Art (ART)

103 Art Appreciation I

(3) UC:CSU IGETC Area 3A (C-ID ARTS 100)

LECTURE, 3 HOURS

This course is an introduction to world visual cultures. It involves a comparative study of the visual arts, from selected historical periods, designed to expand visual awareness and experience in order to increase one’s ability to understand and evaluate visual forms that are part of their environment.


201 Drawing I

(3) UC:CSU (C-ID ARTS 110)

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This course provides beginning instruction in drawing with graphite, charcoal, conté crayon, and other drawing media through the visual elements of art: Line, value, shape, form, mass, texture, and color. Subject matter from nature and still life is included. Basic skills are developed, such as eye-hand coordination and sighting techniques. The emphasis is on learning how to depict illusionistic space through the use of light logic and one- and two-point perspective. It is a basic course required for all art majors and is recommended for non-art majors.


202 Drawing II

(3) UC:CSU (C-ID ARTS 205), Prerequisite: Art 201

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This course provides continuing instruction in drawing, developing a more sophisticated use of materials introduced in Art 201, and expanding the variety of drawing materials and techniques. In addition to convincingly representing three-dimensional objects on a two dimensional surface, students learn to recognize and utilize various genres as they relate to drawing, articulate perceptual vs. conceptual approaches to drawing, and develop an awareness of current trends in the art world. Emphasis is placed on creating a content outside of the subject matter.


203 Drawing III

(3) UC:CSU, Prerequisite: Art 202, Advisory: Art 501

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This course provides continuing instruction in drawing, developing a more sophisticated use of materials introduced in Art 202 and expanding the variety of drawing materials and techniques. Students begin to employ non-objective methods of description and visually interpret abstract, as well as concrete, ideas non-objectively, abstractly and realistically. Color and experimentation with media are encouraged.


204 Life Drawing I

(3) UC:CSU (C-ID ARTS 200), Advisory: Art 201

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This course is an introductory and integrative course in the arts. It involves a study of the structure, proportion and articulation of the human figure for use in advertising, fashion, and illustration. Exercise in rapid figure indication.


205 Life Drawing II

(3) UC:CSU, Prerequisite: Art 204

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

A course designed to develop the student’s ability to draw from life in various media using quick sketch and long pose. Emphasis is placed on composition.


206 Life Drawing III

(3) UC:CSU, Prerequisite: Art 205

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

A course designed to develop the student’s ability to draw from life in various media using quick sketch and long pose. Emphasis is placed on anatomy.


207 Life Drawing IV

(3) UC:CSU, Prerequisite: Art 206

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

A course designed to develop the student’s ability to draw from life in various media using quick sketch and long pose with emphasis on placed on composition.


209 Perspective Drawing I

(3) UC:CSU

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS.

This course is an introductory and integrative course in the visual arts. As an extensive study of drawing, the course is designed to help the student to draw accurately. Development of drawing skills and the knowledge necessary to create the illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface, is sought through the understanding of 1pt, 2pt, and 3pt linear perspective. Included in this course is the exploration of rendering in various media and exploring both mechanical and freehand drawing from actual site observation and concept-based subject matter.


213 Color Theory

(3) UC:CSU (C-ID ARTS 270), Prerequisite: Art 501

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS

In this course students examine Color Dynamics. The topics considered include form and value, harmony, and spatial effects. The major theorists introduced include Goethe, Itten, and Albers. In addition to the traditional 12-part color wheel, digital color principles are also examined.


215 Animal Drawing

(3) UC:CSU, Prerequisite: Art 201

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

Note: This course requires the use of private vehicles for field trips.

This course is an introduction to drawing animals through analysis of form, including anatomical, environmental, and physiological.


300 Introduction to Painting

(3) UC:CSU (C-ID ARTS 210)

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This course provides beginning instruction in painting. Emphasis is placed on exploring painting materials and techniques towards the development of a representational image. A variety of subject matter are used, as well as a variety of art concepts related to imagery. Paint characteristics, light principles, and composition are stressed.


301 Watercolor Painting I

(3) UC:CSU, Prerequisite: Art 201

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS

This course is an introduction to transparent watercolor techniques, wet or dry washes, wet into wet, dry brush, resist, and preparation of the watercolor papers. Applications of drawing beginning, painting, and design fundamentals to these techniques are included.


