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Winter Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in RC Fine Arts


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Winter Academic Term, 2003 (January 6 - April 25)

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RCARTS 269. Elements of Design.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Hay

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Materials fee ($35). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Materials fee ($100). May not be repeated for credit.

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 287. Printmaking.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Joel L Cressman

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Materials fee ($50). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Materials fee ($50).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Through practical studio experience, lectures, demonstrations, and collaborative activities the student will be introduced to the art and history of printmaking. The course will focus on creating original prints, exploring images, visual ideas, and the possibilities of self-expression. Emphasis will be placed on linoleum cut, woodblock, and screen printing techniques. Field trips to area museums and gallery exhibitions will be part of the class experience. Approximately eight projects will be assigned. A sketchbook/notebook is required.
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RCARTS 288. Introduction to Drawing.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Joel L Cressman

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Laboratory fee ($40) required. May not be repeated for credit.

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.
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RCARTS 289. Ceramics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Marcia L Polenberg

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Materials fee ($85). May not be repeated for credit.

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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RCARTS 385. Interdisciplinary Photographic Applications.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michael B Hannum

Prerequisites & Distribution: RCARTS 285. (4). (Excl). Materials fee ($100). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Materials fee ($100).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Photography 385 is an advanced photography course which addresses the need for individual, interdisciplinary projects using photographic materials and facilities. A series of advanced photographic assignments are presented which develop skills in using large format cameras and negatives, color print materials, studio lights, and holography. They can be modified to support independent study in which individuals develop their own set of interdisciplinary objects. The course is intended to meet both the need for second term skill development in photography and the need to correlate those skills with a student's other academic interests.

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