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  • Search for ART115ART115 3 credits

    Basic Design (Composition)

    Provides instruction in the basic concepts, vocabulary, and practice of design, emphasizing essential elements and principles of composition. Assignments will deal with processes of creativity, ideation, aesthetic analysis, style and meaning. Students work primarily in black and white media. Skills and experiences acquired in this studio course are applicable to fine arts, crafts and commercial design. Satisfies foundation core requirements for art and graphic design; recommended as a prerequisite for all studio courses.

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    Basic Design (Color Theory)

    Provides instruction in the basic theories and practice of using color through coursework addressing both concept and experience. This provides a foundation in the vocabulary and practice of color theory. Assignments will deal with color mixing, describing space and shape, basic color relationships, the use of color in image development, and understanding how color relationships affect psychological and visual perception. Continues analysis of composition with focus on use of color and its affect to meet individually determined designs in a variety of contexts. This course satisfies foundation core requirements for art majors and graphic design.

  • Search for ART131ART131 3 credits

    Introduction to Drawing (Value)

    Explores basic art processes, techniques and media usage, and provides the foundation for the development of creative thinking and self-expression. This course introduces basic principles, methods and media with an emphasis on value drawing. Designed to expand aesthetic awareness, the course assists students in developing a personal visual language by presenting skills to communicate in today's art world. Through a combination of mini-lectures, demonstrations, studio work, and group discussions, the concepts of light, form, spatial depth and composition are explored.

  • Search for ART132ART132 3 credits

    Introduction to Drawing (Line)

    Basic drawing principles, techniques and media usage are introduced through a combination of mini-lectures, demonstrations, studio work and group discussions. Designed to expand aesthetic awareness, this course assists students in developing a personal visual language by presenting skills to communicate in today's art world. The concepts of line, form, spatial depth and composition are explored with an emphasis on line drawing.

  • Search for ART133ART133 3 credits

    Introduction to Drawing (Mixed Media)

    Stimulates creative experimentation with drawing processes through the use of a variety of wet and dry mediums, collage, transfer and others. This course provides a framework for the development of self-expression and creative thinking skills needed to communicate in today's art world. Introduces the experience of working in a multi-media drawing format through a combination of lectures, studio work and group discussions.

  • Search for ART197ART197 3 credits

    Gallery Design and Management

    Explores the inner workings of a gallery from the perspectives of artist and gallery director. Training includes installation of exhibits, communication with artists, record keeping, shipping, and all phases of gallery clerical work and promotion. Discussion focuses on exhibition design and installation as well as contemporary and historical perspectives.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115 or designated placement test score.

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    Independent Study: Art (Portfolio)

    Develops the knowledge, requirements, and materials needed for creating professional portfolios of creative work for exhibition proposals and admission into art schools. Recommended for art majors.

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    Special Studies: Art

    Emphasizes study in a variety of art disciplines to fulfill specific educational goals.

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    History of Art I

    Allows both art majors and non-art majors to gain skills in appreciating, understanding, and evaluating the beauty and meaning in art and life in the context of culture and evolving needs and belief systems. For art majors, a necessary foundation is laid for advanced study in studio art and art history. Students study the history of art in the context of the cultures producing them by studying selected works of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other fine arts, from prehistoric to Gothic periods. Students study the development of art in the Western tradition with reference to major periods and styles of art from the non-Western world, including art from Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific Islands. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree. May require use of the Internet and online college resources.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115 designated placement test score.

  • Search for ART205ART205 4 credits

    History of Art II

    Allows both art majors and non-art majors to gain skills in appreciating, understanding, and evaluating the beauty and meaning in art and life in the context of culture, and evolving needs and belief systems. For art majors, a necessary foundation is laid for advanced study in studio art and art history. Students study the history of art in the context of the cultures producing them by studying selected works of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other fine arts, from the Renaissance to Baroque periods. Students study the development of art in the Western tradition with reference to major periods and styles of art from the non-Western world, including art from Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific Islands. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree. May require use of the Internet and online college resources.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115 designated placement test score.

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    History of Art III

    Allows both art majors and non-art majors to gain skills in appreciating, understanding, and evaluating the beauty and meaning in art and life in the context of culture, and evolving needs and belief systems. For art majors, a necessary foundation is laid for advanced study in studio art and art history. Students study the history of art in the context of the cultures producing them by studying selected works of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other fine arts, from the 18th century to contemporary times. Students study the development of art in the Western tradition with reference to major periods and styles of art from the non-Western world, including art from Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific Islands. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree. May require use of the Internet and online college resources.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115 designated placement test score.

