academics

Art

Professor: S. Thomas (chair)
Associate Professors: S. Parsons, T. Shields
, L. Twa
Assistant Professors: G. Punt


The Art Department works within the guidelines of the National Standards for Visual Art to develop the visual awareness of all people of the College community.  The members of the Department believe that visual awareness increases human awareness which in turn contributes indispensably to the development of a reasoning and imaginative human being.  Through studying the history of art and the art of other cultures, manipulating structures of design while working in the various studios and critically analyzing works of art, students become more aware of how art functions in the greater community. 

The program stresses foundations in drawing and design as a basis for all art-making processes.  Students work with staff of the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery curating exhibits and working with the permanent collection.  Graduates enter a wide variety of art related occupations.
 

Art Major:

36 credit hours (minimum)
Required Courses: (Base Requirements for all three tracks) 25 credit hours
ART 101 — Drawing I: Introduction to Drawing (3 cr)
ART 112 — Art History I: Prehistory to the Renaissance (3 cr)
ART 113 — Art History II: Renaissance through the 20th Century (3 cr)
ART 120 — Design I: Two-Dimensional Design (3 cr)
ART 130 — Ceramics I: Introduction to Ceramics (3 cr)
–or– ART 150 — Sculpture I: Introduction to Sculpture (3 cr)
ART 201 — Drawing II: Intermediate Drawing (3 cr)
ART 220 — Design II: Intermediate Design (3 cr)
ART 490 — Senior Seminar (1 cr)
ART Studio Electives (14 cr minimum)

Additional ART credits are required for all tracks. Students work with academic advisors in the Art Department to select the appropriate studio electives.
All Art majors must pass the Sophomore and Junior Reviews ( 15 and 24 credit hour studio review). All graduating Art majors are required to exhibit studio work in a juried senior show.

Art Education Track: 36-43 credit hours. Designed to prepare the student for teaching in elementary or secondary schools. Secondary Art Education emphasizes discipline-based art education methodologies. Students must consult with the Education Department to meet teacher certification requirements.
Required Courses: ART 290 — Art and Children (3 cr)
                                    EDUC 310K — Secondary Methods — Art

Liberal Arts Track: 36-43 credit hours. For the student seeking personal satisfaction and not a career in art.

Pre-professional Track: 53-60 credit hours. Preparation for career options, graduate school, or continued personal artistic development. A Sophomore and Junior Review are required.

Art Minor:

20 credit hours
ART 101 — Drawing I: Introduction to Drawing (3 cr)
ART 112 — Art History I: Prehistory to the Renaissance (3 cr)
ART 113 — Art History II: Renaissance through the 20th Century (3 cr)
ART 120 — Design I: Two-Dimensional Design (3 cr)
ART 130 — Ceramics I: Introduction to Ceramics (3 cr)
–or– ART 150 — Sculpture I: Introduction to Sculpture
ART Elective coursework (5 cr)

Art Courses:

NOTES: ART 101: Drawing I and ART 120: Design I are prerequisites for Art majors to all other studio courses (drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking). Additional fees apply to all Art courses.

ART 100 — Introduction to Art (Area 3.5B) (3 credits)
A general introduction to art based upon the elements and principles of design, an exposure to important works in the history of art, written and oral criticism of art, and studio work (primarily drawing and painting) centered on the applications of design. Students attend exhibits and receptions for artists to reinforce conversation skills in the greater visual art community. Not Recommended for Art Majors; Offered Occasionally.

ART 101 — Drawing I: Introduction to Drawing (Area 3.5B) (3 credits)
Drawing fundamentals with emphasis upon the formal elements of drawing. Media include pencil, charcoal, pen and ink. This course, along with ART 120 is a prerequisite for art majors to all other studio courses.  Offered Every Semester.

ART 103 — Photoshop (Area 3.5B) (3 credits)
This course focuses on learning many of the Photoshop program fundamentals while developing design skills in given areas. The assignments involve images that are manipulated, combined and layered to express personal interpretations. Students learn to work with the tools, layers, filters, adjustment layers, mask layers, quick masks, modes and color correction. In addition to the design projects, specific lessons are given targeting various aspects of the program. Offered Some Interims.

ART 112 — Art History I: Prehistory to the Renaissance (Area 3.1A) (3 credits)
An introductory survey of artistic creations and their relationship to historical developments from the cave paintings through the Middle Ages. Cross-Listed with HIST 112; Offered Every Fall Semester.

ART 113 — Art History II: Renaissance Through the 20th Century (Area 3.1B) (3 credits)
An introductory survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture and their relationship to modern history from the Italian Renaissance through the twentieth century in the United States. Cross-Listed with HIST 113; Offered Every Spring Semester.

