Studio Art Course Offerings

Fall 2017

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Drawing I

ARTS 111 - Stevens-Lubin, Laure A.

Development of skills and visual awareness through the study of the basic elements of drawing. Variety of media, including pencil, charcoal, ink and crayon. Lab fee required.

Drawing I

ARTS 111 - Beavers, Leigh A.

Development of skills and visual awareness through the study of the basic elements of drawing. Variety of media, including pencil, charcoal, ink and crayon. Lab fee required.

Drawing II

ARTS 112 - Beavers, Leigh A.

Continuation of Drawing I. Lab fee required.

Photography I

ARTS 120 - Bowden, Christa K.

An introduction to the methods and materials of black and white film photography, with an emphasis on composition, exposure, and darkroom technique. The course includes a combination of image presentations, technical demonstrations, studio instruction, and group critiques. Lab fee required; cameras are available for check-out.

Painting I

ARTS 217 - Olson-Janjic, Kathleen

Emphasis on color, design and spatial relationships. Work from observation and imagination in oil and acrylic. Lab fee required.

Painting II

ARTS 218 - Olson-Janjic, Kathleen

Continuation of ARTS 217. Lab fee required.

Sculpture I

ARTS 231 - Tamir Tamir, Rotem Z.

An introduction to sculpture techniques, tools and materials. Developing skills in working with wood, metal, clay, as well as new media technologies. Lab fee required.

Painting III

ARTS 317 - Olson-Janjic, Kathleen

For studio art majors. Continuation of the formal structure of painting with emphasis on developing the expression and style of the individual student. Expand awareness of contemporary concerns in art. Lab fee required.

Large Format Photography

ARTS 320 - Bowden, Christa K.

An introduction to large format photography with the 4x5 camera. Topics covered in the course include advanced exposure techniques utilizing the zone system, the craft of fine printing in both the darkroom and digital studio, and the process for shooting, editing, and sequencing a body of work. Alternative process printing methods may also be explored. This course includes an emphasis on group critique, as well as presentations, readings, and discussions related to historical and contemporary movements in the medium. Lab fee required; cameras are available for check-out.

Senior Thesis

ARTS 473 - Olson-Janjic, Kathleen

A studio art thesis. Creative work and a portfolio with a written statement of objectives must be presented to the department for consideration by September 30.

Honors Thesis

ARTS 493 - Olson-Janjic, Kathleen

A studio art thesis. Application for the honors candidacy must be made by May 1 of the junior year. Creative work and a portfolio with a written statement of the objective must be presented at this time. The culmination is an oral defense of the thesis project.

Honors Thesis

ARTS 493 - Bowden, Christa K.

A studio art thesis. Application for the honors candidacy must be made by May 1 of the junior year. Creative work and a portfolio with a written statement of the objective must be presented at this time. The culmination is an oral defense of the thesis project.

Spring 2017

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Painted Light: Interpreting the Landscape

ARTS 219 - Stevens-Lubin, Laure A.

This course begins with the introduction of en plein air, a French expression which means "in the open air" and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. We examine artists who have worked en plein air, past and present, study their work and methods, and then apply this knowledge to painting outdoors. Emphasis is on the way light and color define form and space. Students build on their knowledge of color theory through observation and implementation. Beginning with the concept of plein air, we quickly branch out to more interpretive and subjective uses of the landscape in painting, resulting in a cohesive body of work. Lab fee required.

Special Topics in Photography

ARTS 292 - Griffiths, Megan S. (Meg)

Advanced study in photography, with an emphasis on a specialized topic within the medium. Course may be taught by visiting artists or faculty. Lab fee required.

Spring 2017, ARTS 292-01: Special Topics in Photography: Artistic Collaboration and Community Engagement (4). Prerequisite: Instructor consent. This course is designed to promote community engagement through artistic collaboration with an emphasis in photography and visual media. The course builds upon skills which students are acquiring in their chosen areas of interest in liberal arts, but most especially in studio art and art history, as well as poverty and human capabilities. The application of those skills serve as a means for enriched interdisciplinary collaboration and support meaningful engagement with the community and non-profit local agencies, the culmination of which manifest in the creation of public-art pieces. (HA) Griffiths.

Winter 2017

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Drawing I

ARTS 111 - Beavers, Leigh A.

Development of skills and visual awareness through the study of the basic elements of drawing. Variety of media, including pencil, charcoal, ink and crayon. Lab fee required.

Photography I

ARTS 120 - Archer Lyle, Clover

An introduction to the methods and materials of black and white film photography, with an emphasis on composition, exposure, and darkroom technique. The course includes a combination of image presentations, technical demonstrations, studio instruction, and group critiques. Lab fee required; cameras are available for check-out.

Figure Drawing I

ARTS 211 - Olson-Janjic, Kathleen

Drawing from the human figure using a variety of media. Lab fee required.

Photography II

ARTS 220 - Griffiths, Megan S. (Meg)

An introduction to digital photography, explored through a combination of technique and creative problem solving. Methods and approaches for editing, sequencing, and presentation are investigated. The course includes a combination of demonstrations, studio instruction, and group critiques, as well as image presentations, readings, and discussions related to historical and contemporary movements in the medium. Lab fee required; cameras are available for check-out.

Introduction to the Book Arts

ARTS 226 - Griffiths, Megan S. (Meg)

A creative exploration of the tradition of the handmade book. Students learn to make several styles of binding, including accordion books, pamphlets, and Japanese bindings, developing some skill in letterpress printing, paper decorating, and simple printmaking techniques to create original handmade books. Readings, discussions, and slide lectures introduce students to the ingenious history of books and printing. Besides constructing imaginative, individual book art projects, students create one collaborative project. Lab fee required.

Printmaking II

ARTS 228 - Beavers, Leigh A.

Continuation of Printmaking I, with emphasis on one of the major media of printmaking (intaglio, relief, lithography). Students gain experience both with technique and the creative ability to solve visual problems and present compelling images in two dimensions.

Studio Seminar: Methods in Contemporary Art Practice

ARTS 309 - Beavers, Leigh A.

This course is a critique-based studio seminar designed to prepare students for the senior thesis in studio arts and built around a term-long visual arts project responding to current trends in contemporary art. This seminar introduces a theme or topic, supported by readings, films, and image presentations, as the focus of class discussions exploring and highlighting the work of relevant contemporary artists. Students develop and plan a body of work inspired by or in response to this theme. Group and individual critiques assess each student's progress towards this goal. Lab fee required.

Printmaking III

ARTS 327 - Beavers, Leigh A.

Students concentrate on producing a body of work through deeper exploration of one of the printmaking techniques. More emphasis on critical evaluation in the planning and execution stage. Seminar style discussion of contemporary issues in printmaking.

Directed Studio Projects

ARTS 421 - Olson-Janjic, Kathleen

Guided studio work for the art major. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Directed Studio Projects

ARTS 423 - Griffiths, Megan S. (Meg)

Guided studio work for the art major. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Directed Studio Projects

ARTS 423 - Beavers, Leigh A.

Guided studio work for the art major. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.