This course is a survey of major concepts in the visual arts and their relation to the societies that produced them. Art Appreciation is an introduction to the history of art, contemporary art, art theory, artworks, media, and creative processes. The student will develop an increased appreciation for the visual arts, the usage of media as a means of communication, and the parallel relation to specific styles, periods, and cultures. [KRSN ART 1010 Art Appreciation].
ART 120: Design I
This course focuses on the elements and principles of two-dimensional design. Students will work to extend practical art skills and solve aesthetic composition problems of visual communication through lecture, critique, and supervised studio practice with a variety of media.
ART 121: Design II
In this course students will utilize the elements and principles of three-dimensional design. An increased range of visual expression and technical art skills through the manipulation of form and materials to create three-dimensional art are developed through lecture, critique, and supervised studio practice. Prerequisite: ART 120.
ART 126: Drawing I
In this course students learn basic studio skills and techniques for drawing from direct observation using subjects such as still life, landscape and architecture. The depiction of form, light and spatial depth is emphasized along with accurate proportion and scale. A variety of basic drawing media will be utilized to expand aesthetic awareness, along with analysis of drawings, critiques and classroom discussions. [KRSN ART 1040 Introduction to Drawing].
ART 127: Drawing II
This studio course reinforces and further develops the skills of direct observation established in Drawing I. Spatial illusion and perspective will be stressed, and students will include the use of color media, and develop drawings that integrate content, concept and composition. Prerequisite: ART 126.
ART 133: Painting I
Students in this studio course explore versatile processes for planning and developing a visual idea using oil-based media. The course examines color theory, under-painting, fat over lean paint application, glazing and impasto. Students construct and prepare sound painting supports for canvas and panel and are taught safe handling of solvents and mediums.
ART 134: Painting II
This studio course introduces more advanced color issues and explorations of painting mediums. Students are expected to use color as a language in their painting further developing their aesthetic awareness and personal style. Students have relevant reading and writing assignments relating to composition. Prerequisite: ART 133.
This course is an introductory course in digital photography open to students of all disciplines and experience levels. This course provides instruction in basic camera techniques such as perspective, composition and lighting as well as a history of the medium and language of photography. Students will also learn to download, store, edit, critique and print digital photographic images.
ART 161: Digital Photography I
This studio art course provides instruction in digital photography, emphasizing the relationship between new digital imaging processes and color photographic techniques. Examination of the functions of light, color and crucial elements in the context of image capture will be central to the course. The course includes instruction in camera operation, scanning processes, lighting, image editing software, digital workflow, and output for print. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom software and computers will be the digital darkroom.
ART 162: Digital Photography II
The emphasis of this course will be on content, craftsmanship and the development of a personal point of view as an image-maker. Projects are concept driven and students are expected to explore individual approaches to the medium based on personal interests, creative influences and individual experimentation. Each student will develop an individual project that will extend throughout the semester and be presented as a cohesive portfolio of work along with an artist’s statement. Prerequisite: ART 161.
This studio course offers students experience in life drawing processes and techniques. Students will focus on gesture, proportion, foreshortening, diagramming, and anatomy to create structured figure drawings that demonstrate a general knowledge of the underlying muscle and skeletal systems. Prerequisite: Recommended ART 126 Drawing I.