Arts Course Offerings

ARTS 1301 ART APPRECIATION

This class is for non-art majors and satisfies the Creative Arts core.

Arts 1301 Art Appreciation: 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.

Art Appreciation provides students with the basic knowledge required to discuss and analyze art, investigating questions such as:  What is Art?  How do we describe it?  How do we analyze it?  How is it made? What role has art played in culture throughout history?  This class often includes limited hands-on projects.

ART HISTORY

Satisfies the Creative Arts core.  Art majors should take Art History for their Creative Arts core credit. 

Arts 1303 Art History: Prehistory to Gothic: A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from the prehistoric times to the 14th century.

Arts 1304 Art History: Renaissance to Modern: A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from the 14th century to the present.

Art History is focused on artís role in culture throughout history and the way history has impacted the development of art. 

STUDIO ART

Arts 1311 Design 1 2D: An introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of two-dimensional design.

*No art pre-req

2D Design studies the elements and principles of design using two-dimensional media such as collage, drawing, painting, and/or photography. 

Arts 1312 Design 2 3D: An introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of three-dimensional design.  This course explores various sculpture techniques.

*No art pre-req

3D Design studies the elements and principles of design using three-dimensional sculptural media such as cardboard, wire, papier maché, fabric, wood, and/or plaster.

Arts 1316 Drawing I: 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. 

 

*No art pre-req

Drawing I focuses on the foundations of drawing.  We explore the use of line, perspective, and value using a variety of media including graphite, ink, and/or charcoal.  Most drawings are done in black and white.

Arts 1317 Drawing II: 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.

*Pre-req: Drawing 1

Drawing II builds upon the foundations from Drawing I, introduces color, and encourages students to develop their own content and subject matter in drawing.

Arts 2316 Painting I: An introduction to various painting theories and techniques using oil.

*Prereq: ARTS 1311 and 1316 or department approval.  For department approval, see Kari Breitigam (kari.breitigam@lonestar.edu, office 12.109), and bring a Schedule Change form with you (available in advising).

Painting I is an introductory oil-painting course.  Students learn about basic oil painting techniques, color and composition, and begin to develop their own subject matter.

Arts 2317 Painting IIA continuation of Painting I, with an emphasis on individual expression.

*Pre-req: Painting I

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