Design and Color

ARTS 101: Design and Color I (3)
Organizational and structural problems as a basis for the development of style. Studies in line, texture, shape, space, value, color, and two dimensional composition through studio problems.

ARTS 201: Design and Color II (3)
Continuation of ARTS 101. Composition: three-dimensional problems. Advanced work in the properties and uses of color and materials. Prereq: ARTS 101.

ARTS 365B: Design and Color III (3)
Advanced design problem determined in consultation with instructor. Prereq: ARTS 101 and ARTS 201.


Creative Drawing

ARTS 106: Creative Drawing I (3)
Development of graphic fluency in black and white through direct observation of nature and the model. Drawing as a means of enlarging visual sensitivity using a wide range of media and subject matter. Work from model.

ARTS 206: Creative Drawing II (3)
Continuation of ARTS 106. Advanced work in graphic representation. Development of visual acuity and a personal drawing style while working in color. Work from the model. Prereq: ARTS 106.

ARTS 365F: Creative Drawing III (3)
Advanced multimedia drawing. Prereq: ARTS 106 and ARTS 206.


Enameling and Jewelry

ARTS 210: Enameling and Jewelry I (3)
Techniques in the application of vitreous enamel on copper and of constructed metal jewelry. Technical skill and suitability of design as applied to the medium.

ARTS 310: Enameling and Jewelry II (3)
Continuation of ARTS 210. Advanced enameling and jewelry techniques applied to copper or silver, cloisonne, champleve, basse taille, plique-jour. Creative use of design principles and jewelry techniques. Prereq: ARTS 210.

ARTS 365C: Enameling and Jewelry III (3)
Advanced enameling and jewelry problems determined in consultation with instructor. Prereq: ARTS 210 and ARTS 310.


Fibers and Textiles

ARTS 212: Weaving, Fibers, and Textiles I (3)
Basic techniques of weaving, macrame, and textile printing. Use of natural and synthetic fibers. Introduction to batik, quilting, and block printing on fabric.

ARTS 312: Weaving, Fibers, and Textile II (3)
Continuation of ARTS 212. Development of a selected area of weaving or textiles: loom weaving, tapestry, three dimensional work, batik, or fabric printing. Exploration of an area through design and execution of a series of projects. Prereq: ARTS 212.

ARTS 365H: Weaving, Fibers, and Textiles III (3)
Advance textile problems determined in consultation with instructor. Prereq: ARTS 212 and ARTS 312.



ARTS 214: Ceramics I (3)
The techniques of hand building. Development of sensitivity to design and form. Basic work in stoneware, earthenware, and glazing.

ARTS 314: Ceramics II (3)
Continuation of ARTS 214. Problematic approach to technical aspects of ceramics; extensive experience in wheel throwing, experimentation with glaze and clay body formulation. Prereq: ARTS 214.

ARTS 365G: Ceramics III (3)
Advanced ceramics problems determined in consultation with instructor. Prereq: ARTS 214 and ARTS 314.

ARTS 399: Summer Ceramic Workshop (3)
The properties of clay, traditional hand-building forming techniques, and Japanese raku firing processes will be explored.  Projects undertaken will be ceramic vessels, sculptures, multicultural masks and musical instruments.  Individual creative expression and co-operative peer interaction is necessary.



ARTS 216: Painting I (3)
The creative, conceptual, visual, and technical aspects of painting. Style ranging from naturalism to abstraction. Work in acrylic and mixed media.

ARTS 316: Painting II (3)
Continuation of ARTS 216. Expansion of basic concepts treated in ARTS 216. Work in acrylic and mixed media. Development of personal style. Prereq: ARTS 216.

ARTS 365A: Painting III (3)
Advanced painting problems determined in consultation with instructor. Prereq: ARTS 216 and ARTS 316.



ARTS 220: Photography Studio I (3)
Camera, film, and darkroom techniques. Development of basic black and white perceptual and photographic skills. Darkroom and photographic field and lab work. 35mm camera required.

ARTS 320: Photography Studio II (3)
Continuation of ARTS 220. Advanced theory and black and white techniques, historic processes and theory. Development of personal aesthetic encouraged. Field work. 35mm camera required. Prereq: ARTS 220.

ARTS 322: Photography: Digital Color Studio I (3)
Personal expression through use of color photography. Digital camera required. Prereq: ARTS 220.

ARTS 323: Photography: Digital Color Studio II (3)
Advanced theory and techniques of the digital photography workflow and its application to creative photography.  Field and computer lab work.  Advanced amateur digital camera and access to Photoshop CC required.  (Prereq:  ARTS 322)

ARTS 325: Creative Photography (3)
Creative photography through photographing and responding to photographs. The question of self-expression and photographic medium explored in the pursuit of understanding images. Prereq: ARTS 220 and ARTS 320 or ARTS 322.

ARTS 365D: B&W Photography Studio (3)
Advanced black and white problems determined in consultation with instructor. Prereq: ARTS 220 and ARTS 320.