Art


School of Art and Art History
ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design (0, 6). 3 credits.
Application and appreciation of the principles and elements of design, with emphasis on line, form, color and texture, as applied to two-dimensional space.
ART 160. Drawing I (0, 6). 3 credits.
An introductory course composed of problems in landscape, perspective, figure and still-life in several media.
*ART 200. Art in General Culture. 3 credits.
An exploratory course which aims to develop a nontechnical, general, cultural understanding of the space arts, such as architecture, painting, sculpture and industrial design. Emphasis is on the contemporary.
ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design (0, 6). 3 credits.
A course exploring the basic problems in three- dimensional design. Prerequisite: ART 140.
ART 242. Color Theory (0, 6). 3 credits.
An exploration of the nature and theories of color. Students will study the expressive and symbolic qualities of master colorists and apply this knowledge to theoretical and practical problems. Prerequisite: ART 140.
ART 260. Drawing II (0, 6). 3 credits.
A continuation of ART 160 involving more complex problems with emphasis on composition and expressive possibilities of a variety of media including ink, pencil, conte, charcoal and experimental materials. Prerequisite: ART 160 or permission of the instructor.
ART 310. Art Activities in the Elementary School (1, 4). 3 credits.
A study of the aims and philosophy of art education in the elementary school with emphasis on child growth and development through art. Experience with art techniques and materials suitable to children from nursery school through grade eight with emphasis on appropriate motivational and teaching methods.
ART 311. Secondary Art Education Methods. 3 credits.
The study of art education methods, philosophy and contemporary practices as related to the middle and senior high school in public education. Includes class presentations, observation and practicum in the secondary grades. Prerequisite: PSYC 270 and EDUC 360. (Formerly SEED 371A.)
ART 313. Introduction to Art Therapy (1, 4). 3 credits.
A survey dealing with the origins, historical development and major theoretical trends in the field of art therapy. Examines a variety of patient/client populations and treatment approaches. Visits to institutional settings will be included. Intended primarily for students in the arts, education and social sciences.
ART 317. Methods of Art Criticism. 3 credits.
The practical analysis and interpretation of works of art through oral and written forms. Emphasis is on the practice of art criticism in public settings such as the school classroom, art museum and college art studio.
ART 318. Visual Arts Across the Curriculum (1, 4). 3 credits.
Explores ways in which the art teacher can promote relationships between art and other subjects within the public school curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on how art experiences can be used to teach skills and concepts associated with other subjects.
ART 321. Weaving and Other Fiber Arts (0, 9). 3 credits.
Introduction to and practice in basic weaving and other fiber arts. Emphasis will be placed on floor loom weaving and surface design on the fabric.
ART 322. Metal and Jewelry (0, 9). 3 credits.
An exploration of techniques necessary to execute well-designed objects in metals including forming, repousse, stone setting, metal finishing, enameling and centrifugal casting.
ART 323. Papermaking (0, 9). 1-3 credits, repeatable.
A creative approach to handmade paper as an art medium. Emphasis will be on one-of-a-kind pieces. Cast paper, mould and deckle, mould formation, collage and assemblage techniques will be explored.
ART 325. Ceramics (0, 6). 3 credits.
Exploration of ceramic hand-building processes and introduction to use of the potter's wheel.
ART 326. Intermediate Ceramics (0, 9). 3 credits.
Studio practice in forming, firing and glazing ceramic ware. Wheel-thrown pottery will be emphasized. Fundamentals of glaze composition will be given in lectures. Prerequisite: ART 325.
ART 328. Stained Glass (0, 9).1-3 credits, repeatable.
A comprehensive course in the design and construction of stained glass panels or windows. Traditional glazing techniques of lead came and copper foil will be explored, as well as epoxy resin bonding of dalle de verre. Glass surface decorating techniques of sandblasting, etching, plating, fusing, glue chipping and painting will be demonstrated.
ART 331. Intermediate Weaving and Other Fiber Arts (0, 9). 3 credits.
Introduction to surface design techniques such as painting and printing on fabric. Further work may be in this area (in which case no prerequisites apply) or in weaving or other fiber techniques. Prerequisite: ART 321 or permission of the instructor.
ART 333. Intermediate Metal and Jewelry (0, 9). 1-3 credits, repeatable.
Continuation of development in metalworking and its skills with emphasis on design and craftsmanship. Prerequisite: ART 322 or equivalent.
ART 335. Sculpture (0, 9). 3 credits.
Problems in three-dimensional form using traditional and modern techniques. Processes of modeling in clay, mold making, casting, carving in wood and stone, and welded metal sculpture are explored. Prerequisite: ART 240.
ART 336. Intermediate Sculpture (0, 9). 3 credits.
