ART subject will be changing to ARDE (Art & Design) over the 19-20 Academic Year.

ART 10200:  COLOR AND DESIGN:CM:  4 Hour(s)  

COLOR AND DESIGN~ This is an introduction to the principles of two-dimensional organization. Topics will include unity, emphasis, balance, proportion, rhythm, shape, space, value, and color. Problems and concepts in design will be worked out in practice. The course will aim to develop the student’s creative resources and critical ability.

Core: Creative Methods

ART 10800:  STUDIO PROCESS:IDEAS&ISSUES:CM:  3 Hour(s)  

STUDIO ART COMMUNICATING IDEAS & ISSUES:CM~ This course explores what it means to be a practicing studio artist. Students examine the working methods and processes of artists past and present in order to understand how artists go about their creative work. Emphasis will be placed upon how artists develop ideas and find effective ways to visually communicate them, rather than on skill and technique development. In addition to doing research, writing several short essays, discussing readings and film, and making trips to art related locations, students will incorporate what they’re learning into their own studio art projects. Students will have the opportunity to work in drawing, painting, collage, and mixed media. This course fulfills the Creative Methods requirement.

Core: Creative Methods

ART 10900:  EXPLORE PRINT & BOOK ART:CM:  4 Hour(s)  

EXPLORATIONS IN PRINT & BOOK ART:CM~ This course will introduce the student to creative printmaking techniques including monoprinting, basic relief printmaking, paper casting, and artist books. Students will acquire the vocabulary necessary to talk intelligently about their own creative art as well as the creative art of others through in class writing assignments, journaling, and class critiques. Class studio projects will include an artist's sketchbook which the student will compile, draw in, and write in as an out-of-class assignment. Students will acquire technical skills in printmaking as well as aesthetic training and appreciation appropriate for the non-major. A final portfolio and submission of the journal will be required. This course fulfills the Creative Methods requirement. This course will not count toward an Art major.

Core: Creative Methods

ART 11000:  BEGINNING DRAWING:CM:  4 Hour(s)  

BEGINNING DRAWING:CM~ This course will seek to develop the student’s sensitivity and awareness of volume and space, light and shade, and surface and structure by addressing fundamental problems in perception and representation. It will also acquaint the beginner with basic principles of pictorial form. Students will work in a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, chalk, and ink. Class work will include drawing from still life, landscape, and the human figure.

Core: Creative Methods

ART 11500:  LANDSCAPE PAINTING&DRAWING:CM:  3 Hour(s)  

LANDSCAPE PAINTING & DRAWING ~ Building on the tradition of plein air (outdoors) painting, this class will explore ways to represent the natural and man-made landscape using drawing and painting media. Students will work outdoors from observation, as well as in the studio from secondary sources, taking advantage of the surrounding landscape of old growth forest at Hiram’s Field Station, as well as other nearby locations. Students will learn how to address the unique demands of working outdoors on-site, and will explore a variety of different media, supports, compositional strategies, and picture-making techniques. We will also examine art historical and contemporary precedents that will inform our technical and conceptual approaches to representing the landscape. Prior art experience is beneficial, but not required.

Core: Creative Methods

ART 12000:  FUNDAMTLS DIGITAL PHOTO:CM:  4 Hour(s)  

FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY:CM~ This studio course in an introduction to digital photography as an art medium. Instruction includes basic operation and use of the digital camera, methods of importing files into the computer, image manipulation, inkjet printing, scanning, composition, lighting, and presentation. The course emphasizes the camera as an instrument for seeing and expression, rather than simply recording. The creative potential of the medium is emphasized through assignments, critiques, and examination of work by other photographers. This course fulfills the Creative Methods requirement.

Core: Creative Methods

ART 13000:  HISTORY OF WESTERN ART:IM:  4 Hour(s)  

HISTORY OF WESTERN ART:IM~ This course is an overview of the major epochs in Western Art, and establishes a conceptual framework for the further study of Art History. Beginning with the prehistoric period, we will trace the development of art and architecture in the Ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Aegean. We will move to the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome and their successors, the Medieval cultures of Christian Europe, Renaissance Italy, and the Baroque era to modern times. Students will be introduced to art historical method through reading and writing assignments. This course fulfills the Interpretive Methods requirement.