ART 120 — Design I: Two-Dimensional Design (Area 3.5B) (3 credits)
Theory and practice in the elements of two-dimensional design (line, shape, value, texture, color, mass, space, and time). Visual problem solving with appropriate materials and tools. This course, along with ART 101 is a prerequisite for art majors to all other studio courses.  Offered Every Semester.

ART 127 — Box Art (Area 3.5B) (3 credits)
This course explores the use of the box form throughout history from the ancient times to modern. Students will learn a wide variety of construction techniques and methods. They will learn the basics of good design, what the elements of art are, and how they are used through the principles of art. No matter how limited a student’s background or training in art might be, they will be able to create works of art through this form that are personal, meaningful and presentable.  Offered Some Interims.

ART 130 — Ceramics I: Introduction to Ceramics (Area 3.5B) (3 credits)
Study of forms inherent in medium of clay through free-form hand building and disciplined, classical style wheel thrown forms. Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing; Offered Every Semester.

ART 140 — Painting I: Introduction to Painting (Area 3.5B) (3 credits)
Painting fundamentals with emphasis on the elements of form: line, shape, color, value, texture, and space. Offered Every Semester.

ART 150 — Sculpture I: Introduction to Sculpture (Area 3.5B) (3 credits)
Coupling of sculptural processes with traditional mediums, (modeling and mold-making in plaster and clay, carving, construction and/or assemblage) with emphasis on design. Offered Every Semester.

ART 160 — Introduction to Printmaking (Area 3.5B) (3 credits)
Three major printmaking processes will be explored; intaglio, lithography, screenprinting or woodcut. Offered Every Semester.

ART 190 — Graphic Design I (Area 3.5B) (3 credits)
Introductory course covering a wide range of visual communication skills and knowledge including learning the principles of visual perception, how we perceive a two-dimensional surface, aesthetics and current design issues. Navigating Photoshop and Illustrator while designing dynamic layouts will be learned. Offered Every Fall Semester.

ART 201 — Drawing II: Intermediate Drawing (3 credits)
Theory and practice in the elements of drawing with emphasis upon the nude human figure. See department policy on use of nude models at www.augie.edu/academics/art/hands-learning. Prerequisite: ART 101; Offered Every Semester.

ART 206 — Digital Photography (3 credits)
The fundamentals of digital photography are explored with an emphasis on use of composition and design. The course goals are to become proficient at the technical aspects of photography and working with the images in Photoshop in an efficient and creative way. A strong feature of the course is to appreciate the art of photography through the study of historic and contemporary work and to apply that appreciation to your own work. Students are required to have a working knowledge of Photoshop and a SLR digital camera.  Offered Occasionally.

ART 220 — Design II: Intermediate Design (3 credits)
A continuation of Design I with emphasis upon three dimensional techniques, materials, and concepts. Prerequisite: ART 120; Offered Every Spring Semester.

ART 230 — Ceramics II: Intermediate Ceramics (3 credits)
Student concentration in one specific area of clay work begun in Ceramics I. Prerequisite: ART 130; Offered Every Semester.

ART 240 — Painting II: Intermediate Painting (3 credits)
Continued study in painting with emphasis on two-dimensional problem solving. Prerequisite: ART 140; Offered Every Semester.

ART 250 — Sculpture II: Intermediate Sculpture (3 credits)
Continued study in sculpture (stone carving, bronze casting, welded metals, plastics, and new mediums). Prerequisite: ART 150; Offered Every Semester.

ART 260 — Printmaking II (3 credits)
Further study in printmaking including intaglio, lithography, and monotype. Prerequisite: ART 160; Offered Every Semester.

ART 261 — Printmaking III (3 credits)
Intermediate studies in printmaking which can include intaglio, serigraphy, lithography, monotype, digital, photo, and relief processes. Prerequisite: ART 260; Offered Every Semester.

ART 262 — Printmaking: Woodcut (3 credits)
An introduction to woodcut printing.  Prerequisite: ART 101 OR 120; Offered Infrequently.

ART 290 — Art and Children (Area 3.5B) (3 credits)
A study of the theories and techniques of teaching art in the elementary grades. This course is a prerequisite for EDUC 301K. Offered Every Semester.

ART 301 — Drawing III: Advanced Drawing (3 credits)
Drawing from the nude human figure. A continuation of Drawing II. See department policy on use of nude models at www.augie.edu/academics/art/hands-learning. Prerequisite: ART 201; Offered Every Semester.

