100 Level Courses

Art 100 students drawing from a still-life in the studio
ART STUDIO

100 Drawing
115 Introduction to Design
125 Materials and Methods
145 Introduction to Colour

ART HISTORY

141 History of Art I
142 History of Art II

 

ART STUDIO

100 Drawing

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 Drawing 100 studio
Large Self-Portrait
Chalk
Abstract Landscape
Graphite
Model Study
Charcoal

This introductory course allows students to acquire the fundamental skills of drawing, and lets them explore form, content, and subject matter in a variety of drawing media. Artistic awareness is achieved by introducing students to the language of art and to the creative accomplishments of the past. Speaking clearly about one's artistic ideas and concerns by using the vocabulary of formal analysis becomes an important aspect of "seeing", as identification allows for critical studio practice and discussion.
6 Credits
No prerequisite

Instructors: Kate Brown Georgallas, Michael MacFarlane, Andy MacLean, Margaret NicholsonOdile Têtu, Adam Tragakis

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115 Introduction to Design

TroyBrown AaronDonahue AshleyPettipas KennaOzbick  
Design 115 Final Project | part 1 of 3 | postcard front
Troy Brown
Design Project 1 | poster wth quote
Aaron Donahue
Final Project
Ashley Pettipas
Final Project | part 2 of 3
Kenna Ozbick

This course focuses on design principles and elements such as unity, balance, repetition, line, shape, and colour. The course provides students with a vocabulary and working knowledge of visual communication.  Students develop their visual problem-solving skills and explore their creativity through studio projects and class discussions.
3 Credits
No prerequisite

Instructor: Ruth Young

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125 Materials and Methods

Palette MixedMediaDrawing Collage  
The artist's palette
Mixed-media Drawing, 2014
Tilework, 2014
Cobalt drawing on ceramic
Collage Techniques

This course will afford students the opportunity of working in a variety of art media, (two-dimensional and possibly three-dimensional) while exploring techniques, presentations, concept and materials. Projects may include painting, printmaking, sculpture, animation, textiles and more. Students with some prior knowledge of drawing and/or art experience will benefit most from this course.

3 Credits
No prerequisite, though ART100 is recommended

Instructors:  Ruth Young

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145 Introduction to Colour

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Colour Study
Colour Study
Liara
Colour Study
Nadin S.
Colour Study

This course deals with the vocabulary, nature and physical properties of colour: hue, value and intensity. Studio assignments provide practice in learning colour relationships in unified and contrasting colour schemes.
3 Credits
No prerequisite

Instructors: Adele McFarlane

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ART HISTORY

141 History of Art I

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Hall of The Bulls
Lascaux, France
ca. 15,000-10,000 BCE
Golden Funerary Mask of Tutankhamen
18th Dynasty
Colosseum, Rome
72-80
Emperor Justinian
San Vitale, Ravenna
ca. 547
Notre Dame de la Belle Verriere
Notre-Dame, Chartres
ca. 1170

Long before human beings developed written language, we were making works of art. This introductory survey examines art and architecture within the intellectual and social contexts of their historical production. It provides a working knowledge of the history of art from prehistory through Classical Greece and Rome, to the great cathedrals of the Medieval period. Students will begin to develop critical tools for studying visual culture, and achieve a deeper understanding of cultural history.
3 Credits
No prerequisite

Instructor: Dr Alyssa Abraham, Bruce Sparks

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142 History of Art II

David Caravaggio Fragonard Cezanne GrantWood  
Michelangelo
David, 1501-04
Caravaggio
Boy with a Basket of Fruit, c.1593
Jean-Honoré Fragonard
The Swing, 1767
Paul Cézanne
Mme. Cézanne
in the Conservatory
, 1892
Grant Wood
American Gothic, 1930
 

This section of the art history survey begins with works of art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance, where new ideas (including the notion of genius) had major repercussions for the cultural and artistic history of subsequent periods, including the Baroque, Romanticism, the 20th Century, and our contemporary era. Students will learn new ways of observing and interpreting art, enrich their appreciation of art and architecture, and further deepen their understanding of cultural and intellectual history.
3 Credits
Prerequisite: 141 History of Art I

Instructor: Dr Alyssa AbrahamBruce Sparks

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