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Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation - ARTS 1301. 3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.)
Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing

Art Appreciation is one of the most popular classes in our department. Geared for the student just beginning to study the Arts, this class explains the how and why of art.
Learning is supported with abundant images and an emphasis is placed on understanding art along with why and how it is created. Individual artists, as well as diverse cultures and their art are stressed.
A general introduction to the visual arts designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary, media, techniques, and purposes of the creative process.
Students will critically interpret and evaluate works of art within formal, cultural, and historical contexts. (5007035126)

Art History: Prehistory to Gothic - ARTS 1303. 3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.)
Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing

Art History 1303 delves into the chronological study of art as an expression of culture. Students learn about specific movements throughout art history, essential terms and vocabulary, and place art within its cultural context.
A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from the prehistoric times to the 14th century. (5007035226)

Art History: Renaissance to Modern - ARTS 1304. 3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.)
Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing

Art History 1304 continues the chronological study of art as an expression of culture beginning in the Renaissance and continuing to present day. Note that Art History 1303 is NOT a prerequisite for Art History 1304.
A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from the 14th century to the present. (5007035226)

Design I: 2-D - ARTS 1311. 3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) 
Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing

Two-dimensional design examines the elements and principles of design in a functional way, exploring compositional ideas on a flat surface with a variety of media and approaches.
From the course catalog: An introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of two-dimensional design. (5004015326)

Drawing I - ARTS 1316. 3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) 
Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing

Using time-honored drawing techniques, students create works based around the major drawing disciplines (perspective, objects, landscape, and so on). Students also learn about the work of old and modern masters and become active in verbal and written constructive critique and criticism of art. A foundation studio course exploring drawing with emphasis on descriptive, expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will learn to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques.
Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will engage in critical analysis and begin to develop their understanding of drawing as a discipline. (5007055226)

Drawing II - ARTS 1317. 3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) 
Prerequisite: ARTS 1316; College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing

Drawing II builds on the material from Drawing I. Students are expected to have a handle on the basics of realistic drawing and will begin to employ those skills to focus on concept and expression.
Meanwhile, they will hone their analysis of art and learn to be more specific and precise in their verbal and written communication with respect to visual media.
A studio course exploring drawing with continued emphasis on descriptive, expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will further develop the ability to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques.
Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will employ critical analysis to broaden their understanding of drawing as a discipline. (5007055226)

Painting I - ARTS 2316. 3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) 
Prerequisite: ARTS 1311  and ARTS 1316; College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing

Students learn all the essential techniques of painting--from constructing a painting surface and mixing colors to employing various brush, knife, and masking methods. Additionally, the class introduces old and modern approaches to painting through still life, landscape, and verbal and written analysis. An introduction to various painting theories and techniques using oil and/or acrylics. (5007085226)

Painting II - ARTS 2317. 3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) 
Prerequisite: ARTS 2316; College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing

Students produce a series of works building on techniques from Painting I with additional emphasis on concept, art historical precedent, and personal experience. Students will develop an artist statement to explain their work and will critique and analyze art verbally and in writing.
A continuation of Painting I, with an emphasis on individual expression. (5007085226)

Ceramics

Ceramics’ classes include instruction in both hand building and wheel production. We have a beautiful outdoor pavilion that houses the main gas kiln along with many smaller ones and Raku facilities. Inside D building there is an indoor studio with wheels, slab rollers, ample tables for work with a glaze room and electric kiln area. Students enjoy the availability of inside and outside areas in which to work.

Ceramics I - ARTS 2346. 3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) 

Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing 
In Ceramics I the students at LSC-Montgomery learn the basic hand building techniques; coil, pinch, slab, as well as the wheel. In addition they experience glazing in the gas, raku, and wood kilns. 
In Ceramics I there are rigorous assignments utilizing these construction and firing techniques. There are also research papers and presentations allowing the students to demonstrate and share the findings. 
Exploration of ideas using basic ceramic processes. An introduction to ceramics that examines the historical and cultural significance of the ceramic arts through research and application of various construction methods and firing processes. (5007115126)

Ceramics II - ARTS 2347. 3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) 

Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; ARTS 2346 or departmental approval and MATH 0306
In ceramics II, here at LSC-Montgomery the students apply the techniques learned in Ceramics I and take them much further. More conceptual projects are assigned.
There is also a glaze assignment teaching the student to create the glaze and its application possibilities. The advanced class is also learning to do kiln formed glass objects from beginning to end. 
Investigates advanced techniques, as well as the creative possibilities of clay, glazes and firing procedures. (5007115126)

Professor Robby Wood is also the faculty advisor for the popular Clay Club that sponsors several student art sales every year. Email Charles.R.Wood@LoneStar.edu for more information.


Photography

Photography I - ARTS 2356. 3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) 

Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing
Photography is extremely popular with our students. We have a darkroom with state of the art equipment. Students provide their own manual 35mm film cameras, develop their own film and create high-quality prints. Students are also introduced to the work of well-known photographic artists and creative compositions.
A beginning course which introduces students to theoretical and applied aspects of photography, including cameras, lenses, photographic materials and techniques, black-and -white darkroom procedures and photographic composition. May include digital photography practices. (5006055126)

 

Photography II - ARTS 2357. 3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) 

Prerequisite: ARTS 2356; College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing
Students investigate advanced techniques and are encouraged to expand their creative expression. In addition to traditional black and white photography techniques, students are encouraged to explore alternative processes and to delve deeper into the work of recognized artists.
A continuation of Photography I, this course provides further study of photographic theories, techniques and processes. The analysis and utilization of the design and compositional elements in photography are also stressed. May include digital photography practices. (5006055226) 
Email Linda.Woodward@LoneStar.edu for more information.