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ART - Art

ART-001A: Survey of Western Art I (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Western world from Prehistoric times through Medieval period.

3A - IGETC Arts, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C1 - CSU Arts, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-001B: Survey of Western Art II (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

A survey of painting, sculpture and architecture in Western world from Renaissance to the 20th century.

3A - IGETC Arts, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C1 - CSU Arts, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-001D: Art of the 20th Century (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

A general survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the Western world from the Impressionists to the present day.

3A - IGETC Arts, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C1 - CSU Arts, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-004: Art Appreciation (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

A study of the themes and purposes and media and techniques of the visual arts. Works of art from many different periods and cultures will be discussed.

3A - IGETC Arts, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C1 - CSU Arts, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-007: Survey of Asian Art (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course is a general survey of painting, sculpture, architecture and the minor arts from prehistoric times to the present day in India, China, Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Southeast Asia, emphasizing aesthetic, cultural and historical values.

3A - IGETC Arts, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C1 - CSU Arts, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-011: The History of Modern Design (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This introductory survey course focuses on the history, perception and development of design as an art form during the Twentieth Century. The students will also learn about the evaluation criteria of two-dimensional and three dimensional design objects, while examining examples of architecture, industrial design, graphic design and interior design.

3A - IGETC Arts, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C1 - CSU Arts, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-020C: Museum/Gallery Internship (Min Credits: 3.0)

Students will participate actively in the operation of a local museum/gallery as an intern under the direction of museum/gallery professionals. Interview required. Limited enrollment. Pass/No Pass Option.

ART-031A: Drawing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Beginning drawing course for students with no former drawing experience. Drawing of natural and man-made forms from observation, directed toward realistic rendering of objects; introduction to pictorial composition and perspective; introduction to drawing media; pencil, charcoal, conte, pen and ink, pastels and chalk. Studio practice emphasizes basic shading techniques.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C1 - CSU Arts, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-031B: Intermediate Drawing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ART 031A This intermediate course is for students with previous college-level drawing experience and focuses on drawing from natural and human-made forms from observation. It is directed toward realistic rendering of objects and is an introduction to color drawing media; colored pencil, pen and ink, watercolor, pastels and chalk.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-033A: Basic Design: Two-Dimensional (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Basic introductory course to principles & elements of 2-dimensional design.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C1 - CSU Arts, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-033B: Basic Design: Three-Dimensional (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course introduces students to the elements and principles of design of three-dimensional forms.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-033C: Basic Design: Color (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ART 033A This course is an introduction to the principles and elements of color.

CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-034A: Introduction to Digital Art (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course is an introductory computer art course. The course introduces students to microcomputers(Macintosh and PCs), their operating systems and graphic software(Adobe Photoshop) for creating and manipulating images. This course will introduce the student to basic Design Elements and Principles. Specific projects will be executed relating to visual awareness, line, shape, form, space, and color. Students will learn drawing skills on a computer and how to work with peripheral devices.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C1 - CSU Arts, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-034B: Advanced Digital Art (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ART 034A This is an advanced design course combining computer graphics and fine arts image processing.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-035A: Life Drawing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ART 031A This course is a fundamental study of the human figure as the main subject matter of drawings.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C1 - CSU Arts, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-035B: Life Drawing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 035A This course is a low intermediate study of the human form and structure rendered in realistic terms.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-035C: Life Drawing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 035B This course is a high intermediate study of the human form and structure. It emphasizes creative interpretation and use of the human form for artistic expression. It focuses on drawing the live model in a variety of styles and media.

CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-035D: Life Drawing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 035C This course is an advanced study of the human form and structure. It emphasizes creative interpretation and use of the human form for artistic expression. It focuses on drawing the live model in a variety of styles and media.

CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-039A: Survey of Printmaking (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

A beginning course in printmaking media and techniques with an emphasis on monotype and the intaglio press.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-047A: Watercolor (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course is an introduction to painting using various water base media with a focus on color mixing, composition, and content.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-047B: Watercolor (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ART 047A This course provides continuing instruction in watercolor techniques, exploration of watercolor styles, and personal development of the student's artistic direction.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-047C: Watercolor (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 047B This is a high intermediate level painting course with various water base media.

CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-047D: Watercolor (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 047C This course is advanced level painting with various water base media.

CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-048A: Airbrush Painting (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ART 031A or Prerequisite: ART 033C This course is an introduction to the airbrush as a painting tool. Students explore water-based media, principles of color, transparency, masking techniques, and composition.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-048B: Airbrush Painting (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 048A This course is low intermediate studio practice which focuses on strengthening the basic skills learned in ART 048A.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-048C: Airbrush Painting (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 048B This course is high intermediate studio practice which focuses on a continued progression of intermediate techniques and portfolio development. Pass/No Pass Option.

CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-048D: Airbrush Painting (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 048C This course is advanced studio practice which focuses on advanced techniques and portfolio development. Pass/No Pass Option.

CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-049A: Painting (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Basic introduction to traditional & current painting techniques & media.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-049B: Painting (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ART 049A This course is low intermediate studio practice which focuses on strengthening the basic skills learned in ART 049A. Emphasis is placed upon self-expression, composition, and color theory.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-049C: Painting (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 049B This course is high intermediate studio practice which focuses on mixed media, self-expression, composition, and content.

CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-049D: Painting (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 049C This course is advanced studio practice which focuses on developing individual style and direction in painting.

CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-065A: Ceramics-Handbuilding: Introduction (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Introductory course in ceramics emphasizing hand-building techniques.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-065B: Ceramics-Handbuilding: Beginning (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ART 065A ART 065B is an advanced course in ceramics/hand-building techniques, firing kilns, clay body construction, and the creation of projects directed toward individualized self-expression.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-065C: Ceramics-Handbuilding: Intermediate (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 065B ART 065C focuses on different aspects of ceramics providing students with supervised participatory experience in which artistic skills are enhanced by repetition and practice.

CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-065D: Ceramics-Handbuilding: Advanced (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 065C ART 065D focuses on different aspects of ceramics, providing students with supervised participatory experience in which artistic skills are enhanced by repetition and practice.

CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-067A: Ceramics-Potter's Wheel: Introduction (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Covers basic skills & techniques using potter's wheel. Pass/No Pass Option.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-067B: Ceramics-Potter's Wheel: Beginning (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ART 067A This is an advanced course on the potter's wheel directed toward refinement of throwing skills and ceramic design.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-067C: Ceramics-Potter's Wheel: Intermediate (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ART 067B This course focuses on advanced aspects of working with the potter's wheel.

CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-067D: Ceramics-Potter's Wheel: Advanced (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Focus on advanced aspects of working with potter's wheel. Pass/No Pass Option.

CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-075A: Metalsmithing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory ART 033A and/or Advisory ART 033B This course is an introduction to the elements of design and metalsmith techniques.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University

ART-075B: Metalsmithing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ART 075A This course continues to apply the elements of design to metal and introduces new metalsmith techniques.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University

ART-075C: Metalsmithing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 075B This is an advanced course in metalsmithing that provides students with an opportunity to build on skills learned in previous course levels and explore new techniques. Topics may include advanced techniques in jewelry casting, metal sculpture construction, and color on metal.

CSU - California State University

ART-075D: Metalsmithing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 075C This is an advanced course in metalsmithing which focuses on different aspects of course content from previous levels. Students are provided withsupervised participatory experience.

CSU - California State University

ART-078A: Furniture Design and Woodworking: Introduction (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: ART 033B ART 078A develops basic, introductory technical skills in furniture design, construction and finishing. The emphasis is on individual design and innovative use of materials in the construction.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University

ART-078B: Furniture Design and Woodworking: Beginning (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ART 078A ART 078B introduces beginning to low-intermediate techniques and design skills in furniture construction. The students develop individual and/or group projects under the direction of the instructor, focusing on special aspects of furniture and woodworking.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University

ART-078C: Furniture Design and Woodworking: Intermediate (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ART 078B ART 078C is an intermediate-to-advanced level course in woodworking and furniture design which involves furniture construction techniques and equipment not covered in previous levels. Topics include advanced cabinetry techniques and complex joinery.

CSU - California State University

ART-078D: Furniture Design and Woodworking: Advanced (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ART 078C ART 078D is an advanced course in woodworking and furniture design. Fourth in the series, this course allows students to work independently to continue to refine previously mastered design and technical skills, and to prepare for careers in the industry.

CSU - California State University

ART-085A: Sculpture: Introduction (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: ART 031A, ART 033B ART 085A is an introductory course in sculpture emphasizing individual expression. Subtractive, additive and fabrication techniques including modeling, casting and carving are covered. Utilizing clay, wood, plaster and metal in construction are covered as well.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-085B: Sculpture: Beginning (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ART 085A ART 085B builds on skills and concepts learned in ART 085A, and introduces new techniques. Students explore the development of a personal style of sculpture design.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-085C: Sculpture: Intermediate (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 085B This is an advanced sculpture course which provides students with an opportunity to build on previous experience and explore new techniques. It focuses on different aspects of course content with supervised participatory experience.

CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-085D: Sculpture: Advanced (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 085C This is an advanced course which focuses on different aspects of sculpture with supervised participatory experience.

CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ART-088A: Metal Sculpture Casting: Introduction (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: ART 085A or ART 033B This is a basic course in metal sculpture casting.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University

ART-088B: Metal Sculpture Casting: Beginning (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ART 088A This course is a study of the metal casting process which introduces new techniques and skill-building assignments, as well as development of a personal form.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University

ART-088C: Metal Sculpture Casting: Intermediate (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 088B This course covers different aspects of metal sculpture casting along with supervised participatory experience.

CSU - California State University

ART-088D: Metal Sculpture Casting: Advanced (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ART 088C This course focuses on different aspects of metal sculpture casting along with supervised participatory experience.

CSU - California State University

ART-091: Directed Studies (1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 1.0)

Prerequisite: An interview to determine objectives & a written contract must be made by the instructor.