Studio Art Courses
113 Drawing I
115 2-Dimensional Design
116 Digital is Fundamental
165 Three-Dimensional Design
212 Drawing/The Figure
213 Digital Art and Design I: Intro to Digital Media
214 Papermaking Workshop
216 Digital Art and Design II: Digital Print Media
217 Drawing/Works on Paper
221 Painting: Acrylics
222 Painting: Oils
223 Painting: Watercolor and Gouache
231 Printmaking: Relief
233 Printmaking: Intaglio
234 Printmaking: Lithography
235 Printmaking: Silkscreen
241 Photography I
250 Digital Art & Design Special Topics: Interactive Spaces
250 Photography Special Topics: Introduction to Photojournalism
262 Sculpture I
271 Ceramics I Hand Building
276 Glass I
307 Off-Campus Study in Art History or Studio (up to 3 credits)
312 Drawing/Works on Paper
316 Digital Art and Design III: Interactive Media
317 Digital Art and Design IV: Time-Based Media
321 Painting II
341 Photography IIA: Black and White
342 Photography IIB: Manipulated Image
343 Photography IIC: Color
361 Sculpture II
371 Ceramics II Wheel Throwing
376 Glass II
377 Glass III
113 Drawing I (2 credits)
Students explore the possibilities of drawing materials by making compositions from nature and from the imagination. They learn to render basic formal elements, (line, shape, value, color, texture, mass) as they investigate perspective, composition, and pictorial space. Using various combinations of media, subject, and approach to drawing, students become aware of the relationship of the whole to the parts by working on numerous compositional and design ideas. Students will also learn about professional presentation of finished drawings and about the form and shape of the format. Open to students with no previous experience or with some art background. (CPA when 3 or more credits are achieved.)
115 2-Dimensional Design (2 credits)
A multicultural perspective is taken in the investigation of basic design elements and principles (line, shape, value, texture, color, and pictorial space). The course emphasizes solving problems creatively by employing compositional variety and cohesiveness. Open to students with art backgrounds or no previous experience. (CPA when 3 credits are achieved.)
116 Digital is Fundamental (2 credits)
165 Three-Dimensional Design (2 credits)
In this course, students investigate basic three-dimensional design components such as line, color, mass, form, structure and surface. Students experience the design process through the synthesis of drawing and fabrication of three-dimensional forms using paper, wood, plaster, clay and other materials. Participants learn to use hand tools and shop equipment in the execution of the projects. Students also may be introduced to sculptural materials and processes including glass and metal. This is a core course. Art majors should take this course during their first year. (CPA)
212 Drawing The Figure (4 credits)
Drawing from the human form, students interpret the structure, anatomy, movement, mass, volume and weight of the human figure in various two-dimensional media, emphasizing expressive and design elements. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: Art 113 or 115 or by permission of the instructor. This course is an alternative core requirement for studio art majors. Can be taken at the 300-level with permission of the instructor to fulfill intermediate level in drawing sequence for students concentrating in drawing.
213 Digital Art and Design I: Intro to Digital MediaThis is an introductory course to digital media with an emphasis on the medium as a vehicle for creative expression. The course introduces the three main aspects found within digital media; Print media, Time based media and Interactive media. During the term we will investigate image, video and web applications such as Adobe Photoshop, iMovie, Adobe ImageReady, and Macromedia Dreamweaver. The class will consider digital media’s effect on society through appropriation, the loop, remixing, the mashup, truth vs perception and virtual memory, as well as other contemporary and traditional ideas that apply to the sphere of digital media. Central to these issues, and the focal point of this course, is the impact of digital media on American culture. Digital images, video and the web are important devices for communication across all disciplines. The information obtained in this course will be invaluable for anyone who wishes to present information through the digital medium. More information at www.hartwickdigital.com. (EL)
214 Papermaking Workshop (4 credits)
Students make images on and with handmade paper. Diverse techniques of manipulating handmade paper are explored: sheet-forming, laminations, use of vacuum table, casting and spraying of three-dimensional forms, and handmade paper books. Students are expected to produce both individual works and editions. (CPA)
216 Digital Art and Design II: Digital Print Media (4 credits)
An intermediate course in digital media with an emphasis on the printed image as a vehicle for creative expression. Visual issues covered in assignments will include composition, subject matter, design and context. Theoretical discussion will consider truth vs. perception, individual vs. corporate view, politics and media ethics, image history and the creation of reality, along with copyright issues. This course will investigate the mass proliferation of images in western, consumer culture and reprocess that information into art. Students will explore how these images are created, reasons for their creation, and the functions they serve. Students will appropriate, capture and create images through digital processes involving the use of scanners, digital cameras, and industry standard image manipulation software including Adobe Photoshop & Macromedia* Flash. This course will encourage hands-on investigation into the techniques used for the manipulation of images and how these manipulated images affect and construct our every day realities. Projects include book making, product creation, stencil tagging & image manipulation. More information at www.hartwickdigital.com. Prerequisite: ART 213. (EL)
217 Drawing/Works on Paper
Working with paper as a surface to receive drawings and as a design material in itself, students explore new media and more advanced concepts. Course focuses on investigations into contemporary issues, and includes some drawing from the figure and other sources, with a goal of developing stronger and more personal visual statements. Students may work on projects which integrate other techniques such as printmaking, photography, illustration, papermaking, etc. Prerequisite: Art 113 and 115, or by permission of instructor. Course is an alternative core requirement for studio art majors. Can be taken at the 300-level with permission of instructor to fulfill intermediate level in drawing sequence for students concentrating in drawing.