  • Search for ART211ART211 3 credits

    Survey of Visual Arts

    Enhances appreciation of art by comparing works from diverse cultures and historical periods. An interdisciplinary studies approach is used to reveal the aesthetic, purpose, and meaning of art from prehistory to modern times. Recommended for non-art majors. May require use of the Internet and other online sources. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisite: WR115 or BT113 designated placement test score.

  • Search for ART222ART222 3 credits

    Graphic Design II (Typography)

    Acquaints students with the basic concepts needed for entry-level graphics positions. Increases understanding of letterforms, font usage, and changes from media to media, and the effects on viewers. Includes concept design from thumbnail to finished product, skill development as applied to logo, trademarks and business packages, and covers current standards of design.

  • Search for ART234ART234 3 credits

    Figure Drawing I

    Introduces techniques and process in drawing the figure from life. This course provides a framework for the development of self-expression for beginning students and presents advanced students with problem-solving experiences appropriate to issues in contemporary art. Students draw exclusively from live models, both nude and draped, using a range of materials and formats. Through direct observation, anatomical study, historical information and media experimentation, students develop their drawing skills and increase their knowledge of the human figure in art.

  • Search for ART235ART235 3 credits

    Figure Drawing II

    Continues development of skills in drawing the human primarily from the live model. Emphasis is on developing techniques and facility in representing the figure and on individual style, intent and expression. The course explores historical and contemporary approaches to figurative art as well as creative composition and aesthetic philosophy.
    Prerequisite: ART234.

  • Search for ART236ART236 3 credits

    Figure Drawing III

    Advances study in the use of the human form in art. Students are challenged to become aware of their individual interests and areas for development, and to set and achieve their own artistic goals. Study of the context of contemporary figurative work, composition, problem solving, and creating finished works of art is emphasized.
    Prerequisite: ART235.

  • Search for ART237ART237 3 credits

    Illustration (Black and White Media)

    Introduces traditional (non-computerized) illustration techniques, concepts and practices, allowing students to develop an understanding of how to create an illustration both physically as well as conceptually. The course focuses on black and white media and is designed to increase basic art skills, provide the tools and knowledge for students to successfully complete assigned projects, and develop an understanding of commercial illustration applications.

  • Search for ART238ART238 3 credits

    Illustration (Color Media)

    Introduces traditional (non-computerized) illustration techniques, concepts and practices, allowing students to develop an understanding of how to create an illustration both physically as well as conceptually. The course focuses on color and color media and is designed to increase basic art skills, provide the tools and knowledge for students to successfully complete assigned projects, and develop an understanding of commercial illustration applications.

  • Search for ART239ART239 3 credits

    Illustration (Perspective)

    A hands-on course designed to develop knowledge and understanding of measured linear perspective drawing. Increases skills and understanding of the principles of one-point, two-point, and three-point rendering in art. Further work on additional skill development as needed for student progress will be included. The knowledge gained is applicable to both commercial and fine art purposes.

  • Search for ART245ART245 3 credits

    Drawing for Graphic Design

    Emphasizes conceptualization process through drawing, including the development of thumbnails, brainstorming, research, layout, overlays, and typography, including strategies used in the creation of a graphic design presentation. Students will explore the use of drawing as a tool for visual problem solving, idea generation, visual diagramming and storyboarding, as well as a design/illustration medium for final production work. Projects explore visual languages, storytelling, storyboards and the visual essay. Required as part of the Graphic Design certificate and degree programs.
    Prerequisites: ART115 or ART116; ART131 or ART132; and ART237 or ART238.

  • Search for ART253ART253 3 credits

    Ceramics I

    Introduces students to the history, technology, design and art of pottery, relating traditional and contemporary methods in contemporary art practice. This course will channel students towards creative thinking, self-expression and self-evaluation. Introduces materials, tools, and techniques in producing ceramic pottery and sculptural forms including hand-building, wheel throwing, glaze application, firing, and other finishes for clay.

  • Search for ART254ART254 3 credits

    Ceramics II

    Continues ART253 and further explores the history, technology, design, and art of pottery and ceramic art. It reinforces expectations for students to achieve individual goals and to understand and explore the continuing change of contemporary ceramic art practice. Introduces more advanced use of materials, tools, and techniques in producing ceramic pottery and sculptural forms. Includes hand building, wheel throwing, glaze formulation and application, firing, and other finishes for clay.
    Prerequisite: ART253.

