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Course Schedule for FINE ARTS - Spring 2015
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
2003 STAR-113-01 Visual Thinking: Design 1.00 STU Dougherty,Devin M: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  NOTE: 5 spaces 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.
2280 STAR-121-01 Drawing I 1.00 STU Cancelled ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Study of line and mass as a means to articulate and explore formal and spatial concepts.
2004 STAR-132-01 On Demand:Books for One & All! 1.00 STU Gowen-Segovia,Constanza P. W: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  NOTE: 5 spaces reserved for first-year students. 3 seniors may enroll.
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from course.
  In this course we will look at the process by which ideas are communicated in printed books, and use what we learn to produce our own books through the processes of digital desktop publishing and print-on-demand services like Blurb. By studying a variety of printed books, from the earliest printed examples to contemporary artist’s books, we will devise strategies for telling our own stories. Students will learn about page composition and typography, and use those skills to design their own book, with their own personal content. Each student will produce at least one book. This course is open to students from any major who have already created source material upon which they can draw for the content of the book(s) they will make.--Segovia
2005 STAR-140-01 Vis Think:Drawing fr Observatn 1.00 STU Dougherty,Devin M: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 5 spaces reserved for first-year students. 3 seniors may enroll.
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from course.
  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.
2006 STAR-145-01 Visual Think: Drawing in Space 1.00 STU Tillman,Patricia W: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  NOTE: 5 spaces reserved for first-year students. 3 seniors may enroll.
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend first class will be dropped from class.
  This course introduces students to the formal language of art while exploring interconnections between the mediums of drawing and sculpture. Students will use wire and other materials to explore three-dimensional design problems as well as avenues of personal expression. Projects will involve using drawing as an exploratory process to discover parallels with sculpture including surface, structure, scale and content.
2007 STAR-150-01 Vis Think: Digital Doc Photog 1.00 STU Delano,Pablo W: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 7 spaces reserved for first-year students, 4 for sophomores, 3 for juniors, 1 for seniors.
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend first class will be dropped from class.
  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.
2008 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: 5 spaces 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.
  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.
2009 STAR-235-01 Oil Painting for Today 1.00 STU Byrne,Joseph R. R: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  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.
2010 STAR-250-01 Photography and the Darkroom 1.00 STU Delano,Pablo 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.
2011 STAR-255-01 Printmaking Workshop 1.00 STU Kirschbaum,Robert J. T: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: Any studio arts class in printmaking or book arts (Introduction to Printmaking, Printmaking in Full Color, Ttching and Relief Printing, Artist's Books) or demonstrable prior knowledge of printmaking processes.
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  An open studio workshop. Students with prior knowledge of some printmaking or book arts techniques will propose, and carry out, a semester-long project as outlined in consultation with the instructor at the beginning of the semester. Students may work in any printmaking or printmaking-related medium, to develop a body of work related in both form and content. Students are expected to pursue independent research, as directed by the instructor to deepen their understanding of the ideas and concepts utilized in their work.
2012 STAR-260-01 Art Studio: Metal Sculpture 1.00 STU Tillman,Patricia W: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  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.
  An exploration of ideas about 3D form utilizing the medium of metal. A variety of personal approaches will be encouraged in several introductory exercises (using mild steel). Students will be introduced to art historical examples of the use of metal in sculpture in the history of art ranging from assemblage to large-scale site-specific works. The final project will be a medium to large-scale sculpture in metal. May be repeated for credit.
2013 STAR-301-01 Concept & Process/Studio Art 1.00 STU Tillman,Patricia T: 1:00PM-4:00PM 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.
2360 STAR-335-01 Oil Painting for Today II 1.00 STU Byrne,Joseph R. R: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 4
  Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in STAR235.
  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.
2165 STAR-350-01 Photography & the Darkroom II 1.00 STU Delano,Pablo T: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in STAR250 or STAR 226.
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  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.
2163 STAR-355-01 Printmaking Workshop II 1.00 STU Kirschbaum,Robert J. T: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in STAR255
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  This course is a continuation of Printmaking Workshop. An open studio workshop. Students with prior knowledge of some printmaking or book arts techniques will propose, and carry out, a semester-long project as outlined in consultation with the instructor at the beginning of the semester. Students may work in any printmaking or printmaking-related medium, to develop a body of work related in both form and content. Students are expected to pursue independent research, as directed by the instructor to deepen their understanding of the ideas and concepts utilized in their work.
2164 STAR-360-01 Art Studio:Metal Sculpture II 1.00 STU Tillman,Patricia W: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 5
  Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in STAR260.
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  This course is a continuation of Art Studio: Metal Sculpture. An exploration of ideas about 3D form utilizing the medium of metal. A variety of personal approaches will be encouraged in several introductory exercises (using mild steel). Students will be introduced to art historical examples of the use of metal in sculpture in the history of art ranging from assemblage to large-scale site-specific works. The final project will be a medium to large-scale sculpture in metal. May be repeated for credit.
1287 STAR-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Independent research and the execution of a project with the guidance of a faculty member, as per the College curriculum.
1288 STAR-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1159 STAR-497-01 Thesis in Studio Arts 1.00 STU Byrne,Joseph R. F: 10:00AM-12:00PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Required of all Studio Arts majors in their senior year
  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.