an introduction to the concepts, applications, and historical references related to two-dimensional art and composition, including the study of the basic principles and elements of line, shape, texture, value, color and spatial illusion. Students will develop a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lecture presentations, studio projects, problem solving, and written assignments.

ART-102 3-D Foundations in Art

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: ARTS 101)

This course is an introduction to the concepts, applications, and historical references related to three-dimensional design and spatial composition, including the study of the elements and organizing principles of design as they apply to three-dimensional space and form. Development of a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lecture presentations and use of appropriate materials for non-representational three-dimensional studio projects.

ART-117 Appreciation of Art & Architecture

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course presents a broad introduction to the visual arts from prehistory to the present, placing the art in historical context. The role of art in the creation of world culture, as well as art processes and the visual vocabulary are examined. This class is designed for the non-art majors.

ART-118 Multi-Cultural Survey of American Art

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in ENGL-001A.

This course is a survey of American art focusing on the development and interaction of creativity in the visual arts among African Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.

ART-120 Figure Drawing I

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: ARTS 200)

This course is an introduction to drawing the human figure from observation using a wide variety of drawing media and techniques. Topics include an introduction to human anatomy and the historical and contemporary roles of figure drawing in the visual arts. Students in this course will learn both descriptive and interpretive approaches to drawing the figure.

ART-124 Painting: Beginning I

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course is an introduction to principles, elements, and practices of painting. Focus on exploration of painting materials, perceptual skills and color theory, paint mixing and technique, as well as creative responses to materials and subject matter.

ART-132 Photoshop I

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: ARTS 250)

This course is an introduction to fundamental concepts, practices, and theories of digital art production for traditional and novice artists. Topics include integration of traditional design, color, and compositional principles with contemporary digital tools such as Adobe Photoshop.

ART-134 Digital Illustration

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, LG, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: ART-132

This is a course for digital artists which focuses on vector image creation. Students will work with Adobe Illustrator software. In this
course, students will learn the basic functions and tools to design and illustrate vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator, as well as an
understanding of technical and compositional concepts.

ART-135 Hot Metals Beginning Jewelry I

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Required materials fee of $3.00 per unit.

This course is an introduction to a wide range of methods, techniques (including basic stone setting), and materials used to create jewelry and small-scale metal artwork and objects. This course will include an examination of the history and contemporary practices of jewelry-making and metal fabrication with a global cultural perspective.

ART-136 Hot Metals Jewelry – Beginning II

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: ART-135

Required materials fee of $3.00 per unit. Students will be expected to purchase and use .095 sterling silver for all projects. See department for details.

This course builds on foundation techniques and skills students gained by completing Art-135 in regard to jewelry design, fabrication, and construction. This class will teach students the concepts of mold-making, stone setting and more advanced fabrication while building on previous semesters of jewelry design through additional exploration into more complex lost wax casting techniques with emphasis on development of personal aesthetic. This course will include a review of contemporary trends, materials, and approaches in jewelry and metalsmithing.

ART-140 Sculpture: Beginning I

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Required materials fee of $3.00 per unit.

This course is an introduction to three-dimensional sculptural principles, techniques, and concepts utilizing a wide range of materials and practices. Various sculpture methods are practiced with attention to creative self-expression and historical context.

ART-145 Ceramics: Beginning I

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Required materials fee of $3.00 per unit.

This course is an introduction to ceramics materials, concepts, and processes including basic design principles, creative development, hand-building, throwing, glaze techniques, firing and ceramic terminology. The course covers aesthetics and creative development of clay objects examining historical, contemporary, and personal modes of expression across cultures.

ART-146 Ceramics: Beginning II

3 Units: 18 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: ART-145

Required materials fee of $3.00 per unit.

This course builds on foundation techniques and skills students gained by completing Art-145. Students will further their knowledge of basic design principles and creative development. They will build on their skills in basic hand forming techniques, wheel throwing techniques, decorating techniques and basic ceramic firing procedures as applied to creating functional stoneware objects.

ART-158 Digital Photography: Beginning I

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course is an introduction to the processes, principles, and tools of digital photography. Topics include the development of technical and aesthetic skills, elements of design and composition, camera technology, materials and equipment, and contemporary trends in photography.

ART-159 Digital Photography: Beginning II

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: ART-158.

This course is a continuation of ART-158 and will provide students with additional instruction in the processes, principles, and tools of digital photography. Topics include developing new thematic projects, downloading of images, archiving strategies, and advancing skills in using image editing software (Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom) and the creation of a professional portfolio.

ART-174 Drawing and Composition 1

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: ARTS 110)

This course is an introduction to principles, elements, and practices of drawing, employing a wide range of subject matter and drawing media. Focus on perceptually based drawing, observational skills, technical abilities, and creative responses to materials and subject matter.