221 Painting: Acrylics (4 credits)
This course examines the fundamentals of painting as a language, utilizing a wide range of acrylic possibilities and surfaces. Explorations will include the use of mediums and gels, flow release, molding pastes, and other experimental inclusions. Students will work from observation and conceptually-based assignments to expand their personal use of this versatile medium. Prerequisite: Art 113 and 115.
222 Painting: Oils (4 credits)
This course, based primarily on the use of oils, offers instruction in a range of materials and techniques from early Western historical processes to the present. Various supports, scales, color and other formal elements are examined in light of compositional explorations and development of content. By means of direct observations (e.g. the figure) and other conceptual problems, students begin to examine the possibilities of this painting medium in the expression of personal statements. Examples are taken from different cultural, historical, and contemporary settings. Prerequisite Art 113 and Art 115 or by permission.
223 Painting: Watercolor and Gouache (4 credits)
Students explore a variety of water-based painting techniques and conceptual ideas to expand their understanding of these painting media. Materials include watercolor, gouache, and water-soluble pencils and crayons. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: Art 221 and Art 222 with permission of instructor.
231 Printmaking: Relief (2 credits)
Students learn the Relief process (linoleum and woodblock). An introduction to letterpress encourages them to combine text and image. Editions (limited series of identical prints on paper) are required. There is no prerequisite but drawing or design experience is strongly encouraged. (CPA when at least 3 credits are completed.)
233 Printmaking: Intaglio (2 credits)
Students learn the Intaglio process (dry point and etching on inked metal plates). Collagraphs and unique monoprints may be included as experimental projects. There is no prerequisite but drawing or design experience is strongly encouraged. (CPA when at least 3 credits are completed.)
234 Printmaking: Lithography (2 credits)
Students learn the lithographic process (Litho stones and plates). Editions (limited series of identical prints on paper) are required. There is no prerequisite but drawing or design experience is strongly encouraged. (CPA when at least 3 credits are completed.)
235 Printmaking: Silkscreen (2 credits)
Students learn the Screen-printing process (direct and indirect emulsions). Introduction to textile printing is included. Editions (limited series of identical prints on paper) are required. There is no prerequisite but drawing or design experience is strongly encouraged. (CPA when at least 3 credits are completed.)
241 Photography I (4 credits)
Students learn the fundamentals of camera handling, film development, and black and white printing in the traditional wet darkroom, as well as a brief introduction to color and digital. The emphasis of the course is on decision-making, image-making and the development of ideas. Students provide their own 35mm film cameras with variable aperture and shutter speed. Yellow and red filters are recommended, and flash may be used. Tripod is recommended. Digital point-and-shoot camera may be used for certain assignments. For majors and non-majors. No prerequisite, but ART 113, 115, or 116 are recommended. (EL)
250 Digital Art & Design Special Topics: Interactive Spaces (4 credits)
This class will explore the creation of experience through the use of physical space and technology. Students will experiment with basic sensors that control light, sound and video to create site-specific installations. Installations will consider theoretical concerns such as; the cyborg, human emotion, storyline and chaos theory. This class is a basic class and does not require any prior computer or technological knowledge. May be repeated for additional credit, addressing additional time based media.
250 Ceramics: Raw Materials (4 credits) (Cross-listed as GEOL 250)
This is a cross-disciplinary course investigating ceramics and its geological origins. It encompasses the geology of clay, clay in the white-wares industry, and clay and glaze chemistry. Art and Geology students are paired together to work through labs and solve studio problems using a scientific approach to problem-solving. Through field work students will have the opportunity to collect samples of local materials to create their own clay and glazes. Students enrolled in ART 250 will have a studio space in which to make work throughout the semester. Offered every other fall semester. Prerequisite: ART 271.
