Art (ART)

ART S105 Beginning Drawing

3 credits (1+4)
Introduction to basic elements in drawing. Emphasis on a variety of techniques and media.

ART S113 Painting Workshop

1 credit (.5+1)
Introduction to oil and acrylic painting techniques and materials. Explores the process of painting and color mixing, preparation of surfaces, principles of design and composition, and development of artistic vision. Instruction is designed to match the student's individual level. Completed work is reviewed in weekly discussions and formal critiques. May be repeated for credit.

ART S116 Fiber Arts-Spinning

1-3 credits (variable)
Study and practice of either hand or machine spinning using traditional fibers and methods with a special emphasis on yarn design and developing a skill for producing yarns or consistent quality.

ART S138 Natural Dye

1 credit (1+0)
Studies history, philosophy, and procedures for dyeing with plants and other naturally found dyestuffs. Students learn how to use mordants, collect dye materials, extract the dye, dye wool and other fibers, and keep accurate records of their experiments. Both native and exotic dyestuffs are included.

ART S160 Art Appreciation

3 credits (3+0)
GER. Course is designed to stimulate thought and develop an appreciation of the visual arts. There will be an emphasis on how art is useful in everyday life, how it speaks and what it means.

ART S162 Color and Design

3 credits (1+4)
Fundamentals of color and visual perception. Emphasis on two dimensions. Four hours lab per week required.

ART S180 Northwest Coast Art: Selected Topics

1-3 credits (variable)
Materials and techniques used in Northwest Coast art works. The subtitle of each course gives the specific art form covered. Lab requirements vary. Pass/Fail grading.

ART S181 Beginning Northwest Coast Design

1-3 credits (variable)
Study of the basic elements of traditional Northwest Coast Design. Includes the use of ovoids, u-shapes, and form lines to develop traditional as well as contemporary designs. Methods for transferring designs to other media, such as wood or cloth.

ART S183 Harvest and Preparation of Basket Materials

0.5 credits (0+1)
Methods of collecting, harvesting and preparing materials for basket making. May be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor.

ART S189 Northwest Coast Tool Making

2 credits (1+2)
Students will make a set of Traditional Northwest Coast carving tools by grinding, shaping, tempering, polishing, sharpening, and fitting to wooden handles: a straight knife, curved knife and adze.

ART S201 Beginning Ceramics

3 credits (1+4)
Introduction to the making and firing of clay objects. Study of clay methods of forming decorations, glazing and firing.

ART S205 Intermediate Drawing

3 credits (1+4)
Exploration of pictorial composition and creative interpretation of subjects. Four hours lab per week required.
Prerequisite: ART S105 or instructor permission.

ART S209 Beginning Printmaking

3 credits (2+3)
Introduction to the history and techniques of image creation and reproduction, archaic to digital, on a variety of materials including paper, hard surfaces, and textiles. Techniques are not limited to Plexiglas, linoleum, wood block, metal plate, and silkscreen processes. Emphasis is on artistic expression vis-a-vis media and audience. ART S209, ART S309, ART S409 stacked.

ART S211 Beginning Sculpture

3 credits (1+4)
Cross-Listed as JOUR S221. Introduction to elements and principles of three-dimensional sculpture using materials ranging from cardboard to plaster to welding and metal casting. Hollow, solid, modular and environmental forms will be explored as tools for abstraction, opportunities for aesthetic development, and as vehicles for content.

ART S213 Beginning Painting (Oil and Acrylic)

3 credits (1+4)
Introduction to basic materials and techniques in painting in oil and acrylic mediums. ART S213/ ART S313/ ART S413 stacked.
Prerequisite: ART S205 or instructor permission.

ART S215 Beginning Weaving

3 credits (1+4)
Warping the loom, reading and designing patterns, and weaving various loom controlled techniques. Manipulative techniques for lace, pile, in-lay and tapestry; yarn calculations and count systems; spinning and dyeing included. Four hours lab per week required.

ART S221 Introductory Photography

3 credits (2+3)
Cross-listed as JOUR S221. Basic principles of photography; how the camera functions and the utilization of these features for artistic expression; processing and printing of black and white film; laboratory and classroom demonstrations; relationships of photography to other art media. Additional three hours lab per week required.

ART S222 Digital Camera Photography

3 credits (3+0)
Basic principles of photography, with emphasis on digital media. Introduces digital imaging technology, photo composition and lighting, using leading software to process images, and printing and electronic distribution. Emphasis is on the artistic value of digital imaging as a medium, as well as in relation to traditional photography and other forms of artistic expression. Students must have basic computer skills and access to a digital camera.

