Art (ART)

College of Liberal Studies
School of Arts and Communication
Department Chair: Jennifer Terpstra
107 Center for the Arts,
(608)785-8230
email: terpstra.jenn@uwlax.edu

www.uwlax.edu/art

Professors: Elgin, Fiorini, Grant, MacDonald;
Associate Professors: Choy, Terpstra, Williams Terpstra, J.;
Assistant Professors: Ready, Shin, Sloan.

Art Major

(All colleges) - 39 credits - ART 104, 106, 251, 252; one elective from ART 331, 332, 341; three courses from ART 201, 203, 204, 205, 207, 214, 216, 218, 220, 221, APH 202; four courses from 303, 305, 308, 314, 316, 318, 320, 321, 405, 408, 413, 414, 416, 418, 419, 421, 425. ART 399 required to be taken in the junior year. ART 499 required to be taken in the senior year.

Art Minor

(All colleges) - 24 credits - ART 104, 106, 251, 252; two courses from ART 201, 203, 204, 205, 207, 214, 216, 218, 220, 221, APH 202; two courses from 303, 305, 308, 314, 316, 318, 320, 321, 405, 408, 413, 414, 416, 418, 419, 421, 425.

Broadfield Art Major

(Teacher Certification Programs) - 54 credits - ART 104, 106, 205, 214, 216, 218, 221, 251, 252; one course from ART 331, 332, 341, 399, 499; 18 credits in ART electives including APH 202. (CI 312 and CI 313 are required in addition to the major. Take CI 313 first.)

Photography Minor

(All colleges) - 21 credits - APH 202, 232, 242, 312, 492 and electives in APH chosen from APH 300 or 372; 302, 322, 342, 351, 402, 412, 422, and 499.

The art department incorporates a significant amount of writing throughout the required courses instead of identifying particular courses as writing emphasis courses. Students who complete the major will fulfill the university writing emphasis requirement through this writing-in-the-major program.


+ next to a course number indicates a General Education course.


+ ART 102 Cr. 2 Art Appreciation

Discovering the visual world. An introduction to the visual arts of applied arts, architecture, craft arts, film/video arts, painting/drawing, printing/ graphic arts, and sculpture. The student will learn to use analysis and evaluation to explore the meaning of art.

ART 104 Cr. 3 Foundations I: Basic Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design

Foundations I introduces the student to a studio-based approach to the visual arts. Students develop a strong understanding of basic design principles and basic drawing techniques via the application of traditional media and new technologies. Foundations I will also encourage students to build discipline and good studio habits. These elements will serve the students for the rest of their undergraduate experience in the arts.

ART 106 Cr. 3 Foundations II: Basic Drawing, Three-Dimensional Design

Foundations II continues the student’s introductory experience to a studio-based approach to the visual arts. Students apply design principles to the three-dimensional realm. Concentration will focus on basic construction techniques, exposure to various materials and their inherent qualities, and design concerns regarding three-dimensional forms. Drawing, design, and the computer as a design tool continue as essential elements of the art student’s experience. Prerequisite: ART 104.

+ ART 201 Cr. 3 Multicultural Survey of Art

An examination of art forms in the varying contemporary and historical social contexts of Africa, Asia, and other nonwestern cultures. Topics to include the studies of objects and artists from these nonwestern geographical areas with emphasis on the image, cultural circumstances, worldviews, and the function of art. Offered Sem. II.

ART 203 Cr. 3 Figure Drawing

A studio course emphasizing life drawing as an art form through exploration of various styles and techniques from traditional through contemporary.

ART 204 Cr. 3 Watercolor Painting

A studio course concentrating on watercolor painting with an emphasis on technique and color theory. Traditional and contemporary modes of expression are studied in the context of the working studio. Stylistic and thematic development are explored. Offered occasionally.

ART 205 Cr. 3 Introduction to Painting

This course is a thorough introduction to the techniques and materials of painting. Focus is on approaches to creative expression, the research of historical and contemporary painting, and peer critical dialogue. Explores a broad range of painting media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, and encaustic. Various stylistic approaches are introduced, including realism, abstraction, and postmodern painting. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 104.

ART 207 Cr. 3 Introduction to Computer Graphic Design

This course provides an introduction to and a survey of computer graphic design. Students develop an understanding of the basic design principles, typography, design problems and solutions, and composition. Graphic design software will be explored. Prerequisite: ART 104. Lect. 1, Studio 4.

