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Loudoun Art Course Offerings

ART  101

History and Appreciation of Art I

(3.00 CR.)

Presents the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture and painting. Begins with prehistoric art and follows the development of western civilization to the present. Lecture three hours per week.

ART  102

History and Appreciation of Art II

(3.00 CR.)

Presents the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture and painting. Begins with prehistoric art and follows the development of western civilization to the present. Lecture three hours per week.

ART  103

History of Far Eastern Art I

(3.00 CR.)

Surveys the history of Far Eastern art from the prehistoric period to the present. Part I focuses on the art of India and Southeast Asia. Part II focuses on the art of China, Japan and Korea. Emphasizes architecture, painting, and sculpture with some instruction in printmaking and decorative arts. Lecture three hours per week.

ART  104

History of Far Eastern Art II

(3.00 CR.)

Surveys the history of Far Eastern art from the prehistoric period to the present. Part I focuses on the art of India and Southeast Asia. Part II focuses on the art of China, Japan and Korea. Emphasizes architecture, painting and sculpture with some instruction in printmaking and decorative arts. Lecture three hours per week.

ART  106

History of Modern Art

(3.00 CR.)

Surveys the history of modern architecture, sculpture, painting and graphic arts in representational and non-representational forms. Focuses on the periods and movements that influenced the arts of the 20th century. Emphasizes contemporary art forms, particularly the interaction between art and society, industry and design. Lecture three hours per week.

ART  121

Drawing I

(4.00 CR.)

Develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/lecture. Introduces concepts such as proportion, space, perspective, tone and composition as applied to still life, landscape, and the figure. Uses drawing media such as pencil, charcoal, ink wash and color medium. Includes field trips and gallery assignments as appropriate. Lecture two hours. Studio instruction four hours. Total six hours per week.

ART  122

Drawing II

(4.00 CR.)

Develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/lecture. Introduces concepts such as proportion, space, perspective, tone and composition as applied to still life, landscape and the figure. Uses drawing media such as pencil, charcoal, ink wash and color medium. Includes field trips and gallery assignments as appropriate. Lecture two hours. Studio instruction four hours. Total six hours per week.

ART  131

Fundamentals of Design I

(4.00 CR.)

Explores the concepts of two- and three-dimensional design and color. May include field trips as required. Lecture two hours. Studio instruction four hours. Total six hours per week.

ART  13

 Fundamentals of Design II

(4.00 CR.)

Explores the concepts of two- and three-dimensional design and color. May include field trips as required. Lecture two hours. Studio instruction four hours. Total six hours per week.

ART  153

Ceramics I

(4.00 CR.)

Presents problems in the design and production of functional and nonfunctional ceramic works. Includes hand-building and the use of the potter's wheel, clays and glazes. Lecture two hours. Studio instruction four hours. Total six hours per week.

ART  154

Ceramics II

(4.00 CR.)

Presents problems in the design and production of functional and nonfunctional ceramic works. Includes hand-building and the use of the potter's wheel, clays and glazes. Lecture two hours. Studio instruction four hours. Total six hours per week.

ART  221

Drawing III

(4.00 CR.)

Prerequisite for ART 221 is ART 122. Prerequisite for ART 222 is ART 221. Introduces advanced concepts and techniques of drawing as applied to the figure, still life and landscape. Gives additional instruction in composition, modeling, space and perspective. Encourages individual approaches to drawing. Lecture two hours. Studio instruction four hours. Total six hours per week.

ART  222

Drawing IV

(4.00 CR.)

Prerequisite for ART 221 is ART 122. Prerequisite for ART 222 is ART 221. Introduces advanced concepts and techniques of drawing as applied to the figure, still life, and landscape. Gives additional instruction in composition, modeling, space and perspective. Encourages individual approaches to drawing. Lecture two hours. Studio instruction four hours. Total six hours per week.

ART  231

Sculpture I

(4.00 CR.)

Prerequisite is ART 131. Introduces sculptural concepts and methods of production in traditional and contemporary media. Includes clay, plaster, wood, stone, metal, plastics and terra cotta. May include field trips. Lecture two hours. Studio instruction four hours. Total six hours per week.

ART  232

Sculpture II

(4.00 CR.)

Prerequisite is ART 131. Introduces sculptural concepts and methods of production in traditional and contemporary media. Includes clay, plaster, wood, stone, metal, plastics and terra cotta. May include field trips. Lecture two hours. Studio instruction four hours. Total six hours per week.

ART  235

Functional Ceramics

(4.00 CR.)

Prerequisite is ART 154. Explores the design and production of functional ceramics, including hand-building and use of the wheel. Lecture two hours. Studio instruction four hours. Total six hours per week.

ART  236

Sculptural Ceramics

(4.00 CR.)

Prerequisite is ART 154. Explores the design and production of sculptural ceramics, including handbuilding and use of the wheel. Lecture two hours. Studio instruction four hours. Total six hours per week.

ART  241

Painting I

(4.00 CR.)

Prerequisite is ART 122 or division approval. Introduces abstract and representational painting in acrylic and/or oil with emphasis on color composition and value. Lecture two hours. Studio instruction four hours. Total six hours per week.

ART  242

Painting II

(4.00 CR.)

Prerequisite is ART 122 or division approval. Introduces abstract and representational painting in acrylic and/or oil with emphasis on color composition and value. Lecture two hours. Studio instruction four hours. Total six hours per week.

ART  250

History of Design

(3.00 CR.)

Surveys the development of graphic design and illustration with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Analyzes the work of outstanding designers and illustrators. Lecture three hours per week.

ART  271

Printmaking I

(3 - 4.00 CR.)

Introduces the student to the full range of printmaking techniques. Includes woodcut, silkscreen, etching, and lithography. Provides historical perspective on printmaking. Lecture two hours. Studio instruction three hours. Total five hours per week.

ART  272

Printmaking II

(3 - 4.00 CR.)

Introduces the student to the full range of printmaking techniques. Includes woodcut, silkscreen, etching, and lithography. Provides historical perspective on printmaking. Lecture two hours. Studio instruction three hours. Total five hours per week.

ART  277

Advanced Printmaking

(4.00 CR.)

Provides additional opportunity for individual exploration in selected printmaking processes. Lecture two hours. Studio instruction four hours. Total six hours per week.