Art (ARTS)

Courses

ARTS 100A. Visual Concepts. 1 Unit.

An introduction to the elements and principles of design essential to the visual arts. These will include value, line, shape, form, balance, rhythm, texture, perspective, and color. A variety of media will be explored.

ARTS 101A. Drawing I. 1 Unit.

This course introduces the student to the practice and history of drawing. Using a range of different media and various technical and conceptual approaches, the course provides a solid foundation in the use of line, value, shape, composition, perspective, and content.

ARTS 102A. Sculpture I. 1 Unit.

The course will introduce the student to the tools and concepts used in the creation of three-dimensional art work. The course will cover additive (modeling), subtractive (carving), and assemblage processes.

ARTS 103A. Painting I. 1 Unit.

A basic course that acquaints the student with various approaches to painting through a study of its formal, technical, historical, and conceptual aspects. The course will cover color theory, value, composition, shape, naturalism, and abstraction.

ARTS 180. Art Elective. 0.75 to 1 Units.

ARTS 181. Art Elective. 0.75 to 1 Units.

ARTS 182. Art Elective. 0.75 to 1 Units.

ARTS 190. Special Topics in Art. 1 Unit.

These lecture/discussion courses are designed to extend the range of the curriculum and give students an opportunity to explore special topics. Their topics are contingent upon the expertise of current departmental faculty. Any prerequisites will be indicated in the course schedule. Students may take more than one ARTS 190, ARTS 290, ARTS 390, or ARTS 490 course during their career with different titles and content.

ARTS 200A. Art About. 1 Unit.

Students will immerse themselves in a topic (such as "Art About Collective Memory," "Art About Gender," "Art About Sports") chosen by the instructor. Students will be exposed to theory about this topic and to artists whose practices explore this topic. They will develop original artwork in various media (dependent on course, but frequently with an intermedia approach) with a shared conceptual through line. Course may be repeated with different content.

ARTS 201A. Drawing II. 1 Unit.

This course continues the student’s exposure to the practice, theory, and history of drawing at a level beyond Drawing I. Prerequisite: ARTS 101A or permission of instructor. Offered in the spring semester.

ARTS 202. Sculpture II. 1 Unit.

A continuation of Sculpture I, in which the student will be expected to take on work at a more challenging level. Prerequisite: ARTS 102A.

ARTS 203. Painting II. 1 Unit.

Continuation of Painting I, in which the student will be expected to take on work at a more challenging level. Prerequisite: ARTS 103A. Offered once per year.

ARTS 212A. Ceramics: Handbuilding. 1 Unit.

This technique of working with clay is a more sculptural approach using hand-building techniques such as coil, slab, and pinch methods. Offered in the fall semester.

ARTS 213. Mixed Media. 1 Unit.

A basic course that introduces the student to various nontraditional static media. The class will include 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and site-specific installation projects. There will be considerable emphasis on a contemporary conceptual approach to art-making. Prerequisite: Any ARTS 100-level course or permission of instructor.

ARTS 214B. All Things are Delicately Interconnected - Global Food and Art in Venice. 1 Unit.

The title of this course pulls from contemporary artist Jenny Holzer’s text-based work, which highlights the delicate balances at play in interconnected, global systems. This interdisciplinary course uses Venice as a case study for understanding global systems in two distinct disciplines – sustainable food systems and contemporary art. Though these disciplines seem starkly different, they are in fact delicately connected and both provide opportunities for engaging with and understanding globalization, oppression, and a rapidly changing climate. Permission of instructor required.

ARTS 222A. Ceramics: Wheel-Throwing. 1 Unit.

Students will learn to use the potter’s wheel to make both functional and non-functional pieces. Frequent demonstrations by the instructor. Offered in the spring semester.

ARTS 232. Ceramics II. 1 Unit.

An advanced ceramics class; a continuation of work involving hand-building techniques to explore both functional forms and forms which are sculptural. Students will be introduced to various methods of kiln firing (gas and electric), oxidation, and reduction. Prerequisite: ARTS 212A or ARTS 222A or permission of instructor. Offered once per year.

ARTS 285. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

ARTS 290. Special Topics in Art. 1 Unit.

These lecture/discussion courses are designed to extend the range of the curriculum and give students an opportunity to explore special topics. Their topics are contingent upon the expertise of current departmental faculty. Any prerequisites will be indicated in the course schedule. Students may take more than one ARTS 190, ARTS 290, ARTS 390, or ARTS 490 course during their career with different titles and content.