Core: Interpretive Methods

ART 18000:  WKSP::  1 Hour(s)  

WORKSHOP~ This workshop will provide the opportunity for students to examine a special topic in art. Through readings, discussions, and written assignments, there will be opportunities to evaluate the selected topic. Workshops may be taken Pass/No Credit only. Students may take no more than nine workshops for credit toward graduation. Workshops can be used as elective credit only.

ART 20400:  BEGINNING PAINTING:CM:  4 Hour(s)  

BEGINNING PAINTING:CM~ This course offers an in-depth introduction to the materials, techniques, and uniquely expressive possibilities of painting. Students will explore ways in which an artist can structure a painting, with an emphasis on value and issues of color. Students will experience a variety of conceptual and technical approaches to painting, ranging from traditional to contemporary. An emphasis will be placed on observational painting, but students will also explore experimental methods as they begin to formulate their own painterly “language.” Prerequisites: ART 10200 or ART 10800 or ART 10900 or ART 11000 or ART 12000 or ART 22000 or Instructor permission. This course fulfills the Creative Methods requirement.

Prerequisite: (ART 102 or ART 10200 or ART 108 or ART 10800 or ART 109 or ART 10900 or ART 110 or ART 11000 or ART 120 or ART 12000 or ART 220 or ART 22000)

Core: Creative Methods

ART 21100:  INTERMEDIATE DRAWING:  3 Hour(s)  

INTERMEDIATE DRAWING~ This course expands upon the work begun in Art 11000 Beginning Drawing, by addressing more sophisticated drawing problems involving 2D and 3D spatial composition, color, value/shading, surface texture, and the passage of time. Students will investigate various reference sources such as photography, memory, and direct observation, and will work from the human figure, still lives, and interior and exterior spaces. Emphasis will also be placed on the development of individual vision, style, and content. Prerequisites: (Art 110 or 11000) or permission of the instructor.

Prerequisite: (ART 110 or ART 11000)

ART 21600:  FIGURATVE PAINTING AND DRAWING:  3 Hour(s)  

FIGURATIVE PAINTING AND DRAWING~ Students will work from the live model to develop observational representation skills. Emphasis will be placed on analysis of the human figure and surface anatomy, as well as on finding creative and expressive solutions to representing the human form. Students can elect to work in drawing media, painting media, or a combination of the two. This course is an equivalent to Art (210 or 21000). Students may not receive credit for both Art (210 or 21000) and Art (216 or 21600). Prerequisites: (Art 102 or 10200) or (ART 110 or 11000) or (ART 204 or 20400) or permission of the instructor.

Prerequisite: (ART 102 or ART 10200) or (ART 110 or ART 11000) or (ART 204 or ART 20400)

ART 21900:  PRINTMAKING:RELIEF:  3 Hour(s)  

PRINTMAKING RELIEF~ This course is an introduction to the materials and techniques of relief linocut and woodcut print-making. Students will learn the transfer of designs, methods of cutting and gouging, and the registering and printing of blocks with a variety of inks and papers. Traditional as well as alternative methods will be explored. Linoleum, wood, and paper will be provided by the department. Prerequisite: (Art 102 or ART 10200) or (ART 110 or ART 11000) or permission.

Prerequisite: (ART 102 or ART 10200) or (ART 110 or ART 11000)

ART 22000:  PRINTMAKING:STUDIO SURVEY:CM:  4 Hour(s)  

PRINTMAKING STUDIO SURVEY:CM~ This course will examine the processes of monoprint, linoart, woodcut, relief and intaglio etching. Given assignments in each media, the student will be encouraged to develop a creative approach. It is suggested that student has had some drawing and design at the high school or college level. Some materials will be provided. This course fulfills the Creative Methods requirement.

Core: Creative Methods

ART 22500:  AMERICAN ART & ARCHITECTURE:IM:  4 Hour(s)  

AMERICAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE:IM~ This course will survey the history of painting and sculpture and architecture in America from the early colonial era to the mid-20th century. Aspects of the American experience such as the influence of European culture, the Puritan heritage, the wilderness, the frontier, slavery and racism, war, the industrial revolution and technology will be explored as they affect the development of artistic traditions in America. This course fulfills the Interpretive Methods requirement.

