Course Descriptions - Arts
ART127 Introduction to Watercolors (2-2-3)

This foundational painting course includes segments of both lecture-demonstration and laboratory. Lectures include topics on the history of watercolors and its relationship to the history of art. Sessions facilitate the student's exploration of fundamentals such as observation, composition, color theory, the basic techniques in watercolor, as well as working from still life, landscape, the figure, and music. The course demonstrates and incorporates design fundamentals, and personal expression is strongly encouraged.

ART128 Introduction to Drawing (2-2-3)

This course includes segments of lecture, demonstration, and laboratory. It includes lectures on the history of drawing and its relationship to the history of art. It facilitates student development of basic drawing techniques through the exploration of fundamentals such as observation, composition, color theory, perspective, as well as working from still life, landscape, the figure, and music. The course incorporates the demonstration of design fundamentals on a weekly basis. It strongly encourages personal expression.

ART129 Two-Dimensional Design (2-2-3)

This foundation course introduces students to the basic theory and practice of two-dimentional design. It emphasizes an understanding of two-dimentional design concepts and explores the elements and value of concept, image, expression, visual problem solving, and studio practice. PR: ART 127 or 128 or evidence of studio art in high school

ART133 Appreciation of Art-Painting (3-0-3)

This course is designed to acquaint students with the history of the visual arts and to help them develop an understanding and appreciation of artistic creativity. Various examples of painting, print-making, and drawing from Western other cultures such as African, South American, and Indo-Chinese will be analyzed in order to promote an awareness of different approaches to these media, forms, and content. No background in art or formal art history is necessary.

ART135 Appreciation of Art-Sculpture and Architecture (3-0-3)

This course is designed to acquaint students with the spatial arts of sculpture and architecture and to develop in them an appreciation of artistic creativity as it applies to these art forms. An examination will be conducted of cross-cultural influences among architectural styles such as Moorish on early Renaissance, Greek on Roman, etc. Sculpture is analyzed as an independent art form in order to help the student develop an awareness of the variety of media, form, content, and style. No background in art or formal art history is necessary.

ART199 Art Indep Study (6-0-6)




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