Lower Division Courses
A study of the principles and elements of composition using an extensive selection of drawing media. Primary focus is on black and white. Extra fee. Limited enrollment. (FINE ARTS)
Instruction in the basic principles of painting composition. Emphasis will be on the individual's creative development through the exploration of both opaque and transparent media. Extra fee. Limited enrollment. (FINE ARTS)
A basic introduction to pottery and sculptural forms in clay, using both hand and wheel methods. The course includes instruction in a variety of glazing and firing techniques, such as stoneware, raku, and low fire glazing. Extra fee. Limited enrollment. (FINE ARTS)
A study of basic techniques in lighting, exposure, developing, printing, and a chromic composition. Extra fee. Limited enrollment. (FINE ARTS)
An introductory studio course devoted to graphic design and desktop publishing. Course will address topics such as design, text, color and technical skills with computer graphics programs such as Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. Extra fee. (FINE ARTS)
This introductory studio courses will explore the creation of digital art and collage on the computer using Adobe Photoshop. Course will also cover design and composition through the manipulation of digital images and the study of both traditional and new art. Extra fee. (FINE ARTS)
Winter. A study of two dimensional graphics programs and desktop publishing. Design elements of line, shape, and color are also addressed in this studio course. Extra fee. Limited enrollment. (FINE ARTS)
Winter. A studio course exploring basic ceramic techniques, pottery design, and the Japanese quick fire method of Raku. Extra fee. Limited enrollment. (FINE ARTS)
(Same as ATH-128.) Winter. This course will examine a variety of cultural groups where artistic, spiritual, and cultural experience are integrated or woven into the fabric of life as a whole. It will focus on Native American and other cultures where ritual, art, and daily life are not compartmentalized. The course will also include cross-cultural case studies and field trips. (FINE ARTS and SOCIAL SCIENCE and CULTURAL DIVERSITY)
Winter. This introductory studio course will address visual and functional design in websites using Dreamweaver. Topics such as design, usability, navigation, hyperlinks, text and images will be covered. Extra fee.(FINE ARTS)
A lecture and studio experience providing a conceptual basis for organizing both two- and three-dimensional space. Issues of line, color, shape and form will be explored through a variety of media. Extra fee. Limited enrollment. (FINE ARTS)
Winter. (Same as ENG-140). This course will offer students an opportunity to see the connection between Native American art and literature. The focus will be on Navajo and Pueblo traditions involving word and image. Authors will include Leslie Silko and Scott Momaday. (FINE ARTS and CULTURAL DIVERSITY and HUMANITIES)
Winter. Alt. Years. A survey of the native arts of North America. Includes rock art, pottery, basketry, painting, sculpture, and weaving. Lectures will address the philosophical ideas common to many of the indigenous arts of North America. (FINE ARTS and CULTURAL DIVERSITY)
Fall, winter, spring. These one-credit introductory topics offer students a variety of hands-on studio experiences. All courses will address basic design principles and artistic concepts, and will allow students to explore a variety of media. Topics may include: Handmade Paper and Books, The Sketchbook, The Ceramic Cup, Small Works, Color, Graphic Design, Artistic Transformations of the Human Body, and The Spirit of the Land. Extra fee. (FINE ARTS) See courses listed below:
ART-199T.2 Small Works 1.0 cr.
This introductory studio course offers students an understanding of basic design principles of line, shape and sequence by exploring a variety of media. Projects include both black and white and color. (FINE ARTS)
ART-199T.3 The Sketchbook 1.0 cr.
This course includes instruction in basic drawing skills and is suitable for those who wish to sketch for pleasure or for practical purposes. The class will visit the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, the Settlers' Museum, Our Memories Museum, downtown Caldwell and a variety of other locations that have interesting things to sketch. The extra fee will cover all drawing materials. (FINE ARTS)
ART-199T.4 Color 1.0 cr.
This studio course will introduce students to color and design issues through the use of a variety of media that may include drawing, painting, collage, mixed media, and printmaking. (FINE ARTS)
ART-199T.5 Graphic Design 1.0 cr.
This studio course will introduce students to a range of graphic design applications that may include the use of typography, logo design, and desktop publishing. (FINE ARTS)
ART-199T.6 Transforming the Human Body 1.0 cr.
This course explores the wide range of temporary and permanent body transformations found throughout human history from the Neolithic period to the fashions of contemporary Euro-America. (FINE ARTS)
ART-199T.7 Printmaking 1.0 cr.
This studio course will introduce students to one or more of the following techniques: monoprints, planographic printing, and intaglio printing. (FINE ARTS)
ART 199T.8 The Spirit of the Land 1.0 cr.
This course will offer students a better understanding of the ways in which artists have used the spirit of the land as subject and substance. This course does not count toward the cultural diversity requirement as most examples will be drawn from European traditions. (FINE ARTS)
ART-199T.9 Jewelry Making 1.0 cr.
Winter. This studio course will introduce students to jewelry design and construction using metal and other materials. Extra Fee. (FINE ARTS)
A studio course exploring a variety of media and techniques including modeling, carving, and assemblage. Related lectures explore the historical context of sculptors' approach. Extra fee. Limited enrollment. (FINE ARTS )
An introduction to basic art history terms and concepts and a survey of major western art works from pre-history to Fourteenth-century Europe. The course may include cross-cultural comparisons to place the works in the wider context of world art. (FINE ARTS)
A survey of key developments in the history of western art from Fifteenth-century Europe to the present. Attention will be given to technical developments and sociopolitical conditions effecting art production. Cross-cultural comparisons may be made. (FINE ARTS)
Fall, winter, spring. Prereq: Permission. Readings and research in art history for those with no previous art history background. This course does not fulfill the Liberal Arts Core requirement for independent work. See independent study guidelines.