This course teaches students the basics of the art of drawing. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on studio activities and the promotion of visual literacy. Students will learn the basics of line, contour, shading, texture, perspective, composition, and action drawing. Through various readings and presentations, students will analyze and interpret various perspectives in drawing. Critiques and lectures will help students develop an understanding of the critical issues of drawing and of its context within the history of art. Students will also be introduced to the process involved in planning, researching, and actualizing a major drawing project. Students will create several original works of art and compile a portfolio of their artwork.
This course teaches students the basics of the art of painting. Students will develop an understanding of the basic elements of painting such as shape, space and composition as well as how to create a full color palette in this introductory level course. There is also a focus on the material qualities of paint including mixing and application to surfaces. Students are encouraged to use self-expression as they learn basic techniques. Classes include hands-on demonstrations, the use of still life, as well as photographs. Students will create several original works of art and compile a portfolio of their artwork. A few supplies are needed and available for purchase at the bookstore. No experience necessary.
This course is an introductory course in 3 dimensional design [model making] and printing. Students will use specific 3D related software to develop a model or remix of a model, emphasizing creativity, customization, and innovating thinking. Students will also learn about 3D printer setup, process print file, and filament layering procedure. By the end of the class, students will have created and printed a 3D object based on personal design thinking and knowledge of advanced technology.