ART 214 Cr. 3 Introduction to Sculpture

An introductory studio course which explores basic processes associated with sculptural form. The course begins with an introduction to direct, additive processes where students will work with basic materials such as clay, concrete, wood, and foam. The second half of the semester concentrates on modeling, mold making, and casting metal. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 106.

ART 216 Cr. 3 Introduction to Ceramics

A studio course which explores process and materials. The course begins with hand building techniques. The end of the semester focuses on throwing on the potter’s wheel. Through the course the student will experiment in clay, glazes, and surface decoration. Lect. 1, Studio 4.

ART 218 Cr. 3 Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio

In this introductory course, the student will be exposed to the issues and possibilities of the printed image by exploring the techniques of black and white intaglio. The intaglio printmaking process will be examined through extensive studio and historical research. Areas of study include the development of intaglio from 1657 to the present, the application of drawing and content issues to the techniques of drypoint, line etching, aquatint, and softground. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 104.

ART 220 Cr. 3 Introduction to Metalsmithing, Forging and Raising

A studio course involving basic principles of metal forging and raising with emphasis on design. Basic metal forging techniques and metal raising techniques will be discussed. These techniques will be investigated to develop design in functional and nonfunctional forms. Lect. 1, Studio 4.

ART 221 Cr. 3 Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing

Basic use of metals in jewelry making, with emphasis on design and development of fabrication and gem setting processes. Lect. 1, Studio 4.

ART 250 Cr. 3 Studio Art for Non-Art Majors

A studio art experience for non-art majors; an introduction to a variety of art media such as drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Not open to art majors. Repeatable for credit maximum 6. Offered occasionally.

ART 251 Cr. 3 Art History I: Ancient and Medieval Art

A survey of the visual arts from the Paleolithic era to 1400 A.D. The course will consider in depth art of the ancient civilizations that are part of the Western heritage, including Egypt, Greece, Rome and art of the Middle Ages from Europe and the Byzantine Empire. Nonwestern art to be studied will include Islamic, Asian, African, and pre-Columbian art of the Americas. Offered Sem. I.

ART 252 Cr. 3 Art History II: Renaissance to Contemporary Art

A study of the visual arts from 1400 A.D. to the present. The course will focus on art of the Renaissance and subsequent styles such as Baroque and Rococo, as well as on the art of the modern/postmodern eras. Besides studying art produced in Europe and the United States, the course will consider post1400 art from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Prerequisite: ART 251. Offered Sem. II.

ART 303 Cr. 3 Advanced Drawing

Studio course providing students an opportunity to improve drawing skills and understanding through emphasizing still life, nature, analytical, experimental and figure drawing as a source of design. Prerequisite: ART 104 and 203.

ART 305 Cr. 3 Intermediate Painting

The intermediate level of painting expands upon the concepts introduced in ART 205, with an emphasis on creative development within the discipline. Students develop their own visual language, creative expression, and conceptual understanding through active participation in collaborative painting, and individual studio work, and critiques. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 205.

ART 308 Cr. 3 Intermediate Computer Graphic Design

An intermediate exploration of graphic design problem solving. Students will explore effective and visually pleasing communication design through various projects, using raster and vector based graphic design softwares. Prerequisite: ART 207. Lect. 1, Studio 4.

ART 314 Cr. 3 Intermediate Sculpture

Students are asked to develop a personal vision through foundry processes and techniques which align themselves with that vision. The student will be directed to explore advanced applications for the development of complex form and imagery. Students are also given the opportunity to refine their skills in observation and modeling form. Prerequisite: ART 214. Lect. 1, Studio 4.

ART 316 Cr. 3 Intermediate Ceramics

Studio course specializing in the skill associated with the pottery wheel. Emphasis upon individual research in the mixing of clay bodies and simple experiments in glaze research. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 106 and 216.

ART 318 Cr. 3 Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography

In this intermediate course, the student will build upon the material covered in ART 209 while exploring the issues and possibilities of the printed image through a studio/historical exploration of lithography. Areas of research include the historical development of lithography and the application of its techniques of crayon, pencil, transfer and computer augmentation to stone lithography. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 104, 218.

ART 320 Cr. 3 Intermediate Metalsmithing, Forging, and Raising

A studio course involving intermediate principles of forging and raising. Functional and nonfunctional forms will be investigated. Intermediate techniques will be discussed and implemented through design form. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 220. Offered once a year.

ART 321 Cr. 3 Intermediate Jewelry and Metalsmithing

A studio course that covers advanced jewelry fabrication, hollow forms and an introduction to several casting techniques. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 106 and 221.

