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Course Listing for FINE ARTS - Fall 2024 (ALL: 09/03/2024 - 12/18/2024)
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1540 STAR-113-01 Visual Thinking: Design 1.00 STU Reeds, Scott M: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  NOTE: 4 seats reserved for first year students, 3 seats for sophomores, 3 for juniors, 2 for seniors
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped. Wait listed students who do not attend the first class will not be admitted.
  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.
3251 STAR-114-01 Color 1.00 STU Wu, Jenny M: 1:30PM-4:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Basic study of the interaction and relationships of color as perceptual phenomena.
3252 STAR-135-01 Vis Think: Collage &Assemblage 1.00 STU Wu, Jenny T: 1:30PM-4:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
1640 STAR-140-01 Vis Think:Drawing fr Observatn 1.00 STU Kirschbaum, Robert T: 1:30PM-4:30PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped. Wait listed students who do not attend the first class will not be admitted.
  NOTE: 4 seats reserved for first year students, 3 seats for sophomores, 3 for juniors, 2 for seniors.
  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.
2402 STAR-140-02 Vis Think:Drawing fr Observatn 1.00 STU Kirschbaum, Robert W: 1:30PM-4:30PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped. Wait listed students who do not attend the first class will not be admitted.
  NOTE: 4 seats reserved for first year students, 3 seats for sophomores, 3 for juniors, 2 for seniors.
  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.
3253 STAR-145-01 Visual Thnkg:Drawing to Sculpt 1.00 STU Sullivan, Lynn W: 1:30PM-4:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  This introductory course explores ways of thinking and working that artists use to produce drawing and sculpture. Students will use simple materials to explore line, form, space, and concept. Projects may include various approaches to drawing on paper, three-dimensional model-making exercises, performative objects and site-specific installations. Through reading, writing, drawing and building, we will consider how art communicates in visual and experiential ways, and examine contemporary works in contexts from museums to the public realm.
2686 STAR-155-01 Visual Think:Intro Printmaking 1.00 STU Reeds, Scott M: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  NOTE: 4 seats reserved for first year students, 3 seats for sophomores, 3 for juniors, 2 for seniors.
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped. Wait listed students who do not attend the first class will not be admitted.
  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.
1642 STAR-235-01 Art Std:Oil Painting for Today 1.00 STU Wu, Jenny W: 1:30PM-4:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in STAR 140 or STAR 160 or permission of instructor
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped. Wait listed students who do not attend the first class will not be admitted.
  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.
1873 STAR-240-01 Sculpture and Ideas 1.00 STU Sullivan, Lynn W: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: STAR-340-01
  Prerequisite: Students must complete one unit in a Visual Thinking Course
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped. Wait listed students who do not attend the first class will not be admitted.
  This course introduces the fundamental concepts of sculpture, and the basic skills needed to alter materials, objects and spaces. Through reading, writing, and making, we will consider how art communicates in visual and experiential ways, and examine contemporary works in contexts from museums to the public realm. Projects will focus on building significance and symbolism with various methods, including casting, wood construction, video, performance, and social engagement.
3254 STAR-250-01 Art Std: Photography/Darkroom 1.00 STU Martinez Chavez, Adrian R: 1:30PM-4:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: Students must complete one unit in a Visual Thinking Course
  This class focuses on using traditional photographic processes (non-digital) as a means of personal expression. Students focus on developing a personal esthetic while learning the photographic techniques that dominated the 20th Century – film processing and darkroom printing. Students must have access to a fully functional film camera. It is helpful, but not required, for students to have some familiarity with the basic concepts of the photographic process. Suggested prerequisite: Digital Doc Photography, STAR-150.
3323 STAR-314-01 Interdisciplinary Projects 1.00 STU Kirschbaum, Robert T: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Advanced-level art course for students who work across liberal arts disciplines to produce a self-directed artwork in consultation with faculty. Utilize arts to engage any academic field: Studio Arts majors with research-based art are encouraged to enroll, as well as students with an ongoing, focused study in any major, and a committed engagement with art. Students should work with art area that best communicates their research including, but not limited to, drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, digital, or social practice. Students will be asked to evaluate their artwork with class, use feedback to make weekly changes to their approach, and develop a project to completion. Semester will also include class reading, writing and discussion in relation to art production, and option to present final work publicly.
1875 STAR-340-01 Sculpture and Ideas II 1.00 STU Sullivan, Lynn W: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: STAR-240-01
  Prerequisite: C- or better in STAR 240 or permission of instructor
  This course is a continuation of Sculpture and Ideas. In a series of individual projects, students will focus on content and formal issues in sculpture. Goals include increased knowledge of art historical contexts relevant to projects, and expertise with equipment, tools, and materials. The course will culminate in a final project designed by the student in consultation with the professor.
1513 STAR-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Independent research and the execution of a project with the guidance of a faculty member, as per the College curriculum.
2190 STAR-405-01 Advanced Studio 1.00 STU Kirschbaum, Robert T: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 10 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in STAR 301, Concept and Process in Studio Art
  This class is designed for advanced-level students who are ready to move beyond assignment based projects. The class will focus on how to develop meaningful and thematically consistent content, and build on technical fluency developed in previous coursework. In consultation with the instructor, students will produce a self-directed, long-term project carried out over the course of the semester. The course serves as Part 1 of the senior capstone experience for majors but may also be taken by minors or advanced art students.