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ARTH 161: Introduction to American Art

Offered Fall semester 2014 (august 19-December 12)

This course surveys American art and architecture, analyzing paintings, sculpture, buildings, and popular imagery produced between the early colonial period and World War I.

Required Texts

  • Craven, American Art: History and Culture, revised 1st edition (2002), ISBN 978-0072823295
  • Doezema and Milroy, Reading American Art (1998), ISBN 978-0300069983

You may purchase the textbooks at Friday Center Books & Gifts in person, online, or by mailing or faxing in the book order form. Refer to the online ordering site for current book prices. Please see Textbooks for textbook purchase dates.

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ARTH 282: Modernism I: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

Offered Summer 2014 (11 weeks: May 13–July 25)

ARTH 282 is a detailed study of selected paintings and associated critical texts, intended to develop an understanding of the issues of late nineteenth-century impressionism and symbolism.

Required Text

  • Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Nineteenth-Century European Art, 2nd edition (2006), ISBN 978-0131886438

You may purchase the textbooks at Friday Center Books & Gifts in person, online, or by mailing or faxing in the book order form. Refer to the online ordering site for current book prices. Please see Textbooks for textbook purchase dates.

Course Details

  • Instructor: Robin Holmes, MA
  • Department: Art
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Prerequisite, any introductory-level art history course or permission of instructor.
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ARTS 101: Idea and Form

Offered Summer 2014 (11 weeks: May 13–July 25)

ARTS 101 explores concepts of making art in both practice and in theory. Driven by foundational theoretical texts that have influenced twentieth-century art and culture, the course explores art as content and meaning, and art’s relationship to form, everyday life, and visual culture.

Required Textbook:

  • Harrison and Wood, Art in Theory 1900–2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas, 2nd edition (2002) ISBN: 978-0631227083

Additional Required Materials:

  • two Canson Pure White (or an equivalent) 16x20” art boards
  • a variety of found/recycled items for creating two collages (Learn more)
  • access to a digital camera, smart phone, or scanner for photographing your assignments so you can upload them

Course Details

  • Summer instructor: Megan Stein, MFA
  • Fall instructor: Amy White, MA
  • Department: Art
  • Credit hours: 3
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ARTS 102: Core Concepts: Image

Offered Summer 2014 (11 weeks: May 13–July 25)

Offered Fall semester 2014 (august 19-December 12)

This online studio course investigates concepts and strategies of two-dimensional image making. Introduces design elements of visual language (line, shape, value, texture, color). Considers the cultural codes that accompany visual information and how they combine with organizational structures to determine a variety of effects, influence responses, and inform meaning. Foundation requirement for studio majors.

Required Text

  • To be determined

Course Details

  • Summer instructor: Antoine Williams, MFA
  • Fall instructor: Shane Smith, MA
  • Department: Art
  • Credit hours: 3
  • A sample syllabus is not yet available.

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ARTS 356: Introduction to Digital Photography

Offered Fall semester 2014 (august 19-December 12)

This course introduces students to digital photography. Students are encouraged to be in control of their cameras and technology, to develop an artistic style moving beyond the snapshot, and to learn to describe and critique work with a command of digital and artistic vocabulary.

Required Text

  • There is no required textbook. Students will instead be required to read various online articles and Web sites.

Required Equipment

  • Students must have a digital SLR Camera with a standard focus lens (approximately 50mm) and full manual exposure and focal controls (focus, ISO, aperture, and shutter speed settings).

Course Details

  • Instructor: Eric Pickersgill, BFA
  • Department: Art
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Prerequisite: ART 105 or equivalent
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