College of the Siskiyous

Courses

ART 1000 - Art History I

Advisory: ENGL 1001

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

Advisory: ENGL 1001

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

Advisory: CSCI 1035

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

Advisory: CSCI 1035

Introduction to the principles of design as they relate to digital imaging. Art and design principles, image file formats, and successful digital imagemaking 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 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

Prerequisite: ART 1004

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

Prerequisite: ART 1006

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

Prerequisite: ART 1009

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

Prerequisite: ART 1010

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

Prerequisite: ART 1011
Advisory: ENGL 0900

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

Prerequisite: ART 1013

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)

Contact

For information or questions regarding this or other programs at College of the Siskiyous contact the Office of Instruction.

Dr. Zachary Zweigle, Dean of Instruction
Email: Office of Instruction
Phone: (530) 938-5201