Core: Interpretive Methods

ART 22800:  JAPANESE ART HISTORY:IM,EW:  4 Hour(s)  

JAPANESE ART HISTORY:IM,EW~ This survey is an introduction to periods in Japanese artistic development from the Neolithic age (3,500-200 B.C.), to the Chinese inspired Buddhist periods (6-9th century, AD), to the emergence of uniquely Japanese art forms in the last millennium. Students will investigate period styles, artistic methods, and aesthetic principles of beauty and truth. This course fulfills the Interpretive Methods requirement and the Experiencing the World requirement.

Core: Experiencing the World; Interpretive Methods

ART 23000:  FUNDAMENTALS OF CERAMICS:CM:  4 Hour(s)  

FUNDAMENTALS OF CERAMICS:CM~ Designed to provide an introduction to ceramic art for the beginner or for those with some experience in working with clay. The focus of this course is to develop students’ artistic and technical foundation and to prepare for further ceramics courses. Class time will consist of both studio and lecture, and a written exam of concepts and factual material is given. The text will be used to introduce and elaborate on working methods, to illustrate the work of ceramic artists as a basis for class discussion, and to develop historic and cross cultural perspectives of clay work. Studio work explores the creative potential of clay through several projects including pinch, coil, slab and wheel thrown forms. Basic procedures of studio etiquette and safety, forming, drying, decorating, firing, and glazing will also be introduced. Class critiques will involve students in evaluation and constructive criticism of form, function, expression, and refinement of technique. Some materials provided but students must provide their own basic tools. This course fulfills the Creative Methods requirement.

Core: Creative Methods

ART 23500:  CERAMICS:TILEMAKING:CM:  3 Hour(s)  

CERAMICS TILEMAKING:CM~ This course provides an intensive study of the history and techniques of handmade ceramic tiles. Students will design and manufacture a series of tiles using a variety of clays and glazes. This course fulfills the Creative Methods requirement.

Core: Creative Methods

ART 23600:  EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKING:CM:  3 Hour(s)  

EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKING:CM ~ This studio art course has students produce short experimental digital videos and study the evolution of the medium from film in the late 1880s to the digital format and computer editing of today. Significant films and video screenings and interviews with film/video artists will introduce students to a variety of creative approaches that will structure class projects and critiques. Emphasis on abstract, non-narrative, non-linear aesthetic forms and the intersection with conceptual art of the 20th and 21st centuries will be contrast with cultural expectations of the medium to tell stories.

Core: Creative Methods

ART 23700:  DIGITAL DARKROOM:  3 Hour(s)  

DIGITAL DARKROOM~ Digital Darkroom is an Intermediate Level digital photography course that emphasizes compositing from various sources and the art of retouching. Students will refine their skills using selection tools, adjustment layers, drop shadows, stamp tool, brushes, masking, and color balance. Creative resourcefulness will compliment the discipline of attention to craft. Assignments will be submitted electronically with a limited print portfolio also required. A brief history of digital imaging will also be covered. Some Photoshop experience is desirable. Prerequisite: (Art 120 or 12000) or by permission.

Prerequisite: (ART 120 or ART 12000)

ART 23900:  THE ART OF FILMMAKING:CM:  3 Hour(s)  

THE ART OF FILMMAKING:CM~ The Art of Filmmaking is a course that combines film study and practice. Students will learn about the development of film language through its history and production practices, as well as through hands-on creative exercises in digital video. There will be daily screenings and readings about significant films that advanced the language of the cinema. Students will create six short video exercises that will demonstrate their ability to script, shoot, edit, stage, and direct short subjects. Two exams will also be given on lecture material and readings. Students will need to provide a DV camera. If you have one great. If not you may borrow from the media center or use video clips from a still camera or smart phone if that feature is available and can be downloaded. This course fulfills the Creative Methods requirement.

