Art & Design Course Descriptions
Create and develop two-dimensional images through a variety of materials and techniques including charcoal, pencil, pen and ink, and non-traditional media. Work with subject matter that addresses the human figure, still life, portraiture, nature and architecture. Appropriate assignments are given to strengthen individual portfolios while sketchbooks are developed. Critiques may be requested.
Explore three-dimensional concepts, skills and processes of sculpture. Using the machinery of the metal or woodshop, expand your technical vocabulary with tools such as MIG welders, oxy-acetylene torches, grinders, chop saws, miter and table saws as well as sewing machines. Work with materials such as metal, wood, plaster, plastic, or fabric to explore contemporary issues in sculpture.
Use the most up-to-date digital imaging techniques, while learning the fundamentals of photographic art. Learn about camera controls and techniques with respect to aesthetics and vision while using sophisticated computer software such as Photoshop to manipulate imagery. A digital camera (with the manual) is required.
Learn the tools and techniques necessary to create 3D computer and 2D drawn animations. Work with the modeling, texturing, rigging, and animating in the Maya software package with an emphasis on using animation to realize both character-based narratives and to explore non-narrative possibilities. Develop individual projects that use animation as a means of self – expression.
Discover the possibilities of ceramic media in contemporary sculpture. Work with clay as a sculptural material while focusing on basic construction and finishing techniques. Learn hand building, fabrication, surface design, glazing and kiln firing.
Work with the traditional tools, materials and techniques of painting to develop concepts and skills. Become involved in the creation and organization of shape, form, color and texture while experimenting with paint application and surface development.
Investigate the printmaking techniques of silk-screen and intaglio. Produce a portfolio of prints through exploring these processes. Focus on the development of subject matter as well as technique.
Design is about answering human needs and desires with creative and responsible products and services. Classes in Communication Design and Industrial Design introduce you to new ways of seeing and thinking about the world in which you live – often challenging you in ways you never imagined. Throughout the design classes, you receive personal feedback on your work from your instructors, and learn how to both provide and accept feedback from your fellow students. Not only will the projects help you to develop a portfolio, but also the experience will help you discover whether design at the university level would be right for you.
Learn tools and techniques necessary to create clear and informative messages. Work with typography, color, shape and image to explore visual communication. During the three-week session, projects might include posters, diagrams, books, or logos. Students will record their design process throughout the projects.
Experience the thinking, processes and issues that face today’s product developers. Build the visualization, modeling and concept development skills that designers use to bring us the products and services of everyday life. During this three-week session, projects might include product concept development, visualization and model building. Students will record their design process throughout the projects