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Introduces basic art vocabulary and concepts, and provides a basis for understanding and appreciating art from a variety of cultures and time periods through visual presentations, demonstrations, discussion, and field trips. ART& 100 (was Art 110) is a transferable course. It fulfills the requirements of the AA-DTA Humanities distribution list.
Introduces basic drawing techniques with a variety of media. Hands-on experience in the effective use of composition, line, shape, surface quality, and perspective. Intended for the beginning student. Focuses on learning to draw what is actually seen, i.e. drawing from the "right" brain.
Continues the skills and concepts from ART 101 and applies them to a broader range of media and subject matter. Part of the term is devoted to introductory figure drawing working from a model.
Prerequisite: ART 101 or instructor permission.
Expands on the experiences from ART 101 and 102 and adds more in-depth understanding of the materials and concepts in visual communication. This is a project oriented class.
Prerequisite: ART 102 or instructor permission.
Covers basic principles of visual organization and design through the investigation of two-dimensional space using black and white media. Explores basic two-dimensional concepts, such as figure/ground, grouping principles, grid, symmetry, rhythm, and pattern. Introduces vocabulary for analyzing, organizing, and communicating two-dimensional visual principles.
Presents color theory and application of color in two-dimensional design. Emphasizes color mixing, color relationships and visual impact, as well as phychological and symbolic uses of color. Successful completion of ART 106 recommended.
Presents basic concepts in three-dimensional design through a series of assignments dealing with volume, space and scale, using a variety of media and techniques. Investigates formal and functional issues while developing creative problem-solving in the context of three-dimensional design.
Introduces the use of oil and acrylic painting media and the study of traditional and contemporary painting concepts and techniques.
Presents more in-depth exploration of painting materials, techniques, and subject matter.
Prerequisite: ART 111 or instructor permission.
Offers advanced painting theory and practice and the development of individual expression in subject matter and composition.
Prerequisite: ART 112 or instructor permission.
Provides an overview and introduction to pre-press electronic publishing using pagination software covering page layout design principles, font use, copy fitting and color as they relate to both printed products and web work. Includes file management, copyright and ethical issues related to the publishing industry. Basic computing skills recommended.
Introduces the fundamentals of analog (film) photography in the creation of fine-art black and white prints. Explores the fundamentals of camera and lens operation, exposure, creative controls, and composition to design photographs. Includes the processing of black and white film to make custom photographic prints in a darkroom. The history of photography, including great works of photography that have influenced the field, will be discussed. Students must provide their own analog (film) camera with manually adjustable focus, exposure, aperature, and shutter speed. This is a beginning photography course that serves as an art elective. It fulfills the requirements of the AA-DTA Humanities distribution list. It is designed for students without previous photography or art background, and is one of two entry level courses in a series of photography courses offered.
Introduces the fundamentals of digital photography in the creation of custom fine-art digital prints. Explores the fundamentals of camera and lens operation, exposure, creativecontrols, and composition to design digital photographs. Photoshop software tools will be used with digital photographs to edit, correct or enhance the photo. The history of photography, including great works of photography that have influenced the field, will be discussed. Students must provide their own digital camera with manually adjustable aperature and shutter speed. (Formerly ART 151A)
Further explores camera vision and pushes the limit of camera controls to create photographic images with digital or film cameras. Students will explore adjusting ISO/film speeds for advanced exposure control, and will gain more understanding and control over lighting. Focused on studio photography, students will also refine camera and digital lab or darkroom printing skills as they relate to photography. Students also participate in photo critiques.
Prerequisite: ART 154 or 155 or instructor permission.
Provides both digital and analog students, who have completed ART 151 or 155 the opportunity to further advance their camera, printing, and editing critiquing skills. Learn how to utilize ISO adjustments with both digital and film cameras to maximize, exposure control, and use flash as it relates to different applications on location in order to visually document people and events. Learn how to create effective layouts for series and photo essays. Learn about the ethics and legal aspects related to photography.
