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ARTS 123: DRAWING I Introduction to basic concepts of drawing, developing individual skills and providing practice in using various drawing materials. Problems are given in landscape, still life, figure study and other subject matter. Representational and abstract approaches are used. 

Prerequisite: ARTS 101 or ARTS 102 recommended, not required. May be taken concurrently with ARTS 101 or ARTS 102. Lab fee.

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3-credit course I regularly teach

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ARTS 237: PAINTING I Problems in figurative, objective, and nonobjective painting. Consideration is given to theories of color, pictorial structure and materials and techniques. Prerequisites: ARTS 101. ARTS 123 is recommended but not required. Lab fee. 

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3-credit course I regularly teach

ARTS 469: The Business of Art

Covers the essentials of managing a small art business and the development of concepts in preparation for the capstone exhibition. Each artist will begin to develop

their art business and visual identity, learn about taxes, record keeping, develop PR materials, document their creative process, assemble an artists’ portfolio, and begin to create a body of work for their senior

exhibition. Prerequisites: Enrollment restricted to declared studio arts majors with junior standing or permission of the instructor. Lab fee. 

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2-credit course I regularly teach

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ARTS 224: DRAWING II A continuation of Drawing I, emphasizing a broad approach to drawing concepts.

Representational and abstract approaches to a variety of subjects, including consideration of the figure. Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 123. Lab fee. 

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3-credit course I regularly teach

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ARTS 324: DRAWING III Advanced study in drawing materials and techniques are explored in this course. Composition and the study of the figure will be emphasized. Focused thematic drawing problems, experimentation with drawing parameters, materials and formats, and the study of contemporary ideologies and current drawing strategies form the core of this course, orienting students to the possibilities of communication specific to the discipline of drawing and providing a basis for the development of individual drawing projects. 

Prerequisites: ARTS 224 and at least 6 additional credits in studio art at or above the 200-level or permission of the instructor. Lab fee.

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3-credit course I regularly teach

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ARTS 344: DRAWING IV An investigation into drawing techniques. Students accomplished in the fundamentals of perceptual and nonobjective drawing will pursue projects for individual discovery and growth. Focused thematic drawing problems, experimentation with materials and formats, and the study of contemporary ideologies and current drawing strategies, providing a basis for the development of individual drawing projects. Prerequisites: ARTS 324 Drawing III or permission of the instructor. Lab fee.

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3-credit course I regularly teach

ARTS 370: PORTFOLIO CREATION

This course provides students with the opportunity to produce a finished portfolio of artwork. To have a thriving career in visual art, a student needs to design amazing presentations of their artwork, understand what clients and viewers want and expect to see, and be able to talk confidently about their studio practice. In this course, students will not create new artwork but will select, organize, and refine existing work into traditional and digital portfolios.

Prerequisite: ARTS 237, and instructor permission. Non-Art Therapy majors are welcome with approval from the instructor.

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1-credit course I created and plan to teach, though it may operate well as a course that rotates through department faculty

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ARTS 338: PAINTING II Advanced painting problems with further reference to the development of personal expression. Content, composition, spatial relationships, and color theory are stressed within a contemporary context. Prerequisite: ARTS 237. Lab fee. 

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3-credit course I regularly teach

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ARTS 339: PAINTING III Individual painting projects, facilitate the development of a personal idiom (style). Traditional as well as modern synthetic mixed media are considered as they relate to contemporary expression. Prerequisite: ARTS 338. Lab fee.

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3-credit course I regularly teach

ARTS 330: SURVIVAL SKILLS IN DRAWING & PAINTING 

Students focus in painting or drawing; projects range from murals, portraits, commissioned drawing and paintings, illustration and faux finishing. Learn to function in a studio and on job site. Simulate working with clients, set up photo shoots, write contracts, learn how to get insurance, give estimates, organize individual and group projects and have an opportunity to work as a crew leader. Prerequisites, ARTS 123, ARTS 222 or ARTS 237. Lab fee.

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3-credit course I teach

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ART 306: WRITING for ART & ARCHAEOLOGY This course prepares students for the critical reading and writing projects common to upper-level courses in Art and Archaeology. Students will learn to analyze a wide variety of art historical and archaeological writing, from general interest articles to scholarly monographs and technical reports. The course also involves several writing projects designed to expand students' abilities to observe, describe, research, and analyze artworks and artifacts through writing. Ideally completed in the second semester of the sophomore year, this course may not be taken in the senior year.

Prerequisites: One of the following: ART 201, ART 220, ART 221 or permission of the instructor. 

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3-credit course I taught course with Dr. Martha Bari, Dr. David Hixon spring 2021 and previously taught with Dr. Martha Bari, Dr. Jennifer Ross

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ARTS 470: Senior Seminar

The capstone experience for students with a concentration in studio art, this course will provide students with direction and guidance as they produce a finished portfolio of exhibition quality work. Emphasis is placed on independent production, class presentation, and critical assessment as students complete a body of work for their required professional

exhibition. Prerequisites: ARTS 469 or permission of the instructor. Lab fee. 

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3-credit course I regularly teach

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ARTS 210: Color Theory

Color Theory is the study of color and its resulting perceptual effects on 2D and 3D design. This course will cover the color wheel, color harmony, and the context of how colors are used. Students will focus on problem solving that promotes professional color presentation

and craft. Lab fee.

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This course is now part of the Core: Art/Visual & Performing

3-credit course I regularly teach

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ARTS 222: Exploring Techniques in Watercolor Painting

An introduction to the basics of watercolor painting techniques, alongside a study of composition, sketching, color theory and 2D design. Quick exercises, and longer projects in landscape, still life, and figure

paintings give students the dexterity, and confidence to take on watercolor painting. This course is meant for any student looking to explore painting. Lab fee. No prerequisites

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3-credit course I regularly teach

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ARTS 316O: SpTpc: Phantasmagoria

Examine and replicate traditional effects created by shadow lamps, projections (disambiguation), shadow puppetry, zoetropes, zoopraxiscopes, phenakistoscope, antique glass magic lanterns and phantasmagoria. Use cut-outs, pinwheels, focused light, controlled shadows and theatrical color gels. Students will experiment with light, shadow and projections on two and three-dimensional surfaces. This course will expand the vision of a student working in any visual art media. Prerequisite: ARTS 101

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Course I created and teach

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