Studio Art Courses

Art Appreciation

ARTS 1301. 3 Credits (Common Core)
Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing. Offering Types: Hybrid, Online. Offering Frequency: Fall, December Mini, Spring, May Mini, Summer 

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.
Through abundant images, small art projects, and vibrant discussion, you'll begin to interpret and understand art and learn how and why it's created. You'll learn about key individual artists as well as diverse, international styles of art.

2-D Design

ARTS 1311. 3 Credits (Common Core) 
Prerequisite: None. Offering Types: Online. Offering Frequency: Fall, Spring

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.

3-D Design

ARTS 1312. 3 Credits

Prerequisite: None. Offering Types: Hybrid. Offering Frequency: Fall '21

An introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of three-dimensional design.

Drawing I

ARTS 1316. 3 Credits
Prerequisite: None. Offering Types: Hybrid, Online. Offering Frequency: Fall, Spring, Summer

Using time-tested and functionally relevant drawing techniques, students create works based around the major drawing disciplines (perspective, objects, landscape, figures, 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.

Drawing II

ARTS 1317. 3 Credits
Prerequisite: Drawing I/ARTS 1316. Offering Types: Online. Offering Frequency: Spring, Fall

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.

Life Drawing (New Offering)

Painting I

ARTS 2316. 3 Credits
Prerequisite: ARTS 1311 or ARTS 1316; Co-requisite/pre-requisite waiver based on department approval. Offering Types: Hybrid, Online. Offering Frequency: Fall

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.

Painting II

ARTS 2317. 3 Credits
Prerequisite: ARTS 2316. Offering Types: Hybrid. Offering Frequency: Fall/Occasional

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.

Ceramics I

ARTS 2346. 3 Credits
Prerequisite: None. Offering Types: Face-to-face. Offering Frequency: Fall, Spring, Summer

Ceramics classes include instruction in both hand building and wheel production. We have a spacious outdoor pavilion that houses the main gas kiln, several small kilns, and our Raku facilities. Inside Building D, there is an indoor studio with wheels, slab rollers, work tables, a glaze room, and an electric kiln area.

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. 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. 

Ceramics II

ARTS 2347. 3 Credits
Prerequisite: Ceramics I/ARTS2346. Offering Types: Face-to-face. Offering Frequency: Fall, Spring, Summer

Ceramics II is offered as a stand-alone class and is not combined with a Ceramics I section. 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 also learns to create kiln formed glass objects from beginning to end. 

Digital Media (New Offering)

ARTS 2348. 3 Credits

Prerequisites: None. Offering Types: Online. Offering Frequency: Fall '21

This course focuses on the contemporary use of digital media in image creation. It's highly recommended that you have some kind of drawing tablet available to you such as an iPad, other tablet, tablet display, or opaque tablet. You will get an overview of techniques such as digital sketching, collage, digital-analog synthesis, photobashing, glitching, and digital painting. Your exploration will relate back to concepts taught in design, painting, and drawing and will explore the many advantages of today's digital platforms.

Photography I

ARTS 2356. 3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) 
Prerequisite: None. Offering Types: Hybrid, Online. Offering Frequency: Fall, Spring

Here at LSC-Montgomery, we focus on traditional, old-school, wet-lab analog photos because there is nothing like working in the darkroom, especially when it's equipped for a whole class to work simultaneously. During times of social distancing, we have lowered class sizes for hybrid classes and expanded our offerings to incorporate digital photography assignments. Online versions of the class focus on digital photography.

Photography II

ARTS 2357. 3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) 
Prerequisite: ARTS 2356. Offering Types: Face-to-face, Coming soon online. Offering Frequency: Fall, Spring

Students investigate advanced techniques and are encouraged to expand their creative expression. In addition to traditional black and white photography techniques, students explore alternative processes and delve deeper into the work of recognized artists.

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