AR 111, 112 Color and Design I, II (3,3)
The elements of art and principals of design are explored: two-dimensional in AR 111, three-dimensional in AR 112
AR 210 Art Appreciation (3)
Examines the role of the artist and art in the context of contemporary and historically significant issues. This course develops the student’s understanding of aesthetics and art criticism. Included are in-studio explorations of the basic elements of creative expression. Does not count toward an art or Graphic Design major.
AR 221 Drawing (3)
Designed to develop the student’s ability to make accurate visual observations. Subject matter will progress from real objects in natural situations to the development of conceptual imagemaking. A wide variety of media will be explored, including graphite, conte, ink, and wash.
AR 222 Introduction to Painting (3)
Studio problems as a basis for study of line, value, and color. Problems designed for the beginning painter, using various techniques. Media: watercolor and oil (or acrylic). Prerequisite: AR 221, 240, or permission of instructor.
AR 233, AR 333 Ceramics, Advanced Ceramics (3,3)
Projects in the various ceramic processes including hand building, wheel throwing, decorating, glazing, and firing. Advanced Ceramics may be repeated.
AR 236 Photography
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of camera operation, Photoshop, file manipulation, printing, and the history of photography. Students will learn basic darkroom procedures for developing and printing black and white film. A simple point and shoot camera will not be adequate for completing assignments in this course.
AR 237, 238 Art History I, II (3,3)
The first semester is a survey of the history of painting, architecture and sculpture from a prehistoric to Renaissance Western Art as well as units on Islamic and Asian. The second semester covers from the Renaissance to the present. AR 237 and AR 238 are offered in odd alternate years.
AR 240 Life Drawing (3)
Study from the living model with stress on structure, line, value, anatomy, proportions, and the dimensional effects of the human figure. May be repeated. Prerequisite: AR 221.
AR 321 Advanced Drawing (3)
Advanced Drawing is a continuation of the concepts and theories in Drawing I with special focus on technique, media and creativity, and the development of personal style. May be repeated. Prerequisite: AR 221
AR 322 Advanced Painting (3)
Creative expression through painting. Problems in abstract and realistic painting worked out according to the interests of the individual student. Prerequisite: AR 222. May be repeated.
AR 332 Sculpture (3)
Exploration of various media including clay, steel, stone, wood, and metal casting. Emphasis on three dimensional composition and personal interpretation. May be repeated. Prerequisite: AR 112 or permission of instructor.
AR 367 Printmaking (3)
The printing processes of basic Intaglio and Relief are explored. Prerequisite: AR 111 or 221 or 240. May be repeated. Offered alternate years.
AR 368 Metals (3)
The processes of working ferrous and non-ferrous, precious, and semi-precious metals including fabricating, casting, and smithing. May be repeated. Prerequisite: AR 112. Offered in alternate years.
AR 373 History of American Art (3)
A survey of painting, sculpture, architecture, and the decorative arts from early native American cultures to the contemporary. Offered alternate years.
AR 191, 291, 391, 491 Internship (Graded Pass/Fail)
AR 197, 297, 397, 497 Field Experience(Graded Pass/Fail)
AR 199, 299, 399, 499 Independent Research
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