Art Course Offerings

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AT 105 - History of Art Before 1400

This course is a comprehensive mediated lecture/discussion of all the major global art periods of the past from the Prehistoric era through the 14th century, including an introduction to the arts of Asia, Africa, and Native Americas. Through the study of art, students gain knowledge/appreciation for each culture\'s values, understand the influence of those cultures and their influence on the world, and recognize development of styles. The course thus fosters respect and curiosity for different cultures, and encourages an attitude of life-long learning.
Course Fee: $10 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 106 - History of Art Since 1400

This course is a comprehensive mediated lecture/discussion of all the major global art periods of the past from 1400 to today, including an introduction to the arts of Asia, Africa, and Native Americas. Through the study of art, students gain knowledge/appreciation for each culture\'s values, understand the influence of those cultures and their influence on the world, and recognize development of styles. The course thus fosters respect and curiosity for different cultures, and encourages an attitude of life-long learning.
Course Fee: $10 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 130 - Two Dimensional Design I Principles

This course focuses on the study of design elements and principles of composition as applied to the two dimensional picture plane, through the use of various traditional black and white media and computer graphic software.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 131 - Color

This course includes the study and application of color theories and concepts using gouache paint. Emphasis is on perceptual skills, color mixing, application to design, understanding three dimensional form, and spatial relationships.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 132 - Digital Foundation

This class is an introduction to the basics of understanding digital processes and improving visual skills and concept development through the use of digital production tools.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 139 - Drawing for Personal Interest

This course is offered to students who are interested in learning to draw. Students are introduced to basic drawing techniques, applied to still life and portrait studies, using black and white media. Emphasis is placed on skill building and artistic growth. AT 139 does not apply towards a drawing requirement. Students needing a drawing requirement should take AT 140. Recommended Skills: A reading level of high school or above is recommended.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 140 - Drawing I

This course focuses on basic drawing techniques, applied to still life and portrait study, using black and white media. This course is offered to students needing to fulfill a drawing requirement. Emphasis is placed on rigor and acquiring skills to build a strong portfolio for transfer to a four-year institution.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 141 - Drawing II

This course is a continuation of AT 140, plus a study of the clothed model, focusing on improving technical and compositional skills, using various black and white and color media.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 150 - Three Dimensional Design

This course focuses on the application of three dimensional design concepts using paper, wood, metal, clay, plaster and mixed media to create artworks.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 160 - Painting for the Non-art Major

This course is offered to non-art majors who are interested in learning how to paint in oils. The course emphasizes traditional painting techniques and applying color sensitivity to still-lifes as subject matter. This course does not count toward an art degree.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 165 - Mixed Media for Non-Art Majors

This course explores the processes for using a variety of media and surfaces. Emphasis will be on originality and experimentation. AT 165 does not count toward an art degree, (four studio hours)
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 190 - Art Abroad

Travel abroad to experience and understand first hand different cultures and artistic traditions. Emphasis on painting, drawing, or photographing from museum objects, archaeological sites, or scenic and social views. Assessment by portfolio and/or exhibition. Recommended Skills: There are no prerequisites for the course; however, previous experience with the following skills will be beneficial in increasing the probability of success: 1. Drawing skill 2. Design skill
Course Fee: $5 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 200 - Watercolor

This course is an introduction to painting in transparent watercolor.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 201 - Watercolor II

Continuation of AT 200 plus introduction to opaque watercolor techniques, emphasizing personal expression. Four studio hours.
Course Fee: $5 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 214 - Painting I

In this course, students learn traditional painting techniques, applying color sensitivity to still-lifes through the use of oil paints.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 215 - Painting II

This course is a continuation of traditional practices plus contemporary techniques, to emphasize originality and experimentation using the human form as subject matter and oil as the medium. Life Drawing is recommended before taking this course.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 216 - Digital Painting

In this course, painting concepts are explored through digital processes utilizing standard industry software.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 218 - Mixed Media

This course explores the processes for using a variety of media and surfaces. Emphasis will be on originality and experimentation.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 219 - Landscape Painting and Drawing

This course focuses on local on-site painting and drawing of scenic views using oil, acrylic, watercolor, or drawing media. Previous experience with drawing and design is recommended prior to enrolling in this course.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 222 - Introduction to Pottery

This course is designed to introduce students to the discipline of hand-building in ceramics. Students learn the technical processes involved in forming clay through pinch pots, coil pots, slab pots, and kiln firing techniques. Students use a variety of basic glaze applications. Upon completion of the course, students demonstrate a knowledge of the methods, as well as an understanding of the craftsmanship and aesthetics involved in contemporary and historical ceramics.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 223 - Pottery: Throwing

This course is designed to introduce students to the discipline of wheel throwing in ceramics. Students focus on the potter\'s wheel and continue to expand the techniques of hand-building. Students demonstrate a wide variety of forms using both processes. Advanced glaze and clay chemistry are covered.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 230 - Life Drawing I

This course focuses on drawing the human form through the study of the skeleton and a nude model using black and white media.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 231 - Life Drawing II

This course is a continuation of AT 230 plus study of the muscular system using black and white, and color media.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 240 - Jewelry

This course focuses on the fabricating and forging techniques of traditional and contemporary jewelry design.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 245 - Introduction to Sculpture

This course is the study of additive/subtractive processes, modeling processes, castings processes, welding processes and assemblage processes using various materials to create artworks.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 260 - Graphic Design I

This course introduces the technical and creative aspects of graphic design, the design process, and the industries of design. You will be exposed to preparing artwork for print and digital production in both traditional and digital environments. Characteristics of different design environments and movements, design principles, typography, color and new media are also explored. This course includes at least two studio hours per week.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 261 - Graphic Design II

This course emphasizes advanced technical and creative aspects of graphic design, the design process, and industries of design. You will be exposed to preparing artwork and copy for print and electronic production in both traditional and digital environments. Characteristics of different design environments and movements, typography, color theory and digital media are also explored. This course is four studio hours per week. Recommended Skills: Experience in Fine Art or Studio Design production.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 270 - History of Architecture

A comprehensive mediated lecture/discussion of the major architectural styles, master buildings, and master architects from prehistory to post Modernism today. Structures are examined in terms of design, style, construction technologies, site considerations, functionalism, symbolism, and historical/social significance/impact. Special attention is given to Modernism and its historical antecedents.
Course Fee: $10 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AT 271 - History of Modern Art

An investigation of the major art trends in Europe and the Americas from 1850 to the present, focusing on issues of artistic styles, techniques, interpretation of subjects, and social context. Special attention is given to the masters of modern painting. College-level reading is recommended prior to enrolling in this course.
Course Fee: $10 (Tuition Rates & Fees)