240 – Freshman Studio – An introduction to the discipline of the
studio artist. The work ethic, fundamental issues of an artist’s continuous educative
process and essential studio skills will be addressed and manifested. Sampling from
the History of Art, the student will study the studio skills of past artists and
their relevance to the artists of today. Not open to students who have taken STAR
241. Freshman only. Three hours. Mr. Berry
241 – Drawing Principles – A one-semester studio course aimed at
introducing the student to the funda- mental concept of drawing through the use
of basic drawing media (pencil, charcoal, pen and ink). Particular emphasis is placed
on the development of each student’s visual perception. Three hours. Staff.
242 – Drawing with Color – A continuation of STAR 241, the course
will concern itself with the use of color to amplify drawing. Using various colored
media, pastel, ink, and water colors, students will learn to push their line drawings
into another for m of expression. Prerequisite: STAR 241. Three hours. Staff.
243 – Painting – A studio course which will emphasize basic painting
principles with technical concentration in an oil medium and will encourage the
discussion of the aesthetics of visual art. Prerequisite: STAR 241 or per- mission
of instructor. Three hours. Mr. Berry or Mr. Keiser. 244 – Painting – A continuation
of STAR 243. Prerequisite: STAR 243 or permission of instructor. Three hours. Mr.
Berry or Mr. Keiser.
245 – Watercolor Painting – The course will teach the student to
develop techniques of watercolor painting. The course will broaden the student’s
already developed skills in drawing. Prerequisite: STAR 241. Offered alternate years.
Three hours. Staff.
246 – Printmaking – An introductory studio course in the fundamentals
of printmaking. Through demonstra- tion and experimentation, the student learns
various printmaking processes: relief (woodcut, linocut, collo- graph), intaglio
(etching, engraving, aquatint), and monotype. Special emphasis is placed on the
student’s own creative application of these techniques. The course will include
an overview of the history of printmaking, with particular attention to the contemporary
uses of the media. Three hours. Ms. Latane.
250 – Artistic Problems - A Search for Solutions – A studio course
which examines the creative processes involved in solving conceptual problems often
confront- ed by the artist. Not open to freshmen. Three hours. Mr. Berry.
251-252 – The Human Figure – A study of the human form based primarily
on drawing from the living model and an investigation of historical examples of
f igurative art. Course work will include lectures and museum pro- jects in addition
to studio exercise. Three hours each. Mr. Berry.
255 – 3-D Concepts – This course is designed to pro- vide students
with insight into and understanding of the basic processes of creating, observing,
and interacting with elements of three-dimensional space and design. Emphasis will
be placed on relating these concepts to issues of community, culture, and nature.
Three hours. Ms. Shaw
255- 2-D Concepts – This course is designed to provide students
with insight and understanding to the basic processes of creating, observing and
interacting with elements of two-dimensional space and design. Three hours. Ms.
381-382 – Special Topics in Studio Art – Advanced study of both
traditional and contemporary topics in art. Taught by departmental staff to meet
the needs of advanced students with special interests in the arts. Three hours.
422 – Advanced Topics in Studio Art – A student majoring in art
may choose to exhibit in public original works of art of suitable substance and
number. The senior project may take other appropriate forms under the guidance of
the studio adviser. Three hours. Staff.