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    Ceramics III

    Continues ART254 and further explores the history, technology, design, and art of pottery and ceramic art. It will reinforce the expectations of students to achieve their goals and to understand and explore the continuing change of contemporary ceramic art practice. Introduces students to advanced use of materials, tools, and techniques in producing ceramic pottery and sculptural forms emphasizing the development of individual direction and technical expertise.
    Prerequisite: ART254.

  • Search for ART257ART257 3 credits

    Beginning Jewelry and Metalsmithing

    Explores basic metalsmithing processes, techniques and material usage and provides a foundation for the development of creative thinking and self-expression. This course is designed for students with limited or no previous jewelry/metalsmithing experience. Introduces tools and techniques used in working with non-ferrous metals through a combination of demonstrations, studio work and group discussions. Furthers design awareness, develops step-by-step metals techniques and craftsmanship skills, and explores three-dimensional form as functional or wearable art.

  • Search for ART258ART258 3 credits

    Intermediate Jewelry and Metalsmithing

    Explores basic metalsmithing processes, techniques and material usage and provides a foundation for the development of creative thinking and self-expression. This course is designed for students with limited or no previous jewelry/metalsmithing experience. Introduces tools and techniques used in working with non-ferrous metals through a combination of demonstrations, studio work and group discussions. Furthers design awareness, develops step-by-step metals techniques and craftsmanship skills, and explores three-dimensional form as functional or wearable art.
    Prerequisite: ART257 or equivalent.

  • Search for ART259ART259 3 credits

    Advanced Jewelry and Metalsmithing

    Explores basic metalsmithing processes, techniques and material usage and provides a foundation for the development of creative thinking and self-expression. This course is designed for students with limited or no previous jewelry/metalsmithing experience. Introduces tools and techniques used in working with non-ferrous metals through a combination of demonstrations, studio work and group discussions. Furthers design awareness, develops step-by-step metals techniques and craftsmanship skills, and explores three-dimensional form as functional or wearable art.
    Prerequisite: ART258 or equivalent.

  • Search for ART276ART276 3 credits

    Sculpture I

    Encourages students to develop critical as well as creative thinking through the exploration of materials, processes, concepts and imagery in three-dimensional art forms. Students will explore a range of sculptural materials and techniques, including an introduction to ZBrush digital modeling software and three-dimensional printing.

  • Search for ART277ART277 3 credits

    Sculpture II

    Encourages students to develop critical as well as creative thinking through the exploration of materials, processes, concepts, and imagery. Exposure to a wide range of ideas enables students to develop their own sense of direction. Assignments establish a conceptual format within which to further explore creative ideas; the course emphasizes hands-on working experience in a variety of media. Students work on projects of increasing complexity, scale, technical challenge, and personal creative ideation and accomplishment.
    Prerequisite: ART276.

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    Sculpture III

    Encourages students to develop critical as well as creative thinking through the exploration of materials, processes, concepts, and imagery. Exposure to a wide range of ideas enables students to develop their own sense of direction. Assignments establish a conceptual format within which to further explore creative ideas; the course emphasizes hands-on working experience in a variety of media. Students work on projects of increasing complexity, scale, technical challenge, and personal creative ideation and accomplishment.
    Prerequisite: ART277.

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    Cooperative Work Experience/Art

    Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.

  • Search for ART281ART281 3 credits

    Painting I

    Encourages students to develop critical as well as creative thinking through the exploration of materials, processes, concepts, and imagery. Through exposure to a wide range of ideas, students are enabled to develop an individual sense of direction. This course introduces opaque painting techniques using acrylic paints.

  • Search for ART282ART282 3 credits

    Painting II

    Continues concepts and techniques introduced in ART281. Students are encouraged to deepen and expand their aesthetic awareness of historical and contemporary approaches and to develop a personal visual language. Explores a variety of techniques and concepts as related to historical styles. Prior experience in drawing is beneficial but not a prerequisite as projects progressively enhance the students’ draftsmanship as well as their creative and technical abilities with paint. Acrylic or oil paints may be used with instructor’s approval.
    Prerequisite: ART281.

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    Painting III

    Continues ART282 and encourages students to develop critical as well as creative thinking through the exploration of materials, processes, concepts and imagery. Students are encouraged to research and explore a wide range of ideas to deepen and broaden their own sense of direction and personal style. The development of a sense of self-motivation and self-discipline is engendered through individualized goals, projects, techniques and approaches. Developing artists are challenged to define and follow their own vision in painting.
    Prerequisite: ART282.

