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AR130 DESIGN (4). The elements and principles of design as it relates to compositions created within the visual arts. The course will analyze works of art in terms of shape, balance, color and more. Attention will be placed on creative problem solving and visual organization. Projects will be assigned to further illustrate the student’s knowledge of two-dimensional design concepts. [Skill: T]

AR162 DRAWING I (4). Fundamentals of graphic expressions including development of forms in space in line, value, and texture through a variety of media, techniques, and concepts. Media covered are graphite, charcoal, and pastels. [Skills: O,T]

AR232 CERAMICS (4). Ceramics is an introduction to the clay medium including hand and wheel construction methods, clay mining and processing, making of clay bodies, making glazes, glazing forms, firing in oxidation and reduction atmospheres, and electric, gas and wood firing kilns. Classes participate in special processes such as Raku firing, pasture firing, or fuming. The first three quarters of the class students learn fundamental information and processes and then elect a final project and proceed in advanced topics. The history of ceramics will be addressed through lecture, video and museum visits. [Skill: O,T]

AR240 PAINTING (4). Introduction to creative and individual expression through the employment of basic painting techniques and design concepts. Examines aspects of the professional community through visits, slides and lectures. [Skills: O,T]

AR330G-FA ANCIENT ART CULTURES (4) [T]. Focuses on the art of prehistoric man throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa up through the art of the European Renaissance during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. Study is in conjunction with the permanent collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Islamic and Far Eastern treasures in the Museum holdings will also be studied. The course encompasses the architecture, painting, sculpture and printmaking of these early societies. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: Sophomore, junior or senior standing.

AR331G-FA MODERN ART CULTURES (4). Focuses on the art of the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries studied in conjunction with the permanent collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Study of the Museum holdings will include works from the Baroque, Romantic and Impressionistic movements. The course will encompass the paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs of modern societies as well as art of the Americas and African art. Includes special emphasis on women and minority artists. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: Sophomore, junior or senior standing.

AR335 SCULPTURE (4). Individual expression in the various materials and techniques of sculpture. [Skills: O,T] Prerequisite: AR130 or AR162.

AR337 PRINTMAKING (4). Fundamentals and instruction in the varied methods of printmaking are the focus of this course. The student will develop the skills to create a series of prints displaying a personal statement and an aesthetic quality. Methods of printing include intaglio, silkscreen, collagraph and mono printing. The course includes a museum visit, print history, research, and critiques of student artwork. [Skills: O,T] Prerequisite: AR130 or AR162.

AR340 WATERCOLOR (4). A continuation of the development of aesthetic and technical knowledge gained in Painting. Emphasis is placed on the development of a personal statement through various methods/types of watercolor painting. [Skills: O,T] Prerequisite: AR130 or AR162or AR240.

AR353 ADVANCED STUDIO PRACTICE (4). An intensive search for a personal statement and advanced technical and aesthetic control in a medium of the student’s choice. An emphasis is placed on introducing the student to the professional arts community, employment in the arts, and portfolio building. May be taken twice. [Skills: O,T] Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.

AR362 DRAWING II (4). A continuation of Drawing I with practice in graphic expression with emphasis on rendering the three-dimensional illusion, advanced figure study and abstraction. Development of a personal statement in drawing will be emphasized. Modern drawing techniques and mediums will be examined in depth. Various graphic materials, papers and experimental methods will be utilized. Color will be a focus in this class. [Skills: O,T] Prerequisite: AR130.

AR495 SENIOR THESIS PREPARATION (2). A capstone course for the Studio Art major. Involves preparation for and evaluation of the written thesis and final exhibition. Graduating seniors will put together a retrospective selection of their best work with the assistance of the Art faculty. Arrangements for this course must be made one semester in advance with the student's advisor and the art faculty. [Skill: T] Prerequisites: Senior standing and an ART major.