Core: Creative Methods

ART 24000:  INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY:CM:  4 Hour(s)  

INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY:CM~ For students who wish to further explore the possibilities of photography as an art medium. The structure of the class will be project oriented with assignments and deadlines given. Slide presentations, technical demonstrations, and critiques will be the focus of class time. Emphasis will be placed on further developing the student’s seeing and visual expression, including mastering of printing technique and composition. Individual interests will also be encouraged and explored. Five assignments with deadlines are given and a final portfolio of ten images is required. This course fulfills the Creative Methods requirement. Prerequisite: Art (120 or 12000) or permission.

Prerequisite: (ART 120 or ART 12000)

Core: Creative Methods

ART 24300:  THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY:IM:  3 Hour(s)  

THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY:IM~ This course begins with a prehistory of photography and the subsequent discoveries of Niepce, Daguerre, and Talbot with the first practical methods using the camera and light-sensitive substances. While significant discoveries and inventions are noted, this course attempts to view photography primarily through the ideas and images of its practitioners. Photography is considered as a major art form of visual expression and communication. Particular attention is given to the dominant visual and aesthetic modes of the 19th and 20th centuries. A revised version of this course is offered for four credit hours as ART 24400. A student may receive credit for only one of these courses. This course fulfills the Interpretive Methods requirement.

Core: Interpretive Methods

ART 24800:  CREAT SPACE:FLOR/TUSCANY:EW,CM:  3 Hour(s)  

CREATIVE SPACE ART EXPERIENCE IN FLORENCE:EW,CM~ TUSCANY: This course is an intensive studio art experience that will immerse students in the vibrant city of Florence, Italy, as well as nearby towns throughout Tuscany. Students will explore the theme of "space" and will become acutely aware of our spatial surroundings: how we see and move through them, and how these experiences of space can impact us intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally. Through readings, writing assignments, discussions, walking tours, individual exploration, and directed art projects, students will explore ways to respond artistically to the uniqueness of their new spatial surroundings. Students will work in both traditional drawing and water-based painting materials, as well as utilizing many unconventional and experimental techniques and materials. Students will be exposed to some of the historic sites and artistic treasures of the past, and will also visit the studios of contemporary Florentine artists and take in the local art gallery scene. This course is designed to benefit visual art students, but all enthusiastic, open-minded, and creative individuals are encouraged to find out more about the trip. This course is also offered in a 4 credit hour format as ART 25200. This course fulfills the Creative Methods requirement and the Experiencing the World requirement.

Core: Creative Methods; Experiencing the World

ART 24900:  CONTEMPORARY MEDIA:  4 Hour(s)  

CONTEMPORARY MEDIA~ This course is intended for art majors and minors and those with an interest in contemporary art. Projects include designing a postcard suite, artist’s books, video, and site specific installation. Emphasis will be placed on the development of ideas, composition, sequencing, and experimentation.

ART 25200:  CREAT SPACE:FLOR/TUSCANY:EW,CM:  4 Hour(s)  

CREATIVE SPACE ART EXPERIENCE IN FLORENCE:EW,CM~ TUSCANY: This course is an intensive studio art experience that will immerse students in the vibrant city of Florence, Italy, as well as nearby towns throughout Tuscany. Students will explore the theme of "space" and will become acutely aware of our spatial surroundings: how we see and move through them, and how these experiences of space can impact us intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally. Through readings, writing assignments, discussions, walking tours, individual exploration, and directed art projects, students will explore ways to respond artistically to the uniqueness of their new spatial surroundings. Students will work in both traditional drawing and water-based painting materials, as well as utilizing many unconventional and experimental techniques and materials. Students will be exposed to some of the historic sites and artistic treasures of the past, and will also visit the studios of contemporary Florentine artists and take in the local art gallery scene. This course is designed to benefit visual art students, but all enthusiastic, open-minded, and creative individuals are encouraged to find out more about the trip. This course is also offered in a 3 credit hour format as ART 24800. This course fulfills the Creative Methods requirement and the Experiencing the World requirement.