302 Watercolor Painting II

(3) UC:CSU, Prerequisite: Art 301

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS

Advanced watercolor techniques, wet on dry washes, transparencies, wet into wet, and dry brush. Application of advanced painting and design fundamentals to these techniques.


304 Acrylic Painting I

(3) UC:CSU, Prerequisite: Art 201

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This course is an introduction to acrylic painting techniques, transparent and opaque. Techniques applied to a variety of surfaces, paper, board, canvas, application of painting and design fundamentals.


305 Acrylic Painting II

(3) UC:CSU, Prerequisite: Art 304

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This course is an intermediate and integrative course in painting and focuses on visual problems and concepts in space, form, structure, color, and content in studio painting.


306 Acrylic Painting III

(3) UC:CSU, Prerequisite: Art 305

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This is an advanced and integrative course in painting that focuses on visual problems and concepts in space, form, structure, color, and content in studio painting.


307 Oil Painting I

(3) UC:CSU, Prerequisite: Art 201

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This is an introductory course in oil painting and covers the basic skills and techniques of oil painting.


308 Oil Painting II

(3) UC:CSU, Prerequisite: Art 307

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This course is a continuation of Art 307. Composition, color and form are studied through a range of projects to bring the student in touch with contemporary ideas in the field of painting.


309 Oil Painting III

(3) UC:CSU, Prerequisite: Art 308

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This course is a continuation of Art 308. It emphasizes a more personal means of expression through individually conceived projects.


501 Beginning Two-Dimensional Design

(3) UC:CSU (C-ID ARTS 100)

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS.

Note: Required of all Art majors. Art 501 should be taken before more advanced studio classes and preferably in the same semester as Art 201.

This is an introductory and integrative course in the arts. It provides a study of the elements and principles common to the visual arts. A variety of tools and media are utilized in solving problems of relationships of the elements: line, value, color, texture, shape, form, mass, and space and the use of the principles: rhythm (variation and repetition), transition, balance, proportion emphasis (dominance and subordination), and contrast (opposition and tension). Projects are primarily abstract and two-dimensional. This is a basic requirement for all art majors and is recommended for non-art majors.


502 Beginning Three-Dimensional Design

(3) UC:CSU (C-ID ARTS 101), Prerequisite: Art 501

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS

This is a course in the use of art principles as applied to three-dimensional design. Emphasis is upon the development of abilities to adapt from two dimensions into three dimensions. Students work within actual limitations imposed upon professional designers.


503 Intermediate Design

(3) UC:CSU, Prerequisite: Art 501

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS

This course offers further examination of two- and three-dimensional design with an emphasis on research, experimentation, and further development of the ability to present ideas clearly and concisely using the elements and principles of design.


504 Introduction to Art Materials and Techniques I

(3) CSU

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS

This is an introductory course focused on familiarizing students with various materials, substrates straights, and techniques used in two dimensional media. Historical and contemporary practices, paint formulas, paper sources and paper making, and conservation techniques are covered. This course includes guest lectures and field trips to The Huntington Library and Gardens and/or Getty conservation centers.


708 Introduction to Ceramics

(3) UC:CSU

LECTURE, 1 HOUR; LABORATORY, 5 HOURS

This is an introductory and integrative course in the ceramic arts. A variety of techniques will be covered as it relates to hand building, wheel throwing, glazing and ring. A thorough understanding of these processes will be developed as well as the beginnings of a personal aesthetic through discussion and hands on interaction with the material.

NOTE: Expectant mothers are advised against enrolling in this course due to exposure to chemicals known to the State of California to cause birth defects.


709 Ceramics I

(3) UC:CSU, Prerequisite: Art 708

LECTURE, 1 HOUR; LABORATORY, 5 HOURS

This course provides students with continued practice in forming processes and surface treatments, with an emphasis on design including beginning glaze chemistry and loading and ring of kilns.


710 Ceramics II

(3) UC:CSU, Prerequisite: Art 709

LECTURE, 1 HOUR; LABORATORY, 5 HOURS

This course offers continued practice in forming methods and surface treatments, with an emphasis on design, intermediate glaze chemistry, and various ring processes.


711 Ceramics III

(3) UC:CSU, Prerequisite: Art 710

LECTURE, 1 HOUR; LABORATORY, 5 HOURS

This course offers continued practice in forming methods and surface treatments, with an emphasis on design, advanced glaze chemistry, various ring processes, and portfolio development.