ART 302 — Drawing IV: Advanced Individual Study in Drawing (3 credits)
Advanced creative study from nature and the model in various drawing media. Independent study in drawing methods. Prerequisite: ART 301; Offered Every Semester.

ART 306 — Advanced Digital Photography (3 credits)
This course is a continuation of ART 206, allowing students to explore further the goals of that course, by learning to work with images in Photoshop in a more efficient and creative way. Prerequisite: ART 206; Offered Occasionally.

ART 313 — Art Since 1945 (W-Area 2.1B) (3 credits)
This course examines developments in art and visual culture from the middle of the twentieth century to the present through selected discrete topical units: Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Pop Art, postmodernism, and the critique of museum institutions are just a few of the topics that will be covered. Students will engage critically both visual examples and seminal texts produced by significant artists, art historians, philosophers, and art critics. Offered Occasionally.

ART 315 — The Art and Archeology of Ancient Peru (Area 3.6) (4 credits)
This course will explore Peru, one of the most culturally significant and biodiverse regions on the planet. Coursework will combine selected readings with site visits to museums, galleries, artists' studios, and world significant archeological sites. Students will participate in on-site field research and creative projects, focusing on field sketching, watercolor painting, and journaling. Highlights include visits to six UNESCO World Heritage sites, ancient desert cities, paragliding, watching condors, an orphanage stay, and backpacking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. A physician's release stating you are in excellent physical condition and capable of hiking to altitudes above 15,000 feet is required. This trip is meant for people who enjoy the outdoors, sleeping in tents, and can maintain a flexible mindset for adventure travel in a developing country with infrastructure, lodging, food, and transportation limitations.

ART 321 — Graphic Design II (3 credits)
Comprehensive study of layout and illustration fundamentals. Offered Every Spring Semester.

ART 322 — Graphic Design III (3 credits)
Advanced graphic design course in production (camera ready art) skills on the Macintosh. Prerequisite: ART 321; Offered Every Fall Semester.

ART 326 — Graphic Design IV (3 credits)
A course designed to prepare finished art work for a portfolio. A corporate identity campaign will be developed in photo shop, canvas, and Quark Xpress computer programs. Prerequisite: ART 322; Offered Every Spring Semester.

ART 330 — Ceramics III (3 credits)
This course continues to develop application techniques and design skills beyond that in Ceramics I and II. Students are challenged to experience new applications, test their limits to create more diversified clay works, and build on their design and application processes. Prerequisite: ART 230; Offered Every Semester.

ART 331 — Ceramics IV (3 credits)
This course continues to develop application techniques and design skills beyond that in Ceramics I, II, and III. Students are challenged to experience new applications, test their limits to create more diversified clay works, and build on their design and application processes. Prerequisite: ART 330; Offered Every Semester.

ART 340 — Painting III: Advanced Painting (3 credits)
Further study in painting for the advanced student. Prerequisites: ART 240; Offered Every Semester.

ART 341 — Painting IV: Advanced Individual Study in Painting (3 credits)
Advanced creative study in painting working with the instructor in a one-to-one relationship. Prerequisites: ART 340; Offered Every Semester.

ART 342 — Painting V: Watercolor (3 credits)
An introduction to watercolor painting. Offered Some Interims.

ART 350 — Sculpture III: Advanced Sculpture (3 credits)
Study of contemporary movements in sculpture and/or continued study of traditional mediums. Prerequisite: ART 250; Offered Every Semester.

ART 351 — Sculpture IV: Advanced Individual Study in Sculpture (3 credits)
Advanced creative study in sculpture, working with the instructor in a one-to-one relationship. Special problems in sculpture emphasizing technique and production. Prerequisite: ART 350; Offered Every Semester.

ART 360 — Printmaking IV (3 credits)
Builds on Printmaking III and includes intaglio, serigraphy, lithography, monotype, digital, photo, and relief processes. Prerequisite: ART 261; Offered Every Semester.

ART 361 — Printmaking V (3 credits)
Builds on Printmaking IV and includes intaglio, serigraphy, lithography, monotype, digital, photo, and relief processes. Prerequisite: ART 360; Offered Every Semester.

ART 395, 495 — Internship (2-4 credits)

ART 197, 297, 397 — Topics in Art (2-4 credits)

ART 199, 299, 399, 499 — Independent Study (2-4 credits)

ART 490 — Senior Seminar (1 credit)
Bidding commissions, museum work, resumes, graduate schools, displaying your work, and preparing a portfolio are some of the aspects covered in this course. This culminates in working with an advisor from the Art department in helping you select the work for your senior show. Offered Every Fall Semester.