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Course Schedule for FINE ARTS - Fall 2016
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
2383 STAR-113-01 Visual Thinking: Design 1.00 STU Dougherty,Devin M: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  NOTE: 5 spaces are reserved for first-year students. 3 seniors may enroll.
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  An exploration of the fundamentals of visual language through digital and hands-on studio work. Projects emphasize process and include investigations of form, composition and sequence as vehicles of communication and expressions.
2768 STAR-140-01 Vis Think:Drawing fr Observatn 1.00 STU Kirschbaum,Robert J. W: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from this course.
  NOTE: 5 spaces reserved for first-year students. 3 seniors may enroll.
  NOTE: Students who have previously earned credit for STAR 121, Drawing I, may not receive credit for this course without permission of the Studio Arts Program.
  This course is an introduction to the fundamental problems involved in drawing from observation. We will develop the skill to “see” freshly and purposefully, and the ability to interpret that perception onto paper. We will learn to transform a flat piece of paper into a container of light and air, in which can be created the illusion of space and 3-dimensional form. The course identifies and explores the full vocabulary of visual thinking through drawing, utilizing a variety of observational subjects. The goal is to help you develop a personal commitment to drawing—to your own way of seeing—and to help you express it with control and authenticity. Expect to spend around six hours each week on assigned work between classes.
3504 STAR-140-02 Vis Think:Drawing fr Observatn 1.00 STU Byrne,Joseph R. R: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course is an introduction to the fundamental problems involved in drawing from observation. We will develop the skill to “see” freshly and purposefully, and the ability to interpret that perception onto paper. We will learn to transform a flat piece of paper into a container of light and air, in which can be created the illusion of space and 3-dimensional form. The course identifies and explores the full vocabulary of visual thinking through drawing, utilizing a variety of observational subjects. The goal is to help you develop a personal commitment to drawing—to your own way of seeing—and to help you express it with control and authenticity. Expect to spend around six hours each week on assigned work between classes.
2769 STAR-150-01 Vis Think: Digital Doc Photog 1.00 STU Delano,Pablo T: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first year students, 4 seats for sophomores, 4 for juniors, 2 for seniors
  An introduction to the practice of digital photography as a means to document or comment on the world around us. We will learn the functions of the DSLR camera, basic digital editing skills, and the grammar and syntax of visual thinking as a vehicle to articulate a personal point of view. This class focuses on visual narrative and engagement with ideas and forms beyond the photographic process itself. You should expect to work a minimum of six hours per week in addition to class time and spend significant time photographing off-campus. You must have access to a DSLR camera.
2770 STAR-155-01 Visual Think:Intro Printmaking 1.00 STU Kirschbaum,Robert J. T: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students. 3 seniors may enroll.
  Utilizing traditional and experimental printmaking media, students will explore line, tone, form and space, working primarily in black and white. The reproductive qualities of printmaking will be used to encourage developing images and ideas in a serial manner. As students develop skills and a working knowledge of the formal language of picture-making, they will be encouraged to pursue their own vision, culminating in a body of related images.
3646 STAR-200-01 Hand Papermaking 1.00 STU Hoyer,Jade A. R: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  As a medium for two and three dimensional art, hand papermaking offers artists a wide variety of techniques and applications. This course introduces students to hand papermaking, and discusses the history and application of papermaking in an artistic context. Students will develop basic skills in Western and Eastern papermaking, which could include preparing pulp, sheet formation, pulp painting, and casting.
3530 STAR-201-01 Art Studio: Artist’s Books 1.00 STU Price,Glenna R. W: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Explore the confluence of language, image, sequence, motion, and structure in the form of artists’ books. Thinking conceptually about the possibilities inherent in the book form will go hand in hand with investigating techniques and materials. Students will complete group and individual projects using a variety of media.
3544 STAR-230-01 Metalsmithing 1.00 STU Beck,Heather M. T: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  This course introduces basic methods of forming and construction techniques in metals including forging, soldering, riveting, texturing, and polishing both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. A brief history of metallurgy will be covered as well as design and application of metalsmithing to making sculpture.
