Lower Division Collegiate
ART115 (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, process style and meaning. Students work primarily in black and white media, addressing the foundations of both objective and non-objective modes of visual art. 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.
ART116 (3 credits)
Basic Design (Color Theory)
Provides instruction in the basic theories and practice of using color qualities and relationships in art, including hue, value, and saturation in essential and experimental color design, providing a foundation in the vocabulary and practice of color theory in visual art. Assignments exploring both objective and non-objective form address color mixing, spatial and volumetric effects, basic color relationships, color in image development, and the effect of color on human emotion and perception. Students with work primarily with opaque painting mediums such as gouache. Analyze composition with a focus on the use of color and its affect to meet individually determined designs in a variety of contexts. This course satisfies foundation core requirements for students pursuing fine art, design, and commercial applications.
ART120 (3 credits)
Introduction to Digital Art
Provides experiential instruction in basic modalities, techniques, and software programs in digital design, and their use in contemporary art making processes. Students work in both the computer lab and a traditional studio art setting to explore significant individual concepts and exercise their ability to communicate those concepts visually. Programs such as those in the Adobe suite and other freely available software will be used as both a platform for creative ideation and a finished visual medium. Skills acquired in this class are applicable to both fine art and more commercially based design disciplines.
ART131 (3 credits)
Introduction to Drawing (Value)
Explores basic art processes, techniques and media usage, and provides the foundation for the development of observation and visual analysis, culminating in the development of personal visual language, creative thinking, and self-expression. This course introduces basic principles, methods and media with an emphasis on value drawing. Students work extensively through direct observation of real objects, forms, and spaces, augmented by project-appropriate use of photographic source material. Through a combination of mini-lectures, demonstrations, studio work, and group discussions, the concepts of light, form, pictorial space, depth, conceptualization and composition are explored.
ART132 (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.
ART133 (3 credits)
Introduction to Drawing (Mixed Media)
Stimulates creative experimentation with drawing processes through the use of a variety of wet and dry media, 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.
ART197 (variable 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, recordkeeping, shipping, and all phases of gallery clerical work and promotion. Discussion focuses on exhibition design and installation as well as contemporary and historical perspectives and critiques. Prerequisites: WR122, at least 3 credits in a studio art class, and at least one of the three classes in the History of Art sequence (ART 204, ART205, or ART206.)
ART198 (variable credits)
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. Prerequisites: WR122, at least 15 credits of studio art classes, and at least one of the classes in the History of Art sequence (ART204, ART205, or ART206).
ART199 (variable credits)
Special Studies: Art
Emphasizes study in a variety of art disciplines to fulfill specific educational goals. Prerequisite: RD90 or WR91 or designated placement score.
ART204, 205, 206 (4 credits each)
History of Art I, II, III
This three-term sequence is designed for both art and non-art majors. The intent of this study is 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 (ART204), Renaissance to Baroque periods (ART205), and the 18th century to contemporary times (ART206). 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. Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115 or designated placement score.
ART222 (3 credits)
Graphic Design (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.
ART234 (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 almost 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 ability to utilize the figurative form in creative works in an historical and contemporary context.
ART235 (3 credits)
Figure Drawing II
Expands upon foundational techniques and processes in drawing the figure from life. This course provides a framework for the continuing development of self-expression and personal artistic style for advanced students in the use of the human figure in contemporary art. Students draw almost exclusively from live models, both nude and draped, using a range of materials and formats. Through direct observation, anatomical study, historical context, and media experimentation, students continue the development of their technical and conceptual skills in figurative modes. Prerequisite: ART234
ART236 (3 credits)
Figure Drawing III
Challenges experienced students in the development of personal techniques and processes in drawing the figure from life. Students draw almost exclusively from live models, both nude and draped, using a range of materials and formats, developing individual approaches to the creation of finished works of art, emphasizing increased sophistication of anatomy, composition, and conceptualization. Students develop their ability to work in a self-identified series format through direct observation, anatomical study, historical context and media experimentation creating a personal body of figurative work Prerequisite: ART235
ART237 (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.
