Department of Art and Design Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

Courses

AD 20000 - Beginning Painting
Credit Hours: 3.00.  This course is an introduction to painting, emphazising fundamental painting techniques and materials in conjunction with varied subject matter. Traditional and nontraditional approaches and their art historical meanings will be examined and applied. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 24200 - Ceramics I
Credit Hours: 3.00.  An introduction to ceramic materials and processes used in creating wheelthrown and hand-formed pottery and sculpture. Emphasis on contemporary interpretations of traditional forms. Freshman and Sophomore students have priority. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 26200 - Jewelry and Metalwork I
Credit Hours: 3.00.  An introduction to the design and execution of hand-wrought jewery and metalwork. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 26500 - Relief Printmaking
Credit Hours: 3.00.  An introduction to the techniques of woodcut, linocut, collagraph, and related media. Emphasis on fine art conceptual issues, creativity, matting and framing art, and professional practices. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 26600 - Silkscreen Printmaking
Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to the techniques of silkscreen printmaking on paper, including the uses of handmade and light-sensitive stencils.  Emphasis on fine art conceptual issues, creativity, matting and framing art, and professional practices. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 27000 - Constructed Textiles
Credit Hours: 3.00. A beginning class in non-loom constructed textile techniques such as macrame and card weaving. Emphasis on three-dimensional design in fiber using historical textile structures as the basis for contemporary interpretations. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 27100 - Dyed Textiles
Credit Hours: 3.00.  Beginning course in non-screen fabric dyeing techniques such as tie-dye and batik. Survey of historical surface design for contemporary interpretations in both two- and three-dimensions. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 27500 - Beginning Sculpture
Credit Hours: 3.00 An introductory course in sculpture, exploring basic concepts, techniques, and materials. Problems in class will emphasize individual student's aesthetic understanding of techniques and inventive use of materials. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 30000 - Life Drawing II
Credit Hours: 3.00. Emphasis is given to organizing the figure in pictorial space. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 31400 - Illustrative Drawing
Credit Hours: 3.00. Individual development of student's drawing abilities and skills at an advanced level, emphasizing illustration. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 33300 - Photo Silk Screen
Credit Hours: 3.00. Advanced study of the techniques of photo silkscreen and light-sensitive stencils. Emphasis on fine art conceptual issues, creativity, matting and framing art, and professional practices. Typically offerend Fall, Spring

AD 34200 - Ceramics II
Credit Hours: 3.00.  A continuation of AD 24200; according to student needs in creating ceramic forms, a variety of in-depth experiences; experimental kiln building and firing techniques, methods of ceramic construction, surface treatment, and clay and glaze formulation. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 36500 - Intermediate Painting
Credit Hours: 3.00. A studio course concentrating on the development of conceptual and technical skills of painting. This course is designed to help individual students gain a greater awareness of their personal creative goals and to foster means of expression. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 36800 - Etching and Intaglio Printmaking
Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to the techniques of etching, engraving, aquatint, drypoint, collagraph, monoprint, and related processes. Emphasis on fine art conceptual issues, creativity, matting and framing art, and professional practices. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 36900 - Lithographic Printmaking
Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to the techniques of stone and plate lithography. Emphasis on fine art conceptual issues, creativity, matting and framing art, and professional practices.  Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 37000 - Woven Textiles
Credit Hours: 3.00. A beginning course in loom-woven textiles and pattern drafting. Emphasis on two- and three-dimensional design in fiber, using historical textile structures as the basis for contemporary interpretations. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 40000 - Advanced Painting
Credit Hours: 3.00. A studio course concentrating on the development of an advanced body of work built upon the conceptual and technical skills of painting. This course is designed to help individual students gain a greater awareness of their personal creative goals and to foster means of expression. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 40400 - Moldmaking and/or Wheel-Throwing Production Techniques in Ceramics
Credit Hours: 3.00-6.00. This course will teach mold-making or wheel-throwing (depending on the individual student's interest) with a view to creating ceramic objects suitable for commercial mass-production. Both tableware and /or sculpture objects will be explored. For the wheel-throwing option the students must have at least one year of high-school throwing or AD 24200 with a grade of at least "B" or permission of instructor. For the mold-making and casting option only, students must be an Art and Design major or have permission of instructor. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 44200 - Ceramics III
Credit Hours: 3.00. A continuation of AD 34200; according to student needs in creating ceramic forms, a variety of in-depth experiences: experimental kiln building and firing techniques, methods of ceramic construction, surface treatment, and clay and glaze formulation. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 46200 - Metalsmithing
Credit Hours: 3.00. Metal forming and metalsmithing processes for small scale metal objects and jewelry.

AD 47000 - Advanced Studies in Textiles
Credit Hours: 3.00. Ad textile seminar and studio course in advanced textile design, with the purpose of developing a personal direction and competence in textiles as fiber art. Typically offered Fall, Spring

AD 49900 - Studio Arts Professional Practice/Senior Exhibition
Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of professional practice in the contemporary art world: ethics, gallery exhibition, studio practice, writing, visual documentation, and the business of art. Seniors meet throughout the spring semester to organize, install, and de-install Fine Arts Senior Exhibition.  Typically offered Spring.

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