Art Classes

AR116 Basic Photography. 3 hours. Basics of photography, including the history and digital evolution of photography as an art medium. Instruction includes the use of digital cameras, natural and artificial lighting, composition, presentational methods and basic Photoshop editing. A lab fee is assessed; students are responsible for printing their portfolio. Students need access to a DSLR or digital camera (not a point-and-shoot). Fulfills "Fine Arts" requirements. Fall.

AR121 Basics of Design. 3 hours. A study of and application of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art to include drawing, perspectives, models, etc. The course includes a component of art history and theory. A lab fee is assessed; students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. Fulfills "Fine Arts" requirements.

AR130 Studio Art. 3 hours. Specific course study within two-dimensional and three-dimensional art depending on instructor expertise and availability. Course topics could include drawing, painting (watercolor, acrylics, oils), ceramics, sculpture, book making, and fibers (weaving, macramé, fiber sculpture). The course includes a component of art history and theory. A fee is required to cover the cost of materials for the course. May be repeated under different course subtitles. Fulfills "Fine Arts" requirements.

AR186 Art History I. 3 hours. A study of the major world cultures and their artistic achievements. Covers prehistoric art to the end of the Medieval Period. Fulfills "Fine Arts" requirement. Fall.

AR188 Art History II. 3 hours. A study of the major world cultures and their artistic achievements. Covers the Renaissance to the present. Fulfills "Fine Arts" requirement. Spring.

AR290 Special Topics. 1-3 hours. Offered on demand.

 
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