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  • AR-221

    Basic Drawing

    This introductory observational drawing course focuses on developing perceptual acuity in the engagement of three-dimensional objects and space and provides the student with basic proficiency in the translation of the perception of these objects and spaces onto the two-dimensional drawing sur¬face. A variety of drawing materials are used.
  • AR-221A

    Basic Drawing

    This introductory observational drawing course focuses on developing perceptual acuity in the engagement of three-dimensional objects and space and provides the student with basic proficiency in the translation of the perception of these objects and spaces onto the twodimensional drawing surface. A variety of drawing materials are used.
  • AR-222

    Basic Design

    The introductory study of the elements of two-dimensional design such as line, shape, value, color, and texture and their integration into compositions that are unified and dynamic is the focus of this course. A variety of organizational systems are explored, and the systematic study of color is initiated. (no prerequisite) This course meets the Core Creative Expression requirement and is one of the required courses for the Fine Arts minor. Design thinking is now part of the skill sets for many disciplines outside of art. (one 3 hour session)
  • AR-222A

    Basic Design

    The introductory study of the elements of two-dimensional design such as line, shape, value, color, and texture and their integration into compositions that are unified and dynamic is the focus of this course. A variety of organizational systems are explored, and the systematic study of color is initiated.
  • AR-303

    Nineteenth Century Art

    A study of how the major movements of Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism reflect the social, political, and intellectual changes that heralded the modern era. Prerequisite: AR 201 or AR 306.
  • AR-307

    Women Artists

    This course will trace the history of women artists from the Renaissance to the present. The analysis of major artists of each period will involve the manner in which societal attitudes about gender and creativity conditioned their styles and choices of subject matter. Particular attention will be given to the explosion of unique talent and dynamic energy among women artists since the feminist revolution of the 1970s. Prerequisite: AR 201 or 306.
  • AR-310

    Life Studio: Human Figure

    This course is a focused study of anatomical and expressive figure rendering. Students will study and draw muscle and skeletal structures as the foundation of understanding the human form. Direct observation and drawing of the model will be an essential component of this class. For centuries artists have rigorously studied human anatomy in order to create dynamic and convincing drama in visual narrative. Contemporary artists continue to pursue the study of anatomy as a central skill in visual communication and artistic expression. Prerequisite: AR 221.
  • AR-315

    Adv. Drawing for Illust. I

    The introduction of the advanced concepts, systems, tools, and techniques concerned with the specific use of line, value, visual texture, and color to render form and space constitutes the subject matter of this course. Emphasis will be placed on developing a working understanding of the interdependent nature of the relationship between the image drawn and the techniques used to reproduce it graphically. Prerequisite: AR 221.
  • AR-316

    Adv. Drawing for Illust. II

    Through a wide range of projects the student-illustrator will encounter the concerns of the professional illustrator in the creation of effective images. Emphasis will be placed on developing a working understanding of the role of the illustrator/artist in the creation of graphic communication. Prerequisite: AR 315.
  • AR-321

    Painting Techniques I

    The elements of painting are explored as student artists engage projects in the study of the still life through the lens of Impressionism, abstraction from non-visual sources, and nonobjective painting with a focus on the self-referential use of materials. Projects enable students to resolve the more advanced problems of pictorial structure and organization and to arrive at a keener appreciation of the aesthetic. This course meets the Core ?Creative Expression? requirement and is one of the required courses for the Fine Arts minor. This course is on a rotation cycle.
  • AR-322

    Painting Techniques II

    Continued exploration of color, and the organization of forms will enable students to produce compositions in which the content and structure are united in harmony with each other. Prerequisite: AR 310.
  • AR-331

    Creative Problems in Art

    An opportunity for advanced experience or for introduction to new media not covered in other courses. Painting, enameling, weaving, stained glass or collograph printmaking.
  • AR-332

    Creative Problems in Art

    An opportunity for advanced experience or for introduction to new media not covered in other courses. Painting, enameling, weaving, stained glass or collograph printmaking.
  • AR-333

    Watercolor Painting

    Fundamentals of this medium are taught through a series of guided exercises: wet on wet, wet on dry, washes, color mixing and transparency. Emphasis will be placed on direct observation, composition, personal expression, and improvement of techniques. Prerequisite: AR 221. (Not offered in 2003-2004.)