Art Courses

ART120. Found of Two-Dimension Design

This course is an introduction of the basic principles, vocabulary, and visual elements of two-dimensional design through inquiry into the historical sources and terms of creative art expression in the 20th and 21st centuries. 2-D Design is an introduction to the basic design elements and principles, serving as an avenue to approach the methods of creating, communicating, and analyzing the visual arts. Focus will be placed on mastering two-dimensional principles and elements of design, developing creative thinking to achieve communication of content, and exploring a variety of materials. 3 credits. Spring and Fall semesters. Fulfills Core Curriculum Aesthetics Pillar. AA, FAES.

ART120. Found of Two-Dimension Design

This course is an introduction of the basic principles, vocabulary, and visual elements of two-dimensional design through inquiry into the historical sources and terms of creative art expression in the 20th and 21st centuries. 2-D Design is an introduction to the basic design elements and principles, serving as an avenue to approach the methods of creating, communicating, and analyzing the visual arts. Focus will be placed on mastering two-dimensional principles and elements of design, developing creative thinking to achieve communication of content, and exploring a variety of materials. 3 credits. Spring and Fall semesters. Fulfills Core Curriculum Aesthetics Pillar. AA, FAES.

ART125. Aesthetic Express Studio Art

An introduction to aesthetic expression by exploring a variety of techniques, materials and tools utilized in the production of 2 and 3 dimensional works of art. 3 credits. FAES. AA.

ART125. Aesthetic Express Studio Art

An introduction to aesthetic expression by exploring a variety of techniques, materials and tools utilized in the production of 2 and 3 dimensional works of art. 3 credits. FAES. AA.

ART130. Drawing I

An introduction to the history, appreciation and fundamentals of drawing as an expressive vehicle. 3 credits.

ART131. Life Drawing

Development of concepts, skills and drawing techniques utilizing the human figure. 3 credits. Fulfills Core Curriculum Aesthetics Pillar. AA, FAES.

ART155. Basic Proc and Princ Phtgrphy

An introduction to the basic processes, principles and history of black and white still photography. Students must furnish their own adjustable 35mm cameras. 3 credits. Fulfills Core Curriculum Aesthetics Pillar. AA, FAES.

ART183. 1st yr Assessment Zero-Credit

Assessment of a portfolio of the first-year student work created in the student's foundation art courses and the student's presentation of said portfolio. Grading is Pass/No Pass. Zero credits.

ART1AE. Art AE Pillar Course

Art AE Pillar Course

ART1XX. Art Elective

ART212. Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmith

Construction of jewelry and objects in non-ferrous metals with emphasis on original design and basic techniques. 3 credits. Fulfills Core Curriculum Aesthetics Pillar. AA, FAES.

ART213. Ceramics I

Forming, decorating, glazing and firing pottery. 3 credits. AA, FAES.

ART214. Ceramics II

Opportunities for deeper involvement with, and exploration of, wheel throwing techniques, hand building processes, as well as glazing and firing of creative ceramic work. Prerequisite: ART 213 or permission of instructor. 3 credits.

ART217. Surface Design

Exploration and investigation of traditional and contemporary surface design techniques using image, color, texture, scale, and pattern. This course will focus on the fundamentals of pattern involving a dynamic mix of media and decoration. Surface design offers a natural link between paper, textiles, graphics, craft and product design. 3 credits.

ART218. Design in Stained Glass

Construction of functional and non-functional objects with emphasis on original design and basic forming techniques utilizing stained glass. 3 credits.

ART223. Three-Dimensional Design

Investigation and construction of three-dimensional forms in such media as paper, wire, wood, metal, plastics, rope and twine. Understanding and designing of forms as they relate to architecture, sculpture, and industrial design. Fulfills Core Curriculum Aesthetics Pillar. AA FAES.

ART224. Design in Wood

Construction of functional and non-functional wood objects with emphasis on original design and basic working techniques, including use of power tools. 3 credits.

ART230. Expermntl Pract in Draw&Paint

An exploration of the traditional and nontraditional drawing and painting techniques involving contemporary strategies of presentation and research methods Prerequisite: ART 130 and 131 or permission of instructor. 3 credits.

