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ART1201C - Design Fundamentals

A. Design theory
The student will be able to:

  1. List and define our list of principles and elements.
  2. Identify examples of principles and elements in nature.
  3. Identify examples of principles and elements in works of art.
  4. Describe emotional (psychological) and non-objective principles and elements in works of art.
  5. Technical skill

B. Technical skill
The student will be able to:

  1. Produce clean sharp-edged lines in pencil, charcoal, ink and paint.
  2. Produce clean transitions of color in pencil, charcoal, ink and paint.
  3. Produce a multi-step value scale in paint and pencil, and a balanced multi-step color wheel.
  4. Produce a variety of consistent textures in various mediums.
  5. Produce mats or otherwise present finished work.

C. Design relationships
The student will be able to:

  1. Relate and arrange the principles and elements by weight in order to achieve a visual balance.
  2. Relate and arrange value and color key in order to achieve a recognizable sensation.

D. Aesthetic judgment
The student will be able to:

  1. Identify the uses of the principles and elements in a work of art.
  2. Identify key in works of art.
  3. Identify good presentation of works of art.


ART1203C - Three-Dimensional Design

A. Vision
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate total three-dimensional works.
  2. Produce works with decision of handling.
  3. Create projects with different materials.
  4. Use light as a vital description of form.

B. Transposing three dimensions to three dimensions
The student will be able to:

  1. Create strong three-dimensional character.
  2. Create using texture as part of form.
  3. Demonstrate ability to use the negative as a vital part of the positive.

C. Media
The student will be able to:

  1. Use clay to build form.
  2. Use plaster in a positive and negative way.
  3. Create a work using various material such as fibers, construction materials or liquids.

D. Creativeness
The student will be able to:

  1. Compose with strong reference to the principles of design.
  2. Discuss presentation as evolving or existing.


ART1205C - Color Design

A. Color Theory
The student will be able to:

  1. Give an elementary description of the physical properties of color and how we perceive it .
  2. Describe and define the visual properties of color and their characteristics:
    a. Hue
    b. Value
    c. Intensity
  3. Describe and define the symbolic and psychological (emotional)characteristics of color.
  4. Differentiate between the additive and subtractive systems (absorbed and transmitted elements).
  5. Differentiate between the effects of daylight, fluorescent light, incandescent light and reflected light on a color.

B. Technical Skill
The student will be able to:

  1. Produce a clean, sharp-edged, flat, opaque, painted area.
  2. Produce a clean, sharp-edged, flat, transparent painted area.
  3. Produce an eleven, equal-stepped gradation between two complimentary colors (with neutral gray at step five).
  4. Produce a five, equal-stepped gradation between:
    a. a pure color and white (tints)
    b. a pure color and gray (black and white) (tones)
    c. a pure color and black (shades) (darken a color with a color or colors other than black).
  5. Produce a Munsell or Ostwald color wheel with specific attention to transitions of values and intensities as well as hues.
  6. Effectively mat or otherwise present a finished product.

C. Color Relationships
The student will be able to:

  1. Relate and arrange colors and shapes by weight in order to achieve a visual balance.
  2. Relate hues, values, and intensities in order to create illusion of:
    a. luster
    b. iridescence
    c. luminosity
  3. Relate colors in order to emphasize after-image.
  4. Relate colors and shapes in order to create illusion of transparency in the additive and subtractive systems.
  5. Relate colors and shapes in order to emphasize space.
  6. Relate colors and shapes in accordance with traditional harmonies:
    a. analogous
    b. complimentary
    c. triad
    d. tint-tone-shade
    e. all colors working to create gray

D. Aesthetic Judgment
The student will be able to:

  1. Create an original design utilizing at least four of the relationships listed in part X, C of this outline.
  2. Effectively present the above for display.


ART1300C - Drawing I

A. Vision
The student will be able to:

  1. Give a description and show an example of effective use of vision as listed in IX, A, l of this outline.
  2. Describe, locate and use a focal point for the purpose of making a center of interest.
  3. Describe and show ability to visualize line of sight by showing angles and directions relative to it.
  4. Define picture plane and its relationship to artist and subject.

B. Transposing three-dimensions to two-dimensions
The student will be able to:

  1. Translate visual stimuli into a two-dimensional pattern relative to size and shape seen.
  2. Produce effective total design of page by using various degrees of close-up views or cropping.
  3. Produce effective design of page using two- dimensional shapes including value see (local color).
  4. Produce effective design using shapes and textures of objects or space seen.
  5. Produce effective design showing the importance of the shapes on the two-dimensional page seen as negative space in three-dimensions.

