Summer 2021 Course Guide
Welcome to the Summer 2021 Course Guide for the Department of Art and Art History!
We invite you to browse all the offerings and let us know if you have any questions. For individual courses, please reach out to the professor. For other questions about your major, minor, or our curriculum more generally, please contact your major advisor or any of us listed below. Department faculty and staff are happy to answer your questions and discuss your options by email or appointment.
Summer courses are offered through the School of Continuing Studies (SCS). You can find more information about SCS at this link.
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Art History – Prof. Ian Bourland
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Studio Art – Prof. John Morrell
Director of MA Program in Art and Museum Studies – Prof. Lisa Strong
Department Chair – Prof. Al Acres
Department Administrator – Andrea Gallelli Huezo
Department Coordinator – Emily Aufuldish
Summer 2021 Undergraduate Session Schedule
Studio Art Courses
ARTS 110-01 – Drawing I: Visual Language
ARTS 110-01 – Drawing I: Visual Language Gustav Klimt once said, “Art is a line around your thoughts.” In this course, students will use drawing as a means of creative reflection and as a means to process the world around them. Students will draw inspiration for their work from their personal-history and surrounding environments. They will learn to see the world from a new perspective, and with fresh eyes. This course will begin with foundational material, building step by step in complexity. Students will use checklists to help them to develop and fix line drawing, shading, and composition. Understanding that students have different levels of drawing experience, I work with each student individually to help them improve. Using interactive group critiques and one-on-one feedback from me, all students will gain valuable feedback on their drawings. A variety of drawing processes and techniques will be covered. Subjects covered will include still life, landscape, portraiture, the figure, and architectural perspective drawing. As a remote course, resources will include prerecorded demonstrations, live-recorded demonstrations, slideshow lectures, and short films about artists.
This course is taught by Professor Mark Anderson during the Main Pre-Session.
ARTS 120-01 — Intro to Printmaking
ARTS 120-01 — Intro to Printmaking This course utilizes traditional hand printing of relief images from Linoleum plates. Test plates are done in color and B&W. Folds and simple bookmaking are presented as options. After learning safe cutting, registration and printing methods, students are encouraged to pursue their own personal imagery. Critiques and view and response of videos and online print related sites is required.
This course is taught by Professor Scip Barnhart during the Main Pre-Session.
ARTS 131 – Photo 1: Digital
ARTS 131 — Photo 1: Digital is a basic digital photography studio art course designed to develop the hands-on skills necessary to produce and identify the elements of a good photograph and to acquire a thorough working knowledge of digital equipment. Students will gain an understanding of the aesthetic and technical areas of photography as a fine art. Class lectures, discussions and digital assignments will deal with photographic composition, criticism and history. Fundamental knowledge of computer programs such as Photoshop will be introduced in the semester to develop photographic imagery.
This course is taught by Professor Kelly Carr during the Main Second Session and the Cross Session.
ARTS 150-10 – Painting I: Oil
ARTS 150-10 — Painting I: Oil Edward Hopper once said, “If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” In this course, students will use paint as a means of creative expression and as a means to explore their individual interests. Students will gain inspiration for their work from their personal-history and surrounding environments. They will learn to see the world from a new perspective, and with fresh eyes. This course will begin with foundational material, building step by step in complexity. Students will explore color theory and composition. Understanding that students have different levels of painting experience, I work with each student individually to help them improve. Using interactive group critiques and one-on-one feedback from me, all students will gain valuable feedback on their drawings. A variety of painting processes and techniques will be covered. In addition to still life, students will be able to do landscape and figure paintings. As a remote course, resources will include prerecorded demonstrations, live-recorded demonstrations, slideshow lectures, and short films about artists.
This course is taught by Professor Mark Anderson during the Main First Session.
ARTS 150-20 – Painting I: Oil
ARTS 150-20 — Painting I: Oil This course is an introduction to the materials and techniques used in painting with an emphasis on oil painting. It will cover mastery of techniques, composition, and color as vehicles of visual expression. The course designed to introduce basic fundamentals of oil painting with an emphasis on perceptive and technical skills. Basic elements and principles of art are explored as they relate to graphic expression with paint. Additionally, this course is designed to become knowledgeable of various topics and vocabulary in painting such as line, tone, perspective, proportion, and composition. Another purpose of this course is to develop basic critical skills in visual art, and to expand elements of visual thinking and visual vocabulary. Students are required to work on their studio projects one hour outside the class for every hour scheduled in class.
This course is taught by Professor Tom Xenakis during the Main Second Session.
ARTS 170 — Art of the Book
ARTS 170 — Art of the Book This course explores the practice and creation of unique artist books. Multiple bindings, sewing, folds, cutting methods, and techniques are taught to prepare students for personal expression through hand made books.
This course is taught by Professor Scip Barnhart during the Main First Session.
Art History Courses
ARTH 102-130 & 102-20 — Renaissance to Modern Art
ARTH 102-130 & 102-20 — Renaissance to Modern Art explores European and American art from the early Renaissance into the Modern Age. Within a roughly chronological structure, we will focus on a selection of artworks by major artists and their relationship to broader cultural, intellectual, and historical contexts. In addition to emphasizing the developments that define each historical period, we will also consider the aesthetic advances made with the materials and methods available at the time.
This course is taught by Professor Barrett Tilney during the Cross Session and the Main Second Session.
ARTH 366 — Latin American Art & Architecture II
ARTH 366 — Latin American Art & Architecture II provides an in-depth analysis of Latin America through the art of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, Maria Izquierdo, Xul Solar, Antonio Berni, Wilfredo Lam, and Fernando Botero among others. By analyzing a wide variety of artistic production that includes painting, sculpture, performance, prints, manifestos, music, film, and ephemera, the course considers the diversity of Latin American cultural and artistic production, emphasizing artists’ relationship to religion, tradition, race, gender, and politics. While considering Latin America’s enduring legacies and dynamic processes of change, it addresses several important art movements, such as modernism, surrealism, indigenism, social realism, muralism, and magical realism. Moreover, the course introduces students to the major artistic theoretical issues with an eye on the regional and global changes that defined, challenged, or helped shape Latin American art and culture.
This course is taught by Professor Andrea Gallelli Huezo and is taught during the Main First Session.