ART150 BASIC DESIGN (3). The elements and principles of design and color theory taught as fundamental knowledge applicable to all forms of aesthetic relationships. Each Fall/Each Spring.
ART151 DRAWING I (3). Fundamentals of graphic expressions including development of forms in space in line, value, and texture through a variety of media, techniques, and concepts. Each Fall/Each Spring.
ART153 PAINTING I (3).
Introduction to creative and individual expression through the
employment of basic painting techniques and design concepts. Examines aspects of the
professional community through visits, slides and lectures. Each Fall.
ART210 ART HISTORY I (3). Focuses on the art of prehistoric man throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa up through the art of the European Renaissance during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. Study is in conjunction with the permanent collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Islamic and Far Eastern treasures in the Museum holdings will also be studied. The course encompasses the architecture, painting, sculpture and printmaking of these early societies. Each Fall.
ART211 ART HISTORY II (3). Focuses on the art of the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries studied in conjunction with the permanent collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Study of the Museum holdings will include works from the Baroque, Romantic and Impressionistic movements. The course will encompass the paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs of modern societies as well as art of the Americas and African art. Includes special emphasis on women and minority artists. Each Spring.
ART302 CERAMICS (3). Introduction to ceramics including methods of wheel throwing and building, clay mining and processing, making of clay bodies, making of glazes, glazing forms; firing in oxidation and reduction atmospheres, with electric and gas kilns. Classes participate in special processes such as Raku-firing, pasture firing, sawdust firing or fuming. Students learn fundamental information and skills and proceed in advanced topics. The history of ceramics, both local and international, will be examined through lecture, video, and field visits. Prerequisite: ART150 or ART151 or permission of instructor. Each Fall.
ART350 ADVANCED STUDIO PRACTICE (3). An intensive search for a personal statement and advanced technical and aesthetic control in a medium of the student’s choice. An emphasis is placed on introducing the student to the professional community of artists, employment in the arts, and portfolio building. May be taken twice. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor. Alternate years. Spring 2006.
ART354 SCULPTURE (3). Individual expression in the various materials and techniques of sculpture. Prerequisite: ART150 or ART151. Alternate years. Spring 2006.
ART355 PRINTMAKING (3). Fundamentals and instruction in the varied methods of printmaking are the focus of this course. The student will develop the skills to create a series of prints displaying a personal statement and an aesthetic quality. Methods of printing include intaglio, silkscreen, collagraph , and mono printing. The course includes a museum visit, print history, research, and critiques of student artwork. Prerequisites: ART150 or ART151. Alternate years. Spring 2007.
ART357 PAINTING II (3). A continuation of the development of aesthetic and technical knowledge gained in Painting I. Emphasis is placed on the development of a personal statement through various methods of watercolor painting. Includes an exploration into concepts, artists and ideas that embody contemporary painting. Prerequisite: ART153. Alternate years. Spring 2007.
ART359 DRAWING II (3). A continuation of practice in graphic expression with emphasis on rendering the three-dimensional illusion, advanced figure study and abstraction. Modern drawing techniques and mediums and examined in depth. Graphic materials, papers and experimental methods will be utilized. Prerequisite: ART151. Alternate years. Spring 2006.
ART415 RESEARCH IN ART HISTORY (3). An in-depth study of the people, cultures and artifacts of a given time or movement in art. Includes further examination of specific topics such as minority artists, technology in art, diversity and censorship. Areas of study may also include photography, women artists, and modern trends. Prerequisite: ART210 or ART211. Offered as needed.
ART481 SENIOR THESIS PREPARATION (1). A capstone course for the Studio Art major. Involves preparation for and evaluation of the written thesis and final exhibition. Graduating seniors will put together a retrospective selection of their best work with the assistance of the Art faculty. Arrangements for this course must be made one semester in advance with the student's advisor and the art faculty. Prerequisite:Junior or senior Studio Art concentration. Offered as needed.