Courses


ART 1001 - ART HISTORY I
A survey of the major visual arts of the ancient world through the Middle Ages. Course emphasizes an understanding of geographically relevant information, art media, techniques, etc., and the development of an historical understanding based on western history as understood through the study of art. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 1001 - ART HISTORY II
A survey of the major visual arts from the Renaissance through the modern world. Course emphasis on understanding of geographically relevant information, art media, techniques, etc., and the development of an historical understanding based on western history as understood through the study of art. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 1002 - DESIGN I
ART 1002 is a study of the elements and principles of design in contemporary society, as a foundation course for application in all subsequent art courses. Emphasis is placed upon structure, color study and compositional theory with media experimentation in two dimensions. (AA,CSU,UC)

ART 1003 - DESIGN II
ART 1003 is a study of applying basic design elements to three-dimensional volumes, forms, and materials. (AA,CSU,UC)

ART 1004 - PAINTING
Instruction in use of oil, acrylics and watercolor techniques and styles of landscape, still life, figure and individual composition; emphasis in composition, techniques, equipment, theory, and mechanics of color, group, and individual problems are major parts of this course. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 1006 - BEGINNING CERAMICS
An introduction to the art of ceramics. Students will be introduced to the history of ceramics and learn techniques, such as wheel throwing and hand-building. Glazing and other surface treatments will also be introduced. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 1009 - DRAWING
Introduction to principles, elements, and practices of drawing, employing a wide range of subject matter and drawing media. Focus on perceptually based drawing, observational skills, technical abilities, and creative responses to materials and subject matter. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 1010 - SCULPTURE
An introduction to the history of sculpture, three-dimensional design awareness, and a variety of materials with emphasis on presentation, craftsmanship, aesthetics, content and context. (AA,CSU,UC)

ART 1011 - PHOTOGRAPHY
A general education course introducing students to basic photographic techniques including camera handling, darkroom practices, and the history of photography. Hands-on experience in the field and in the darkroom is stressed as the student prepares for mounting and display. Loaner cameras are available. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 1013 - PRINTMAKING
This is an introductory course in printmaking. Techniques in silk screen, woodblock, lithography, etching, and monotypes are taught. (AA,CSU,UC)

ART 1016 - GALLERY AND MUSEUM STUDIES
This tour/study course will examine contemporary and historically significant art exhibitions in museums and galleries located in Northern California and/or Southern Oregon. This course may be taken for credit a total of four times. (AA,CSU)

ART 1026 - LIFE DRAWING
Concentrated study of the human figure and anatomy. Students will have the opportunity to draw live models in a variety of media including charcoal, pencil and pastel. May be taken for credit a total of 4 times. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 1031 - DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
Introduction to the principles of design as they relate to digital illustration and the creation of computer generated graphics for the microcomputer. Art and design principles, software, hardware, and creation of successful graphics in various file formats will be examined. Adobe Illustrator will be used in designing and producing hard copy print media. This course may be taken for credit a total of three times. The UC accepts transfer credit for either ART 1031 or ART 1032 but not both. (AA,CSU,UC)

ART 1032 - DIGITAL IMAGING
Introduction to the principles of design as they relate to digital imaging. Art and design principles, image file formats, and successful digital image-making will be discussed. Adobe PhotoShop will be used in designing and producing digital images. The UC accepts transfer credit for either ART 1031 or ART 1032 but not both. May be taken for credit a total of 4 times. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 1033 - DIGITAL PUBLICATION DESIGN
Introduction to the history and principles of design as they relate to digital desktop publishing. Art and design principles, image file formats, and successful digital image-making will be discussed. Adobe InDesign and Quark Xpress will be used in designing and producing digital publications. (AA,CSU)

ART 1034 - DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION
This course is designed for the creative application of electronic non-linear audio/video production and editing equipment. Students will learn to operate digital video cameras and Macintosh editing programs such as iMovie, iDVD, iTunes, and Final Cut Express to create a variety of artistic, documentary, and commercial short duration movies. Community and campus showings will include such venues as local cable access TV and film festivals. Access to a personal camcorder is beneficial but not required. (AA, CSU)

ART 1035 - WEB DESIGN
Introduction to the principles of design as they relate to the Web. Art and design principles, Web file formats, and successful web graphics will be discussed. PhotoShop, Macromedia Dreamweaver, and Flash will be used in designing and producing Web pages. (AA, CSU)

ART 1036 - WEB ANIMATION
This course is designed for learning principles and techniques for designing animated Macromedia Flash websites: how to lay out pages in Macromedia Flash, use color and text effectively, work with multiple image types, build navigation in Macromedia Flash, make Macromedia Flash usable, and incorporate sound and video onto a website. By learning design techniques along with some general principles of Web usability, you can develop Macromedia Flash content that best expresses a Web presence that maintains a creative edge. (AA, CSU)

ART 1041 - PAINTING (APPLIED)
A course in the introduction to oil and acrylic methods and materials. Exploration of media, color theory and harmony, and demonstration of techniques and styles of painting. (AA,CSU)

ART 1042 - RAKU POTTERY
An introduction to the technique of making pottery in the Japanese tradition known as Raku. Students will construct and fire their pottery using traditional and contemporary techniques, hand building and wheel throwing techniques, and glaze composition calculation. (AA,CSU)

ART 1504 - INTERMEDIATE PAINTING
Continued instruction in the use of oil, acrylics, water color techniques and styles of landscape, still life, figure and individual composition; emphasis on composition, techniques, equipment, theory, and mechanics of color. Group and individual problems are major parts of this course as is the examination of contemporary and historically significant artists and paintings. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 1506 - INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS
Intermediate ceramics is the second semester in this discipline. It focuses more on development of intermediate concepts and techniques for use in this medium. Wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques and assignments make up this compliment to the introductory semester. More extensive study on wheel and hand techniques that build on the foundational ideas presented in Art 1006. Introductory involvement in new intermediate areas of studio procedures including kiln firing, glaze calculation, and glazing techniques are also introduced. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 1509 - INTERMEDIATE DRAWING
Continued study in drawing from landscape, still life, and human figure. Media will include charcoal, ink, graphite, and pastel. Emphasis on the human figure for maximum improvement of hand-eye coordination and an understanding of compositional elements is also included. Included is the examination of contemporary and historically significant artists and their work. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 1510 - INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE
Advanced study of sculpture as an art form, three-dimensional design, and use of a variety of materials with emphasis on presentation, craftsmanship, aesthetics, content and context. May be taken for credit a total of 3 times. (AA,CSU,UC)

ART 1511 - INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY
Students will study advanced camera and darkroom techniques including digital photography trends. Lectures stress aesthetic developments in the history of photography. (Small, medium, and large format cameras are available on a loan basis.) May be taken for credit a total of three times. (AA,CSU,UC)

ART 1513 - INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING
Continued study in a variety of printmaking processes with emphasis on color printing techniques and multiple edition printing. (AA,CSU,UC)

ART 2929 - SPECIAL STUDIES
Students who have strong technical backgrounds in art but have utilized available course offerings may wish to engage in an independent, folio centered project; this course is designed to meet those needs. May be taken for credit a total of 4 times. (AA, CSU)

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