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Art (ART)


ART 100. DRAWING FOR NON-ART MAJORS. 2 Credits.

This introductory drawing course is intended for students with little or no drawing experience and seeks to broaden definitions and perceptions of drawing to help hone visual thinking = “the” power tool for idea generation. Hands-on exercises will be used to help promote technical skill, sketching habits and creative play.

ART 103. DIGITAL DRAWING AND PAINTING FOR NON-ART MAJORS. 2 Credits.

This is an introductory art course for non-art majors that explores the use of digital media to make art. Students develop a set of digital skills while exploring techniques within digital drawing and painting.

ART 105. PHOTOGRAPHY FOR NON-MAJORS. 2 Credits.

This course introduces the basic techniques, processes, and language of photography. The student will learn digital photography from capture through output. Emphasis will be placed on appreciation for the creative expression and artistic application of photography. Through studio-based projects, lectures, films, and student-led presentations students will get a comprehensive introduction to the medium of photography.

ART 155. BEGINNING PAINTING. 5 Credits.

This course serves as an introduction to a variety of traditional and contemporary painting techniques, approaches to visual composition, and concepts about diverse references for painting (from external world realism to intuitive reality). This course is designed for students with no previous art training.

ART 196. EXPERIMENTAL. 1-5 Credits.

ART 197. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

Workshop, short course, conference or seminar.

ART 199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Credits.

ART 201. STUDIO I: IMAGE AND TECHNOLOGY. 5 Credits.

Build digital skills while learning the elements and principles of design. Students explore digital tools and methods to create two-dimensional imagery. This course introduces students to methods of a practicing artist–inquiry and invention (creative problem solving), craft (making) and critique (applying the language of form and composition). This foundational art course is the starting place for various professional fields of visual art.

ART 202. STUDIO II: TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS. 5 Credits.

Notes: core requirement for BA Studio, BFA Studio, and BAE Studio.
Bring your concepts to life through effective use of space, form and materials. Students experiment and move fluidly between a wide variety of techniques, processes, and materials, while addressing various technical, formal and conceptual concerns in the creation of two and three-dimensional artworks. This course introduces students to methods of a practicing artist–inquiry and invention (creative problem solving), craft (making) and critique (applying the language of form and composition).

ART 207. COLOR DESIGN. 5 Credits.

This course examines color problems in design and fine art.

ART 213. THE VISUAL ART EXPERIENCE. 5 Credits.

Notes: this course is part of the Art Foundations program and is open to all art and non-art majors.
Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
Explore how the visual arts effect human life through exposure to the makers, materials, methods and meanings of art; engage with the visual art experience in a thematic manner to learn how it impacts personal, cultural and historical contexts.

ART 225. CERAMICS I. 5 Credits.

This is a beginning ceramic art course that introduces the possibilities for creative expression, aesthetics and techniques using clay. Students will develops skills in ceramic construction and use of surface on ceramic artworks. This course examines historical and contemporary ceramic art and design practices relevant to the use of clay as a creative medium.

ART 296. EXPERIMENTAL. 1-5 Credits.

ART 299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 3-5 Credits.

ART 300. DRAWING. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ART 100 or DESN 100 or ART 201 or ART 202 or ART 213, or permission of the instructor.
Introduction to observational, expressive, and formal modes of drawing. Emphasis on strategies, methods, and techniques for translating three-dimensional form and space onto a two-dimensional surface using the language of line and value, and the illusion of depth and texture. Mark making and its expressive and descriptive qualities is examined through the exploration of a variety of drawing materials.

ART 301. ILLUSTRATION. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
This course will introduce drawing techniques as they pertain to the field of illustration with emphasis on creative interpretation, idea generation, and disciplined illustrative draftsmanship.

ART 303. DIGITAL ART. 5 Credits.

Notes: ART 201 Image and Technology (2020-21) is the prerequisite not ART 201 Surface/Image/Practice (2018-19, 2019-20).
Pre-requisites: ART 103 or ART 105 or ART 201 or ART 203 or DESN 216, or permission of instructor.
This course explores the use of digital media in the creation of studio art. Methods of vector and raster imagery is the focus along with an introduction to 2D animation techniques. Topics within the field of digital art will be introduced and discussed. Skills from this course can be applied to a number of artistic interests—both creative and practical.

ART 305. PHOTOGRAPHY: DIGITAL PRACTICES. 5 Credits.

