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Hartford Art School

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Art History

Art 100 Aspects of Art

3 credits

An introduction to ways of seeing and discussing art from around the world, including examples of painting, sculpture, prints, photography, architecture, and other historical and contemporary media. Content of the course at the discretion of the instructor. All sections share the goal of developing an understanding of the forms, techniques, and interpretations of works of art. Students may not register for this course if they have previously taken a college-level art history course.

Visual resource fee.

6/10-8/432417Distance LearningOnlineTBD3Skarp

ART 210W History of Western Art I

3 credits
Considers major examples of painting, sculpture, and architecture in their historical and cultural context and suggests ways of understanding and responding to achievements in the visual arts. Western art from earliest civilization through late Gothic. May fulfill a general education requirement.
Visual resources fee.

6/10-8/435484Distance LearningTBAOnline3Darnell

ART 335 Asian Art: Japanese Art

3 credits
Introduction to the arts and culture of Japan, organized chronologically into thematic sections beginning with Neolithic pottery and ending with popular woodblock prints and modern transformations. Artistic and cultural achievements are examined in the context of Japanese literature, history, and religions. Topics include foreign influences, indigenous productions, and social networks and patronage. This course fulfills the Non-western distribution requirement for the Art History major and minor.
Prerequisite(s): Any 200-level art course, or ART 100 with junior/senior standing, or AET 155 and AET 156 , or permission of instructor.
Visual resources fee.    

6/10-8/432077Distance LearningTBAOnline3Wang

ART 383: Artforms: Australian Aboriginal Art

3 credits
 This course will explore the visual expression of contemporary Aboriginal Australian cultures as it is experienced through visual art.  It will examine Aboriginal Australian culture and history, with a strong emphasis on the impact of European colonization from a cultural perspective.  In order to gain understanding of the major topics and issues both historical and current, this course will familiarize students with social relations and modes of thought which are particularly Aboriginal and which show continuity with the past, including an investigation of identity, cultural agency, and human rights as expressed through art. 
5/20 - 7/135796M/W4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.E 2203Khorramzadeh


CER 220 Introductory Ceramics I

3 credits
Fundamental processes with equal emphasis on handbuilding and wheelthrowing. In handbuilding, the focus is on pinch, coil, and slab methods. In throwing, primary forms are explored. Basic glazing and firing techniques are also presented.
Laboratory fee.

07/08-08/1531442MTWR9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.mV CST 3Carnes

CER 348 Alternative Firings

3 credits

The course will introduce the student to alternative techniques and processes of firing and glazing; expanding the scope and dimension of the ceramic medium.  We will investigate glazing and alternative firing methods as an important means of individual expression.   These firing methods will include:  Pit, Raku, and Crystalline, with the possibility of Low-fire Soda.

Prerequisite(s): Any introductory ceramics course or permission of instructor.

Studio fee.

6/3-6/1436576MTWRF9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.V CST3Dercole


ILS 334 Digital Painting for Backgrounds

3 credits
This studio course builds on the traditional foundation of perspective, lighting, and color theory and expands upon it in the digital format. It focuses on creating digital art for films, games, literature, and artistic expression in a “painterly” style. Utilizing industry standard software and hardware, the student will learn lighting and form rendering, advanced color theory, various rendering techniques and the design and development process for landscape and architectural environments as it pertains to the digital medium. Lectures and drawing will be a part of every class.
Prerequisite(s): Drawing for Illustration (ILS210) and Digital Illustration (ILS336) or permission of the instructor.
Studio fee.

5/20-5/3132365MTWRF9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.HJG E203D3Calabrese


PHO 335 (Experimental Color Photography)

3 credits

This intensive class will explore and emphasize the possibilities of experimentation in color photography. Course content will focus on unique prints with options including: chemigrams, cameraless prints, fusing analog and digital formats, and more.

Prerequisite: PHO 220 or permission of instructor   Studio fee $100

6/3-6/1432491MTWRF9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. V1233Calafiore


SCL 347 Molten Materials

3 credits

This class will explore creative and experimental uses of molten materials. Combining processes from glass blowing, metal and glass casting, and metal forging the class will focus on how materials intersect in the creation of art. We will push the conventional bounds of material usage, while building skills and confidence in working with molten materials. 

Prerequisite(s): Any introductory ceramics or sculpture course or permission of instructor.
Studio fee.

5/20-5/3136563MTWRF9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.V SBL3Bursuker, Holt