Prerequisite: ART 154 or 155 or instructor permission.
Provides students with a continuation of photographic exploration, with an emphasis on fine art applications, some of which may blend both traditional and new technologies. Students will continue to fine tune their technical skills as well as develop their own visual style.
Prerequisite: ART 156 or ART 157 or instructor permission.
Introduces basic technical skills, key concepts and software training for creation of raster images and vector graphics. Presents creation, control and manipulation of raster images and vector graphics for print, web and motion media. Covers tools, techniques, devices, electronic color theory, graphic formats, image and device resolution, layering and combining graphics. Basic computing skills necessary.
A comparative investigation into the development of artistic themes and styles within the cultures of North, Central, and South America past and present. Study will include an exploration into the migration and settlement of indigenous peoples of the Americas as represented by their art forms, the impact of Euroean colonization on art and culture, and a look at cultural and historical interpretations addressed by contemporary artists.
A comparative investigation into the development of artistic themes and styles in Asia, Africa, and Oceania past and present. Study will include an exploration into the components of society, the development of belief systems, and the formation of worldviews as represented by art and architecture. In addition, emphasis will be placed on cultural and historical interpretations that inform the idealogy and art of contemporary artists in terms of contemproary cultural identities and the challenges they pose.
A comparative investigation into the development of artistic themes and styles within the cultures of the Pacific Northwest past and present. Study will include an exploration into the migration and settlement of indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest as represented by their art forms, the impact of European colonization on art and culture, and a look at cultural and historical interpretations addressed by contemporary artists.
Introduces typographic history via projects that emphasize letter forms, use of the grid, developing typographic hierarchies and syntax, andcombining type and image. Focuses on identifying and applying typographic details in order to communicate effectively. Basic design and computer skills or completion of ART 130 Intro to Graphic Design recommended.
Explores website development tools, skills, design and website portfolio standards for artists, designers, and creatives. Introduces web file formats, website production steps, publishing steps, hosting and domain options. Culminates in a portfolio website documenting art/design/music/creative work completed thus far along with an artist statement, bio, and resume to share professionally. Basic knowledge of raster and vector image creation or completion of ART 162 Digital Fundamentals for Art and Design recommended.
Investigates graphic design history via a comprehensive look at people, places and events that shaped print and web design. Examine historical and cultural factors, technological innovations, movements and designers in relation to graphic design.
History of Western Art is an investigation into the development of art from before history through the Roman Empire, approximately 35,000 BCE to 500 CE. This study includes a conceptual look at the emergence of the creative spark and why art and architecture exists. A comprehensive look at art from the prehistoric natural world, through the emergence of civilization and social organization in ancient cultures, to the glory of Greece and Rome, art continues to interpret culture and to shape contemporary lives.
History of Western Art is an investigation into the development of art from early medieval through Renaissance Europe, approximately 500 CE to 1600 CE. This study includes a comprehensive look at art and architecture as it reflects changing world views as art continues to interpret culture and to shape contemporary lives.
Investigates the development of art from 17th century Europe, through its introduction to America, and into 21st Century Europe and the United States. This study includes a critical evaluation of interpretations by artists through their art to address issues of difference, power, power, and discrimination. Art continues to reflect culture and to shape contemporary lives.
Introduces the study of ceramic materials and techniques including hand construction and wheel throwing.
Involves more advanced techniques of hand construction and wheel throwing. Beginning glaze formation and kiln-firing processes are included.
Prerequisite: ART 241 with a grade of C or better.
Continues wheel and hand forming techniques with emphasis on aesthetics, including decoration and glazing.
Prerequisite: ART 242 with a grade of C or better.
Provides lab opportunity in ceramics for students who have completed ART 241, 242, 243.
Prerequisite: Instructor permission
Provides lab opportunity in photography for students who have completed ART 158. Students will develop a description/contract of what they would like to focus their study on.
Prerequisite: ART 158 or instructor permission.