ART 110 Art and Architecture of the Ancient World (4)
A broad survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture from prehistoric to late antiquity. Students are introduced to the field of art history as they learn to identify, interpret, and distinguish the art and architecture of various periods, styles, and cultures including Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman. Works of art are studied in their historical context with emphasis on the cultural values revealed in them. (ART)
ART 151 2D Problem Solving (4)
A hands-on workshop introducing the fundamental theory and practice of studio art primarily in two-dimensional media. This course will examine creative problem solving, visual communication, critical analysis, and interpretation in a variety of media. Group and individual critiques will supplement the studio practice. Open to art majors and non-majors. No previous experience in art required. (ART)
ART 161 3D Problem Solving (4)
A foundation studio art course that examines the elements of visual organization and the communicative possibilities of materials as they apply to three-dimensional forms. Investigates the relationship of form and content through emphasis on idea generation, problem solving, basic three dimensional studio techniques, and art vocabulary sufficient to analyze sculptural forms. (ART)
ART 221 Medieval Art and Architecture (3)
Examines art and architecture produced during the Middle Ages in Europe (from the fourth century CE through the Gothic era, ca. 1400 CE). We will explore major artistic monuments and movements, and analyze how works of art serve as tangible crystallizations of the religious, social, liturgical and historical circumstances of their period and culture. The class will consider art in a variety of media, focusing on painting, sculpture, and architecture. Students will be encouraged to approach each period through key monuments or objects, analyzing each within its own particular cultural perspective. (ART)
ART 222 European Art from the Renaissance to Romanticism (3)
Traces the development in Western European art from the Renaissance to the early 18th century. Introduces students to the field of art history as they learn how to look actively at art works, to interpret the art and architecture of various periods, styles, and cultures within their specific historical contexts. Explores how social, cultural, religious, spiritual, economic, political, and material factors influenced these artists’ changing perception of, and responses to, their world and their artistic expressions. (ART)
ART 241 Art, Science, and Knowledge-Making, 1500-1800 (3)
Examines the range of intersections between art-making, scientific knowledge, and “ways of knowing” in the Early Modern era (c. 1500-1800) through themes and case studies. Introduces the principles, basic methods, and terminology of art historical analysis. Explores the role and exchange of visual communication between artists and thinkers within the social, cultural, religious, economic, political, and material contexts that influenced changing perceptions of, and responses to, an expanding world and new knowledge. (ART)
ART 242 Netherlandish Art, 1400-1650 (3)
This course surveys the principal developments in paintings created in Flanders (today’s Belgium) and the Low Countries between 1400 and 1650. It aims to provide students with an understanding of fundamental artistic characteristics of Flemish and Dutch art from the Renaissance to the Baroque period, as well as the socioeconomic, cultural, material, and intellectual contexts in which artworks were produced, consumed, and circulated. The course draws upon the canonical works of such artists as Van Eyck, Bruegel, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. (ART)
ART 250 Drawing and Painting: Fundamental Practices (4)
This is a hands-on studio art course exploring the fundamental creative practice of drawing and painting. Critical analysis and interpretation of work will be ongoing with regular group and individual critiques. Concepts covered in this class will include, but not be limited to, perspective, proportion, line, value, texture, gesture, negative space, and color theory. Students will draw and paint primarily from real life observation. Additional interpretive projects will be included. (ART)
ART 255 Printmaking: Lithography and Relief Workshop (4)
A hands-on studio art course exploring the fundamental theory, history, and practice of lithography and relief printmaking. Students will integrate content using a variety of traditional and non-traditional techniques within these two areas. While exploring the historical link between printmaking, book arts and papermaking, students will learn to make handmade paper from recycled materials. Critical analysis, interpretation and regular critiques will supplement the studio practice. (ART)
ART 262 Ceramics I (4)
Prerequisite: second-year standing. A studio art course exploring clay as an art medium through the basic ceramic processes commonly used by potters and sculptors, including hand-building, throwing, surface treatment, glazing, and firing. (ART)
ART 264 Sculpture I (4)
Prerequisite: second-year standing. A studio art course investigating the concepts, processes, and materials of sculpture. The practice of organizing three-dimensional form will be explored through such techniques as casting, assemblage, and modeling. The range of materials could include wood, metal, paper, clay, and found objects. (ART)
ART 265 Glassblowing I (3)
Prerequisite: instructor’s permission. An introduction to the techniques of off-hand glassblowing. Emphasis will be on the development of skills of working with the plastic and spontaneous qualities of molten glass. (ART)
ART 267 Metalsmithing I (4)
Prerequisite: second-year standing. A studio art course investigating the concepts, processes, and materials for jewelry, hollowware, and small sculptural objects. The practice of organizing three-dimensional form will be explored through such techniques as casting, smithing, fabrication, and finishing processes. The primary materials explored will be nonferrous metals: brass, copper, and sterling silver. (ART)
ART 268 Body Sculpture and Fiber Arts (4)
Prerequisite: second-year standing. Explores historical and cultural aspects of body decoration and alteration through hands-on experience in creating contemporary interpretations through various fiber arts techniques including weaving, knotting and soft sculpture. (ART)
ART 270 Book Arts: Traditional Structures (4)
A hands-on studio art course exploring the fundamental theory, history, and practice of creating handmade books using traditional structures. Students will learn to construct handmade books using 1, 2, and 3 section sewing techniques, French chain binding, and Coptic binding techniques among others. Initial projects will focus on mastery of technique while later projects will begin to integrate content. The historical link between book arts and papermaking will also be examined. Critical analysis, interpretation and regular critiques will supplement the studio practice. (ART)
ART 295 Practicum in Gallery Management (1)
Prerequisite: instructor’s permission. Offers experience in art gallery management including organizing and installing exhibitions, docent duties and marketing of the gallery. May include some graphic design work. May be repeated. Pass/No Credit basis.