Notes: ART 201: Studio I Image and Technology (2020-21) is the prerequisite NOT ART 201 Studio I: Surface/Image/Practice (2018-19, 2019-20).
Pre-requisites: ART 103 or ART 105 or ART 201 or DESN 216, or permission of the instructor.
This course provides an introduction to the techniques, process and language of digital photography and digital image making. Students will learn the process from capture through output and engage in discussions about the conceptual and ethical issues of this media. Emphasis will be put on creative expression and the artistic application of digital media.

ART 308. PHOTOGRAPHY: BLACK AND WHITE. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
This course serves as an introduction to the rich tradition of analog photography. Using film cameras and the black-and-white darkroom students will learn the skills necessary to photograph, develop and print their own images. Instruction will include technique, but also a primer the history and theory of the photographic image. Emphasis will be put on creative expression and the artistic application of black-and-white photography.

ART 325. CERAMICS II. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ART 225 or permission of instructor.
This is an intermediate ceramic art course that expands the possibilities for creative expression, aesthetics and techniques using clay. Students will broaden and strengthen their skills in ceramic construction and use of surface on ceramic artworks. This course examines historical and contemporary ceramic art and design practices relevant to the use of clay as a creative medium.

ART 355. PAINTING. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: DESN 100 or ART 155 or ART 201 or ART 202 or ART 207, or permission of the instructor.
This is either a beginning course for upper division students or the second course for those who have taken ART 155, and involves the exploration of various techniques and approaches to making paintings (realism to non-representational).

ART 356. WATERCOLOR. 5 Credits.

Basic watercolor techniques using still life and landscape models.

ART 360. PRINTMAKING. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
This course explores the fundamentals of printmaking, incorporating drawing, painting and collage; processes may include lithography, etching, relief and monotype.

ART 365. SCULPTURE. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
This course investigates contemporary sculptural techniques, materials and concepts to help students give personal expression to material form. Consideration of the interrelationships among form, material, technique and content hone students' ability to analyze and critique artworks.

ART 390. ART IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. 3 Credits.

Children’s development in visual expression. Teaching procedures and materials used in structuring children’s art experiences and the development of skill in basic studio practices.

ART 391. FOUNDATIONS OF ART EDUCATION. 5 Credits.

Notes: offered once a year.
Pre-requisites: declared art education major or minor.
An examination and review of significant historical and philosophical thought in the development of contemporary K–12 art education. Also involves sequential curriculum design, assessment of student learning, sharing of art education resources, and art program advocacy. Examines and verifies professional competency prior to student teaching.

ART 395. INTERNSHIP. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of Art Department instructor, department chair and college dean.
Internship.

ART 396. EXPERIMENTAL. 1-5 Credits.

ART 397. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

ART 398. SEMINAR. 2-3 Credits.

ART 399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Subjects vary according to faculty and student interest.

ART 400. DRAWING. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ART 300.
Advanced drawing and figure construction techniques. Students may specialize in one medium.

ART 401. LIFE DRAWING. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ART 300.
Specialized study of the human form. Emphasis on analysis of human structure.

ART 403. DIGITAL ART II. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ART 303 or ART 305.
This advanced digital art course will focus on video and time-based art, the processed image, or a hybrid of both digital and analog image creation. Experimentation with processing, remixing and building imagery with a variety of digital platforms will be explored. Students have the freedom to discover their own way of using digital media.

ART 404. PHOTOGRAPHY: ADVANCED PRACTICE. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ART 305, ART 308 or permission of the instructor.
This is an advanced course that seeks to synthesize the skills learned in analog and digital photography courses. Students will engage with the broad history of photographic techniques in the creation of lens-based artworks. This course blurs the lines between these distinct approaches and helps students to create project-specific processes. Emphasis will be put on conceptualization and the artistic application of photographic technologies both old and new.

ART 407. ART AS SOCIAL ACT. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing or instructor permission.
Art has long been a catalyst for major cultural shifts. This course introduces students to the history and methods of art practice as a vehicle for social change and engagement. Students will learn about various social movements and their accompanying artistic production and will be guided through the process of researching, proposing and executing socially engaged artworks/events. Emphasis will be placed on understanding and creating artworks that promote community, collaboration and change.

ART 408. BODY AND TIME. 5 Credits.

Notes: may be repeated for credit.
Pre-requisites: junior standing.
This course introduces the time-based visual arts practice of performance. Students will create works of art that involve combinations of performance, digital media and installation. We will discuss artists and issues that focus on the body being both the content and the medium within works of art. An emphasis on research along with a high level of experimentation will strengthen ideas and benefit any disciplinary interest.

ART 411. ADVANCED ILLUSTRATION. 5 Credits.