ART238 (3 credits)
Illustration (Color Media)
Introduces traditional (non-digital) 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.
ART239 (3 credits)
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.
ART240 (3 credits)
Advanced Figure Drawing
Students create drawings exploring figurative working primarily from live models using an individually selected range of materials and formats. Through direct observation, anatomical study, historical research, creative ideation, and media experimentation, students develop their drawing skills and increase their knowledge of the human figure in art. In a studio environment, traditional and contemporary drawing techniques are applied to the interpretation of the nude and draped figure. This course provides a framework for the development of self-expression for advanced students, encouraging them to develop a personal style, theory, and approach to the figurative image in a contemporary context. Prerequisite: ART236.
ART245 (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. Prerequisite: ART237 or ART238.
ART253 (3 credits)
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.
ART254 (3 credits)
Continues ART253, and further explores the history, technology, design, and art of pottery. Reinforces expectations for students to achieve their goals, and to understand the continuing change of contemporary ceramic art techniques. Introduces materials, tools, and techniques in producing ceramic pottery and sculptural forms, and includes hand building, wheel throwing, glaze formulation and application, firing, and other finishes for clay. Prerequisite: ART253.
ART255 (3 credits)
Continues ART254 and further explores the history, science, design, and art of pottery. Reinforces the expectations of students to achieve their goals and to understand the continuing change of contemporary ceramic art. Introduces students to advanced 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: ART254.
ART256 (3 credits)
Emphasizes study of contemporary ceramic disciplines to fulfill educational goals specific to each student. The course is set up as an open studio with individualized critiques and assigned research activities. Each student works on developing personal imagery, style, and art philosophy while learning to make the transition from art student to working artist. Recommended prerequisite: ART255.
ART257 (3 credits)
Jewelry and Metalsmithing I
Explores basic metalsmithing processes, including piercing, riveting, lost wax casting and silver soldering and provides a foundation for the development of creative thinking and self-expression. Course is designed for students with limited or no previous jewelry/metalsmithing experience. Introduces tools and techniques used in working with nonferrous metals through a combination of demonstrations, studio work and group discussions. Furthers design awareness and explores three-dimensional form as functional or wearable art.
ART258 (3 credits)
Jewelry and Metalsmithing II
Continues developing technical vocabulary through content that varies by term including the exploration of a variety of surface embellishments, metal forming methods, mold making, stone setting and 3D printing. Explores historical and contemporary artists and continues development of design and aesthetic awareness of three-dimensional small scale works of art with the goal of creating a personal visual language. Prerequisite: ART257.
ART259 (3 credits)
Jewelry and Metalsmithing III
Along with further technical development and awareness of the versatility of metalwork, students explore concepts and issues of self-expression and personal imagery related to wearable art, small functional objects and small sculpture. Content varies by term and includes etching, enameling, die forming, chasing and repousse, mold making, 3D printing and stone setting. Prerequisite: ART258.
ART260 (3 credits)
Jewelry and Metalsmithing IV
Gives students an opportunity to take responsibility of their continued growth in jewelry and metalsmithing. They choose the tools and techniques to explore in depth during the term, and they design their own assignments and choose projects (in keeping with the previous classes) that they will explore through a combination of demonstrations, studio work, and group discussions. A series of pieces will be created to exhibit/sell in the fall/Christmas sale, winter/Valentine’s Day sale, or the spring/student exhibit. The course continues to prepare students to create jewelry/metal objects to exhibit/sell by furthering their design awareness; develop step-by-step metals techniques and craftsmanship skills, and explore three-dimensional form as functional or wearable art. Prerequisite: ART259.
ART276 (3 credits)
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.
ART277 (3 credits)
Continues study of sculptural materials, techniques, and concepts. Project exercises provide experience in modeling, casting, carving and fabrication processes with a special emphasis on self-expression and concepts. Assignments establish a conceptual format within which to explore creative ideas – the course emphasizes hands-on working experience in a variety of media. Projects are short-term in duration with work in greater complexity, size, and more demanding materials reserved for more advanced coursework. The emphasis is on accomplishment of a diversified experience. Lectures and films provide historical and technical information and students are expected to do outside research. Prerequisite: ART276.
