Course ID: AR191
This course explores fundamentals of drawing in order to accurately depict nonfigurative volumetric objects. Students are expected to develop a solid understanding of basic drawing elements such as line, value, mass, and space. Students will also gain deeper understanding of shape, proportion, form, volume, light, and rhythm. Drawing I is a basic hands-on course that introduces students to various traditional drawing techniques and materials for expression. Working with a basic drawing medium, we will explore fundamental rendering techniques. Course is six hours per week.
Course ID: AR192
This course continues to develop the skills covered in Drawing I. Students will be introduced to both traditional and nontraditional concepts, as well as techniques of interpretive and subjective drawing and rendering. Drawing techniques and materials in this course will pertain to the expression of both figurative and nonfigurative subjects. The human figure will serve as the primary subject of study with an emphasis placed on the rendering skills. The complex nature of the human figure provides students with problems that require serious attention and observational skills in order to correctly render the form. Drawing II utilizes a live, nude model. Course is six hours per week. Prerequisite: Drawing I.
Course ID: AR101-50
This Course is a global survey of the cross-cultural evolution of art from the prehistoric period through the twentieth century. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the basic elements of art, the creative process, and the cultural significance of art within the context of its time. In this course, we will explore the social, political, religious, and economic climate of each era and study how art was understood and appreciated through these different periods. Students will be expected to complete interactive assignments through PowerPoint presentations, Visual Diary entries, along with artwork assignments to correspond with the history of each chapter. This course also includes an insightful and eye-opening visit to the Metropolitan Museum in NYC.