589 courses:
  • AH-303

    19th 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: AH 201 or AH 306 or with instructor permission
  • AH-304

    Modern Styles

    A survey of painting and sculpture beginning in Europe from Post-Impressionism and Expressionism through the evolution of Cubism and Surrealism, Abstract and Non-Representational and the influence of these major movements on twentieth-century styles in Europe, the United States, and Latin America.
  • AH-306

    Renaissance and Baroque Art

    Stylistic comparisons of major painters, sculptors, and architects who dominated European art from the early days of the Renaissance through the final days of the Catholic Reformation are the foci of this course.
  • AH-313

    American Art

    Painting, sculpture, and architecture in America are examined from the Revolution to the present. This course leverages the new American Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as a resource.
  • 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 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

    Through a wide range of projects, the student illustrator will encounter the concerns of the professional illustrator in the creation of images to inform, instruct, immerse and/or narrate. Emphasis is placed on developing a working understanding of the role of the illustrator/artist in the creation of graphic communication and 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 or instructor permission
  • 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 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. Prerequisite: AR 221
  • 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 is placed on direct observation, composition, personal expression, and improvement of techniques. Prerequisite: AR 221 or instructor permission
  • AR-335

    Fundamentals of Printmaking

    Experimentation with monoprints, linocuts, and woodcuts prepares the student to etch images on zinc plates with tools and procedures that printmakers from Durer and Rembrandt to Picasso constantly investigated to spark their imagination and creativity. Prerequisite: AR 221.