ART278 (3 credits)
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. Emphasis is on the exploration and manipulation of form and space in a variety of materials to investigate sculptural expression. Prerequisite: ART277.
ART280 (variable credits)
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. Prerequisite: CWE courses require prior arrangements with faculty or the Department Chair.
ART281 (3 credits)
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.
ART282 (3 credits)
Continues concepts and techniques introduced in ART281. Explores a variety of techniques and concepts of various stylistic developments in painting. By focusing on conceptual differences and connections between stylistic periods, students are able to explore techniques developing a broad foundation of ideas and skills as well as facilitating the pursuit of individuality and creative thinking. Prerequisite: ART281.
ART283 (3 credits)
Continues the methods of instruction introduced in ART281 and ART282, with emphasis on techniques and concepts of realism, consideration of value structure, sophistication of color scheme, and illusion of imagery. Prerequisite: ART282.
ART284 (3 credits)
Encourages students in developing critical as well as creative thinking through the exploration of materials, processes, concepts, and imagery; through exposure to a wide range of ideas, students develop their own sense of direction. Introduces advanced principles, methods and processes of painting through mini lectures, research, studio work and critique. Concepts based on contemporary ideas and images relating to painting are explored. Credits taken may be applied to the Oregon Transfer Degree, the Associate of General Studies degree, toward fulfilling the humanities requirement or elective requirement, or may be taken to pursue a personal educational track, whether towards a career in art, or for aesthetic and psychological enrichment. Prerequisite: ART283.
ART287 (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.
ART288 (3 credits)
Aqueous Media/Airbrush II
Continues techniques and methods used in ART287 and develops more talent and interest in illustration by using the airbrush. Textures, patterns and color, with the added use of lettering, are used to develop camera-ready art work in four different projects. Continues work with students in developing portfolios that can be shown at any job interview. Prerequisite: ART287.
ART294 (3 credits)
Introduces basic transparent watercolor and basic painting processes and techniques. Students expand their awareness of historical and contemporary practice in water-based media and explore a full range of essential techniques using both stretched and un-stretched paper surfaces. A combination of mini-lectures, demonstrations, studio work and group discussions emphasize the characteristics of the materials, color theory, creative thinking, self-expression, and a variety of painting styles and imagery.
ART295 (3 credits)
Continues the exploration of basic transparent watercolor techniques along with the introduction of more experimental approaches to expand aesthetic awareness and develop a personal visual language in an historical and contemporary context. Students are required to demonstrate mastery of basic painting processes and techniques that make the development of creative thinking and self-expression possible. This course is a combination of lectures, demonstrations, studio work and group discussions that emphasize the characteristics of the materials, color theory, conceptualization, and a variety of painting styles and imagery. Prerequisite: ART294.
ART296 (3 credits)
Students work in a semi-independent format, allowing them to develop a creative thinking and self-expression approach to painting style and imagery to expand aesthetic awareness and develop a personal visual language in an historical and contemporary context. Course assignments explore the practice of series development, media experimentation and mastering techniques, including the use of alternate painting surfaces such as Yupo and watercolor board. The emphasis is on individual development of imagery and style. A combination of mini-lectures, demonstrations, studio work and group discussions focus on the materials, theory, and philosophies of watercolor painting. Prerequisite: ART295.
ART297 (3 credits)
Emphasizes study in a variety of water-based medium and approaches to fulfill educational goals specific to each student. It is set up as an open studio with individualized critiques and assigned research activities. Each student works on developing personal imagery, style, and art theory in a contemporary context. . Students conceptualize and execute unique personal watercolor paintings based on individual research and interests. Prerequisite: ART296.
ART299 (variable credits)
Special Studies: Art
Encourages the student 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, the student is enabled to develop his or her own sense of direction. This course introduces advanced principles, methods and processes of painting through mini lectures, research, studio work and critique. Concepts based on contemporary ideas and images relating to topic area are explored.