ART240. Introduction to New Media

This introductory course in computer skills introduces students to computer imagining as it relates to a contemporary fine art practice. Students will use and explore digital tools, methods, vocabulary and concepts as well as demonstrate an understanding of digital still cameras, scanning equipment, storage methods and output options. Students will engage in critical dialogue about digital imagining acquisition, editing, manipulation, production and representation in addition to the aesthetic relationship between concept and visual form. 3 credits.

ART250. Personal Narrative Print Media

Create prints with attention to personal narrative. Experience the rich history of a democratic medium by creating multiples with woodcut (200 A.D.), letterpress (moveable type, 1040 A.D.) and linocut (1905 A.D.). Exploration of traditional and contemporary relief printmaking techniques, processes and materials. Hand and press printing. Participation in a print exchange is encouraged. 3 credits. Fulfills Core Curriculum Aesthetics Pillar. AA, FAES.

ART250. Personal Narrative Print Media

Create prints with attention to personal narrative. Experience the rich history of a democratic medium by creating multiples with woodcut (200 A.D.), letterpress (moveable type, 1040 A.D.) and linocut (1905 A.D.). Exploration of traditional and contemporary relief printmaking techniques, processes and materials. Hand and press printing. Participation in a print exchange is encouraged. 3 credits. Fulfills Core Curriculum Aesthetics Pillar. AA, FAES.

ART252. Printmaking: Instaprint

Create instant prints. Explore image creation through historic and contemporary hand pulling and press work as well as photographic and computer manipulated imagery. This course emphasizes less-toxic, environmentally safe printing practices. Discover a variety of indirect mark making methods on paper and nontraditional surfaces. Participation in a print exchange is encouraged. Open to beginners. 3 credits.

ART254. Color Photography

An introduction to color photography with an emphasis on technical skills and creative image making. This course will use traditional color materials in combination with digital input and output devices. Students will develop a working knowledge of basic digital color correction tools. Prerequisites: Art 155 or permission of instructor. 3 Credits.

ART255. Intermediate Photography

This is further study of exposure and printing techniques for high quality black and white darkroom photography. Students will also explore methods for alternative darkroom processes in black and white photographic prints. 3 credits. Prerequisite: Art 155.

ART256. Digital Photography

An introduction to digital still photography. This course focuses on the creative application of digital photography as a fine art medium. Students will use Adobe Photoshop to explore a wide range of image editing possibilities. Through critiques, lectures, demonstrations and experimentation students will gain a critical and technical understanding of the medium. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Art 155 or permission of instructor.

ART261. Hist Westrn Art:Prehist to Med

This course is a chronological survey of western art and architecture of ancient cultures and through the through the fourteenth century. 3 credits.

ART262. Hist Western Art:Ren to Modern

This course is a chronological survey of western art and architecture from the fifteenth through the late nineteenth centuries. 3 credits.

ART270. Tradtnal Practices in Painting

Development of formal, technical, and conceptual attitudes in painting. Investigating problems in painting, recent developments and formal concepts with a focus on painting from observation using acrylic, oil, and watercolor. 3 credits.

ART283. 2nd yr Assessment Zero-Credit

Assessment of a portfolio of the second-year student's work created in the student's concentration courses, and the student's presentation of said portfolio. Grading is Pass/No Pass. Prerequisites: ART 183. Zero Credit.

ART292. Internship in Art

A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of art. 1-18 credits.

ART295. Special Topics in Visual Arts

The topics and descriptions will vary from semester to semester. Descriptions will be available from academic advisors. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-3 credits.

ART2AE. Art AE Pillar Course

Art AE Pillar Course

ART2XX. Art Elective

ART302. Study of Western Art Europe II

A study tour of a European city or country designed to provide an in-depth awareness of the great works of art, architecture and design which stand as visual expressions of the spiritual aspirations and intellectual achievements of Western culture. 3 credits.

