Spring 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ARTH 102-01 An Introduction to the History of Art
Instructor: Elizabeth Lee
Course Description:
This course surveys art of the European renaissance through the contemporary period. Art will be examined within the historical context in which it was produced, with attention to contemporary social, political, religious, and intellectual movements. Students will examine the meaning and function of art within the different historical periods. In addition, students will learn to analyze and identify different artistic styles.
0900:TR   WEISS 235
ARTH 122-01 Fundamentals of Composition and Drawing
Instructor: Todd Arsenault
Course Description:
Working from observation and using a variety of media, this basic studio drawing course will explore issues common to both representational and non-representational art. This course serves as the foundation to upper-level two-dimensional offerings.
1330:MW   WEISS 343
ARTH 123-01 Fundamentals of Sculpture and Three-Dimensional Design
Instructor: Anthony Cervino
Course Description:
A studio course covering basic elements of three-dimensional composition and sculpture. Students will construct sculptures examining a range of media and fabrication techniques.
0930:MW   GDYRST DOWN
ARTH 205-01 Michelangelo - Man & Myth
Instructor: Melinda Schlitt
Course Description:
The melding of myth and history has always clouded the identity and achievement of "great" figures in art, culture, and science. The legacy of Michelangelo as a sculptor, painter, and architect began during his own generation, and continues to this day. This course will examine his life and art from both the persepective of his contemporaries and art-historical scholarship in an effort to understand the enduring significance and value of his achievement. The format of this course will be largely discussion-based.
1330:W   WEISS 219
ARTH 205-02 Modern Architecture
Instructor: Lisa Dorrill
Course Description:
An intermediate-level study of selected topics in the history of art and architecture. Prerequisites: prerequisites as appropriate to topic.
1330:TR   WEISS 221
ARTH 205-03 Ancient Greek Sculpture
Instructor: Christofilis Maggidis
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 222-01. A thorough survey of ancient Greek sculpture from 1050 BC to 31 BC, with consideration of both mainland Greece and the Greek colonies (Asia Minor, Pontus, Syria, Phoenice, Egypt, S Italy and Sicily). Daedalic, Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic periods; sculpture in the round and architectural sculpture, monumental and small-scale sculpture. Materials, techniques, and principles; subject matter and iconography, stylistic and technical developments; styles and regional trends; ancient Greek masters and their schools, legendary contests; consideration of ancient literary sources (including readings from Pausanias and Pliny the Elder) and Roman copies of Greek originals. Visits to archaeological collections and Museums; hands-on examination of selected important sculptures (prospective cast collection on-campus).
0900:TR   DENNY 317
ARTH 205-04 Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
Instructor: Christofilis Maggidis
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 150-01.A general introduction to the art and archaeology of the ancient Near East from the time of the first settlements to the Hellenistic era. This course is a historically oriented survey of the archaeological record of the main cultures that emerged and flourished in the ancient Near East, including the Sumer, Akkadians, Babylonians, Hittites, Assyrians, and Persians. The course includes a survey of public, secular, and funerary architecture, sculpture, wall-paintings, metalwork, and pottery, complemented with a comparative study of typological, iconographical, stylistic, and technical aspects and developments. Special emphasis is given to the archaeological evidence for the complex political, socio-economic, and cultural evolution of the ancient Near East, including urbanization, complex systems of government, socio-economic organization, literacy, with careful consideration of the historical record. Religion, mythology, literature, and science are also explored, as well as military power and expansionism, diplomacy, international dynamics and trade contacts, and the legacy of the ancient Near East to world civilization. Course content includes visits to archaeological collections and/or museums and educational CD-ROMs and videos.
1030:TR   DENNY 317
ARTH 205-05 Visions of the Everyday in 20th Century American Photography
Instructor: Oxana Gavrishina
Course Description:
An intermediate-level study of selected topics in the history of art and architecture. Prerequisites: prerequisites as appropriate to topic.
1130:MWF   WEISS 221
ARTH 207-01 Criticism and Theory in the Arts
Instructor: Melinda Schlitt
Course Description:
An introduction to critical strategies in and theoretical approaches to the visual arts from Plato through Postmodernism. Particular emphasis is placed on close analysis and discussion of texts. The course addresses issues of historiography, critical theory, and contemporary art criticism. Prerequisite: 101 or 102 or permission of the instructor.
1330:MR   WEISS 219
ARTH 221-01 Introduction to Photography
Instructor: Andrew Bale
Course Description:
An entry-level course in black-and-white photography emphasizing theory, history, and practice. Students learn how to create images, use cameras, develop film and make prints using conventional darkroom processes. Students will also be introduced to Photoshop as well as the basics of scanning and digital printing.
0930:TR   GDYRST 101
ARTH 221-02 Introduction to Photography
Instructor: Andrew Bale
Course Description:
An entry-level course in black-and-white photography emphasizing theory, history, and practice. Students learn how to create images, use cameras, develop film and make prints using conventional darkroom processes. Students will also be introduced to Photoshop as well as the basics of scanning and digital printing.
1330:TR   GDYRST 101
ARTH 224-01 Wheelwork Ceramics
Instructor: Barbara Diduk
Course Description:
A studio course exploring expressive possibilities offered by the potters wheel. Students will examine both utilitarian and sculptural aspects of the medium. A variety of clays, glazes and firing approaches will be examined.
