2020 Art Summer Courses


    Introduction to Printmaking & Drawing (5 credits)

  • ART 20G

    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(s): PR-C.). 

    All students - prerequisites and restrictions lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Bridget Henry

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  • 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. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.)

    All students - prerequisites and restrictions lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Karolina Karlic

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  • Introduction to Drawing and Painting (5 credits)

  • ART 20J

    Session 2

    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.) 

    All students - prerequisites and restrictions lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Susana Terrell

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  • Introduction to Drawing (online) (5 credits)

  • ART 20L

    Session 1

    Online only course. 

    Traditional handmade drawing course taught in online format through demonstration videos, digital submissions, and small-group discussion forum critiques. Introduces the fundamental basics of observational drawing in a progression designed to develop and build skills in sighting, measuring, value, and rendering. Familiarity with Canvas, access to digital camera, and purchase of art supplies required. Assumes 30 hours per week of coursework. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 

    All students - prerequisites and restrictions lifted in summer.

    Course video

    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available the Friday before class starts. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!

    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

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  • Environmental Art in the Expanded Field (online) (5 credits)

  • ART 80E

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

    Examines the ways artists engage, interact, and comment upon ecology and nature in their artworks by examining environmental art from the 1960s through the present. Offers students a foundational introduction to art and artists working in the field of environmental and ecological art/activism. (General Education Code(s): PE-E) 

    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available the Friday before the class starts. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!

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    Proposed Instructor - Elizabeth Stephens


  • Digital Tools for Contemporary Art Practice (online) (5 credits)

  • ART 80T

    Session 1

    Online only course. 

    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.) 

    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available the Friday before the class starts. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!

    Proposed Instructor - Kristen Gillette

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  • 2D Animation (online) (5 credits)

  • ART 106-O

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

    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.

    Course video

    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available the Friday before class starts. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!

    Proposed Instructor - Kristen Gillette

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

  • ART 113

    Session 1 

    This drawing/painting class will be taught using New Yorker magazine covers as examples of illustration at a level of excellence that is accessible and will be examined for content and formal qualities. Work will be done in drawing and painting media. There may be some digital and mixed media incorporated. Painting will be water based. Wit, humor, restraint and sophistication will be discussed as well as inclusivity, exclusivity, and explicit and implicit social issues. (General Education Code(s): 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 $50 materials fee. (Formerly course 102A.) May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 

    Proposed Instructor - Noah Buchanan

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  • Special Topics in Photography: Shelter in Place (5 credits)

  • ART 159-01

    Session 1

    Special Topics in Photography: Shelter in Place: Social Documentation in a time of self-isolation.
    This photography course examines personal works and documents created in times of forced and selected isolation.  Photographic images will be created, collected and curated to form an expressive visual communication to the future about living through a pandemic in physical isolation. Experimentation, text, mixed media, audio, still and moving images will be explored.

    All students - prerequisites and restrictions lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Jack Chapman

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

  • ART 159-02

    Session 2

    Special Topics in Photography: Alternative Processes: Cyanotype and other outdoor photographic practices. 
    This special topics photography class will explore methods of generating light based images using alternative photochemical processes including cyanotype and Van Dyke brown.  These are outdoor printing practices that use sunlight and do not require a darkroom. There is no course fee associated with this course and students will be responsible for purchasing their own materials with guidance before the start of the class.

    All students - prerequisites and restrictions lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Jack Chapman

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  • Special Topics in Sculpture: Figure Sculpture (5 credits)

  • ART 189-02

    Session 1

    Special topics in sculpture as announced, concentrating on specific aspects of subject matter and media. 

    All students - prerequisites and restrictions lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Sean Monaghan

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