2018 Rotating/Special Topics Courses




SPRING 2018

ARS 300/500: Drawing: Page, Book, Installation
Page, Book & Installation will allow students to engage in research related to drawing, fibers, book arts, sculptural installation and craft within a contemporary art context and supported by current theoretical discourse. Students will examine fiber art’s history and contemporary use both structurally and conceptually, as artist’s medium. This class is meant to encourage students to work within and across traditional boundaries of conventional visual discourse. We will nurture the cross-fertilization of ideas in a challenging and artistically rigorous environment. The class will work to establish a studio environment that encourages intermodal artistic practices with emphasis placed upon innovation, risk and the cultivation of new ideas.

Meeting: MW 8:00 – 10:00 AM
Instructor: Doug Baulos
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: ARS 100 and ARS 101 and ARS 102 and ARS 103 and ARS 104 and ARS 110 and ARS 200 and ARS 280

ARS 310: Figurative Painting
In this course, students will employ traditional, observational painting approaches toward figurative work. They will explore figurative themes and develop their personal approach with the figure. Specific and open assignments will challenge students to employ figuration charged with conceptual purpose. Throughout the course lectures will offer historical precedent as well as theories for current relevance for the figure in art.

Meeting: MW 11:15 AM – 1:45 PM
Instructor: Gary Chapman
Prerequisite: ARS 100 and ARS 101 and ARS 102 and ARS 103 and ARS 104 and ARS 110 and ARS 210 and ARS 280 and ARS 102

ARS 320: Contemporary Woodworking
This course will explore the techniques and processes of traditional woodworking while applying these methods to contemporary ideas. Students will advance their craft in joinery, turning, bending, carving and finishing while developing a contemporary vocabulary of form and function.

Meeting: TTh 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Instructor: Stacey Holloway
Prerequisite: ARS 100 and ARS 101 and ARS 102 and ARS 103 and ARS 104 and ARS 110 and ARS 220 and ARS 280

ARS 340/540: Silkscreen
In this course, students will explore color and black-and-white silkscreen techniques along with hand-drawn stencils and other photo-mechanical processes.

Meeting: TTh 2:00 – 4:30 PM
Instructor: Derek Cracco
Prerequisite: ARS 100 and ARS 101 and ARS 102 and ARS 103 and ARS 104 and ARS 110 and ARS 240 and ARS 280 or by permission of instructor

ARS 350: Brand Identity
This course explores problems, theories, and methodologies in developing identities, logos and branding strategies. Projects include branding research, target markets, logos, experience design, packaging, social media, touch points, style guides and brand equity.

Meeting: MW 11:15 AM – 1:45 PM
Instructor: Doug Barrett
Prerequisite: ARS 100 and ARS 101 and ARS 102 and ARS 103 and ARS 104 and ARS 110 and ARS 250 and ARS 280

ARS 350: Typography
This course is an exploration of letterforms as well as the application of typography and its impact on graphic design. Topics include history and design of letterforms as well as font identification, use of typography in design, and presentations skills.

Meeting: TTh 8:00 – 10:00 AM
Instructor: Erin Wright
Prerequisite: ARS 100 and ARS 101 and ARS 102 and ARS 103 and ARS 104 and ARS 110 and ARS 250 and ARS 280

ARS 360/370: Experiments in Light, Time, and the Photographic Image
In this intermediate cross-listed New Media/Photography course, students will conduct a variety of photographic experiments. Students will further their practice of camera functions, gain basic to intermediate level studio lighting techniques, explore the role of performance for the camera, and challenge the function of the photograph as evidence or artifice. Students will create a diverse body of photographic images, gain understanding of studio lighting equipment, and learn to manipulate, edit, and construct images in Photoshop.

Meeting: TTh 8:00 -10:30 AM
Instructor: Jenny Fine
Prerequisite: for ARS 360: ARS 100 and ARS 101 and ARS 102 and ARS 103 and ARS 104 and ARS 110 and ARS 260 and ARS 280 ; for ARS 370: ARS 100 and ARS 101 and ARS 102 and ARS 103 and ARS 104 and ARS 110 and ARS 270 and ARS 280

ARS 495: Collage
Collage is an advanced studio course. In this course students will learn to create collage artworks through examining the work/studio practices of historic and contemporary artists. Through guided instruction and application of concepts learned students will create a diverse body of collage works.

Meeting: TTh 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Instructor: Jenny Fine
Prerequisite: ARS 100 and ARS 101 and ARS 102 and ARS 103 and ARS 104 and ARS 110 and ARS 280

ARS 495: Web Design
This course explores the interactive design and development process through a series of problem-solving projects. Students will develop clickable prototypes and learn how to code HTML & CSS. No prior programming experience is required. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or similar design software is recommended.

Meeting: MW 5:45 – 8:15 PM
Instructor: Morgan Stone
Prerequisite: ARS 100 and ARS 101 and ARS 102 and ARS 103 and ARS 104 and ARS 110 and ARS 280

ARS 495: Interlude: Body + Space
This course focuses on the role of performance and interactivity within contemporary art making. Through the investigation of mixed media, including but not limited to drawing, sculptural processes, photography, video, and installation, students explore the possibilities of the collaboration between body and space.

Meeting: TTh 2:00 – 4:30 PM
Instructor: Stacey Holloway
Prerequisite: ARS 100 and ARS 101 and ARS 102 and ARS 103 and ARS 104 and ARS 110 and ARS 280