ART 105 Fundamentals of Drawing (3 hours)

A foundation course that focuses on developing basic skills in perceptual drawing and composition. Students explore line, shape, form, light, and perspective through the still lifes and interior architecture. Course fee* applies. This course will satisfy the fine arts core area requirement.

ART 201 Life Drawing: Anatomy (3 hours)

Students will also be introduced to basic surface anatomy (bones, muscles, and tendons) important to life drawing. Using traditional materials, students explore gesture, composition, proportion, volume and structure through long and short figure poses. Frequent historical references are made through reproductions and slides. Course fee* applies. This course will satisfy the fine arts core area requirement.

ART 202 Life Drawing: Portrait (3 hours)

This class focuses on the structure of the head along with analysis and measurement of facial features to achieve likeness and psychological insight. Students work in a variety of media, sizes, and styles. Long and short poses will be explored using a variety of models. Several sessions will also be devoted to the draped and nude figure. Course fee* applies. This course will satisfy the fine arts core area requirement.

ART 224 Painting I: Color and Light (3 hours)

A foundation course that introduces students to the various methods and materials of oil painting from direct observation of the still life. Students will learn how to see color and light in all its various disguises of hue, saturation, temperature and value. Course fee* applies. Prerequisite: ART 105

ART 270 Printmaking I (3 hours)

An introduction to printmaking as a creative arena, where a range of printmaking processes and techniques open up the possibilities for explorations of image-making. Students work in relief, intaglio and monotype and acquire the fundamental technical, drawing and formal skills necessary to work in printmaking. Course fee* applies. This course will satisfy the fine arts core area requirement.

ART 304 Painting II: Form and Content (3 hours)

An intermediate painting course designed to expand students’ understanding of the materials, methods and themes of painting as well as further strengthen their ability to control space, light and color. In-class assignments focus on work from the figure model. Weekly homework assignments explore creative problems such as form, content and concept, and their interdependence. Course fee* applies. Prerequisite(s): Either ART 201 or ART 202; ART 224

ART 317 Printmaking II (3 hours)

An intermediate printmaking course designed to expand students’ understanding of the intaglio and relief techniques, further strengthen their image-making skills and help them develop a personal creative direction in the medium. Students explore different ideas, pictorial structures and process possibilities and consider creative problems such as form, content and concept in their work. Course fee* applies. This course will satisfy the fine arts core area requirement.

ART 380 Painting III: Figure Workshop (3 hours)

An intermediate painting course in which students explore a wide range of painting modes, processes, materials and techniques as well as develop their problem-solving skills, critical thinking and ability to successfully formulate and articulate their ideas in a personal direction in painting. Course fee* applies. Prerequisite: ART 201 or ART 202.

ART 460 Painting IV: Senior Capstone (3 hours)

Formerly Painting IV: Materials and Processes
An advanced painting course in which students develop a personal direction in their work, while considering creative problems such as form, content and concept. Open-ended assignments and independent projects lead toward self-motivated work in painting, where students pose their own creative problems, explore and find their solutions. Course fee* applies. Prerequisite: ART 380.

*$50 per course