262 Sculpture I (4 credits)
The course teaches basic skills in sculptural processes and introduces students to the language and concepts associated with sculpture. Students make sculptures using the following processes: modeling (clay, wax and plaster), carving, mold-making (plaster, silicone and latex), metal fabrication and lost wax bronze casting. Prerequisite: Art 165.
271- Ceramics I: Hand Building (4 credits)
This course introduces students to hand building techniques used in forming clay and its various applications (including wedging, slab building, coil building, carving, etc). Students will explore both sculptural and functional approaches to hand building as tools and learn to mix clay and glazes, load and fire kilns as well as basic glaze and slip application. As well as begin to develop a historic and contemporary knowledge of the field of ceramics.
276 Glass I (4 credits)
This course focuses on the introduction of glass as a material for artistic expression, as well as elementary technical skills for working with hot glass. Students will be introduced to the basics of glass blowing, the history of glass, and other processes used in glass making. Aesthetic and conceptual concepts associated with object making will be presented and discussed. Students will explore the properties of molten glass to develop basic skills and to begin to discover the possibilities of personal expression. Prerequisite: Art 165 (or equivalent) and permission of instructor.
307 Off-Campus Study in Art History or Studio (4 or 5 credits)
Students study various topics on location, for example: The Art of Rome and Florence or Espana Encantadora (offered January terms). Prerequisites depend on the topic. Permission of instructor required for enrollment.
312 Drawing/Works on Paper (4 credits)
Students continue to improve skills acquired in Drawing and 2-Dimensional Design. Assignments focus on exploring new media and more advanced concepts of working with paper. Students work toward integrating materials and techniques with concepts and formal ideas. Prerequisites: Art 113, 114 and 212 or 217 and/or permission of instructor.
316 Digital Art and Design III: Interactive Media Web(4 credits)
This course emphasizes interface design and artistic approaches to the Internet. Students will consider the Internet as a medium for expression, communication and as a space for conceptual works and creative inquiry. Works that use the Internet as a medium for artistic production will be encouraged through projects that stimulate students' individual interests. Students will investigate the potential for artistic experimentation through the consideration, use and design of Blogs, Web pages, RSS feeds, Web Apps and commercially oriented sites. This class culminates with a portfolio-worthy showcase of students' work through an allocated online exhibition space at www.hartwickdigital.com. Prerequisite: Art 213 May be repeated for additional credit, addressing additional interactive media. (EL)
317 Digital Art and Design IV: Time-Based Media (4 credits)
This digital course addresses linear time through audio and video. The class will explore visual time through the study of linear imaging conventions including natural life cycles, historical progressions, storyboard mapping of space and time, stop motion, animation, film and video. Audio will be considered through the creation of loops, mashups, remixes and as a spatial experience. Software includes iMovie, Macromedia* Flash, Audacity and Quick Time. All the work from this class is broadcast on the hartwickdigital.com Web site. This course is extremely useful and strongly recommended for students interested in filmmaking, video art, TV production, web casting and installation art. More information at www.hartwickdigital.com. Prerequisite: ART 213. May be repeated for additional credit, addressing additional time based media. (EL)
321 Painting II (4 credits)
Students continue to develop skills learned in Art 221 and/or Art 222 and they are encouraged to clarify and cultivate emerging personal approaches to painting while continuing to experiment. Work can be done in a variety of media such as oils and acrylics. Prerequisite: Art 221 or 222 or by permission of instructor.
341 Photography IIA: Black and White (2 credits)
This half-semester intensive intermediate course allows the student to expand skills in traditional black and white photography using a straightforward or documentary approach. Projects include archival processing of fiber based prints, use of larger format cameras as well as some work in the lighting studio. Prerequisites: ART 113 or 115, and Art 241. (EL)
342 Photography IIB: Manipulated Image (2 credits)
This half-semester intensive intermediate course includes an introduction to some processes by which the artist alters an original black and white image or simply “draws with light.” Projects may include collage, photogram, pinhole, ortho film, solarization, cyanotype, painted photograph, and more. Prerequisites: ART 113 or 115 or 116 and 241 (as well as 213 if one plans to work digitally). (EL)
343 Photography IIC: Color (2 credits)
This half-semester intensive course allows the student to explore color in photography through a variety of means which may include color negatives, color slides, printing using chemical processing, digital printing and hand-tinting. Prerequisites: ART 113 or 115 or 116, and 241 (as well as 213 if one plans to work digitally). (EL)
361 Sculpture II (4 credits)
Students continue to explore basic sculptural methods. Emphasis is placed on realizing sound three-dimensional concepts, experimenting with diverse materials and improving skills. Traditional and contemporary sculptural concepts involving construction, mixed media and environmental works are presented. Students are encouraged to manipulate various materials such as wood, metal, plaster, clay, fiber, etc. Prerequisite: Art 262.
