2021 Remote Art Summer Courses


    Introduction to Printmaking & Drawing (5 credits)

  • ART 20G-01

    Session 1 

    Introduces the methods, materials, and history of printmaking and drawing as a tool for creative exploration. Understanding and development of concepts and skills are achieved through a series of lectures, studio demonstrations and practice, assignments, and critiques. Students are billed for a materials fee. General Education Code PR-C

    Proposed Instructor - Bridget Henry


  • Introduction to Printmaking & Drawing (5 credits)

  • ART 20G-02

    Session 2

    Introduces the methods, materials, and history of printmaking and drawing as a tool for creative exploration. Understanding and development of concepts and skills are achieved through a series of lectures, studio demonstrations and practice, assignments, and critiques. Students are billed for a materials fee. General Education Code PR-C

    Proposed Instructor - Bridget Henry


  • Introduction to Photography (5 credits)

  • ART 20I

    Session 2

    Introduces basic skills and conceptual development in photography and related digital media through image-making in the field, on the web, and in laboratories, through readings, discussions, and critiques. Students are billed for a materials fee. General Education Code PR-C

    Proposed Instructor - Jack Chapman


  • Introduction to Drawing and Painting (5 credits)

  • ART 20J

    Session 2

    Introduces the practices of drawing and 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 PR-C

    Proposed Instructor - Susana Terrell


  • Introduction to Drawing (5 credits)

  • ART 20L

    Session 1

    Drawing course using traditional media taught online through demonstration videos, digital submissions, and small-group critiques. Introduces the basics of observational drawing in a progression designed to develop and build skills in sighting, measuring, value, and rendering. Familiarity with Canvas, access to a digital camera, and purchase of art supplies are required. Assumes 30 hours per week of coursework. General Education Code PR-C

    Course video

    Note: If you are a high school student interested in this course, please email the proposed instructor (gwhipple@ucsc.edu) with 3 examples of previous work to be considered for admittance.

    Proposed Instructor - Grant Whipple


  • Digital Tools for Contemporary Art Practice (5 credits)

  • ART 80T

    Session 1

    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 PE-T

    Proposed Instructor - Kristen Gillette


  • 2D Animation (5 credits)

  • ART 106O

    Session 2

    This project-centered studio course introduces 2D animation concepts, history, techniques and contemporary practices, production strategies, processes, and tools from a practical approach rooted in a historical/theoretical context. During each project's development, students research artists working within relevant categories and/or topics of animation, presenting findings to assist in their creative process. General Education Code PR-C

    Course video

    Proposed Instructor - Kristen Gillette


  • Illustrating Stories: Fantasy & Documentary Narratives (5 credits)

  • ART 113

    Session 1 

    This drawing/painting class is taught using New Yorker magazine covers as examples of illustration at a level of excellence that is accessible and which are examined for content and formal qualities. Work is done in drawing and painting media; some digital and mixed media may be incorporated. Painting will be water-based. Wit, humor, restraint, and sophistication are discussed, as well as inclusivity, exclusivity, and explicit and implicit social issues. General Education Code PR-C
    Proposed Instructor - Frank Galuszka

  • Figure Painting (5 credits)

  • ART 132

    Session 2

    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. General Education Code PR-C

    Proposed Instructor - Noah Buchanan


  • Special Topics in Painting: Digital Painting (5 credits)

  • ART 139

    Session 2

    This class gives students a comprehensive understanding of digital painting, from basic techniques, to new media art and industry application, to how these programs operate. Studies and assignments will help develop and expand skills of digital paint application. Students will build a cumulative digital portfolio of all of the studies and assignments completed throughout the course. Access to Adobe CC (free to students), familiarity with Canvas, and purchase of basic art supplies are required. A foundation in painting is recommended. Assumes 30 hours per week of coursework. Students are billed a materials fee.

    Proposed Instructor - Kathleen Deck


  • Still to Moving: Topics in Cinematography for Artists (5 credits)

  • ART 153

    Session 2

    The natural evolution from still image making to motion picture image making is at the heart of this course as students look at this evolution from a historical, social, conceptual, and technical perspective. Artists who have been primarily working in still photography will learn to transition to visual storytelling through the lens of cinematography by addressing the technical requirements necessary to create motion pictures. Advanced discussions on film and digital formats, quality and quantity of light, exposure, composition, movement, camera support systems, and coverage for post-production will be explored through a combination of screenings, assignments, and readings. Students are billed a materials fee.

    Proposed Instructor - Yolande Harris


  • Being Social: Photography and Engagement (5 credits)

  • ART 154A

    Session 1

    Explores historical and contemporary ways in which photography has been used to examine social issues and invites students to produce work that responds to issues that are important to them. Students learn about photograph's historical significance in raising social awareness, analyzing the aesthetic and methodological strategies of modern and contemporary photographers seeking to catalyze economic, political and cultural change through the production of images. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly Photography & Engagement.)

    Proposed Instructor - Jack Chapman


  • Special Topics in Photography: Alternative Process (5 credits)

  • ART 159

    Session 2

    This special topics photography class will explore methods of generating light based images using alternative photographic processes including cyanotype, SolarFast dye, coffee based developer, gel medium image transfers, alcohol transfers and homemade pinhole cameras. 

    Proposed Instructor - Jack Chapman