ART316. Spinning and Weaving

This course will explore the structure and mechanics of managing nonprofit visual arts institutions as a basis for understanding basic institutional frameworks, personnel management, strategic planning, governance, policy creation and implementation, and communications and marketing. 3 credits.

ART324. Papermaking

What is paper? Paper is a seemingly non-descript material that we touch daily. Historically, it has cross-culturally paved the way for mass dissemination of knowledge, power, wealth and information. In this course students will learn how to make paper by hand (Eastern and Western style), explore its structural and tactile characteristics, and engage in papermaking as an artistic means of creative expression. Students will investigate the cultural significance, sustainability, and social impact paper has made over time. Paper will serve as an avenue to approach methods of creating, communicating, and analyzing through interdisciplinary lenses. Prerequisite: Completion of an FAES course. 3 credits.

ART325. Advanced Design in Wood

Advanced construction of functional objects with emphasis on original design and advanced woodworking techniques. Prerequisite: ART 224. 3 credits.

ART339. Whose Art is it? Art & Music

Both art and music are a means of expression that involve content; content that reflects, analyzes, appreciates, incites and celebrates culture. But the line between appropriation and appreciation isn't clear and is becoming murkier in this age of connectivity. In this Perspectives course, students will explore these relationships by investigating historic and contemporary art and music (through considerations such as Western artists 'borrowing' from Non-Western sources and Non-Western artists working within Western canons) and how artists, musicians and various cultural groups perceive such work. Students will collaboratively select artists and musicians to research and create a visual work inspired by their research that plays with the line between appropriation and appreciation, determining who 'owns' the work and the role of intent. Pre-requisite: Completion of FAES 3 Credits. AA. PAES.

ART340. Environmental Activism: Scienc

Both art and science are a means of investigation as both involve ideas, observations, theories, and hypotheses. In both disciplines, ideas are tested in places where mind and hand come together – the laboratory and studio. In this course, students will explore the relationship between science and art by investigating historic and contemporary environmental change (through considerations of topics such as biodiversity loss, climate change, and landscape alteration), and how artists visually communicate these issues as artist activists. Students will collaboratively select an environmental issue to research and create a visual work to heighten awareness or call the public to action. Pre-requisites: Completion of FAES and FSRC pillar courses. 3 credits. PAES.

ART347. The Art and History of Berlin

This study abroad course in Berlin offers students a unique opportunity to study art and history while immersed in the cultural landscape of Berlin. The course will ask students to examine Berlin's complex history and how this history has created an environment conducive to the creation of contemporary art. Students will cultivate an understanding of the landscape of the city, how it was used by the Nazi regime, how it was divided in half during the Cold War, and how new artists spaces, memorials, and architectural projects are developed with the use of former historic sites. Pre-requisites: Completion of FAES and FHCI Pillar. 3 Credits. SI. PAES.

ART348. Past/Present/Future

Time, it might be argued, is our most precious commodity. While ‘time’ is a word that is used extensively, it is challenging to conceive of its exact definition. In this Perspectives-level Arts Applied course, students will consider how an artmaking practice responds to other disciplines that consider and engage with time, for example, History, Cosmology, Archeology, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Science Fiction. Pre-requisite: Completion of a FAES, arts-applied course. 3 credits. AA. PAES.

ART349. Social Justice in Print Media

Explore social justice issues through and with print media. Social justice movements have involved print media created by and for citizens to take action; activists as artists, artists as activists. Students will work in cooperative groups to select and investigate a social justice issue and apply researched information into a print narrative. Social justice research will cross cultural perspectives and multiple disciplines. Print work may be displayed outside gallery walls to encourage change at the local level and inspire the will to act in both the artist and viewer. Pre-requisite: Completion of FAES pillar. 3 credits. PAES. AA.

ART350. Bookbinding

Learn the essentials of creating a book in this basic hand binding class. This course will include creating a variety of blank book structures, developing sound construction methods, and mastering binding skills. From the pamphlet stitch to a flatback sketchbook, a variety of fundamental books will be constructed. Bookbinding is designed to compliment all concentrations offered in the art program. 3 credits. Course can be repeated for up to 6 credits.

