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Past Course Descriptions

Course Listings -Spring 2002

 
ART DEPARTMENT
SPRING SEMESTER 2002

ART 101 - Studio Foundations: Two-Dimensional Design
Charney
Koch Hall

Required for all art majors. Should be taken freshman year. Course will deal with the underlying principles basic to all visual experience. The course will contain, but not be limited to, color theory, line, shape, visual perception and the nature of creativity. This is a studio course that includes lectures on basic theory and production assignments that coincide with text material.
The course does not have a prerequisite. Open to non-art majors. Course meets general education requirement in fine, performing and literary arts.
TEXT:  Lauer, Design Basics

ART 103 - Studio Foundations: Three-Dimensional Design
Dooley
Koch Hall

Required for all studio art majors. An exploration of the formal use of space as it is applied to three-dimensional form. The student will be introduced to the elements of height, width, depth, volume and form. Project research will be in the realm of non-objectivity, abstraction and reality. Particular attention will be given to the techniques of drawing, model making and presentation of a final solution. Emphasis will be placed on creative thinking and problem solving in the context of small-scale and larger projects.
Course does not have a prerequisite, and is open to non-art majors.
TEXT:  Zelanski, Shaping Space

ART 120 - History of Art II
Morris
Koch Hall

Art 120 offers a selective chronological survey of the arts of the Western world from the Renaissance through the Modern period. This course traces the development of the pictorial traditions of the West, by concentrating on the major artists and movements, beginning with the resurgence of classical antiquity in the Italian Renaissance, and culminating with the break from that tradition and the radical innovations of the 20th century. The art of this period will be discussed in relation to historical circumstances and the original context of the work. Classes will consist mainly of slide lectures, and grades will be based on tests, participation and other required assignments.
TEXT:  Gardner's, Art Through the Ages

ART 121 - Basic Drawing
Mann
Koch Hall

Part of the first-year foundations sequence. This course introduces the basic disciplines of drawing: line, value, composition, etc. Special emphasis on drawing as a tool for gathering ideas.
This course is required for all studio art majors, but is open to non-art majors.
TEXT:  Enstice, Drawing: Space, Form & Expression

ART 131 - Introduction to Painting
Charney
Koch Hall
A survey of a variety of painting techniques and visual issues. Emphasis is placed on creative expression and exploration with several painting styles and historical approaches to picture making. Students will also learn about general historical contexts of painting from ancient through contemporary applications.
TEXT:  To be announced.

ART 221 - Drawing I
Mann
Koch Hall

Emphasis on developing drawing techniques gained from accomplishments acquired in Basic Drawing. This course addresses creative problem solving that includes narrative interpretation, landscape, nature and figure studies. Problem analysis, visual research, media exploration and personal stylistic growth are vital components to this course.
Prerequisite:  Basic Drawing
TEXT:  To be announced.

ART 241 - Introduction to Photography
Salzman
Koch Hall

This course is designed as an introduction to the theory and practice of black and white photography. Equal emphasis will be given to camera techniques and darkroom procedures. The course will be structured around a series of weekly photographic assignments. The student's grade will be based on assignments, a final examination and a portfolio of photographs presented at the end of the term. Appropriate cameras will be provided by the Department for the semester. There is a lab fee which covers the cost of the chemicals and other expendables which are provided by the Department. In addition, the student will provide the film and paper which s/he uses.
TEXT: To be announced.

Art 243W - Western Medieval Art
Morris
Koch Hall

Covers the art and architecture produced from the decline of the Roman Empire through the Gothic period in the West. The various art historical periods, such as Hiberno-Saxon, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque and Gothic, will be covered roughly chronologically and by region in Europe. Emphasis will be given to the historical context and the religious beliefs, which informed the Middle Ages. The course is writing intensive.
TEXT: To be announced.

ART 251 - Printmaking: Intaglio
Salzman
Koch Hall

Intaglio printmaking is the process of transferring an artistic image from a metal plate onto a sheet of paper by the use of ink and a printing press. Through the use of etching soft grounds, aquatint and other techniques, students will learn to create an image on the metal plate. Multiple impressions are then taken from the original metal artwork. Printing onto paper will also be a major part of this course.
The course does not have a prerequisite and is open to non-art majors. Art majors are required to have had Art 101 and Basic Drawing.
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ART 265 - Silver Jewelry I
Charney
Koch Hall

This course will be devoted to designing and fabricating silver jewelry. Simple cutting and forming of silver, plus the use of centrifugal casting will be introduced. Strong emphasis will be placed upon creative designing for the various techniques which will be used. It should be noted that this course will involve a certain amount of expense to the student due to the cost of the materials which must be purchased. There will be a lab fee and additional materials costs charged for course expenses. Silver Jewelry is a studio course, meeting three hours per day, two days per week. Work outside of the actual class period will be necessary and expected.
TEXT:  Von Neumann, Design and Creation of Jewelry

ART 285 - Handbuilt Ceramics I
Dooley
Koch Hall

This is a specialized course devoted to clay construction without the potter's wheel. Major direction will be slab and coil building, but other methods will be explored. It should be noted that this course requires extensive work beyond the regular class period, and no student should register for the class unless s/he has the time available for outside work. Open to non-art majors. Materials fee charged to cover glaze costs; students to purchase clay as needed.
SUGGESTED TEXTS:  Peterson, Craft and Art of Clay; Speight, Hands in Clay

ART 292 - Ceramics I
Dooley
Koch Hall

In Ceramics 292 emphasis is placed upon the use of the potter's wheel. Throughout the term there will be lectures dealing with materials, decorative techniques, glazing and firing techniques. It should be noted that this course requires extensive work beyond the regular class period, and no student should register for the class unless s/he has the time available for outside work. There will be a materials fee for this course to cover glaze and firing costs; each student will be responsible for the purchase of clay throughout the term. Open to non-art majors.
SUGGESTED TEXTS:  Peterson, Craft and Art of Clay; Speight, Hands in Clay

ART 490 - Independent Study
TBA

ART 491 - Internship
TBA

ART 498 - Senior Studio Thesis Seminar
Salzman
Koch Hall

A two-semester seminar course designed to assist art students in the development and execution of a senior project as well as preparation for life in the arts after college. The first semester will focus on the skills necessary to put together a cohesive self-promotion package and resume. The second semester will focus on the development and exhibition of a Senior Studio Thesis Seminar project. Required for all senior studio art majors.
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