Delivered and Supported by the Arts & Humanities Division

Art

Artwork by former student Lorna Whitley

Develop your passion for art in a college setting alongside people who love designing and creating art as much as you do.

Whether you are a seasoned professional, up-and-coming or an artist on the side, there is a pathway for you to explore your creative skills, enhance your technique or learn a different style.

Earn an Associate Degree, Certificate or take a Course or two

Degree Programs

Certificate Programs

Courses


ART*H101
Art History I
3 cr. Credits

This course is a survey of Western art and architecture from prehistory to the gothic period through an historical, cultural, and technological perspective. The class will include lectures, video and slide presentations For the art major or general student.

ART*H102
Art History II
3 cr. Credits

This course is a survey of Western art and architecture from the early Renaissance to the present day through an historical, cultural, and technological perspective. The class will include lectures, video, and slide presentations. For the art major or general student.

ART*H111
Drawing I
3 cr. Credits

Fundamentals of drawing and the use of line as an expressive medium are examined to show structure of form and space in still life, landscape, and the human figure. Work in a variety of media including pencil, pen and ink, wash, charcoal, and pastel is included.

ART*H112
Drawing II
3 cr. Credits

Prerequisite: Art*H111 or permission of the Division Director. This is a continuation of ART*H111. Planned experiments using various media and the development of a personal style in drawing are offered.

ART*H121
Two-Dimensional Design
3 cr. Credits

This is an introduction to color and design in two-dimensional work in various media.

ART*H122
Three-Dimensional Design
3 cr. Credits

Prerequisite: Art*H121. This is a continuation of Art*H121 with emphasis on three-dimensional work in various media.

ART*H131
Sculpture I
3 cr. Credits

This course is an introduction to sculptural form and composition through direct techniques in a variety of materials including wood, plaster, clay and plastics.

ART*H132
Sculpture II
3 cr. Credits

Prerequisite: ART*H131 or permission of the Division Director. This is a continuation and development of techniques introduced in Art*H131 as well as involvement in more advanced processes such as kinetic, metals and large scale work. Independent work will be encouraged.

ART*H151
Painting I
3 cr. Credits

Prerequisite: Art*H111. This is a beginning course in painting in which the student is introduced to the methods and materials of painting and is encouraged to develop some proficiency in the technique of oils, acrylics, or watercolor through exploration and experimentation

ART*H152
Painting II
3 cr. Credits

Prerequisite: Art*H151 or permission of Division Director. This is a continuation of ART*H151. Emphasis is on the development of skills and individual expression in the use of oils or acrylics.

ART*H160
Crafts
3 cr. Credits

This course is an introduction to a variety of crafts, techniques and materials, with emphasis on individual exploration of areas of specific interest including fiber, paper, and simple printmaking. Other crafts such as enamels, leather, textiles, clay and metals may be included at the discretion of the instructor.

ART*H161
Ceramics I
3 cr. Credits

This is an introduction to the creative possibilities of ceramic clay in pottery and sculpture through basic hand modeling techniques such as coil, slab, drape, and potter's wheel. Firing and kiln procedures will also be covered.

ART*H162
Ceramics II
3 cr. Credits

Prerequisite: ART*H161 or permission of Division Director. This course is a continuation of ART*H161. Concentration is on wheel thrown and hand built forms, kiln operation and glaze formation.

ART*H167
Printmaking I
3 cr. Credits

Introduction to basic techniques in such graphic processes as silk screen, block printing, offset and dry-point etching.

GRA*H150
Introduction to Graphic Design
3 cr. Credits

This course is an introduction to the basic principles and processes of Graphic Design. Students will learn basic design, layout, and imaging skills through the use of IBM software applications for computer graphics (Quark Xpress and Adobe Illustrator). Previous drawing/design experience and computer skills are helpful.