C. Illusions
The student will be able to:

  1. Define and render in line drawings and value drawings the five basic geometric solids.
  2. Define and produce drawings showing an understanding of each of the following methods of achieving the illusion of space:
    a. one-point perspective
    b. two-point perspective
    c. aerial perspective
    d. two-dimensional spatial plasticity
  3. Define natural light, artificial light, reflective light, cast shadows and produce drawings showing the effects each of these has on objects and space.
  4. Define and produce in a drawing an example of each of the following:
    a. expressive texture
    b. medium texture
    c. surface texture (rough, smooth, etc.)
    d. painted texture

D. Media
The student will be able to:

  1. Identify common drawing papers most suitable for various graphic mediums used.
  2. Produce drawings showing a good use of medium on proper paper.
  3. Use fixative (when needed), trim, and store drawings for proper preservation.
  4. Cut, mat and prepare drawings for presentation or exhibit.

E. The creative use of drawing
The student will be able to:

  1. Use design principles, illusions, media, movement and visual symbols to develop a meaningful composition.
  2. Complete a drawing by matting and framing, making work ready for presentation.


ART1330C - Drawing II


ART1750C - Ceramics

The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in the production of simple ceramic forms by hand-building process.
  2. Relate verbally the steps involved in creating a simple cylinder on the potter's wheel.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the use and application of glazes.


ART1751C - Ceramic II

A. Media
The student will be able to:

  1. Identify and select clays appropriate to a particular use.
  2. Make selection and use of manufactured and self- constructed tools.
  3. Develop through manipulation the ability to form shapes from an inert mass of clay.
  4. Load the kilns economically, and keep firing records methodically.

B. Transposing concepts into tangible form
The student will be able to:

  1. Utilitarian
    a. Form cylinders and/or ovoids by potter's wheel, pinch or coil methods with such skill as is
        necessary to make a drinking container.
    b. Attach the edges of planar surfaces so they have no separation.
    c. Form plates and tiles with sufficient consistency to avoid excessive war page.
    d. Pull a handle from a conical-shaped piece of clay, and shape spouts which pour and lids which fit.
    e. Created textures which either are functional to the use of the container or add to its aesthetics.
    f. Use colors which enhance the shape by value and intensity or by application.
  2. Abstract
    a. Form and alter symmetrical cylinders and avoids to accomplish a desired effect.
    b. Construct planar shapes which attach and penetrate each other to create a sculptural effect.
    c. Form plates and tiles which may be altered by pinching away or adding clay pieces so as to partially
        or completely defeat its functionality.
    d. Apply handles, spouts and lids in a purely decorative manner without regard to function.
    e. Use textures in such a manner as to stimulate one's visual and tactile senses in a contrasting way.
    f. Enhance the overall surfaces or a particular area with color to attract and retain the attention and
       interest of the viewer.

C. Presentation
The student will be able to:

  1. Prepare and complete a piece of work with a surface appropriate to its function or nonfunction.
  2. Finish a piece appropriately at the foot for stability and functionality.


ART2500C - Painting I

A. Mechanics
The student will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply a variety of painting techniques and media.
  2. Produce a painting utilizing standard procedures.

B. Two-dimensional image making
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the preliminary, intermediate and final stages of the painting process.
  2. Demonstrate the use of value, texture and color in the design of a painting.

C. Presentation
The student will be able to:

  1. Effectively present work by matting and/or framing.
  2. Appropriately preserve and maintain work in a presentation portfolio.


ART2501C - Painting II

A. Styles and Color
The student will be able to:

  1. Develop a representation of subject.
  2. Create a design from a subject using a relatively flat picture plane.
  3. Create an abstract work.
  4. Create a work more dependent on ideas than on illusions of space.

B. Techniques
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate scumbling as a "dry glazing" technique on a painting surface.
  2. Demonstrate the use of a wash surface on a painting.
  3. Demonstrate the use of thick paint on the surfaces of a painting.
  4. Change color surfaces with glazes.


ART2502C - Figure Painting

A. Style and Color
The student will be able to:

  1. Develop a representation of a subject.
  2. Create a design from a subject using a relatively flat picture plane.
  3. Create an abstract work.
  4. Create a work more dependent on ideas than on illusions of space.

B. Techniques
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate scumbling as a "dry glazing" technique on a painting surface.
  2. Demonstrate the use of a wash surface on a painting.
  3. Demonstrate the use of thick paint on the surface of a painting.
  4. Change color surfaces with glazes.

C. Personal Approaches
The student will be able to:

  1. Use shapes and colors that are devised to work with the concept of his work.
  2. Use materials that are consistent with the concept of his work.


ART2600C - Digital Imagery for the Fine Arts

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Recognize and demonstrate lab procedures.
  2. Define and demonstrate the use of basic computer skills.
  3. Define and demonstrate the use of the operating system.
  4. Explain and demonstrate the use of specific imaging software.
  5. Define and demonstrate the way color is manipulated on the computer.
  6. Define and demonstrate the way filters are manipulated on the computer.
  7. Use a variety of input devices and explain the differences between them.
  8. Create an edition of digital prints and explain the artistic development of each print.
  9. Develop digital images employing various compositional strategies.
  10. Generate digital images showing awareness of aesthetic coherence.
  11. Produce digital images involving a variety of space and color relationships.
  12. Make aesthetic decisions autonomously.
  13. Critique artwork objectively, individually and in groups.
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