Art Summer Courses


    Introduction to Drawing and Painting

  • ART 20J

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Introduces the material practices of painting in combination with the formal vocabulary of the visual arts. A discussion of values, form, color, and figure/ground relationships enters into each class. Students are billed for a materials fee. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 

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  • Introduction to Printmaking

  • ART 26

    Session 1 

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Survey of print medium: basic terminology, techniques, application of tools, materials, and condensed history of development of printmaking. Assignments consist of individual and collaborative projects aimed at building skills and gathering technical experience. Introduction to relief printing (black and white and color), intaglio, letterpress, and interface between photography/computer and the handmade print. Exploration of print media for communication of issues including formal aesthetics, social/psychological and personal narrative. Students are billed a materials fee. (General Education Code(s): PR-C, A)

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  • Digital Tools for Contemporary Art Practice

  • ART 80T (online)

    Session 2 

    Online only course. Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Introduces the digital tools and mediums available to contemporary art practices. Tools are explored from a historical and theoretical context and from a technical perspective through hands-on tutorials. A variety of artworks that use digital mediums are also examined. Covers photo and vector editors, sound and video editing, basic 3D modeling, and images and interactions generated by code. Students should have basic computer literacy. (General Education Code(s): PE-T.) 

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  • 3-D Printing, Lasercutting and More

  • ART 105-01

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Learn to design functional objects, sculpture, and other digitally inspired forms in a variety of 3-D applications (Cinema 4-D, Maya, AutoCad, Rhino, SketchUp), then produce those models as physical objects with a variety of rapid prototyping methods including additive 3-D printing, CNC milling, vacuum forming, and laser cutting. Students are billed a course materials fee. (Formerly 3-D Alchemy: 3-D Design/Rapid Prototyping/3-D Printing/CNC Milling/Laser Cutting.) (Also offered as Digital Arts and New Media 140. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) (General Education Code(s): PR-C.)

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  • 3-D Printing, Lasercutting and More

  • ART 105-02

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Learn to design functional objects, sculpture, and other digitally inspired forms in a variety of 3-D applications (Cinema 4-D, Maya, AutoCad, Rhino, SketchUp), then produce those models as physical objects with a variety of rapid prototyping methods including additive 3-D printing, CNC milling, vacuum forming, and laser cutting. Students are billed a course materials fee. (Formerly 3-D Alchemy: 3-D Design/Rapid Prototyping/3-D Printing/CNC Milling/Laser Cutting.) (Also offered as Digital Arts and New Media 140. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.)(General Education Code(s): PR-C.)

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  • Introduction to Animation

  • ART 106

    Session 1 

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Introduces animation techniques, practices, history, and theories. Students learn techniques and process in 2D, stop-motion, and digital animation. Projects teach students the workflow of animating including script development, storyboarding, frame-by-frame animation, animatic, digital, and post-production. Students are required to research artists, both historical and contemporary, working in the field of animation and to be able to discuss the work. The course teaches theoretical and historical perspectives on animation and requires students to develop a critical analysis and vocabulary. May be repeated for credit.

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  • Figure Drawing

  • ART 111

    Session 1 

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Focuses on drawing from the human figure and exploring the figure for the purpose of personal expression and social communication. Intended for the intermediate/advanced drawing student. Students are billed a materials fee. May be repeated for credit. 

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  • Figure Painting

  • ART 132

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Students learn the classical practice of painting the nude figure from life using traditional oil painting techniques. Students study short poses, limited color, and graduate to long pose, full color. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly course 102A.) May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 

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  • Special Topics in Painting: Painting the Dead

  • Art 139

    Session 1 

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    A foundation in drawing is recommended. Students are billed a materials fee. May be repeated for credit. 

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  • Darkroom Practices

  • ART 150

    Session 1 

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Students concentrate on darkroom practices and explore visual ideas, directing their work toward individualized goals. Required work includes making photographic prints, reading historical and theoretical works, and examination of photographs. Students are billed a materials fee. May be repeated for credit. 

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  • Screenprinting

  • ART 164A

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Introduces water-based screen printing. Students are introduced to processes including basic equipment, printing techniques, printing papers, stenciling processes, and photographic and digital techniques. Emphasis is on continued development of content and aesthetic awareness through the possibilities of screen printing. Students are billed a materials fee. Enrollment limited to 20. May be repeated for credit.

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  • Metal Fabrication

  • ART 183

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Focus on teaching intermediate to advanced students the processes and techniques of direct metal fabrication for contemporary sculpture and design. Explores a range of welding, cutting, and forming techniques and processes through demonstrations, slide lectures, field trips, and studio time. Demonstrations, slide lectures, and critical discussion of work help develop technical and conceptual skills. Students are billed a materials fee. May be repeated for credit.

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