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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. A single field trip outside of class will be required. Students may not register for this course if they have previously taken a college level art history course.

Visual resources fee


ART 210 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.

6/11-8/531485Distance 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.    

6/11-8/531337Distance LearningTBAOnline3Wang


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.

7/5-8/15 27498 MTWR9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.mV CST 3Carnes

CER 336 Kilnbuilding

3 credits
This course will introduce design principles and construction techniques used in the creation of a gas kiln. Students will gain hands-on experience in the construction of a new gas fired, forced air, outdoor soda kiln.
Prerequisite(s): Any introductory ceramics course or permission of instructor.
Studio fee.

5/22-6/239282MTWRF9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.V CST3Dercole

CER 391 ST: Alternative Firings

3 credits
This course will introduce alternative techniques and processes of firing and glazing as an important means of individual creative expression and expanding the scope and dimension of the medium. Firing methods will include, Pit, Raku, Soda, and possibly Wood.

5/30-6/10 31557 MTWRF 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.V CST 3Dercole


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.

6/5-6/1639347MTWRF9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.HJG E203D3Calabrese


SCL 340 Introductory Foundry Process

3 credits
An introductory course in the basic processes and techniques of investment casting of non-ferrous metals, particularly bronze.
Prerequisite(s): Any introductory ceramics or sculpture course or permission of instructor.
Studio fee.

6/5-6/1639308MTWRF9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.V SBL3Katz

SCL 360 Introduction to Hot Glass

3 credits
An introductory course in glass fabrication emphasizing a variety of techniques that may include slumping, fusing, casting and glass blowing.
Prerequisite(s): Any introductory ceramics or sculpture course or permission of instructor.
Studio fee.

5/22-6/239321MTWRF9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.V SBL3Bursuker

SCL 391 ST: Wood Fabrication Workshop

3 credits
We will look deeply at the nature of wood as a material, starting off in the forest, visiting a sawmill, learning to read and select lumber, and engaging together in an intensive period of studio work time. We will use both hand and power tools to fabricate in wood unique, functional, sculptural works using traditional joinery and finishing methods. I would like students to come away from this workshop with an appreciation of wood’s magnificence, of the rich cultural traditions of woodworking, and of how the practice of traditional craftsmanship can improve our work and our lives.

5/16-5/2731596MTWRF9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.V SBL3McMullan