Core: Creative Methods; Experiencing the World

ART 25900:  ENVIRONMENTAL ART:CM:  3 Hour(s)  

ENVIRONMENTAL ART:CM~ This course will incorporate environmental awareness with creative artistic responses to issues through the contemporary visual arts. It is intended to stimulate students seeking to learn about art placed in natural environments, art originating from natural objects, as well as to express statements on the environment through art. The primary studio focus will be on students creating their own art work in response to the study of environmental issues as well as what is learned from readings about contemporary environmental artists and their works. This course is also offered for four (4) credit hours as ART 26000. This course fulfills the Creative Methods requirement. Also listed as EVST 259 or 25900

Core: Creative Methods

ART 28000:  SEM::  1-4 Hour(s)  

SEMINAR~

ART 28100:  INDEPENDENT STUDY:  1-4 Hour(s)  

INDEPENDENT STUDY~

ART 29800:  FIELD EXPERIENCE:  1-4 Hour(s)  

FIELD EXPERIENCE~

ART 32000:  ART OF INDIA:IM,EW:  3 Hour(s)  

THE ART OF INDIA:IM,EW~ The South Asian sub-continent possesses one of the richest artistic reserves on earth produced by continuously active cultural centers among the oldest in the world. It is a region that gave rise to two world religions--Hinduism and Buddhism, and was the home to two others - Islam and Christianity, all of which fostered artistic production on a magnificent scale. This is an illustrated lecture course on the fine arts of India, with some references to art produced in Pakistan, Bangladesh , Nepal and Sri Lanka. The course will examine the arts of paintings, sculpture, and architecture created from Prehistoric times to the era of British occupation. Corresponding to the three weeks of the course, three eras will be highlighted: The prehistoric and Vedic Age, when the roots of Hinduism were established; the Buddhist era; and the Islamic era. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the historical and cultural events and significant individuals who shaped the appearance and content of Indian art, the purposes of works of art; their media and technique, and their style. Significant contextual issues relating to geography, religion, literature, and other art forms will be addressed both in class discussions and via student research papers. This course fulfills the Interpretive Methods requirement and the Experiencing the World requirement.

Core: Experiencing the World; Interpretive Methods

ART 32400:  BAROQUE ART:IM:  4 Hour(s)  

BAROQUE ART:IM~ The Roman church enlisted artists and architects in the spiritual armies of the Counter-Reformation, calling for the creation of a new art, persuasive and magnificent. The result was an explosion of brilliant artistic activity which spread to all parts of a newly wealthy and cosmopolitan Europe. Baroque is the age of the great virtuoso artists — Bernini, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velazquez, Poussin — and of their great courtly patrons, such as Louis XIV, the Roman popes, and the Hapsburg and Stuart monarchs. The art is marked by a broad range of styles and themes, from the grandiloquent to the most intimate. The course will explore this dynamic period, from the Counter-Reformation through the Rococo phase of the 18th century, taking advantage of the excellent Baroque collections in local museums. This course fulfills the Interpretive Methods requirement.

Core: Interpretive Methods

ART 33000:  INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS:  4 Hour(s)  

INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS~ For students who wish to further explore the possibilities of clay as an artistic medium. Students should have previous experience with basic hand building techniques, wheel work, and glazing. Emphasis will be on the application of more advanced construction techniques and the development of individual ideas. Areas that will be investigated include: methods of clay body development, the potential of various clay bodies, glaze types and glaze formulation and testing, and firing methods including pit, raku, electric, gas, and wood. These concepts and methods will be taught through group and individual projects. Students must provide their own basic tools Prerequisite: Art (230 or 23000).

Prerequisite: (ART 230 or ART 23000)

ART 34000:  INTERMEDIATE PAINTING:  4 Hour(s)  

INTERMEDIATE PAINTING~ This course will continue the exploration of painting methods and processes begun in ART 204/20400: Beginning Painting. Students will expand their repertoire of painting materials and techniques, and explore a variety of formal and conceptual approaches to painting. Issues pertaining to color, spatial composition, mark-making, and surface texture, and the use of direct and indirect visual sources will be examined in-depth. Students will have the opportunity to develop individual subject-matter and content in their work as they discover their own unique pictorial “language.” Prerequisite: Art (204 or 20400) or permission.