371 Ceramics II (4 credits)
Students continue to experiment with the plastic characteristics of clay learned in Ceramics I (271) or Worldwide Ceramics (270). Advanced methods of construction, throwing and other means of fabrication are employed to create both functional and non-functional objects. Along with research and experiments in glazing, students work on a more advanced level in kiln firing procedures and in maintenance of the equipment and studio. Prerequisites: Art 161 and Art 271, or Art 270.
376Glass II (4 credits)
Students continue to explore glass-making possibilities with the introduction of more advanced glass-making techniques. Emphasis is placed on refining form and simplifying ideas to fully understand and clarify concepts. Students will be encouraged to continue to develop personal expression. They will also be required to demonstrate an understanding of more advanced skills and procedure as well as to monitor and assist with equipment and studio maintenance. Prerequisite: Glass I and permission of instructor.
377 Glass III (4 credits)
401 Digital Art & Design Studio (4 credits)
Digital Art & Design Studio is an advanced-level class that contains both a studio and teaching component. The studio aspect allows for investigation and creation of intensive student driven projects. The second component of the class has students participating as Teaching Assistants for Art 213 Digital Art & Design I, Intro to Digital Media. Advanced students will help Introductory students during studio time and will participate in critiques of introductory students' projects. Introductory students will experience and participate in critiques of advanced students projects. This class is limited to 3 students. Instructor approval is required. Prerequisites: ART 116, ART 213, and one upper-level Digital Art & Design class (ART 216, 316, 317, or 250). (EL)
411 Art Theory & Practice (2 credits)
Art Theory & Practice is a course centered around navigating the art world after graduation. Topics covered will include writing artist statements, grants, and gallery proposals; applying for residencies and grad schools; creating a CV; finding venues to present your art; and how to use new media to promote and display one's art. The class is for Art seniors only and requires instructor approval. Prerequisite: completion of the Junior Art Review.
421 Painting III (4 credits)
Students work toward evolving personal, individual approaches to painting on an advanced level. Them imaginative manipulation of formal ideas and concepts is emphasized. Philosophical and theoretical issues about painting are addressed. Can be repeated as Painting IV. Prerequisite: Art 321.
431 Printmaking III (4 credits)
Each participant selects one of the major printmaking methods as a means to create images. Instruction emphasizes individual concerns. Students are expected to produce portfolios, which demonstrate advanced levels of both technical and aesthetic expertise. Can be repeated as Printmaking IV. Prerequisites: Art 113 and 115.
441 Photography III: Portfolio (4 credits)
In this advanced full-semester course, each student explores a unified personal vision by proposing and completing a thematic project that culminates in an exhibition quality portfolio. Art 441 can be repeated for credits as Photography IV. (Note that Art 490: Senior Projects in Art relating to photography will meet at the same time.) Prerequisite: two of the following three intermediate photography courses: Art 341, 342, and 343.
461 Sculpture III (4 credits)
The course is designed to broaden the advanced art students' knowledge of three-dimensional aesthetic concepts, materials and techniques. Students concentrate on refining individual attitudes through involvement with sculptural form and process. In class, students explore current issues and trends through art periodicals and field trips. Completed projects are expected to exhibit high-quality workmanship and profound treatment of aesthetic issues. Can be repeated as Sculpture IV. Prerequisites: Art 361.
471 Ceramics III (4 credits)
Clay as an art medium for both pottery and sculpture is explored by students on an advanced level. Students may learn basic glaze calculation in order to formulate their own glazes. Personal, creative ideas are realized in individual projects. Instruction emphasizes individual concerns. Students participate in all levels of kiln firing and studio maintenance. Can be repeated as Ceramics IV.
490 Senior Project in Art (4 credits)
The Senior Project, required of all studio art majors, represents a culmination of the student's studies. A proposal conceived and written in consultation with the student's academic advisor and two project advisors, must be reviewed by the entire department before work is begun on the project. An exhibition of the completed studio work is presented in the late spring at the Senior Projects Exhibition in Foreman Gallery. Questions about developing a Senior Project should be directed to the students advisor. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Junior Review.
495 Senior Internship in Art or Art History (credit variable probably 3 or 4 credits)
An internship in an art-related field. The student should arrange to do this internship with the appropriate faculty supervisor.
Letterpress students learn the basics of typography, typesetting, page design, book design and the operation of two presses. Students also learn the various forms of illustration that are compatible with letterpress work. Past projects designed by students include books of original poetry, short stories and graphics. Other ephemeral projects include work on posters, calendars, invitations, portfolios and a wide variety of smaller printed items. Letterpress is offered as a 4 credit topic course, usually in the spring term.