0930:TR   GDYRST CERAMICS
ARTH 226-01 Sculpture Ceramics
Instructor: Barbara Diduk
Course Description:
A sculpture course further examining three-dimensional problems covered in the basic three-dimensional design course. The course will focus on clay as the primary (but not exclusive) fabrication material. Students will examine a range of firing, glazing, and construction techniques. Prerequisite: 123, 224 or permission of the instructor.
1330:TR   GDYRST CERAMICS
ARTH 230-01 Life Drawing
Instructor: Ward Davenny
Course Description:
The course will be devoted to working from the human form during which the students will be expected to develop a sense of two-dimensional line and three-dimensional illusionistic form through the use of such graphic media as pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, Cont crayon, etc. Prerequisite: 122 or permission of the instructor.
1330:TR   GDYRST UPST
ARTH 260-02 Experimental Printmaking
Instructor: Todd Arsenault
Course Description:
Selected techniques and concepts in studio, taught at the introductory to intermediate level. The content of each course will be altered periodically. Prerequisites: depending on topic or permission of the instructor.. This course fulfills the DIV I.c. distribution requirement.
0930:MW   WEISS 340
ARTH 260-03 Post Studio Projects
Instructor: Anthony Cervino
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required. This special topics class will investigate art making outside the traditional studio or art classroom. Students will devise and execute multiple art projects through individual and collaborative research. Projects may include performances, site-specific interventions and installation-based art, among other non-media specific approaches to making art.
1330:TR   BOSLER 307
ARTH 301-01 Italian Renaissance Art 1450-1563
Instructor: Melinda Schlitt
Course Description:
A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from 1450 through 1580. The works of Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Bramente, and Titian, among others, will be addressed. Issues of style, patronage, and function will be considered within the political and cultural contexts of the 15th and the 16th centuries. Critical and theoretical writings of the period will also be discussed. Prerequisite: 101 and 102 or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the DIV I.c. distribution requirement and WR graduation requirement.
0900:TR   WEISS 219
ARTH 313-01 Modern Art
Instructor: Elizabeth Lee
Course Description:
This course surveys key artistic movements and styles in a period of roughly one hundred years, beginning with Realism in the 1840s France and ending with Abstract Express-ionism in 1950s America. Much of the course focuses on painting, though discussions of architecture, design, sculpture and photography also play an important role. We begin with the question of what modernism is: When did it begin? What makes a work of art "modern"? How is modernism different from what preceded it? Students learn to recognize, understand and discuss the defining features of modernism in its major manifestations, while also developing an understanding of themes such as the role of African art in modernism, the changing dynamics between the fine arts and popular culture, the role of technology as an influence on art, and the place of particular critics, galleries, and museums in shaping the discourses of modernism. Individual research projects give students the chance to explore a specific artist, style or theme in depth, while a field trip to National Gallery of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. provide an opportunity to see significant works of modern art firsthand. Assigned reading incorporate both secondary sources as well as artist's manifestos and aesthetic philosophies as primary source text. Prerequisite: 101 and 102 or permission of the instructor.
1030:TR   WEISS 221
ARTH 322-01 Digital Studio 2: Time-Based Process
Instructor: Todd Arsenault
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 310-02.
1530:TR   GDYRST 101
ARTH 327-01 Advanced Painting
Instructor: Ward Davenny
Course Description:
A second-level studio painting course concentrating on the figure, and covering advanced techniques, alternative materials, and aspects of contemporary and historical practice. Prerequisite: 227.
1530:TR   GDYRST UPST
ARTH 330-01 Advanced Life Drawing
Instructor: Ward Davenny
Course Description:
Advanced problems and issues in drawing the human form. Prerequisite: 230 or permission of the instructor.
1330:TR   GDYRST UPST
ARTH 360-01 Studio Projects
Instructor: Anthony Cervino
Course Description:
Selected advanced studio techniques and concepts. The content of each course will be altered periodically. Prerequisites: two studio art courses at the 100- or 200-level, or permission of the instructor.
1330:W   GDYRST DOWN
ARTH 375-01 Beauty
Instructor: Crispin Sartwell
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PHIL 275-01.
1330:W   EASTC 300
ARTH 500-01 Carving Applications in Clay
Instructor: Barbara Diduk
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ARTH 500-02 Ancient Greek Vessels - Curatorial Project
Instructor: Melinda Schlitt
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ARTH 500-03 Advanced Metalwork
Instructor: Anthony Cervino
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ARTH 500-04 The Environment and Art II
Instructor: Elizabeth Lee
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ARTH 500-05 Ceramic Constructions
Instructor: Barbara Diduk
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ARTH 500-06 Studio Photography Practices
Instructor: Andrew Bale
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ARTH 500-07 Digital Photography Portfolio
Instructor: Andrew Bale
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ARTH 500-08 "Technology" Combined With Sculpture
Instructor: Barbara Diduk
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ARTH 500-09 Process Comprehension: Experimental Media
Instructor: Anthony Cervino
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ARTH 500-10 Advanced Practices in Light and Space II
Instructor: Anthony Cervino, Todd Arsenault
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ARTH 500-11 Experimental Photography: Portraiture and Video
Instructor: Andrew Bale
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