ART351. Printmaking: Silk Screen

Exploration of traditional and contemporary screen prints with photographic and digital manipulations as aesthetic expression through the making of multiples. Practical applications are investigated with primary printing emphasis on paper as well as fabric and unorthodox surfaces. Participation in a print exchange is encouraged. 3 credits.

ART352. Prntmaking:Intaglio & Lithogra

Exploration of traditional and contemporary intaglio and lithography printmaking techniques with photographic and digital manipulations as aesthetic expression through the making of multiples. Intaglio processes include mark making on metal with dry and wet (acid) techniques as Rembrandt popularized. Lithography processes include direct drawing and painting as well as digital transfer, similar to how many of our books, magazines and posters are printed. Participation in a print exchange is encouraged. 3 credits.

ART353. Artists' Books

An introduction to bookmaking designed to provide basic vocabulary, tools, and bindings necessary to construct traditional and contemporary book forms. Focus will be placed on exploring a variety of materials, mastering basic bindings and developing creative self-expression. This course will take an interdisciplinary approach to melding text, image and structure. Course can be repeated for up to 6 credits. 3 credits.

ART354. Alternative Photo Process

Introduction to basic techniques and principles of alternative photographic processes. This course focuses on technical experimentation and creative possibilities inherent in these processes. Prerequisite: ART 155 or permission of instructor. 3 credits.

ART355. Advanced Photography

This advanced level photography course focuses on contemporary photographic genres and themes. Students are exposed to a range of work by contemporary photographers as well as theoretical writings by critics, curators and photographers. Students develop work based on topics discussed in class, readings and lectures. Prerequisites: ART 155, 254, 256 or permission of instructor. 3 credits.

ART357. Interscts:World of Art & Math

In this course students will explore key intersections between art and mathematics in human culture. Ranging from antiquity to present times, students will connect and articulate informed perspectives on how mathematics can inspire art, as well as reflect upon the beauty of mathematics. Students will build upon content learned in the Aesthetic Expression and Quantitative Reasoning Pillars to both identify and execute artistic and mathematical expression as it directly relates to presented concepts. An emphasis will be on drawing parallels between different cultures and historical periods while investigating art and mathematics from a global perspective. Pre-requisites:Completion of FAES and FQRC. 3 credits. PAES. AA.

ART360. Women in the Visual Arts

A survey of the important role women have played in the history of art from the Middle Ages to the current. 3 credits.

ART362. Modern Art

A study of the movements associated with 20th century modernism including post-impressionism, cubism, surrealism and abstract expressionism. 3 credits.

ART365. Contemporary Art

This course is an introduction to major art movements since 1945. Through this course, the complex conditions that have produced a visual are, such as war, feminism consumerism, identity, the power structures of representation and visual culture, and the nature of art itself will be investigated. 3 credits.

ART366. Survey of Non-Western Art

This course is designed to introduce the student to the artistic genres and the resulting significant artifacts of non-Western cultures. From a brief survey of the arts of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas the student will gain knowledge of artistic mediums and traditions of every era and culture in the history of the non-Western world. 3 credits.

ART369. American Art

Survey from Colonial to 20th Century, including painting, sculpture, architecture and crafts. 3 credits.

ART370. Intermediate Painting

Exploration of a cohesive set of techniques, methodologies, and concepts with emphasis on the creative approaches of painting and drawing. Emphasis on conceptual development and individual growth. Course may be repeated once. 3 Credits.

ART371. Advanced Painting

Advanced painting with emphasis on the exploration of individual style using oils, acrylics, watercolor and mixed media. Prerequisites: ART 270 and 271 and permission of instructor. 3 credits.

ART375. Creating Graphic Narratives

An intensive introduction to the creation of graphic narratives, including the graphic novel, graphic memoir, digital graphic narrative, comic book, and others. Using a workshop format, students will develop skills in reading graphic narratives as writers and artists, giving and receiving constructive criticism, and creating graphic narratives in various formats. Pre-requisites: Completion of FAES; ENGL 165. 3 Credits. PAES, AA.

ART381. Sculpture I

Study of fundamental sculpture principles. Work with a variety of materials. 3 credits.

