2004-2005 Art Course Descriptions

2004 - 2005 Art Course Descriptions

ART

101

Beginning Drawing, LE

(2)

Two two-hour sessions each week with occasional extra assignments. Practical introduction to drawing and painting. Basic to most other art courses. Concerned with primary drawing media from pencils through pastels. Emphasizes practical use of value, form, line, and texture.


ART

102

Intermediate Drawing

(2)

Two two-hour sessions each week with occasional extra assignments. Logical continuation of ART 101 with particular emphasis placed upon principles of perspective drawing, pen and ink, watercolor, and out-of-door sketching.


ART

103

Beginning Painting, LE

(2)

Two two-hour sessions each week. Concentrates on painting techniques with emphasis on color and value relationships. Prerequisite: ART 101. Students with previous experience in art may obtain instructor's signature in lieu of prerequisite.


ART

105

Figure Drawing

(4)

Three two-and-a-half-hour sessions each week with extra assignments. Drawing from the model. Basic understanding of structure, anatomy, and design of the human form. Prerequisite: ART 101.


ART

110

Survey of Art, LE

(3)

Focuses on appreciation and understanding of the visual arts by learning to look at a work of art, how it is made, and why. Students study art from a wide range of cultures and periods. Slide lectures and discussions are included.


ART

148

Fundamentals of Pottery, LE

(3)

Introduces the potter's wheel and focuses on wheel-thrown techniques, as well as basic handbuilding methods such as coil and slab. Emphasis is placed on form, decorating and glazing pottery.


ART

180

Photography

(3)

This course covers basic technical skills for the beginning photographer. These include camera operation, developing black-and-white film, making prints from negatives and basic presentation. This course also deals with visual and conceptual skills needed to produce effective images.


ART

200/300

Special Topics

(1-4)

Special classes in the arts not offered on an annual basis. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.


ART

200FN

Fine Arts Foundation Course: Experiencing the Arts, LE

(4)

This course is an experiential exploration of the major art traditions of our culture. It takes the form of attendance at several different types of artistic events combined with previews and discussion regarding those events. Lectures and other types of presentations are offered by guests from on and off campus, including local artists and performers. Of the course's four credits, three are spent in class per week and one is used for event attendance.


ART

206

Figure Painting

(4)

Three two-and-a-half-hour sessions each week. Painting from live models. Prerequisite: ART 103, 105. Students with previous experience in art may obtain instructor's signature in lieu of prerequisite.


ART

209

Composition and Design

(3)

Two two-and-a-half-hour sessions a week with additional out-of-class assignments. Aesthetic organization of color, line, space, and texture in and two- and three-dimensional design.


ART

301

Intermediate Pottery

(3)

Two two-hour sessions each week. Continuation of ART 148 with more advanced wheel and hand-built work, decorating, and glazing techniques. Prerequisite: ART 148 or consent of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.


ART

302

Intermediate Painting

(3)

Two two-and-a-half-hour sessions each week. Explores advanced painting techniques and problems, emphasizing color and design concepts. Prerequisite: ART 103. May be repeated for credit.


ART

303

Advanced Painting

(3)

Two two-and-a-half-hour sessions each week. Explores advanced painting techniques and problems, emphasizing color and design concepts. Prerequisite: ART 103. May be repeated for credit.


ART

305

Raku Pottery

(3)

Two two-hour sessions each week. Instruction in using the potter's wheel and handbuilding techniques. Use of low-fire clay and glazes to produce Raku ware. Weekly Raku firings in outside kilns. May be repeated for credit.


ART

306

Advanced Figure Painting

(2-4)

Three two-and-a-half-hour sessions each week. Painting from draped and undraped models. Prerequisite: ART 206. May be repeated for credit.


ART

308

Advanced Figure Drawing

(2-4)

One, two, or three two-and-a-half-hour sessions each week. Explores advanced techniques involved in portrait and figure drawing. Prerequisite: ART 105. Students with previous experience in art may obtain instructor's signature in lieu of prerequisite. May be repeated for credit.


ART

309

Handbuilt Pottery

(3)

Two two-hour sessions each week. Instruction in handbuilding techniques: pinch, slab, and coil. Glaze preparation and glazing techniques are also taught and practiced. Prerequisite: ART 148. May be repeated for credit.


ART

310

Art History: Renaissance to Impressionism

(4)

An overview of the historical and cultural influences of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the early Renaissance to the Impressionist periods. Students learn through lecture, discussion, reading and writing about art, and visiting local museums.


ART

311

Art History: Impressionism to Contemporary

(4)

Explores the foundations and development of 20th-century art beginning with the Impressionist movement up to the present. Students learn through lecture, discussion, reading and writing about contemporary art, and visiting local art galleries.


ART

319

Digital Media Survey

(3)

This course will introduce its students to the possibilities for making art on a computer. It explores techniques in several popular software programs.


ART

320

Digital Imaging

(3)

This course covers basic technical skills for the digital photographer. These include image capture, image processing, retouching, manipulation and printing. This course also deals with visual and conceptual skills needed to produce effective images. Prerequisite: ART 180. Same as COMM 320.


ART

330

Advanced Pottery

(3)

Two two-hour sessions each week. Advanced wheelwork, more emphasis on sculptural work, and experimentation with glazing. Individual assignments. Prerequisite: ART 301 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.


ART

340

Printmaking

(3)

Two two-and-a-half-hour sessions per week with additional out-of-class work. An introduction to printmaking techniques, including monotype, woodcut, etching, and other processes. Prerequisite: ART 101.


ART

350

Methods of Teaching Art in the Secondary Schools

(3)

The study of new concepts and modes of art behavior, discovering new ideas of what might constitute secondary education art curricula. Offered Fall Semester.


ART

360

Advanced Drawing

(3)

Two two-and-a-half-hour sessions per week with additional out-of-class work. A logical continuation of Beginning Drawing, with a continued emphasis on building strong representational skills, good designs, and creative, expressive imagery. Prerequisite: ART 101.


ART

379

Intermediate Photography

(3)

This course will introduce new technical skills for photographers who have a functional understanding of basic photographic skills. This new information includes use of lenses, camera types, exposure techniques, and refined developing and printing techniques, as well as discussion of current artistic and photographic concerns. This course will also deal with the advancement of personal visual and conceptual skills needed to produce effective images. Prerequisite: ART 180.


ART

380

Advanced Photography

(2)

This course is for advanced photographers who are interested in creating a strong body of work. We will discuss historical and contemporary issues in photography as well as professional development. Through a process of detailed analysis, students will gain greater understanding of their own work, leading to more effective expression. Prerequisite: ART 180 or an intermediate photography course or equivalent knowledge and experience or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.


ART

390

Collage and Assemblage

(2)

Two two-and-a-half-hour sessions per week with additional out-of-class work. An exploration of two and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques, using traditional and non-traditional methods and materials. This course deals with both visual and conceptual issues relating to Collage and Assemblage. Prerequisite: ART 209 or consent of instructor.


ART

401

Directed Studies

(1-4)

A tutorial-based course used only for student-initiated proposals for intensive individual study of topics not otherwise offered in the Art Program. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and school dean.


ART

440

Internship

(1-8)

Offers students the opportunity to integrate classroom knowledge with practical experience. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing (for transfer students, at least 15 hours completed at Westminster), minimum 2.5 GPA, completion of the Career Resource Center Internship Workshop, and consent of program director and Career Center Internship Coordinator.


ART

475

Studio Seminar

(3)

Designed to help students create a strong, unified body of work. Students work on their own time, with weekly meetings devoted to critiques, discussions, guest speakers and professional development issues. Studios are available to most students. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.