LSC-CyFair Art Department

Lone Star College-CyFair offers foundational and intermediate classes in studio arts and design and are transferrable to most universities. Please visit our Visual Communications site for information concerning graphic arts classes and TV and video production. For detailed information on our courses, please refer to the LSCS Catalog.

Students  have the opportunity to exhibit their work and view the work of established professional artists at LSC-CyFair's Bosque Gallery.

Art Courses

Art Lecture
Art Appreciation is geared for the student just beginning to study the arts and is also for non-art majors. Learning is supported with abundant images and an emphasis is placed on understanding why and how art is created. Individual artists and the art of diverse cultures are stressed.

Art History:  Prehistory to Gothic (formerly Art History I) and Art History:  Renaissance to Modern (formerly Art History II) delve more into the chronological study of art as an expression of culture.  Both classes are transferrable to most universities. For more information contact Art History Professor, Matt Backer.


Ceramics
Our program offers Ceramics I and II classes. The fully equipped studio allows students to gain experience using stoneware clay which is fired using both electric and reduction firing processes. Students have the opportunity to experience a variety of traditional and alternative ceramics processes, such as Raku, Sagger, and pit firing. For more information contact Ceramics Professor, Suzanne Shield-Polk.


Photography
Our photography program offers both Photography I and II. We cover basic traditional darkroom photography technique in Photography I and move into digital photography using Mac computers in Photography II. Photography II students have the opportunity to experiment with more advanced techniques. The photo lab is outfitted with all the equipment necessary to learn traditional photography processing techniques, plus a large format printer. For more information contact Photography Professor, Troy Huechtker.


Painting/Drawing
The painting and drawing studio features modern adjustable easels, excellent lighting, convenient lockers and clean-up area. The painting course includes instruction in using both acrylic and oil paints, plus many cutting edge mixed-media techniques. Our drawing classes cover a variety of traditional drawing media such as charcoal, ink, conte and pencil. For more information contact Painting Professor, Laura Fisher.


Design
The 2-D design courses focus on basic qualities of visual elements, such as line, shape, color, and texture.  2-D design courses provide an environment where students of various interests (commercial and fine arts programs) develop the skills necessary to work in a collaborative design studio.  Design I provides a foundational set of skills, while Design III focuses on color theory techniques.  Students have the opportunity to witness how designers employ these foundational skills in their work as animators, architects, graphic designers, and gallery artists.  For more information contact Design Professor, Renee Ciampi

 


Art Metals/Sculpture
In addition to 2-D and 3-D design we also offer courses in Art Metals I & II (aka Jewelry) in which students learn to produce metal forms using both hand construction techniques and casting. In Sculpture I students learn basic sculpture techniques using clay, plaster mold making, wood, and mixed media to create expressive 3-dimensional forms. For more information contact Art Department Chair, Laura Fisher.

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