ART S224 Intermediate Photography

3 credits (2+3)
Development and refinement of skills in the use of the camera and techniques as a medium of expression. Assignments given to create concepts, discipline and an awareness that the camera is only a tool of creative expression. Lighting for form, texture, and separation through the use of existing and/or studio lighting. Introduction to special darkroom techniques as a tool for further investigation. Additional three hours of lab per week required.
Prerequisite: ART S221 or JOUR S221.

ART S230 Artists Studio I

1-3 credits (1+4)
Presents exploration of a variety of media. Students will design and complete independent projects.

ART S253 Field Sketching and Nature Drawing

1 credit (.5+2)
Students explore nature drawing as a tool for observation, appreciation, and learning, and will keep sketch journals of their studies. Topics include basic sketching techniques, botanical and zoological sketching and drawing, and landscape drawing. Media will include pencil, pen and ink, watercolor, and colored pencil. Field labs required.

ART S261 History of World Art I

3 credits (3+0)
GER. Origins of western art and its progressive development from the beginning to contemporary art. Starts with the origins and progresses through the Romanesque period.

ART S262 History of World Art II

3 credits (3+0)
GER. A continuation of ART 261 starting with the Gothic period and continuing through contemporary times. ART S261 and ART S262 may be taken in reverse order; however, course content is presented in a chronological sequence starting with the fall semester.

ART S263 Northwest Coast Native Art History and Culture

1-3 credits (variable)
A survey of the visual arts of the Northwest Coast Native peoples. Traditional methods, materials and images will be discussed within their cultural and historical context.

ART S280 Northwest Coast Art: Selected Topics

1-3 credits (variable)
Materials and techniques used in Northwest Coast art works. The subtitle of each course gives the specific art form covered. Lab requirements vary.

ART S281 Intermediate Northwest Coast Design

1-3 credits (variable)
Continued study of traditional Northwest Coast Design principles and elements.
Prerequisite: Three credits ART S181 (3 credits).

ART S282 Beginning Northwest Coast Basketry

1-3 credits (variable)
An introduction to basket weaving practiced by coastal Indians of Alaska. Projects will include twined or plaited weaving in spruce roots or cedar bark to produce a basket or plaited hat, with particular attention to traditional standards of design. ART S282/ ART S382/ART S482 stacked.

ART S284 Northwest Coast Basket Design

1 credit (.5+1)
Study of designs and materials used in traditional Northwest Coast baskets.

ART S285 Beginning Northwest Coast Carving

1-3 credits (variable)
An introduction to traditional Northwest Coast carving in wood. Possible projects may include carving spoons, halibut hooks, relief panels, bentwood bowls or boxes. ART S285/ART S385/ART S485 stacked.

ART S286 Beginning Northwest Coast Woolen Weaving

1-3 credits (variable)
An introduction to traditional twining techniques that were used in ceremonial garments along the Northwest Coast will be studied through creation of regalia.ART S286/ART S386/ART S486 stacked.

ART S301 Intermediate Ceramics

3 credits (1+4)
A continuation of basic ceramics with an emphasis on the potter's wheel, glaze calculations and plaster as it relates to pottery. Four hours lab per week required.
Prerequisite: ART S201 or permission.

ART S305 Advanced Drawing

3 credits (1+4)
Advanced exploration of pictorial compositions and creative interpretation of subjects. Special topics and media will be introduced. ART S205/S305/S405 may be stacked.
Prerequisite: ART S205.

ART S309 Intermediate Printmaking

3 credits (2+3)
Development and refinement of skills previously acquired in ART S209. ART S209/ART S309/ART S409 may be stacked.
Prerequisite: ART S209.

ART S311 Intermediate Sculpture

3 credits (1+4)
More advanced exploration of the sculptural idea; work on an individual basis with more advanced use of a variety of techniques and materials.
Prerequisite: ART S211 or permission.

ART S313 Intermediate Painting

3 credits (1+4)
Development of expressive skills in painting in any media. Emphasis on pictorial and conceptual problems.ART S213/ART S313/ART S413 stacked.
Prerequisite: ART S213.

ART S324 Color Photography

3 credits (2+3)
Advanced techniques in color transparencies and color printing; creative use of color. Three hours lab per week required. Additional three housr lab per week required.ART S224/ART S324 stacked with JOUR S224.
Prerequisite: ART S221/JOUR S221.

