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A World of Art   (ART-100)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
A World of Art is an art appreciation course that covers the sweep of Western art from its earliest sources to its most recent developments. The course covers a range of media that have defined visual art over time: painting and sculpture, architecture and decorative arts, photography and drawing, mixed media, assemblage and installation art. A World of Art discusses ways that the visual arts have echoed the human experience across the ages. A key theme is the way that art reflects both continuity with previous tradition and transformation as artists continually create something new. Course content is drawn from the Teaching Company's "Art Across the Ages" course by Professor Ori Z. Soltes.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the tension between continuity and transformation in the history of art.
  • Discuss ways that visual art echoes human experience.
  • Differentiate between different periods and styles of art.
  • Examine the interplay between art and the areas of religion, politics, and culture.
  • Discuss varying styles of representation and abstraction.
  • Examine the emergence of artistic self-preoccupation.
  • Demonstrate appreciation of various types of visual art.

 
Drawing I   (ART-101)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
In this introductory level drawing course, the student will be able to demonstrate the basic principles of perspective and composition by creating drawings that utilize processes such as sketching, rendering, surface texture, line, form, contour, and value in a variety of media.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the drawing process from start to finish identifying options for technique and vocabulary.
  • List and identify the various drawing media and materials used in drawings.
  • Describe how to ensure that the details in a drawing relate to the overall composition.
  • Illustrate and discuss how to apply balance or perspective in an individual drawing.
  • Demonstrate and discuss the application of formal or informal balance in a drawing.
  • Illustrate the use of positive and negative space in a drawing.
  • Describe how to use sighting techniques
  • Illustrate and discuss the use of line, value, proportion, and visual balance in a work of art.
  • Define and illustrate contour drawing used in a work of art.
  • Analyze line weight, proportion, inward cues, and geometric shapes used in a drawing.
  • Critique a variety of drawings in different media giving attention to the elements of art, composition, technique, etc.

10-12 works are formatted as long and shorter studies of the figure. In other cases, there may be less works, but the deeper conceptual/historic content of the works are to be revealed in the narrative about those works.  
Drawing II   (ART-102)   3.00 s.h.  
Advanced drawing techniques with emphasis upon the development of a creative approach. Emphasis on composition and the search for a personal style. Use of variety of media. 
Glassblowing I   (ART-103)   3.00 s.h.  
Introduction to the craft of ornamental glassblowing and provides a complete orientation to the equipment, tools, supplies and techniques of the craft. 
Glassblowing II   (ART-104)   3.00 s.h.  
Advanced course that addresses the skills and techniques of ornamental glassblowing. Students are encouraged to expand the basic glass- blowing skills into the creation of original works of art. 
Fabrication I   (ART-105)   3.00 s.h.  
Introduction to understanding scientific glassware and the skills necessary for fabrication and repair. 
Fabrication II   (ART-106)   3.00 s.h.  
Continued study of the understanding of scientific glassware and the skills necessary for fabrication and repair. 
Painting I   (ART-111)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of composition, color, theory, and developmental skills through a variety of media that can include, but are not limited to, tempera, water color, acrylic and oil, using wet media and opaque painting, in works of art ranging from representational to expressive and abstract. The student should also be able to discuss various art techniques and ideas as well as demonstrating a critical awareness of the problems inherent in painting and the safe use of materials.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Name all materials, supplies and supplemental materials needed to create the works of painted art.
  • Explain or list in college level writing all prerequisite courses and content of courses needed prior to this learning. This includes techniques, vocabulary and materials needed prior to this course.The standard prerequisite courses for painting 1 are: Two-Dimensional Design, Color Theory, and Drawing 1.
  • Name all techniques learned using paint (and naming the type of paint and its particular properties) as a medium, verbally and written at the college level.
  • Explain the purpose of any materials and techniques used in the documentation art works, orally or written at college level. The student builds on prior learning in this explanation, weaving the enhanced, new learning into the prior learning in college level writing.
  • Solve problems (while creating the artwork) created when media or materials do not perform as expected. The student explains how the problem is solved and describes what learning takes place either orally or written at college level.
  • Classify all painting media materials either orally or written at college level.
  • Analyze the replication of an existing artwork using a paint medium, created by a master painter, via analysis and comparison. Student will write a college level reflective commentary using contrast and compare.
  • Research the history of the medium and reflect in college level writing, on the impact of this learning on new artwork.
  • Reflect and write at college level, about the learning from both past and present, synthesizing new learning with old learning.
  • Critique the work that they have produced in college level writing or orally.

 
Painting II   (ART-112)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
Beginning painting problems with emphasis upon craftsmanship and the development of a creative approach.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes :< /p>
  • Original intermediate level work investigating the sources of inspiration that artists use to conceptualize a painting. Emphasis will be on the initial development of individual, technical, and stylistic directions.
  • The student will be expected to document a range of fundamental material and perceptive skills required to engage in the practice of phase two of beginning painting.
  • Utilize specialized intermediate painting vocabulary and concepts involved in describing painting media as well as articulating any relevant historical and contemporary contexts to each project under discussion
  • Document an understanding of the potential of the painting medium, identify the major ways in which paintings can operate critically, and can describe their understanding, in creative ways, how this has affected the realization of their documentation projects.
  • Explain their knowledge and understanding of a range of intermediate painting skills and methodologies in their creative documentation painting works.
  • Communicate the strengths and weaknesses of each of their intermediate painting projects as individual works or as a collection/group/theme of works.
  • Explain how the knowledge builds on prior learning from the first phase of painting (Beginning Painting 1) in this portfolio.

8-10 works are appropriate for this level. Many students will have a more than that. In other cases, there may be less works, but the deeper conceptual/historic content of the works are to be revealed in the narrative about those works.  
Figure Painting   (ART-115)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
Using the human figure as the main object of study for painting.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Documentation work is to be original Figure Painted works that fully and in detail, explores the human figure; working from live models and through exercises in rendering accurate musculature and skin tones by a through a study of human anatomy and using paint. Emphasis will be on the development of technical and anatomical proficiency for paintings that very accurately render the human form. This study may involve techniques for classical under painting.
  • The student will be expected to document a range of fundamental material and perceptive skills required to engage in the practice of figure painting.
  • Utilize specialized figure painting and anatomical vocabulary and involved in describing paintings of figures.
  • Document an understanding of the history of figure painting and can describe their understanding, in creative ways, how this has affected the realization of their documentation projects.
  • Explain their detailed knowledge and understanding of a range of anatomical figure painting skills and methodologies in their documentation painted works.
  • Communicate the strengths and weaknesses of each of their figure painting projects as individual works or as a collection/group/theme of works.
  • Explain how the new painting drawing knowledge builds on prior learning from prior drawing courses or levels of drawing/painting in this portfolio.

10-12 works are appropriate as long and shorter painted studies of the figure. In other cases, there may be less works, but the deeper conceptual/historic content of the works are to be revealed in the narrative about those works.  
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