Notes: may be repeated three times for credit.
Pre-requisites: ART 301.
This course involves an increasingly sophisticated examination of illustration concepts and applications in projects that may cross disciplines (printmaking, drawing, painting, new media, etc.) and focus on transition from conceptualization to execution; narrative; character development; historical homage; increased development of personal style; evolution of work quality; accumulation of stylized portfolio pieces.

ART 425. CERAMICS III. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ART 325.
This is an advanced ceramic art course that explores and expands the possibilities for creative expression, aesthetics, and techniques using clay. Students expand their skills in construction, firing, ceramic glaze and surface development, and the potential incorporation of other media in the creation of finished artworks. This upper-level ceramics course requires students to develop their own personal approaches to form, technique, surface, originality, concept and audience.

ART 439. TOPICS IN ART AND TECHNOLOGY. 1-5 Credits.

Notes: may be repeated for additional credit.
Pre-requisites: ART 201, ART 202 or DESN 216.
This variable topic, variable credit class that focuses on current technological tools used in conjunction with traditional art making methods.

ART 446. JEWELRY. 5 Credits.

ART 450. WORKSHOP IN ART. 1-5 Credits.

Notes: may be repeated for additional credit.
Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor.
Exploratory problems in a variety of materials and media.

ART 455. PAINTING. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ART 355.
Exploring a variety of concepts/attitudes and materials relating to art making.

ART 456. WATERCOLOR. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ART 356.
Advanced watercolor techniques.

ART 460. PRINTMAKING. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ART 360.
Continued exploration of print media. Emphasis upon craftsmanship and creative possibilities of media.

ART 465. SCULPTURE. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ART 365.
Conceptual understanding will emerge from the production of the student’s own work in conjunction with the application of a range of critical models as embraced in contemporary sculptural language. Acquisition of technical skills and individual voice will be driven by the student’s personal vision and guidance from the instructor.

ART 470. BFA THESIS AND RESEARCH. 1 Credit.

Notes: must be repeated twice for credit.
Pre-requisites: declared BFA Art Studio major.
Students meet weekly to discuss progress and issues that pertain to BFA Thesis research. Students are guided and prepared for quarterly faculty reviews of BFA projects.

ART 471. SENIOR EXHIBITION. 1 Credit.

Cross-listed: DESN 471.
Notes: must be repeated three times for credit.
Pre-requisites: senior standing and declared BFA in VCD major.
This course entails the individual preparation and presentation of work for senior exhibition.

ART 472. BFA THESIS AND EXHIBITION. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: declared BFA Studio Art major.
This course is the final stage of the BFA Thesis. It focuses on preparation, installation and promotion of the BFA Exhibition in the EWU Gallery of Fine Art. Students gain in depth experience by writing an artist statement, preparing artworks as gallery installations and successfully completing an oral defense to a BFA Committee.

ART 490. SENIOR CAPSTONE. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: graduating senior in both BFA and BA Studio Art programs.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–senior capstone.
The course addresses issues from portfolio development, to proposals, to opportunities in the art world. Students are encouraged to work with faculty in developing internships as well as grant proposals and slide packages.

ART 495. INTERNSHIP. 1-3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of Art Department instructor, department chair and college dean.
Internship.

ART 496. EXPERIMENTAL. 1-5 Credits.

Subjects vary according to faculty and student interest.

ART 497. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

ART 498. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

Notes: may be repeated for additional credit.

ART 499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Designed for upper-division students who wish to pursue work in any area in which they have completed three prior quarters of work.

ART 501. GRADUATE LIFE DRAWING. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ART 401 or permission of the instructor.
Advanced study of drawing techniques and the human form.

ART 525. GRADUATE CERAMICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ART 425 or permission of the instructor.
Emphasis on the development of advanced skills in ceramics, hand building, wheel throwing and glaze techniques.

ART 539. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-5 Credits.

ART 555. GRADUATE PAINTING. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ART 455 or permission of the instructor.
Advanced studies in painting media.

ART 565. GRADUATE SCULPTURE. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ART 465 or permission of the instructor.
Critical studies in advanced sculpture techniques.

ART 595. INTERNSHIP. 1-12 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

ART 596. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

ART 597. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

Notes: only one workshop course for up to 3 credits may be used to fulfill graduate degree requirements.
Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

ART 598. GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

ART 599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Independent study projects in a selected special field of art.

ART 600. THESIS. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

ART 601. CREATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

ART 696. COLLEGE TEACHING INTERNSHIP. 15 Credits.

Teaching a lower-division college course under supervision of a regular faculty member. Includes course planning, arranging bibliographical and other instructional aids, conferences with students, experience in classroom instruction, and student course evaluation.