Prerequisite: (ART 204 or ART 20400)

ART 34600:  ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY:  4 Hour(s)  

ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY~ A studio course concerned with advanced problems of photographic image making and exploration of the entrepreneurial mindset of the creative photographer. Emphasis will be placed on developing a unified body of work and furthering technical m astery as well as research into the professional practices and development of the fine art photographer. An effort is made to recognize and focus individual interests. Prerequisites: ART (120 or 12000) and ART (240 or 24000) or ART (245 or 24500) or ART (237 or 23700).

Prerequisite: (ART 120 or ART 12000) and (ART 240 or ART 24000 or ART 245 or ART 24500 or ART 247 or ART 24700)

ART 35000:  DIGITAL ART:CM:  4 Hour(s)  

DIGITAL ART:CM~This studio course begins using digital media with traditional 2-D art techniques that originate from the disciplines of drawing, painting and printmaking. Creative exercises will be given to introduce students to raster and vector software, scanning, and ink-jet printing. The second half of the course explores time-based work and virtual galleries with exercises using power point slideshows with animation and creating a website including work from the first half of the semester. In addition, students will explore the aesthetics, concepts, and recent history of digital art production. To further assess and assist comprehension, students will produce a visual journal that will use methods from graphic design to produce. Students design a banner, logo,and page layouts that incorporate projects and written reflection on class sessions and digital art readings, websites, and virtual galleries. This course fulfills the Creative Methods requirement.

Core: Creative Methods

ART 36100:  SILKSCREEN:CM:  4 Hour(s)  

SILKSCREEN:CM~ This course covers the concepts and use of silkscreen techniques including stencil; positive and negative block-out; photo process; registration; and printing procedures. The course also explores investigative and experimental print development, encouraging the student's discovery of the medium's potential. The student will acquire technical skill, with emphasis on aesthetic theory, history, technique, and printmaking etiquette and critique. This course fulfills the Creative Methods requirement. Prerequisite: Art (110 or 11000) or Art (220 or 22000) or permission.

Prerequisite: (ART 110 or ART 11000) or (ART 220 or ART 22000) or (ART 102 or ART 10200)

Core: Creative Methods

ART 38000:  SEM::  1-4 Hour(s)  

SEMINAR~

ART 38100:  SPC TPC::  1-4 Hour(s)  

SPECIAL TOPICS: ~

ART 42600:  20TH CENTURY ART:MOD&BEYOND:IM:  4 Hour(s)  

ART 42600: 20TH CENTURY ART: MODERN AND BEYOND:IM ~ This illustrated lecture and discussion course will chart in chronological order the key moments in the history of modern art, from the late nineteenth century to the present day. It covers Europe from Impressionism through Surrealism; America through Pop Art and Minimalism, diverse Post-Modern directions, and the course ends with a look at artwork being made today. Necessarily selective, the narrative developed throughout the course will stress those episodes in the history of art that have proven to be decisive influences on the production and reception of contemporary art. Each class session will consist of lectures and discussions of images and texts. Students will be evaluated on the basis of their comprehension of course materials, attendance and preparation, critical engagement with ideas presented in the course, and the ability to synthesize key issues developed.

Core: Interpretive Methods

ART 47100:  SENIOR STUDIO I:  4 Hour(s)  

SENIOR STUDIO I~ This course serves as a culminating experience for senior art majors. Students will refine their skills in their chosen medium and will create a body of artwork that investigates a particular theme, issue, or idea that will be featured in a public exhibition at the end of the term. Students will be responsible for planning, publicizing, installing and hosting the Senior Exhibition. Students will strengthen their artwork technically and conceptually through individual instruction, regular group critiques, and the use of an Artist Journal as an integral part of the art-making process. Students will also engage in activities related to “professional practice” in preparation for life as an artist or art professional after college. Prerequisite: Senior Art Majors. Non-Art Majors may qualify to take this course under special circumstances with the instructor’s permission.

ART 48000:  SENIOR SEMINAR:  1-4 Hour(s)  

SENIOR SEMINAR ~

ART 48100:  INDEPENDENT RESEARCH:  1-4 Hour(s)  

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH~

ART 49800:  INTERNSHIP:  4 Hour(s)  

INTERNSHIP~