ART S330 Artists Studio, Intermediate

1-3 credits (variable)
A continuation of exploration of a variety of media. Students will design and complete independent projects.

ART S363 History of Modern Art

3 credits (3+0)
Development of modern art forms and theories in the visual arts from the late 19th Century to contemporary art. Concentration on the artistic pluralism of 20th Century art forms: Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism, Expressionism, Constructivism, Non- objective Art, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Realism and other 'isms.'
Prerequisite: ART S262 or instructor permission.

ART S380 Northwest Coast Art: Selected Topics

1-3 credits (variable)
Materials and techniques used in Northwest Coast art works. The subtitle of each course gives the specific art form covered. Lab requirements vary.
Prerequisite: Previous experience in area of study.

ART S381 Advanced Northwest Coast Design

1-3 credits (variable)
Advanced study of Northwest Coast designs with an emphasis on both traditional and contemporary applications. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: ART S281 (3 credits).

ART S382 Intermediate Northwest Coast Basketry

1-3 credits (variable)
Continued study of basket weaving, with emphasis on false embroidery, more complex weaving techniques and mastery of endings. ART S282/ART S382/ART S482 stacked.
Prerequisite: ART S282.

ART S385 Intermediate Northwest Coast Carving

1-3 credits (variable)
Continued study of traditional Northwest Coast carving in wood. Emphasis on more complex relief or three-dimensional carving using Northwest Coast Designs. ART S285/ART S385/ART S485 stacked.
Prerequisite: ART S285 (3 credits).

ART S386 Intermediate Northwest Coast Woolen Weaving

1-3 credits (variable)
Continued study of traditional twining techniques from the Northwest Coast Native cultures. Discussion of the history of twined regalia, dyeing and spinning techniques, as well as traditional designs. ART S286/ART S386/ART S486 stacked.
Prerequisite: ART S286 (3 credits).

ART S401 Advanced Ceramics

3 credits (1+4)
Advanced wheel work and hand building; advanced clay body and glaze calculation as needed. Study of the practical application of ceramics in commercial fields. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: ART S301 or instructor permission.

ART S405 Senior Drawing

3 credits (1+4)
Individual development and exploration of creative interpretation in a variety of drawing media. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Four hours lab per week required. ART S205/ART S305/ART S405 may be stacked.
Prerequisite: ART S305.

ART S409 Advanced Printmaking

3 credits (2+3)
Advanced development of printmaking techniques and ideas. May be repeated for credit. ART S209/ART S309/ART S409 may be stacked.
Prerequisite: ART S309.

ART S411 Advanced Sculpture

3 credits (1+4)
Advanced exploration of the sculptural idea in various media; metal techniques, mixed media inlay and architectural sculpture (stone and concrete). May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: ART S311.

ART S413 Advanced Painting

3 credits (1+4)
Individual development of technical and creative processes in painting in any media. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. ART S213/ART S313/ART S413 stacked.
Prerequisite: ART S313.

ART S430 Artists Studio, Advanced

1-3 credits (variable)
Advanced studio work in a variety of media. Students will design and complete independent projects. May be repeated for credit.

ART S480 Northwest Coast Art: Selected Topics

1-3 credits (variable)
Materials and techniques used in Northwest Coast Indian art works. The subtitle of each course gives the specific art form covered. Lab requirements vary.
Prerequisite: Proficiency in area of study.

ART S482 Advanced Northwest Coast Basketry

1-3 credits (variable)
Advanced study of basket weaving, with an emphasis on design. May be repeated for credit. ART S282/ART S382/ART S482 stacked.
Prerequisite: ART S382.

ART S485 Advanced Northwest Coast Carving

1-3 credits (variable)
Advanced study of Northwest Coast carving in wood, with increased emphasis on both contemporary and traditional designs. May be repeated for credit. ART S285/ART S385/ART S485 stacked.
Prerequisite: ART S385 (3 credits).

ART S486 Advanced Northwest Coast Woolen Weaving

1-3 credits (variable)
Advanced study of traditional twined woolen weaving, with increased emphasis on complex designs. May be repeated for credit.ART S286/386/486 stacked.
Prerequisite: ART S386 (3 credits).

ART S495 Career Development for the Artist

3 credits (2+3)
Teaches advanced skills in professional art presentation. Students discuss the development of creative ideas and the relevance of concept to artistic development. Students develop web sites, resumes, and portfolios for employment and graduate study. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.