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Art Courses

The courses listed below are being offered this semester at CCV locations around the state or online. Click on the Course Number link to see detailed information regarding locations, dates and times.

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ART-1011 - Drawing I
3 Credits
An introduction to the use of pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, and other drawing media. Focuses on technical skills in drawing as well as the nature of drawing as a way of seeing and of organizing ideas and perceptions.

ART-1020 - Introduction to Studio Art
3 Credits
Students explore a variety of art materials that may include but are not limited to pencil, charcoal, watercolor, tempera, clay, papier-mâché, pastels, and ink. Covers techniques for handling various media. Elements of design and color theory will be explored and used in making two- and three-dimensional works of art.

ART-1050 - Art Appreciation
3 Credits
An exploration of the visual arts in our world: how art forms developed historically, how art may be understood in the context of our culture, how the vision of the artist has shaped our world. Students learn to identify themes, periods, and styles in art.

ART-1060 - Two-Dimensional Design
3 Credits
This course explores the principles of successful two-dimensional design as required for creative art, advertising and preparation of other printed materials. Emphasis will be on the dynamics of design and the solution of problems in composition, line, shape, texture and value through experiments using various media and materials.

ART-1070 - Introduction to Jewelry
3 Credits
Students will explore the fundamentals of jewelry making including sawing, piercing, filing, sanding, and surface enrichment while creating chains, pendants, earrings, necklaces, pins, bracelets and rings. Using metals, paper, beads, stones, found objects, fibers and recycled materials, students will design and construct pieces of wearable art. Students will also investigate jewelry as a craft and fine art and will discuss the cultural and historical significance of jewelry as adornment.

ART-1111 - Graphic Design I
3 Credits
This course introduces the fundamental principles of graphic design, including composition, color, typography and related concepts, within a technical environment. Students develop visual problem-solving skills as they relate to specific examples and projects. The history and development of the graphic design profession will also be discussed. Prerequisite: Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud or equivalent experience.

ART-1112 - Graphic Design II
3 Credits
Students further explore graphic design fundamentals and related color theory concepts. Students develop illustration skills, using both traditional studio art techniques and current industry computer software, and practice visual problem-solving skills as they relate to specific examples and projects. Design concepts, logo creation, package design, pre-press and printing processes will also be explored. Prerequisite: Graphic Design I.

ART-1160 - Landscape in Art
3 Credits
Students will explore elements of design in nature, utilize efficient outdoor sketching techniques, and then translate and expand their sketches into media such as pastels, watercolor, painting, drawing, and collage. Prerequisite: Drawing I or Introduction to Studio Art.

ART-1170 - Foundations of Sculpture
3 Credits
Students will explore the methods, tools, and skills of creating three-dimensional visual art in a variety of media. Students will also investigate the history of sculpture from prehistory to present.

ART-1210 - Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the industry-standard software package for professional graphic designers for use in digital image manipulation, digital illustration and page layout. Students will learn basic navigating skills within the Adobe Creative Cloud software, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Students will learn how to select, modify, adjust, combine, and manipulate pre-existing digital raster images, as well as the basic method for creating new vector images from scratch. Students will then investigate how these images can be integrated with type to create a page layout.

ART-1231 - Ceramics I
3 Credits
Students explore the design and aesthetics of clay and practice fundamental production techniques including hand-building, wheel-throwing, glazing, and firing.

ART-1310 - Digital Photography I
3 Credits
Students will explore the mechanical and electronic aspects of digital photography as well as the basic tools of image manipulation. The course also includes the study of design, composition, and aesthetics of digital images. Prerequisite: Microcomputer Applications I. Access to a digital camera and some previous photography experience are required.

ART-1350 - Typography
3 Credits
Students will learn the practical and critical thinking skills necessary for working with type and will learn why typographical skills are fundamental to design projects. The history of basic typefaces will be explored as well as their expressive potential to communicate. Assignments in both traditional studio work and digital technology will teach basic skills through the use and manipulation of typefaces in practical applications such as posters, logos, and advertisements.

ART-1420 - Digital Animation
3 Credits
This course is a hands-on introduction to creating simple animations. Students gain proficiency with illustration and animation concepts and import images and sounds. Students also learn the correct usage of frame actions.

ART-2020 - Color Theory
3 Credits
Students will explore color theory as related to painting, printing, design, film, and other visual media. The interactions of color and their effect on visual perception will be discussed. Using pure colors in juxtaposition, students will investigate color action and color relatedness.

ART-2170 - Portfolio & Project Development
3 Credits
This course serves as a capstone for the Visual Arts, Graphic Design, and Multimedia Communications programs. Students explore career opportunities and collaborate with each other and employers on real-world projects. Students orally present their body of work, which will be displayed in traditional or digital formats. They develop a digital portfolio of their best work to be used for a variety of purposes such as professional job applications, scholarship opportunities, and transfer to four-year programs. Prerequisite: Minimum of 30 college-level credits or advisor permission.

ART-2211 - Painting I
3 Credits
In this course, students explore beginning strategies for painting in oils or acrylic. Emphasis is on process and investigation of various spatial structures in both representational and nonrepresentational modes. Material and historical concerns are integral parts of this directed investigation. Goals are the development of a formal vocabulary, visual sensitivity and manipulative skills. Recommended prior learning: Drawing I or Introduction to Studio Art.

Register August 23 for fall 2020 classes. Link to Registration.

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