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Fall Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in RC Fine Arts


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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


RCARTS 269. Elements of Design.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Materials fee ($35).

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Materials fee ($35).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course provides non-art concentrators with the opportunity to practice, as well as study, visual skills. It gives students a broad experience through:

  1. exposure to art history, anthropology and art, and the psychology of visual perception presented in slide lectures;
  2. technical mastery of a range of media;
  3. development of creative and technical skills; and
  4. critical assessment of works of art during class discussions and critiques.

During the first part of the course students acquire a visual vocabulary by working with the basic elements of design, including line, shape, tone, texture, perspective, balance, and color. Students complete projects dealing with these visual elements. During the final part of the course students apply their new visual skills to longer, more complex projects.

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RCARTS 285. Photography.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michael B Hannum (mbh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Materials fee ($100).

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Materials fee ($100).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An introduction to the medium of photography from the perspective of the artist. It includes an overview of photography's role in the arts, the development of an understanding of visual literacy and self-expression as they relate to the photographic medium, and the development of basic technical skills in black and white and color photography. A visual emphasis is maintained in both presentation and course work, and the students work with the medium towards a goal of personal expression.

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RCARTS 288. Introduction to Drawing.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Joel L Cressman (larrycre@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Drawing is the most basic of art skills and is at the core of the creative process. It promotes a deep respect for looking and thinking. Whether you are studying to be a visual artist, exploring an interest in art history, or simply appreciate art, drawing can be an enriching experience giving one insight into the creative process and what artists do and have done over time. It is a common denominator for us all at some point in our lives it came naturally. Introduction to Drawing aims to rediscover that natural impulse. We will explore traditional and contemporary approaches with an emphasis on eye/hand coordination and creative expression. Basic techniques and methods will be covered through work with still life, the figure, and the imagination. The goal is to foster confidence and skill in understanding what we see and how to creatively transfer that understanding to the two-dimensional drawing surface.

Although not required, interested students might consider taking an Arts and Ideas course to complement RCARTS 288. RCHUMS 318 (Critical Approaches to Literature: Figure, Interior, Landscape) would be an excellent choice.

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RCARTS 289. Ceramics.

Section 003.

Instructor(s): Susan E Crowell (nasus@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Materials fee ($85).

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Materials fee ($85).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course presents basic problems in forming clay, throwing and handbuilding techniques, testing, preparing and applying glazes, stacking and firing kilns, and operating a ceramics studio. Students are required to learn the complete ceramic process, and the assumption of studio responsibilities and regular class attendance are mandatory. The theory, practice, and history of ceramics are integral parts of this study and are used to encourage individual sensitivity to the material.

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