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Course Schedule for FINE ARTS - Spring 2018
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
4540 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 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.
  This studio design course is an investigation of the fundamentals of visual language, with an introduction into the principles of design, with research into color theory, composition and sequencing, including the development of writing, typography and reproduction, communication and data visualization. The studio course is experiential and process-oriented.
5002 STAR-135-01 Vis Think: Collage &Assemblage 1.00 STU Correa-Carlo, Lourdes M: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 4 seats reserved for seniors
  This course centers on the activity of thinking visually through physical materials. You will use materials such as paper, cloth, cardboard, metals, or wood, some new, but most old, discarded and recycled. All will be explored and exploited for their particular material, physical, and visual qualities and characteristics, to discover how they can be combined into new contexts in ways that transform the materials into an entirely new reality. Assignments will be structured with a particular theme or concept as its motivation. You will experiment with various options for adhesives and constructing technique, including the addition of paint. Expect to work on average six hours per week on assigned work outside of class.
5003 STAR-140-01 Vis Think:Drawing fr Observatn 1.00 STU Tillman, Patricia T: 1:00PM-4:00PM 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.
4541 STAR-140-02 Vis Think:Drawing fr Observatn 1.00 STU Kirschbaum, Robert T: 6:30PM-9:30PM 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 the course.
  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.
4629 STAR-145-01 Visual Think: Drawing in Space 1.00 STU Tillman, Patricia R: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  NOTE:
  NOTE: 3 seats reserved for seniors
  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.
4542 STAR-150-01 Vis Think: Digital Doc Photog 1.00 STU Delano, Pablo M: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first year students, 4 seats for sophomores, 4 for juniors, 2 for seniors
  NOTE: Any student registered in this course, or any student on the waiting list wishing to take the course must attend the first class session. Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped. Waiting listed students who do not attend the fist class will not be admitted.
  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.
4543 STAR-155-01 Visual Think:Intro Printmaking 1.00 STU Kirschbaum, Robert T: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  NOTE: 5 spaces reserved for first-year students. 3 seniors may enroll.
  NOTE: Students who wish to remain in the class, and waitlisted students who wish to be admitted, must attend the first class.
  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.
4544 STAR-235-01 Art Std:Oil Painting for Today 1.00 STU Dougherty, Devin M: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE:
  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. Prerequisite: Students must complete one unit in a Visual Thinking Course, preferably STAR 140: Drawing from Observation.
4545 STAR-260-01 Art Studio: Metal Sculpture 1.00 STU Tillman, Patricia W: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  Prerequisite: Students must complete one unit in a Visual Thinking Course
  NOTE:
  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.
4546 STAR-301-01 Concept & Process/Studio Art 1.00 STU Delano, Pablo T: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: Any two 200/300 level Studio Art courses.
  NOTE:
  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 in their junior year.
5004 STAR-335-01 Art Std: Oil Painting Today II 1.00 STU Byrne, Joseph R: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in STAR235.
  This course is a continuation of Oil Painting for Today. It continues to focus on the techniques and processes of traditional oil painting as a vehicle for contemporary, personal expression. You will expand your technical knowledge, expressive range, and conceptual understanding of painting as a visual vocabulary. You will work toward developing a sustained, individual project in the latter part of the semester.
4569 STAR-360-01 Art Studio:Metal Sculpture II 1.00 STU Tillman, Patricia W: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in STAR260.
  NOTE:
  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.
4282 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.
4664 STAR-401-01 Concept&Process/Studio Art II 1.00 STU Delano, Pablo T: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  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.
4283 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.
4794 STAR-497-01 Thesis in Studio Arts 1.00 STU Byrne, Joseph F: 10:00AM-12:00PM 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.