Courses

3-D Design

Course Prefix: 
AR
Course Number: 
371
Course Credits: 
3

The dynamics of three-dimensional design principles based on the elements of form, space, shape, light and movement. Basic approaches to sculpture are covered, i.e., construction, modeling, carving, with various tools appropriate for each method. Includes traditional and contemporary references. Two, two- and-one-half hour lab periods weekly. Prerequisite: AR 101 or 221.

American Art – Multicultural Crossroads

Course Prefix: 
AR
Course Number: 
316
Course Credits: 
3

This course will begin with a discussion of western European influences on American art. However, the course will also deal with other less familiar influences on the appearance and history of American culture. Native American and African will also be presented in conjunction with American art. All of these influences have contributed to the unique appearance of American art, particularly in the 20th century.

Art Appreciation: A Studio Approach

Course Prefix: 
AR
Course Number: 
280
Course Credits: 
3

A study of three visual arts disciplines through combined lecture and hands-on studio experience. This approach includes the study of artists, styles and techniques related to some of the following disciplines: drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, sculpture or fibers. The emphasis will be on direct studio experience. Two, two-and-one-half hour lab periods weekly.

Art History I: Ancient to Medieval

Course Prefix: 
AR
Course Number: 
311
Course Credits: 
3

Civilization epochs in the light of environmental influences and the resultant fine and decorative arts. Where feasible, the philosophies of the related cultural subjects are introduced.

Art History II: Renaissance to Modern

Course Prefix: 
AR
Course Number: 
312
Course Credits: 
3

A survey of major monuments, paintings and sculpture that have shaped Western art—historical thought from the opening years of the Renaissance to the opening years of the twentieth century.

Art Methods

Course Prefix: 
AR
Course Number: 
360
Course Credits: 
3

Study of curriculum and instruction appropriate to aesthetic/artistic growth and development from preschool through 12th grade. Methods, materials and approaches are examined for classroom use. Includes practice teaching and studio time. Prerequisite: AR 221 or AR 280.

Basic Design

Course Prefix: 
AR
Course Number: 
221
Course Credits: 
3

Study and practice of fundamental elements and principles of two-dimensional design using a variety of media. Two, two-and-one-half hour lab periods weekly.

Calligraphy I

Course Prefix: 
AR
Course Number: 
200
Course Credits: 
2

Fundamentals of basic lettering, layout and composition. One two-hour lab period weekly.

Calligraphy II

Course Prefix: 
AR
Course Number: 
201
Course Credits: 
2

A continuation of lettering fundamentals with emphasis on mastering a chosen alphabet. Concentration on layout, composition and color. One two-hour lab period weekly. Prerequisite: AR 200.

Ceramics I

Course Prefix: 
AR
Course Number: 
377
Course Credits: 
3

An introduction to the concepts and skills necessary to work with clay. Basic methods of hand building will be covered, including related decorating and firing techniques. Two, two-and-one-half hour lab periods weekly.

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