ART - ART

Department of Art (ARS)


ART - 1080 FOUNDATIONS DRAWING I
[3 hours] Various approaches to drawing and disciplines intended to develop skills, perception, visual acuity and awareness. Introduction to a broad range of objective subject matter and a variety of graphic media.


ART - 2050 FOUNDATIONS 2D/COLOR THEORY
[3 hours] This course develops the understanding of basic studio art principles, critiquing skills and media manipulation. Topics addressed include color theory and formal and conceptual elements of manipulating two dimensional space. May be taken concurrently with ART 2060.


ART - 2060 FOUNDATIONS 3D
[3 hours] This course develops the understanding of basic studio art principles, critiquing skills and media manipulation in the context of studying the formal and conceptual elements of manipulating three dimensional space. May be taken concurrently with ART 2050.


ART - 2080 DRAWING II
[3 hours] Dimensional, perspective and volumetric drawing applied to natural, man-made forms, environment and the figure. Emphasis on rendering techniques, skills, and exploration of media integrated with design elements and formal compositional. Prerequisite: ART 1080


ART - 2150 INTRODUCTION TO CYBER ART
[3 hours] Introduction to basic computer operation in the context of paint, draw, page-layout, word and interactive programs. Prerequisite: ART 2050, 2060


ART - 2230 PRINTMAKING I
[3 hours] Introduction to the print as original creative fine art process via use of tools. Exploration of relief and intaglio techniques, including woodcut, etching, drypoint, and engraving. Prerequisite: ART 2050, 2060, 1080, 2080


ART - 2330 PAINTING I
[3 hours] Introduction to painting materials and their functions, emphasis oil color. The construction and design of paintings and investigations into the character and actions of paint upon a variety of surfaces. Prerequisite: ART 2050, 2060, 2080


ART - 2430 FOUNDATIONS OF SCULPTURE
[3 hours] An exploration of the application of traditional methods of sculpture making to additive, subtractive, Constructive and replicative processes with clay, plaster, wood, stone and metal. Formal and expressive content addressed. Prerequisite: ART 2050, 2060, 2080


ART - 2530 CERAMICS I
[3 hours] Basic ceramic techniques explored. Introduction to hand-building, simple mold techniques and the potter's wheel. Basic glaze and clay body formulation and firing procedures. Prerequisite: ART 2050, 2060


ART - 2730 METALSMITHING I
[3 hours] Introduction to basic metalsmithing with emphasis on the technique of fabrication, soldering, casting, and simple raising and the use of appropriate tools. Prerequisite: ART 2050, 2060


ART - 2810 ART PHOTOGRAPHY
[3 hours] An introduction to photography as a fine art medium; includes camera operations, the use and handling of color films, film processing, printing, presentation techniques, historic and contemporary photographers. Prerequisite: ART 2050, 2060


ART - 3060 INSTALLATION
[3 hours] Study of altering a defined physical and psychological space as an art medium. Includes a study of the history of installations. Prerequisite: ART 1080, 2050, 2060


ART - 3070 MIXED MEDIA
[3 hours] Traditional mixed media approaches as well as experimental and environmental art forms, light and motion, happenings and events. Prerequisite: ART 1080, 2050, 2060


ART - 3080 DRAWING III: LIFE DRAWING/ANATOMY
[4 hours] Intensive study of the undraped human figure with emphasis on internal anatomical structure, dynamics, and design; form rendering in linear media interpretation of old master and contemporary figurative drawing. Prerequisite: ART 2050, 2060, 2080


ART - 3090 DRAWING IV: LIFE DRAWING
[3 hours] Continued study of the structural human figure integrated into situational light and environment. Instrumentation of varied media; construction and articulation of form with emphasis on space, pictorial elements and design. Prerequisite: ART 3080


ART - 3150 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
[3 hours] Exploration of digitally created and manipulated photographic imagery from conception to print. Prerequisite: ART 2050, 2060, 2150


ART - 3160 DIGITAL DRAWING
[3 hours] Advanced studies in drawing and painting on the computer and the exploration of traditional and experimental out put methods. Prerequisite: ART 1080, 2150


ART - 3260 PRINTMAKING II
[3 hours] Additional exploration of relief and intaglio methods of printing. Prerequisite: ART 2230


ART - 3270 PRINTMAKING III
[3 hours] Introduction to stone lithography. Prerequisite: ART 3260


ART - 3380 PAINTING II
[3 hours] Introduction to painting materials and their functions, emphasis acrylic color. The construction and design of paintings and investigations into character and actions of paint in a variety of pictorial problems. Prerequisite: ART 2050, 2060, 2080


ART - 3460 ADDITIVE SCULPTURE
[3 hours] The application of additive processes using clay, plaster, wax to manipulate form and space using human, natural and built form as reference. Formal and expressive content addressed in historical context. Prerequisite: ART 1080, 2060, 2430


ART - 3470 SUBTRACTIVE SCULPTURE
[3 hours] The application of subtractive processes using natural and laminated wood, and cast and natural stone to manipulate form and space. Formal and expressive content in historical context is addressed. Prerequisite: ART 1080, 2060, 2430


ART - 3570 CERAMICS II
[3 hours] Discipline problems relating to the wheel and handbuilding techniques. Individual responsibility involving the whole ceramic process. Introduction to ceramic materials and how they function in glazes and clay. Suggested readings. Prerequisite: ART 1080, 2530


ART - 3710 VISUAL LANGUAGE
[3 hours] WAC studio/lecture course utilizing The Toledo Museum of Art collection. Emphasizes aspects of visual language, writing origins, letterforms, artists' books, medieval manuscripts, collaborations, journals, sketchbooks, writing about visual art, concrete petry.