ART382. Sculpture II

Continuation of various sculpture techniques in a variety of materials. Prerequisite ART 381. 3 credits.

ART383. 3rd yr Assessment Zero Credit

Assessment of the third-year student's senior project proposal, a portfolio of the student's work created in the student's third year concentration courses, and the student's presentation of said portfolio. Grading is Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: ART 283. Zero credit.

ART385. Critical Making

Critical Making is designed for students to start, develop, and complete a cohesive, well-formed body of work over the course of the semester, while connecting the physical act of their creative objects (photographs, prints, metal work, books, sculptures, ceramics, painting, art performance) with the conceptualization of their ideas, concerns, and intentions in the work. Through self-directed inquiry and extensive critique, students will create a body of work in their chosen medium. Artist presentations, videos, and readings will serve to clarify and motivate students’ progress, as well as field and library research. Pre-requisites: The successful completion of three Studio Art courses with a grade of C or higher. Two (2) Lecture hours, and One (1) Lab hour. 3 credits.

ART390. Directed or Independent Study

Must be approved by the head of the department. 1-18 credits.

ART392. Internship in Art

A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of art. 1-18 credits.

ART395. Special Topics

Selected topics in Art. The topics may vary from semester to semester. Descriptions are available from academic advisors. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-3 credits.

ART3XX. Art Elective

ART400. History of Photography

This course will survey the history of photography from its origins in the early 19th century through its use both primarily and as a multi-disciplinary tool in contemporary art. The course will proceed chronologically, while exploring major styles, influential photographers, technical developments, and important criticism regarding the medium. 3 credits.

ART403. History of Ceramics

This course will survey the history of ceramics from ancient cultures to contemporary. The course will proceed chronologically, while exploring the major contributions in ceramics from various cultures including Japan, the Near East, Pre-Columbia, and Native American tribes. The primary uses of ceramics functionally and ceremonially as well as the appreciation of ceramics as a fine art will be explored. 3 credits.

ART406. Ceramics III

Independent problems in ceramics. May be continued as 407, 408. Prerequisites: ART 213, 214 and permission of instructor. 3 credits.

ART409. Jewelry&Metalsmithing:Enamelng

The design and production of jewelry and objects by fusing colorful glass onto metal. 3 credits.

ART410. Jewelry&Metalsmithing: Forming

This course will introduce both traditional and contemporary approaches to the art of forming of non-ferrous metal. Students will explore the plasticity of metal and its ability to form three-dimensional forms in high relief. Techniques will include hydraulic die forming, chasing and repousse, raising, cold forging and fold forming. Finished pieces can include jewelry, objects, mixed media, and installation pieces. 3 credits.

ART412. Ceramics IV

Continued independent problems in ceramics. Course may be repeated twice for additional credit. Prerequisite: Art 213, 214, 406. 3 credits.

ART413. Intermed Jewelry&Metalsmithing

Continued exploration of various metals and techniques with strong emphasis on design. Prerequisites: ART 212. 3 credits.

ART416. Jewelry&Metalsmithing: Casting

Exploration of the lost wax casting process with strong emphasis on design and experimentation. 3 credits.

ART419. Advanced Jewelry&Metalsmithing

Continued exploration of various metals and techniques with strong emphasis on design. Maybe repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: ART 212 and ART 413. 3 credits.

ART423. Senior Prjt Mid-Assessment Zer

Assessment of both the fourth-year student's senior project at the mid-way point and the student's presentation of said senior project. Grading is Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: ART 383. Zero Credit.

ART430. Drawing Studio

Open to students who have completed Art 130, 131, and 230. Students will create self-directed drawings that relate to their own conceptual interests, processes, media and techniques. Permission of instructor required for enrollment. May be continued as ART 431, 432, 433 with permission of instructor, for a maximum of 12 credits. 3 credits.

ART432. Drawing Studio III

Open to students who have completed Art 130, 131, and 230. Students will create self-directed drawings that relate to their own conceptual interests, processes, media and techniques. Permission of instructor required for enrollment. May be continued as ART 431, 432, 433 with permission of instructor, for a maximum of 12 credits. 3 credits.