A study in casting techniques for sculpture using the lost wax process. Foundry operations, cold cast methods, ceramic shell and fiberglass are also explored. Prerequisite: ART 335.
ART 353. Printmaking: Litho and Intaglio (0, 9). 3 credits.
An introduction to the history and techniques of lithography and intaglio printing. Lectures, demonstrations and projects will involve stone and plate lithography, drypoint, engraving, line etching, aquatint, softground, color registration and related photographic processes. Prerequisite: ART 140, 160 and 260.
ART 354. Printmaking: Screenprint and Relief (0, 9). 3 credits.
An introduction to the history and techniques of relief and screenprinting. Lectures, demonstrations and projects will involve linocut, woodcut, wood engraving, collagraph, photographic and nonphotographic stencils and color registration. Prerequisite: ART 140, 160 and 260.
ART 355. Photography (0, 9). 3 credits.
A creative approach to photography with emphasis on understanding materials and techniques. (Students must provide a fully manual 35mm camera and a light meter which may be built into the camera or separate.)
ART 356. Intermediate Photography (0, 9). 3 credits.
Intensive exploration of advanced black and white photography and an introduction to view camera techniques. Prerequisite: ART 355.
ART 360. Painting (0, 9). 3 credits.
Oil painting and other media with creative and aesthetic considerations in picture structure. Prerequisite: Foundation courses in drawing and design.
ART 362. Figure Drawing (0, 9). 3 credits.
An introductory course with problems stressing the fundamental skills, approaches and concepts involved in drawing the human figure. Prerequisite: ART 160 and 260.
ART 366. Watercolor (0, 9). 3 credits.
Study of and practice in transparent and opaque watercolor techniques. Prerequisite: Foundation courses in drawing and design.
*ART/PHIL 380. Seminar in Aesthetics. 3 credits.
Readings and discussions in the persistent philosophical problems of the arts, centering on consideration of the work of art, the artist and the audience. Prerequisite: Three hours from ART 200 or ARTH 201, or permission of the director.
ART/GRPH 390. Topics in Art or Graphic Design. 1-3 credits.
Studies of selected topics in art or graphic design. May be repeated when course content changes. See Schedule of Classes for current topics.
ART 421. Problems in Fiber Arts (0, 9). 1-3 credits, repeatable.
A series of fiber projects selected by the student with the approval of the instructor. Prerequisite: ART 321 and 331.
ART 422. Problems in Metal and Jewelry (0, 9). 1-3 credits, repeatable.
A series of metal arts projects selected by the student with the approval of the instructor. Prerequisite: ART 322 and 333.
ART 425. Problems in Ceramics (0, 9). 1-3 credits, repeatable.
Problems in ceramic design with increased attention to the chemical composition of glazes and clays. Prerequisite: ART 326.
ART 435. Problems in Sculpture (0, 9). 1-3 credits, repeatable.
Problems chosen by the student in consultation with the instructor from the array of materials and processes used in contemporary sculpture. Prerequisite: ART 336.
ART 454. Advanced Printmaking (0, 9). 1-3 credits, repeatable.
Advanced projects in printmaking to be determined by the student and instructor. Prerequisite: ART 353 or 354 as appropriate.
ART 455. Problems in Photography (0, 9). 1-3 credits, repeatable.
Each semester the course will alternate between Alternative Process and Color Photography (check current class schedule) along with advanced problems in photography selected by the student and instructor. Prerequisite: ART 356.
ART 460. Problems in Painting and Drawing (0, 9). 1-3 credits, repeatable.
Advanced problems in media selected by the student with the advice of the instructor. Prerequisite: ART 360.
ART 466. Problems in Watercolor (0, 9). 1-3 credits, repeatable.
Advanced problems in the use of watercolor and related water-based media. Prerequisite: ART 366.
ART/ARTH 489. Topics in Art and Art History. 3 credits.
Study of selected topics in art and art history. May be repeated when the course content changes. See Schedule of Classes for current topics.
ART/ARTH/GRPH 490. Independent Studies in Art or Art History or Graphic Design. 1-3 credits each semester.
Independent activity such as research or studio practice under faculty supervision. Projected studies in any area of the school's offerings must be arranged with the instructors who will direct them. (Offered only with consent of the director.)
ART/ARTH/GRPH 495. Internship in Art or Art History or Graphic Design. 1-8 credits.
An off-campus program prepared and monitored on an individual basis. Internships are designed to provide practical experience in the arts. (Offered only with the consent of the instructor and the director.) ARTH 494 is a prerequisite for internships in museums and galleries.
ART/ARTH/GRPH 499. Honors. 6 credits total for three semesters (1, 3, 2).

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1996-97 Undergraduate Catalog
Last reviewed: 30 November 1996
Information Publisher: Division of Academic Affairs
James Madison University