ART 331 Cr. 3 Art of the United States

A study of the visual arts of the United States from the colonial era to the present. Course will consider such significant issues as the participation of U.S. artists in international art movements and the relationship between sociopolitical developments and the visual arts. Prerequisite: ART 251 and 252. Offered Sem. I.

ART 332 Cr. 3 Contemporary Art

An intensive study of visual art produced throughout the world since 1970. The course will consider recent developments in traditional media art such as painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and the functional arts, and the changing status and nature of such media in the contemporary art world. The course will also examine the development of new media such as installation art, performance art, video and digital art. Prerequisite: ART 251 and 252. Offered Sem. II.

ART 341 Cr. 3 Selected Topics in Art History

An intensive review of significant movements and styles in the history of art. The particular subject of the course will be chosen each year by the art faculty. This course is intended to provide an exposure to key topics in greater depth than allowed in the art history survey courses. Prerequisite: ART 251 and 252. Offered Sem. II. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6.

ART 399 Cr. 2 Senior Seminar in Professional Practices and Problems

Reading and discussion pertinent to the professional artist. Course intended to assist students in the final stages of their education to make a successful transition from undergraduate school to the professional world of the artist. Prerequisite: junior standing.

ART 405 Cr. 3 Advanced Painting

An opportunity for further development of visual language through the medium of paint in an individualized studio environment. The course involves a dedication to ongoing creative work and an increased awareness of contemporary painting discourses. Students focus on issues of conduct and expression through individual projects and research. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 305. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6.

ART 408 Cr. 3 Advanced Computer Graphic Design

An advanced exploration of design problem solving. This course approaches the Internet as a design space for visual communication. The aesthetics of Web design and animation are explored through type, image, sound, time, and motion. Prerequisite: ART 308. Offered occasionally. Lect. 1, Studio 4.

ART 413/513 Cr. 1-3 Independent Study

Concentrated study in any area: art history, art metal, ceramics, design, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Open to advanced students who have excellent records in selected areas. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6 for majors, maximum of 4 for non-majors or minors.

ART 414 Cr. 3 Advanced Sculpture

A studio course providing opportunities for independent work for the advanced student in the area of sculpture. Students are challenged to further develop a personal vision of sculpture through various techniques offered in the studio. These techniques will be based on advanced foundry work, fabrication, and woodworking. Prerequisite: ART 314. Lect. 1, Studio 4.

ART 415 Cr. 3 Art Seminar

Professional problems related to principles of art, art history, and art education research. Prerequisite: ART 106.

ART 416 Cr. 3 Advanced Ceramics

A studio course with emphasis placed on advanced production techniques including mixed construction methods in pottery. A student’s knowledge of clay and glaze composition and kiln design and firing is furthered by an organized approach to technical research. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 316. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6.

ART 418 Cr. 3 Advanced Printmaking

In this advanced course, each student will further their knowledge of intaglio and/or lithography by researching both multiple plate printing and simultaneous color printing methods. Concurrently students will apply the technical, historical, theoretical knowledge gained to his/her own areas of content. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 104, 218 or 318. Instructor permission required. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6.

ART 419 Cr. 3 Individual Problems in Printmaking

In this intensive studio/historical exploration, the student will concentrate on the development of content expressed through the techniques of printmaking. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 418. Instructor permission required. Repeatable for credit -maximum 6.

ART 421 Cr. 3 Advanced Jewelry and Metalsmithing

A studio course that focuses on advanced creative and technical processes in jewelry and metalsmithing. Individual research, design and creative applications are emphasized. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 321. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6.

ART 425 Cr. 1-3 Perspectives in Art

This course allows the students to explore a specific art media on campus or in the international environment. The course will stress intensive research/creative endeavor. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 104, 106 and completion of intro-advanced sequence in a studio media. Instructor permission required. Repeatable for credit - maximum 9.

ART 431 Cr. 2 Lectures in Art History

A series of lectures designed to study and analyze the artists and their works within society. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Offered occasionally.

ART 450 Cr. 3-15 Internship in Art

An academic or experientially relevant course in the creative arts, art education, art history and museology. Prerequisite: junior standing with at least a 2.5 overall GPA and a 2.75 GPA in art; at least 22 hours in art including specific course work where applicable. Repeatable for credit - maximum 15. No more than six credits may be applied toward a major in the art department. Pass/Fail grading.

ART 499 Cr. 1 Senior Exhibition

This course will expose the student to the theory and practice of the presentation and exhibition of artwork. The course will culminate in an exhibition of the student’s work. Prerequisite: ART 399. Pass/Fail grading.