ART433. Drawing Studio IV

Open to students who have completed Art 130, 131, and 230. Students will create self-directed drawings that relate to their own conceptual interests, processes, media and techniques. Permission of instructor required for enrollment. May be continued as ART 431, 432, 433 with permission of instructor, for a maximum of 12 credits. 3 credits.

ART441. Tchng Art Sec Sch

A concentrated study of contemporary practices, theory, technology and materials necessary for the formulation of a meaningful art program in the secondary school. 3 credits. For art majors only. Prerequisites: ART 442, Entrance to Teacher Preparation Program or permission of instructor.

ART442. Tchng Art Elem Sch

The Teaching of Art in the Elementary Schools. A concentrated study of theory, methods and materials necessary for the formulation of a meaningful, creative art program in the elementary school. For art majors only. Prerequisite: EDUC 299 or permission of instructor. 3 credits.

ART449. Arts & Culture of India

In this course we will actively experience the visual and performing arts while immersed in the culture of India. We will view original Indian crafts and work with local artisans, discover the world of storytelling, visit craft museums and art centers, attend live performances, and spend time exploring another the culture through a comparative lens. We will discuss the interrelatedness of culture and art from traditional to contemporary times. An understanding of experiencing art and live performance in their actual settings will be conveyed through daily journaling. Students will participate in a variety of comparative cultural experiences. In addition, we will be experience other forms of Indian cultural and literary traditions by attending a historical walking tour and visiting several significant cultural sites. This course waives Goal 9.

ART450. Printmaking Studio

The student will select an area of concentration and problems of specialization in printmaking media and technique. May be continued as ART 451, 452, and 453. Prerequisites: ART 250, 252, 351 or 352. Permission of instructor required for enrollment. 3 credits.

ART456. Photography Studio

Self directed work in photographic media with emphasis on experimentation and artistic expression. Students work independently and meet for regularly scheduled group discussions and critique sessions. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: ART 155, 254, 256, 355. 3 credits.

ART457. Editions

This course integrates papermaking, printmaking, bookbinding, image and text. Students will develop content, form paper, create images, and produce multiples resulting in contemporary book forms or sculptural installations. Emphasis is on sequential design and examining alternative possibilities to conceptualizing the artist book form. Editions offers a continued exploration in the diverse medium of the contemporary print world. 3 credits. Course can be repeated for up to six credits.

ART462. Professional Practices in Art

Designed specifically for and required of all art major seniors, this course enables students to examine and apply elements of professional practices common to all senior art majors through invited speakers, presentations, demonstrations and on-site visits. 3 credits.

ART471. Painting Studio

Open to students who have completed 270 or equivalent. Students will create self-directed paintings that relate to their own conceptual interests, processes, media and techniques. Permission of instructor required for enrollment. May be continued as ART 472 and 473 with permission of instructor, for a maximum of 9 credits. 3 credits.

ART480. Sculpture Studio

Open to students who have completed ART 381 and 382. The student will select media and techniques and set up individual problems. Permission of instructor required for enrollment. May be repeated as ART 481, 482, etc. 3 credits.

ART483. Senior Prjt Final Assessment Z

Assessment of the fourth-year student's finished senior project and the student's presentation of said portfolio. Grading is Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: ART 423. Zero Credit.

ART490. Directed Study

Directed or Independent Study. Must be approved by the head of the department. 1-18 credits.

ART492. Internship in Art

A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of art. 1-18 credits.

ART495. Special Topics Art

Selected Topics in Art. The topics may vary from semester to semester. Descriptions are available from academic advisors. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-3 credits.

ART497. Research Projects in Art

This course provides students with an opportunity for independent original research in art. 1-3 credits.

ART498. Senior Thesis in Art

Students conduct an in-depth project in Art under the direction of a faculty member and the Longwood Senior Thesis Committee. May be repeated as 499. 3 credits.

ART499. Senior Thesis in Art

Students conduct an in-depth project in art under the direction of a faculty member and the Longwood Senior Thesis Committee. 3 credits.