ART-184 Color Theory

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: ARTS 270)

This course will introduce students to the principles, theories, and applications of additive and subtractive color in two dimensions. Topics will include major historical and contemporary color systems, production of projects in applied color, and the elements of design as they apply to color.

ART-190 History of Art: Western Art from Prehistory
through the Middle Ages

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: ARTH110)

Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment, in English-001A.

This course provides an overview of western art and architecture from prehistory through the medieval period.

ART-191 History of Art: Renaissance to Contemporary

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment, in English-001A.

This course provides a survey of art and architecture from the Renaissance through the Contemporary period.

ART-194 Survey of Asian Arts

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: ARTH 130)

Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL-001A

This course provides a select overview of art and architecture from India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan from pre-history to modern times.

ART-222 Figure Drawing 2 

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: ART-120

This course is a continuing study of drawing the human figure from observation. Topics include using traditional measuring techniques to create accurate proportions.

ART-224 Painting 2

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: ART-125

This course builds on foundation techniques and skills students gained by completing Art-125 and provides a study of intermediate techniques in compositional, technical and content-related elements in opaque acrylic paint. Students will also focus on developing a personal style.

ART-232 Photoshop 2

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: ART-133

This course builds on foundation techniques and skills students gained by completing Art-132 and 133.   Students will expand upon their knowledge of digital image-making applications including Adobe Photoshop. Students will develop their skills in intermediate-level photographic image making, scanning, digital painting and image manipulation using current digital art software. Students will continue to sharpen their focus on image creation, not on technology, using the computer as a tool to help shape their vision.

ART-240 Sculpture: Intermediate I

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: ART-141

Required materials fee of $3.00 per unit.

This course builds on foundation sculpture techniques and skills students gained by completing Art-141. Students will study sculpture as a three dimensional communication and will be encouraged to research cultural sculpture relating to their own ethnic history. Students will develop intermediate skills in the handling of sculpture, sculpture in other mediums (including wax, clay, wood, and/or stone), and sectional mold making.

ART-241 Sculpture: Intermediate II

2-4 Units: 18-36 hours of lecture, 54-144 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: ART-240

Required materials fee of $3.00 per unit.

This course is for students who have already established intermediate skills in sculpture. Students will study sculpture as a three dimensional communication and will be encouraged to research cultural sculpture relating to their own ethnic history. Students will study sculpting the figure and will also demonstrate knowledge of sectional mold construction.

ART-245 Intermediate Ceramics: Intermediate I

2-4 Units: 18-36 hours of lecture, 54-144 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: ART-146

Required materials fee of $3.00 per unit.

This is a course for students who wish to further their experience in ceramics. Students will learn more about ceramic materials, and will refine their skills in forming, wheel throwing, decorating and firing as applied to creating functional stoneware objects.

ART-258 Digital Photography: Intermediate I

2-4 Units: 18-36 hours of lecture, 54-144 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: ART-159

This course continues the instruction in the operation and use of digital still cameras covered in ART-158 and ART-159. Students will use the skills gained in the previous courses to produce higher quality images. Coursework will include thematic projects, downloading of images, storage media, archiving strategies, utilizing image enhancing software (Photoshop) and the submission of a CD based portfolio of digital images. Students will also use large format archival printers to produce fine art prints.

ART-274 Drawing and Composition 2

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: ART-175

This course builds on drawing techniques and skills students gained by completing Art-175. The course includes exploration of artistic concepts, styles, and creative expression related to intermediate-level drawing, focusing on complex subject matter and concepts using a variety of drawing mediums, colors, techniques, and methodologies.

ART-298 Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and vice president. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in art under the direction of an instructor.

ART-810N Drawing for the Older Adult Student

Working from live models, still life and outdoor settings, the student will study techniques in perspective, light, shading and color. Special attention will be paid to design and composition in which objects and the human form exist, not by themselves, but in a real or imagined environment. Students will work with various materials including pencils, charcoal and oil pastels. May be repeated indefinitely.

ART-811N Beginning and Intermediate Painting for Older Adults

Noncredit, 16-18 hours of lecture, 32-26 hours of lab, per term

Working from live models, still life and outdoor settings, the students will study various ways of applying paint to canvas, techniques in mixing colors and the interaction of values and shapes in a composition. Study of paintings by past and contemporary artists will illustrate how they obtained desired results. May be repeated indefinitely.

ART-812N Exploration in 2-D Art for Seniors

Noncredit, 16-18 hours of lecture, 32-26 hours of lab, per term

This course offers individual instruction in a variety of 2-D art media, including drawing, watercolor and collage. A collage will be the starting point. Students will be encouraged to bring in souvenirs to include in the collage. May be repeated indefinitely.