ART - 3760 METALSMITHING II
[3 hours] Continued exploration of basic techniques and new problems in forging. (ferros and non-ferros metals), fabrication and surface decoration to advance technical skills and creative problem solving. Prerequisite: ART 1080, 2730


ART - 3770 METALSMITHING III
[3 hours] Introduction to basic iron working, making tools, building forges and unit construction for larger pieces, techniques in enameling/continued study with alternative techniques and materials. Prerequisite: ART 3760


ART - 3820 VISUAL CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER
[3 hours] WAC course. Course is crosslisted as WMST 3020. This course focuses on how images reflect and shape our understanding of gender. Students learn to analyze visual material to identify and articulate their cultural significance in relation to gender. Prerequisite: ENGL 1110, 1130


ART - 3830 ISSUES IN VISUAL CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER
[1 hour] Optional discussion section with limited enrollment for Studio Art Majors only. Must be taken simultaneously with ART 3820 - Visual Construction of Gender. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: ART 3820


ART - 3 860 INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY
[3 hours] Black and white photography for fine art applications, intermediate camera and darkroom techniques, exposure and lighting for b&w, film processing and printing, historic and contemporary photographers. Prerequisite: ART 1080, 2810


ART - 3870 ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY
[3 hours] Use of large format cameras, studio lighting, and advanced darkroom techniques for fine art applications. Prerequisite: ART 3860


ART - 4080 DRAWING V
[3 hours] Interpretive and analytical drawing. Experimentation with a broad range of materials and techniques and in reconceptualizing form and composition. Assimilated form, abstraction, fantasy and memory drawing encouraged. Prerequisite: ART 3080


ART - 4090 DRAWING VI
[3 hours] Advanced drawing, emphasizing interpretive and conceptual approaches. Refinement of discoveries and transformation into more personal imagery. Further expansion of visual vocabulary, cumulative skills, and control of media. Prerequisite: ART 4080


ART - 4240 PRINTMAKING IV
[3 hours] Continuation of stone lithography and introduction to aluminum plate lithography. Prerequisite: ART 3270


ART - 4310 3D RENDERING AND MODELING
[3 hours] Creation and animation of 3D imagery on the computer. Prerequisite: ART 1080, 2150


ART - 4320 DIGITAL MULTI-MEDIA
[3 hours] Study of combining still imagery, animation, video and sound in an interactive computer format. Prerequisite: ART 1080, 2150


ART - 4330 PAINTING III
[3 hours] Continued focus on the development of technical skills and the solution of pictorial problems, with attention to individual creative solutions. Prerequisite: ART 2330, 3380


ART - 4350 PAINTING IV
[3 hours] Contemporary painting approaches, emphasis on guided experimentation with a wide range of mixed materials. Advancing from technical proficiency toward the development of individual conceptual goals relative to painting. Prerequisite: ART 4330


ART - 4410 ADVANCED TOPICS IN CYBER ART
[3 hours] Special topics in Cyber art. May be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: ART 1080, 2150 or ART 3150, 3160, 3320 or 4310


ART - 4430 SCULPTURE CASTING & FABRICATION
[3 hours] An exploration of the application of metal casting and welding producing traditional and non-traditional sculpture. Formal and expressive content in sculpture is addressed. Prerequisite: ART 2050, 2060, 1080, 2430


ART - 4540 CERAMICS III
[3 hours] Student concentration into special studio problems. Development of style and direction. Goals set by the instructor and student. Active student involvement in all phases of studio function and operation. Prerequisite: ART 3570


ART - 4550 CERAMICS IV
[3 hours] 3 hours each semester. Student concentration into special studio problems. Development of style and direction. Goals set by the instructor and student. Active student involvement in all phases of studio function and operation. Prerequisite: ART 4540


ART - 4730 METALSMITHING IV
[3 hours] Problems with advanced hollowware, Masonite die process and T Stake raising. Fabrication of hollowware surface treatment, i.e., sandblasting, reticulation, coloring. Prerequisite: ART 3770


ART - 4810 PHOTO TOPICS
[3 hours] Varying studio topics in fine art photography including Documentary Photography, Alternative Processes, Advanced Projects. May be repeated under differing course titles. Advanced Projects may be repeated. Prerequisite: ART 3860


ART - 4830 ISSUES FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTIST
[3 hours] WAC course. A writing intensive seminar in which students will be critically engaged in contemporary art discourse. A professional practices segment will give students skills necessary for a career in art. Prerequisite: Art Majors


ART - 4910 INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 6 hours] Individual study into special studio problems. Weekly critiques. Every semester. Time arranged. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor


ART - 4920 INDEPENDENT STUDY II
[1 - 6 hours] Individual study into special studio problems. Weekly critiques. Every semester. Time arranged. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor


ART - 4930 INDEPENDENT STUDY III
[1 - 6 hours] Individual study into special studio problems. Weekly critiques. Every semester. Time arranged. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor


ART - 4940 INTERNSHIP
[1 - 4 hours] Student works in professional venue related to a diversity of art fields or endeavors. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor


ART - 4990 SPECIAL STUDIES
[1 - 6 hours] Group study in studio topics by various instructors. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Last Updated: 5/5/14