ART 325 History of Modern Art (4)
Explores the origins and development of avant-garde modern art in Europe from the late-18th century to the 1930s. Students examine various artistic movements and styles within their cultural and historical contexts, focusing on the interrelation of ideas and concepts about art and history. (ART, WRT)
ART 350 Drawing and Painting: Conceptual Approaches (4)
Prerequisite: second-year standing. A hands-on studio art course emphasizing conceptual and thematic approaches to the creative practice of drawing and painting. Critical analysis and interpretation of work will be ongoing with regular group and individual critiques. We will focus on visual communication, idea generation, historical context as well as artistic influences. Previous experience in studio art class recommended. (ART)
ART 355 Paper and Print: Intaglio Workshop (4)
Prerequisite: second-year standing. A hands-on studio art course exploring the fundamental theory, history, and practice of intaglio printmaking techniques, specifically etching and engraving. Students will integrate content using a variety of intaglio printmaking techniques such as etching, drypoint, engraving, and aquatint. While exploring the historical link between printmaking, book arts and papermaking, students will learn to make handmade paper from recycled materials. Critical analysis, interpretation and regular critiques will supplement the studio practice. Previous experience in studio art class recommended. (ART)
ART 362 Ceramics II (4)
Prerequisite: ART 262. A continuation of Ceramics I focused on more complex hand-building and wheel throwing construction methods, exploration into various glazing methods as well as an introduction to firing procedures. Emphasis on individual direction and technical achievement.
ART 365 Glassblowing II (3)
Prerequisite: ART 265 and instructor’s permission. A continuation of working with molten glass as a medium of expression. Emphasis will be on developing a more personal style while continuing to improve technical skills and understanding of the processes.
ART 367 Metalsmithing II (4)
Prerequisite: ART 267. A continuation of Metalsmithing I with both individually arranged and structured projects exploring more complex construction and statements in jewelry and small sculpture from metal. Emphasis on conceptual and technical achievement.
ART 370 Book Arts: Experimental Structures (4)
Prerequisite: second-year standing. An advanced studio art course exploring the theory, history, and practice of creating handmade books using experimental structures. Emphasis will be placed on conceptual development and non-traditional book structures. The history of the book and handmade paper will be examined with particular emphasis on contemporary artist’s books. Critical analysis, interpretation and regular critiques will supplement the studio practice. (ART)
ART 380 Advanced Studio (3)
Prerequisite: Any 300-level studio course and instructor permission. A studio course that provides students an opportunity to explore individual advanced problems in art. Emphasis on developing a successful body of artwork. Stresses work presentation and portfolio development.
ART 397 Internship in Art (Arr)
Prerequisite: instructor’s permission. The internship provides an opportunity for the student to explore a career option in the major field of study. Pass/No Credit basis.
ART 399 Independent Study (Arr)
Prerequisite: third-year standing, several art courses and instructor’s permission. Provides an opportunity for students to explore individual problems in art. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
ART 425 Theory, Criticism, and Art Since 1945 (4)
Prerequisite: ART 325 or instructor permission. A study of contemporary artistic theory and practice focusing on the ideas and issues that have informed art criticism of the past 40 years.
ART 485 Senior Seminar in Art (4)
Prerequisite: senior standing and art major. This course is the art major capstone experience. Emphasizes professional presentation and stresses advanced work. A mature body of work is created through the course of the semester and presented during the senior exhibit. Team-taught by art faculty.