2771 STAR-235-01 Oil Painting for Today 1.00 STU Byrne,Joseph R. R: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: Students must complete one unit in a Visual Thinking Course
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  This course focuses on the techniques and processes of traditional oil painting as a vehicle for contemporary, personal expression. You will learn the basic methodology of western oil painting; the innovations of modern painting in the 20th Century; the structures of color theory and the all-encompassing importance of compositional design. Throughout this learning process the goal is to find your own voice as a painter, to develop a personal esthetic. It is recommended, but not required, that you first take a Visual Thinking course focused on drawing. Suggested prequisites: Observational Drawing STAR-140 or Color in Action STAR 138.
3108 STAR-250-01 Photography and the Darkroom 1.00 STU Wertz,Andrew C T: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 13
  Prerequisite: Students must complete one unit in a Visual Thinking Course
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  This class focuses on using traditional photographic processes (non-digital) as a means of personal expression. Students focus on developing a personal esthetic while learning the photographic techniques that dominated the 20th Century – film processing and darkroom printing. Students must have access to a fully functional film camera. It is helpful, but not required, for students to have some familiarity with the basic concepts of the photographic process. Suggested prerequisite: Digital Doc Photography, STAR-150.
3565 STAR-258-01 Etching and Relief Printing 1.00 STU Reeds,Scott M: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  The printmaking methods collectively known as “intaglio” – etching, aquatint, drypoint, and related methods – will be presented, along with other methods, collectively known as “relief” -- woodcut, linoleum cut, relief etching. Students will be encouraged to experiment with new and innovative approaches to these traditional media while developing their personal ideas and vision.
2773 STAR-301-01 Concept & Process/Studio Art 1.00 STU Kirschbaum,Robert J. T: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: Any two 200/300 level Studio Art courses.
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  This is an advanced-level studio practice course. Students may work in any medium, or combination of media. Emphasis is placed on creating a consistent body of work that draws upon the students’ life experience or concerns, related readings and research. It is open to STAR majors and non-majors but recommended that STAR majors take this course as early as possible, preferably in sophomore or junior year.
2809 STAR-335-01 Oil Painting for Today II 1.00 STU Byrne,Joseph R. W: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in STAR235.
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  This course is a continuation of Oil Painting for Today. This course focuses on the techniques and processes of traditional oil painting as a vehicle for contemporary, personal expression. You will learn the basic methodology of western oil painting; the innovations of modern painting in the 20th Century; the structures of color theory and the all-encompassing importance of compositional design. Throughout this learning process the goal is to find your own voice as a painter, to develop a personal esthetic. It is recommended, but not required, that you first take a Visual Thinking course focused on drawing.
3532 STAR-350-01 Photography & the Darkroom II 1.00 STU Wertz,Andrew C T: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 13
  Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in STAR250 or STAR 226.
  This course is a continuation of Photography and the Darkroom. This class focuses on using traditional photographic processes (non-digital) as a means of personal expression. Students focus on developing a personal esthetic while learning the photographic techniques that dominated the 20th Century – film processing and darkroom printing. Students must have access to a fully functional film camera. It is helpful, but not required, for students to have some familiarity with the basic concepts of the photographic process. Suggested prerequisite: Digital Doc Photography, STAR-150.
2315 STAR-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Independent research and the execution of a project with the guidance of a faculty member, as per the College curriculum.
2808 STAR-401-01 Concept&Process/Studio Art II 1.00 STU Kirschbaum,Robert J. T: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  This is a continuation of Concept and Process. This is an advanced-level studio practice course. Students may work in any medium, or combination of media. Emphasis is placed on creating a consistent body of work that draws upon the students’ life experience or concerns, related readings and research. It is open to STAR majors and non-majors but recommended that STAR majors take this course as early as possible, preferably in sophomore or junior year.
2208 STAR-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
3168 STAR-497-01 Thesis in Studio Arts 1.00 STU TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Independent studio work toward the completion of a sustained project in the student’s chosen area of concentration that is the basis for an exhibition in the Broad Street Gallery, and is accompanied by a 6-10 page paper outlining their process conceptually, technically, and formally placing their work within the context of both contemporary and historical art practice. This will involve regular individual meetings with the professor of this course, as well as several group critiques, workshop, and discussions.