ARTS 302. Special Studio. 1 Unit.

This course, offered only on an occasional basis, will emphasize some special medium, technique, or approach which is not part of the regular departmental offerings. Examples would be mixed media, airbrush painting, etc. The course may be repeated with different content.

ARTS 303. Painting III. 1 Unit.

This course builds on concepts and techniques learned in Painting II. With the input of the professor, each student will be expected to develop and carry out a series of projects that reflect their interests as a painter. Prerequisite: ARTS 203. Offered once a year.

ARTS 321. Printmaking. 1 Unit.

This is an introductory course that acquaints the student with the basic types, techniques, and history of printmaking. Prerequisite: ARTS 101A or permission of instructor.

ARTS 332. Ceramics III. 1 Unit.

This course builds on concepts and techniques learned in Ceramics II. Students will develop advanced skills in glaze formulation, clay body testing, and kiln firing techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 232. Offered once a year.

ARTS 335. Art in the Elementary School. 1 Unit.

An elementary art methods course, geared to the classroom teacher and special art teacher. It should provide the student with imaginative art teaching strategies, in-depth art making, and art appreciation. This course is offered only as an independent study as a service to students completing requirements for certification.

ARTS 345. Art in the Secondary School. 1 Unit.

This course teaches students to use their background in art and design, their technical skills in selective media, and their knowledge of art history in developing projects and plans for teaching art at the secondary level. This course is offered only as an independent study as a service to students completing requirements for certification.

ARTS 385. Independenty Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

Study on a specialized project under the guidance of a professor.

ARTS 390. Special Topics in Art. 1 Unit.

These lecture/discussion courses are designed to extend the range of the curriculum and give students an opportunity to explore special topics. Their topics are contingent upon the expertise of current departmental faculty. Any prerequisites will be indicated in the course schedule. Students may take more than one ARTS 190, ARTS 290, ARTS 390, or ARTS 490 course during their career with different titles and content.

ARTS 395. Teaching Apprenticeship. 0.5 Units.

Pass/Fail only. Students assist a faculty member with the teaching and management responsibilities related to one of the program’s existing courses. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be repeated once.

ARTS 398. Open Studio. 1 Unit.

An advanced course for students who have completed all offered courses in painting, drawing, or printmaking. In addition to continued practice in one or more of the above disciplines, attention will be paid to contemporary art issues and to questions of professional activity. This course may be repeated 3 times. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

ARTS 402. Advanced Special Studio. 1 Unit.

This course, taught only on an irregular basis, will pursue some special technique at an advanced level.

ARTS 403. Painting IV. 1 Unit.

This course builds on concepts and techniques learned in Painting III. In this course, the student will be expected to produce an ambitious, unified body of work that demonstrates a high level of achievement in painting. Prerequisite: ARTS 303. Offered once a year. Course may be repeated 3 times.

ARTS 432. Ceramics IV. 1 Unit.

This course builds on concepts and techniques learned in Ceramics III. With the input of the professor, each student will be expected to develop and carry out a series of projects that reflect their interests as a ceramicist. Students will also oversee the glaze and bisque firings for the ceramics studio. Prerequisite: ARTS 332. Offered once a year. Course may be repeated 3 times.

ARTS 485. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

Study on a specialized project under the guidance of a professor.

ARTS 490. Special Topics in Art. 1 Unit.

These lecture/discussion courses are designed to extend the range of the curriculum and give students an opportunity to explore special topics. Their topics are contingent upon the expertise of current departmental faculty. Any prerequisites will be indicated in the course schedule. Students may take more than one ARTS 190, ARTS 290, ARTS 390, or ARTS 490 course during their career with different titles and content.

ARTS 498. Senior Project I. 1 Unit.

This course serves as a collaborative research group project. Together, students will demonstrate mastery of the critical inquiry process inherent to theatre arts by researching a topic or question related to one of Stetson’s Core Values (Personal Growth, Intellectual Development, Global Citizenship). This course will culminate in a live theatre production that results from the research generated through this creative inquiry.Offered very year in the fall semester. Offered every year in the fall semester.

ARTS 499. Senior Project II. 1 Unit.

This course is required of all senior art majors. In the spring semester, students prepare and install their Senior Exhibitions. In this course, the student completes the development of a unified body of accomplished work. Prerequisites: ARTS 498. Offered every year in the spring semester.