Fall 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ARTH 101-01 An Introduction to the History of Art
Instructor: Melinda Schlitt
Course Description:
This course is a critical survey of western art beginning with the Ancient Near East (approximately 4000 B.C.) through the Gothic period in Europe (early 1300s). Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of style, subject-matter, and function within an historical context, and especially on the student's ability to develop skills in visual analysis. Developing appropriate vocabularies with which to discuss and analyze works of art and imagery will also be stressed, along with learning to evaluate scholarly interpretations of them.
0930:MWF   WEISS 235
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 108-01 Arts of East Asia
Instructor: Anthony Cervino, Wei Ren
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 205-01.An introduction to a selection of objects and sites that elicit new modes of cultural perception and insight into the artistic cultures of China, Korea, and Japan. The diverse media (sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, lacquer, prints, painting, calligraphy, photography, performance, and architecture) and the long historical span (300 BCE to contemporary) covered in class will chart how culture traveled within East Asia, and later, globally, as well as each cultures distinctive methods of adaptation over time. The course serves as an introduction to East Asia, East Asian Studies, and Art History.
1030:MWF   WEISS 235
ARTH 122-01 Fundamentals of Composition and Drawing
Instructor: ARTH STAFF, Ward Davenny
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 17th c. Dutch and Flemish Art
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.
1030:TR   WEISS 221
ARTH 205-02 Poetics and Politics of Ink Painting
Instructor: Anthony Cervino, Wei Ren
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 205-02.An introduction to the unique ink-and-brush painting tradition in East Asia. Through a series of case studies from 10th century China to post-war America, the course will not only provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the most iconic works in Chinese and Japanese art, the concepts explored in the course also intend to facilitate broader discussions regarding how the history of East Asian art has been constructed by collecting and modern museum practices. At the end of the semester, the class will travel to the Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington D.C.to visit the exhibition Lineage of Elegance: Tawaraya Statsu.
1330:TF   WEISS 221
ARTH 205-03 Greek Art & Archaeology
Instructor: Christofilis Maggidis
Course Description:
Cross-listed with CLST 221-01 and ARCH 120-01.A general introduction to the art and archaeology of ancient Greece from Prehistoric to Hellenistic times: Bronze Age civilizations (Cycladic, NE Aegean and Trojan, Minoan, Helladic/Mycenaean); Protogeometric, Geometric, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic Greece. A survey of architecture (temple, secular funerary), sculpture, vase-painting, monumental painting, metalwork, and minor arts of these periods, both on mainland Greece and in the Greek colonies (Asia Minor, Pontus, Syria, Phoenice, Egypt, S.I Italy and Sicily); comparative study of typological, iconographical, stylistic, and technical aspects and developments; styles and schools, regional trends, historical contextualization of ancient Greek art and brief consideration of socio-economic patterns, political organization, religion, and writing. Evaluation of the ancient Greek artistic legacy and contribution to civilization. Field trips to archaeological collections and Museums.
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 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.
1330:MF   GDYRST 101
ARTH 222-01 Drawing
Instructor: ARTH STAFF, Ward Davenny
Course Description:
A studio course to explore further, those issues covered in 122, but focusing on the creation of light and space. Landscape, architecture, still-life and the model will serve as subject matter. A large variety of media will be used, including pastel, monotype, ink, acrylic paint and charcoal. Prerequisite: 122 or permission of the instructor.
1330:TR   GDYRST UPST
ARTH 223-01 Digital Studio 1: Image Manipulation and Experimental Processes
Instructor: Todd Arsenault
Course Description:
This course will focus on 2-dimensional studio processes in the digital environment. It will also explore how digital processes can be used in conjunction with traditional processes like drawing, painting, and printmaking. The initial goal of this class will be to gain a thorough understanding of Adobe Photoshop for image manipulation. As the semester progresses, the class will explore uses of digital technology in contemporary art practice, including experimental processes. *Please note: this is not a photography course, some photo related processes will be part of the class, but those students looking for a more traditional approach to photography should consider the 221 Intro to Photography class. Prerequisite: 122, 221, or permission of the instructor.
1530: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:MW   GDYRST CERAMICS
ARTH 224-02 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 227-01 Fundamentals of Painting
Instructor: Todd Arsenault
Course Description:
A basic studio course exploring the techniques, practices and history of painting and theories of color. Working from observation, subject matter will range from still-life and landscape to architecture and the figure. Prerequisite: 122 or permission of the instructor.
0930:TR   WEISS 342
ARTH 260-01 Advanced Wheelworks
Instructor: Barbara Diduk
Course Description:
1330:MW   GDYRST CERAMICS
ARTH 300-01 Italian Renaissance Art 1250-1450
Instructor: Melinda Schlitt
Course Description:
A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from approximately 1250 to 1450. The works of Giotto, Pisano, Donatello, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, and Massacio, among others, will be addressed. Issues of style, patronage, and function will be considered within the political and cultural contexts of the 13th through 15th 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 WID graduation requirement.
0900:TR   WEISS 221
ARTH 314-01 Contemporary Art
Instructor: Elizabeth Lee
Course Description:
A survey of major artists and movements from post-World War II to the present, beginning with Pop art through Postmodernism and global art today. The course will also incorporate key critical and theoretical writings from the period for discussion. Prerequisite: 101 and 102 or permission of the instructor.
1030:TR   WEISS 219
ARTH 323-01 Sculpture
Instructor: Anthony Cervino
Course Description:
Various sculpture media will be explored including clay, plaster, wood, stone, and metals. An emphasis will be placed on carving, casting, and metal welding. Prerequisite: 123.
1330:TR   GDYRST DOWN
ARTH 407-01 Art Historical Methods
Instructor: Melinda Schlitt
Course Description:
Study of the research tools and methodologies of art historical analysis, a study of the use of primary and secondary sources, and documents in art history. In addition, the major schools of art historical writing and theory since the Renaissance will be considered. The course has as its final project a public exhibition in The Trout Gallery curated by the seminar students. Prerequisite: Senior Art & Art History majors only.
1330:MR   WEISS 219
ARTH 410-01 Senior Studio Seminar
Instructor: Todd Arsenault
Course Description:
A required course for senior studio students. Critiques of students' work will include examination of timely topics in the visual arts and the relationship of the artist to society. Critiques, selected critical readings, museum visits and visiting artists will provide the basis for discussion. Co-requisite: One studio course. Prerequisite: One studio course.
1330:W   GDYRST DOWN
ARTH 500-01 Sculpture Ceramics: Experiments in Number and Scale
Instructor: Barbara Diduk
Course Description: