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Discipline: Degree: AA-T - Studio Arts - A0395
Course Name Course Number
Beginning Painting I ARTD 25A
  • Develop paintings focusing on color theory in a painterly or Impressionistic style.
  • Develop paintings using dynamic compositional elements with appropriate light logic and accurate shapes.
  • Define well-organized visual composition and other formal principles in written and oral form.
  • Recognize and discuss historical painting styles.
  • Create well-organized visual compositions in a variety of styles and techniques.
  • Develop paintings focusing on realism with precise shapes and edges through the process of blending.
Design: Color and Composition ARTD 21
  • Make use of critical thinking (reading, writing, listening, speaking, observing and assessing) skills elemental to the problem solving of design and the visual arts.
  • Use creative and analytic techniques and strategies in planning and executing original artworks.
  • Students will apply visual arts concepts in oral and written communication.
  • Use art terminology in evaluative oral and written discussions, analysis, critiques and studio problems.
  • Apply the formal elements, principles of design, and forms of compositional structure in evaluative oral and written discussions, analysis, critiques and studio problems.
  • Demonstrate ability to match colors.
  • Synthesize basic color harmonies in pigment and demonstrate their relationship to RGB and CMYK pallets.
  • Demonstrate the use of color in space informed by light logic.
  • Use and recognize historic and modern forms of perspective.
  • Synthesis visual content, communicative, psychological, and emotional aspects of color harmonies in design projects.
  • Students will be able to identify 4 color harmonies.
Design: Three Dimensional ARTS 22
  • Apply molding principles by creating multi-piece molds and cold cast reproductions of three-dimensional objects.
  • Use a variety of hand tools and equipment to manipulate media.
  • Design and produce projects using a variety of materials.
  • Students will safely and successfully use a variety of required stationary power tools: Band saw, sanders, lathe.
  • Define problems, organize information, analyze results, generate creative ideas, and synthesize complex visual, structural and practical considerations to create original solutions to three-dimensional design problems.
  • Recognize, define, and apply three-dimensional design terminology in evaluative oral and written discussions, analysis and critiques.
  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate interrelationships between formal elements, principles of design, materials, technique, function, and cost.
Design: Two Dimensional ARTD 20
  • Use value to describe form and express light logic.
  • Use the formal elements, principles of design, and principles of gestalt to create well-designed studio projects in achromatic value and color.
  • Perceive and interpret the 3-D world through contour line drawings.
  • Identify, evaluate, discuss, and use the formal elements and principles of design and forms of compositional structure.
  • Students will accurately identify three different spatial devices
  • Students will be able to identify the three basic types of balance\/symmetries.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression. \n
  • Two-Dimensional Design students will be able to list all of the elements and principles of design by the eighth week of the semester.
  • Differentiate preferential, factual, and judicious thinking elemental to solving problems in design and visual arts.
  • Make use of critical thinking (reading, writing, listening, speaking, observing and assessing) skills elemental to the problem solving of design and the visual arts.
  • Recognize, analyze and interpret the expressive and creative qualities of art media in a work of art as it affects elementary compositional decisions.
  • Use historic and current forms of abstraction in the visual arts.
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of hues to the conceptual pigment color wheel by mixing, analyzing, appraising, and identifying color correct swatches for
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of color complements by mixing, analyzing and appraising complementary tones (chromatic grays).
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of color to value by mixing, analyzing, and appraising monochromatic tints and shades relative to the achromatic value scale.
Drawing: Beginning ARTD 15A
  • Create original drawings, which demonstrate the capacity to perceive, comprehend, and interpret the three-dimensional visual world using dry media in a variety of techniques, which include stipple, line, and hatching.
  • Discuss, analyze, and evaluate personal works of art and that of contemporary and historical artists by using appropriate art-specific terminology for content, technique, and style in both written and oral critiques.
  • Students will demonstrate their understanding of fundamental illusions of three dimensional forms on a two dimensional plane by locating the eye level and vanishing points in examples of perspective boxes.
  • Utilize original and creative thinking in projects and writings.
  • Utilize quick study drawing skills through visual notes and personal studies as a basis for planning larger extended works of art.
  • Utilize quick study techniques to develop extended drawings.
  • Utilize the principles of composition in objective and subjective analysis of historical and contemporary works of visual art.
  • Synthesize the formal art elements and principles with the observed world in varying compositional formats.
  • Students will successfully demonstrate the application of measuring\/sighting from observation to solve creating the illusion of a three dimensional still life on two dimensional surface
Drawing: Life ARTD 17A
  • Create the illusion of three-dimensional form using various media and techniques based on formal art principles.
  • Work from a general visual shorthand to more specific studies that result in finished art.
  • Develop and use original and creative thinking in drawing the human body.
  • Create drawings of the human body using drawing principles and techniques.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate accurate proportion of the figure.
  • Students will be able to use line to create the illusion of three-dimensional form through use of cross contour and construction.\n
  • Evaluate and discuss historical and contemporary art\/artists through written and oral critiques using appropriate art-specific terminology.
History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic AHIS 4
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Recognize benefits and drawbacks of various approaches used in the study and interpretation of Western art.
  • Use proper artistic vocabulary to describe and analyze works of art.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Describe the role of magic and ritual in prehistoric art.
  • Identify works of art, their artistic style and their cultural contexts.
  • Recognize iconographic themes and discuss them in their cultural contexts.
  • Synthesize ideas and knowledge about Ancient, Classical, or Medieval art and architecture into a written format, striving for clarity of expression, organization and relevance of arguments.
  • Analyze religious iconography in the arts of the Middle Ages and relate it to written sources from the period.
  • Analyze the art and architecture of the Ancient, Classical or Medieval periods in terms of knowledge acquired through class lecture and discussion, readings and comparison with other works of art.
History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors AHIS 4H
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements ande differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern AHIS 5
  • Recognize benefits and drawbacks of various approaches used in the study and interpretation of Western art.
  • Recognize iconographic themes and discuss them in their cultural contexts.
  • Utilize proper artistic vocabulary to describe and analyze works of art.
  • Analyze and synthesize the basic goals of Modern art and explain how it differs in content and style from artistic styles that preceded it.
  • Analyze art in terms of knowledge acquired through class lecture and discussion, readings and comparison with other works of art.\n
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
  • Identify the connection between the cultural movements of the Renaissance and the emergence of a naturalistic, idealized and humanized artistic style.
  • Identify works of art, their artistic style and their cultural context in the periods addressed.
  • Summarize and evaluate the strength of various hypotheses presented in scholarly writings on Western art.
  • Synthesize ideas and knowledge into a written format, striving for clarity of expression, organization and relevance of arguments.
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors AHIS 5H
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression