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Study of primary visual design concepts through series of lectures and projects that explore two- and three-dimensional design, and the language of color. Emphasis is on the interaction of these elements in relation to composition and the development of visual literacy. Not open to students who have completed ART 101. Fall and Spring.

A comprehensive exploration of the properties of natural and human-made volumes and spaces. Projects involve sculptural objects, and architectural and environmental design. Studio projects are completed outside of class. Fall and Spring.

General survey of the history of art and architecture from the ancient to modern periods. The course will explore the roles of the artist, art patron, and viewer in society, and feature in-depth analysis and contextual interpretation of works from a select number of world cultures, regions, and stylistic traditions. Fall, Spring.

The practice of representational drawing emphasizing linear and form description with drawing media. Develops skills for all students, including Art majors. Not open to students who have completed ART 125. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

Through projects, demonstrations, and visual media (slides, videos, etc.), students will investigate differing methods of working with clay such as hand-building, wheel-throwing, and surface techniques. Students will research ceramic art in its global socio-historical contexts. For non-Art majors only. Annually.

Through projects, demonstrations, and visual media, students will investigate differing historical methods of working with paint such as encaustic, egg tempera, fresco and oil. This course will explore the pigments, binders and supports for these methods and how they have changed due to economic and technological advancements. Annually.

Explores the language of color and two-dimensional design, and surveys the history of painted murals and other wall ornamentation. Students complete a site-specific mural on campus. For non-Art majors only. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and IQL 101. Annually.