  • Search for ART287ART287 3 credits

    Aqueous Media/Airbrush I

    Introduces airbrush painting as applied to the commercial art field of illustration. The operation and care of airbrush equipment are covered, and students gain hands-on experience working in a variety of exercises to give them a basic knowledge of airbrush techniques. Students will learn about the use of airbrush in commercial art and the different techniques that develop artwork used in advertising and fine art.

  • Search for ART288ART288 3 credits

    Aqueous Media/Airbrush II

    Continues techniques and methods introduced in ART287 as applied to the commercial art field of illustration. Operation and care of airbrush equipment are covered, and students gain hands-on experience working in a variety of exercises that give them a basic knowledge of airbrush techniques. Students will continue to practice techniques and develop their individual talents and interests in illustration. Textures, patterns and color, with the added use of lettering to develop camera-ready art work in a variety of projects, will be explored. Students continue to develop their own portfolios with four completed, camera-ready projects of airbrush artwork.

  • Search for ART291ART291 3 credits

    Welded Steel Sculpture I

    Develops critical as well as creative thinking through the exploration of materials, processes, concepts and imagery. Exposure to a wide range of ideas enables students to develop their own sense of direction. Course is the first of a three-term sequence devoted to the subject of welded steel sculpture providing instruction in oxy-acetylene, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding and brazing are used for fabricating art pieces in welding rod and sheet metal. The types of design and fabrication that are unique to steel and the possibilities of creative expression in three-dimensional art are explored.

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    Welded Steel Sculpture II

    Develops critical as well as creative thinking through the exploration of materials, processes, concepts and imagery. Exposure to a wide range of ideas enables students to develop their own sense of direction. Course is the second of a three-term sequence devoted to the subject of welded steel sculpture, providing instruction in welding and fabrication of mild steel sculpture. Welding methods include oxy-acetylene; Metal Inert Gas (MIG); brazing; use of the plasma cutter; pipe cutter; benders; and cutting torch used for fabricating welding rod, sheet metal, round and flat bar, and angle iron; as well as found objects depending on the design. The types of design and fabrication that are unique to steel and the possibilities of the medium for creative expression are explored.
    Prerequisite: ART291.

  • Search for ART293ART293 3 credits

    Welded Steel Sculpture III

    Develops critical as well as creative thinking through the exploration of materials, processes, concepts and imagery. Exposure to a wide range of ideas enables students to develop their own sense of direction. Course is the second of a three-term sequence devoted to the subject of welded steel sculpture, providing instruction in welding and fabrication of mild steel sculpture. Welding methods include oxy-acetylene; Metal Inert Gas (MIG); brazing; use of the plasma cutter; pipe cutter; benders; and cutting torch used for fabricating welding rod, sheet metal, round and flat bar, and angle iron; as well as found objects depending on the design. The types of design and fabrication that are unique to steel and the possibilities of the medium for creative expression are explored.
    Prerequisite: ART292.

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    Watercolor I

    Explores basic painting processes and techniques that provide the foundation for the development of creative thinking and self-expression. Projects focus on gaining experience in basic transparent techniques using traditional water-based mediums. The course is designed to expand students’ aesthetic awareness as well as develop technique and individual creative process in the medium. A combination of mini-lectures, demonstrations, studio work and group discussions emphasize the characteristics of the materials, color theory, and a variety of painting styles and imagery.

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    Watercolor II

    Requires students to demonstrate mastery of basic painting processes and techniques, providing the foundation for the development of creative thinking and self-expression, and promoting the expansion of individual aesthetic awareness. Students are challenged and encouraged to develop a personal visual language. Course continues the exploration of basic transparent watercolor techniques along with the introduction of more experimental approaches. A combination of lectures, demonstrations, studio work and group discussions emphasize the characteristics of the materials, color theory, and a variety of painting styles and imagery.
    Prerequisite: ART294.

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    Watercolor III

    Follows a semi-directed format allowing students to develop a creative thinking and self-expression approach to painting style and imagery. Encourages students to develop a personal visual language and expanded aesthetic awareness. Course assignments explore color theory, media experimentation and mastering techniques. The emphasis is on individual development of imagery and style. A combination of mini-lectures, demonstrations, studio work and group discussions focus on materials, theory, and philosophies of watercolor painting.
    Prerequisite: ART295.

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    Special Studies: Art

    Emphasizes advanced study in a variety of art disciplines (drawing, watercolor, ceramics, sculpture, painting, etc.) to fulfill specific educational goals and further development in both technique and creative processes.