Art Studio (AS)

AS 161      CALLIGRAPHY STUDIO      Credits: 1-2

An introduction to the tools and techniques used in the art of lettering. Students will become acquainted with two or more alphabets.

AS 181      DRAWING STUDIO      Credits: 1-2

An introduction to the drawing process: the development of visual and expressive representations of various subjects including still life, figures, and landscapes.

AS 191      CERAMICS STUDIO      Credits: 1-2

Various projects are designed for the student to experiment with clay as an artistic and practical material. Emphasis on hand-built and wheel methods of construction.

AS 199      WATERCOLOR STUDIO      Credits: 1-2

An introduction to the material and techniques of watercolor painting. Students will learn how to interpret basic still life subjects and others appropriate to the medium of watercolor.

AS 271      LIFE DRAWING      Credits: 1-2

This course is an introduction to drawing the human figure from direct observation. Using drawing techniques, students will come to a basic visual understanding of anatomical structure by studying the human skeleton, muscles, proportions and movement of a figure. Compositional, pictorial structure, and light/shadow studies are also focus areas.
Prerequisites: AS 181 with a C or higher; Priority given to art minors; Department Chair or Instructor approval for all other students.

AS 281      PAINTING STUDIO      Credits: 1-2

An exploration of the expressive qualities of color as applied to acrylic painting. Students will paint from still life and landscape subjects.

AS 299E      EXPERIMENTAL COURSE      Credit: 1

Experimental course option varies by term. Please see academic department for course description.

AS 361      ADVANCED CALLIGRAPHY STUDIO      Credits: 1-2

Students will independently explore advanced techniques of calligraphy including but not limited to additional letter styles, historical and contemporary bookbinding, papermaking, and letterform creation. As Advanced Calligraphy is taught concurrently with AS 161, it requires self-direction, student initiative, and independent thought within a framework of instructor guidance and critique.
Prerequisite: AS 161 with a B or better.

AS 381      ADVANCED DRAWING STUDIO      Credits: 1-2

AS 381 is an advanced drawing course that will focus on idea generation, material investigation, technical refinement, and research. An exploration of the human face and form will be encouraged to develop a quality body of work suitable for a student’s portfolio and exhibition.
Prerequisite: AS 181 with a B or better.

AS 391      ADVANCED CERAMICS STUDIO      Credits: 1-2

Advanced Ceramic students will create a body of work to explore and refine techniques in pinch, coil, slab, or wheel. Readings from historical and contemporary ceramic artists will expose students to the wide variety of ceramic practice while intense studio work will enable students to develop sensitivity to the material of clay. Investigations into clay and glaze formulations as well as alternate firing methods may be explored.
Prerequisite: AS 191 with a B or better.

AS 399      ADVANCED WATERCOLOR STUDIO      Credits: 1-2

An introduction to the material and techniques of watercolor painting. Students will learn how to interpret basic still life subjects and others appropriate to the medium of watercolor.
Prerequisites: AS 199 with a C or higher.

AS 471      ADVANCED LIFE DRAWING      Credits: 1-2

This course will explore advanced techniques and practices of drawing the human figure from direct observation. Building upon drawing techniques learned in AS 271, students will come to an advanced visual understanding of anatomical structure by studying the human skeleton, muscles, proportions and movement of a figure. Compositional, pictorial structure and light/shadow studies are focus areas along with historical drawing research and the development of a portfolio of life drawings.
Prerequisites: AS 271 with a C or higher; Priority given to art minors; Department Chair or Instructor approval for all other students.

AS 481      ADVANCED PAINTING STUDIO      Credits: 1-2

Students in AS 481 will be expected to explore independent projects while under the guidance of the professor. The focus of this course will be to produce a body of work that examines historical and contemporary painting forms and techniques. Students will be expected to produce work inside and outside of class and conduct research that defines the influences and motivations of the artist.
Prerequisite: AS 281 with a B or better.

AS 499E      EXPERIMENTAL COURSE      Credit: 1,2

Experimental course option varies by term. Please see academic department for course description.