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Course Descriptions

Art (ART)


ART 105  Beginning Drawing  (5)
Covers the use of line, shape, light and shadow, perspective, and fundamentals of composition in the context of drawing based on observation and creative expression. Introduces students to the figure, forms in nature, landscape, interior spaces, and still life. Satisfies an activity or a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.
ART 106  Intermediate Drawing  (5)
Focuses on the human form as a basis for learning about anatomy, composition, relationship of figure to environment, line, shape, value, and color. PREREQUISITE: ART 105 or instructor's permission. Satisfies an activity or a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

ART 107  Advanced Drawing  (5)
Further explores the human form as subject matter for drawing as a means of creating a coherent visual and expressive statement. PREREQUISITE: ART 106 or instructor’s permission. Satisfies an activity or a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.
ART 109  Beginning Design  (5)
Introduces the visual elements of design and the fundamental principles of visual organization. Uses computers and traditional materials. Through visual problem solving, students strengthen their compositional skills while obtaining a better understanding of the visual world and the vocabulary with which to discuss it. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

ART 110  Intermediate Design and Color  (5)
Continues the study of two-dimensional design through exploration and understanding of color theory. In-depth exploration of color theory principles such as additive and subtractive color systems, color harmony and palette analysis, color interaction and the expressive impact of color. Digital and traditional media are used for visual problem solving exercises. PREREQUISITE: ART 109 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.
ART 111  Painting 1  (5)
Introduces students to traditional and contemporary concepts and techniques in oil painting. Working from still life and landscape, students learn to organize form, color, and tone while practicing various methods of application, color mixing, and surface preparation. Satisfies an activity or a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

ART 112  Painting 2  (5)
Students further the skills taught in ART 111 and investigate painting as a means for self-expression. Explores advanced compositions and use of various materials. PREREQUISITE: ART 111. Satisfies an activity or a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.
ART 113  Painting 3  (5)
Provides advanced instruction in painting using objectives taught in ART 112. Students demonstrate advanced compositional theories and painting methods. PREREQUISITE: ART 112. Satisfies an activity or a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

ART 114  Pottery 1  (3-5)
Students develop an appreciation of clay as an art medium. Introduces students to the fundamental methods of clay construction, hand building, and the use of the potter’s wheel through utilitarian pottery and sculpture. Course traces the history of ceramics and its development from a global thematic approach. Art transfer students must take ART 251 instead of ART 114. Satisfies an activity or a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.
ART 115  Pottery 2  (3-5)
Students continue to develop their skills on and off the potter’s wheel. Instructor leads students through discussions of the forming process of object-making. Encourages students to explore the visual, tactile, and intellectual possibilities through this art medium. Art transfer majors must take ART 252 instead of ART 115. PREREQUISITE: ART 114. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

ART 119  3-Dimensional Design  (5)
Explores the fundamentals of form and space with 3-D projects. Students investigate various mixed media materials, and become familiar with structure, mass, color, and scale. Satisfies an activity or a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.
ART 120  Introduction to Graphic Design  (5)
Introduces the principles of graphic form to convey meaning and communicate ideas through text and imagery. Students learn the principles of visual communication through compositional-layout, color and typography in a variety of formats. Digital and traditional media are used for visual problem solving exercises. PREREQUISITE: ART 109 or concurrent enrollment. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

ART 122  Visual Concepts of Web Design  (5)
Focuses on elements and principles of design as they apply to the internet, with emphasis on creating a website that is aesthetic and functional. Course evaluates past visual trends in web design as well as implement latest trends, tools and software used by today’s designers in the field. RECOMMEND: ART 110 and/or ART 120. PREREQUISITE: ART 109.
ART 130  Watercolor Painting  (3)
Combines watercolor techniques with drawing media to create landscapes, interiors, and figure studies from observation. Emphasizes building foundational skills for the purpose of expressive sketchbooks, illustrations, notational journal drawings, and portfolio presentations. Satisfies an activity or a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

ART 133  Portrait Drawing  (3)
Students learn to draw realistic portraits by studying proportion, anatomy, and foreshortening. Using models, students practice rendering the skull, facial features, and shoulders from a variety of perspectives. RECOMMEND: ART 105. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.
ART 135  Introduction to Screen Printing  (3)
Introduces the traditional and contemporary concepts and techniques of screen printing. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

ART 150  Literary/Art Journal Design  (3)
Leads students through the process of creating a student-centered literary and art journal for Green River Community College. Assigns students with specific tasks and in charge of all elements in the production of a journal of student fiction, poetry, artwork and photography.
ART 177  Art Work Experience 1  (1-5)
Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Instructor’s permission.

ART 178  Art Work Experience 2  (1-5)
Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Instructor’s permission.
ART 179  Art Work Experience 3  (1-5)
Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Instructor’s permission.

ART 180  The Artist's Portfolio  (3)
Leads students through the process of organizing a body of artwork into a portfolio. Through discussions, critiques, and demonstrations, students learn how to assemble, document, and provide support materials for a professional portfolio. Course ends with an art exhibition of the student's work. PREREQUISITE: ART 105 and 109; or instructor's permission.
ART 194  Special Topics-Art  (1-5)
Study of special subject-matter that is not part of the regular art curriculum. Course content varies each time it is offered.

ART 199  Independent Study-Design  (1-5)
Encourages students to study and develop independently in their major areas of advanced design. Students develop their own objectives, evaluation criteria and performance standards in conjunction with the appropriate instructor. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
ART 212  History of Art 1  (5)
Study of the development of visual art from the Prehistoric Period to the Gothic Period of Western Civilization. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

ART 213  History of Art 2  (5)
Study of the development of visual art from the Gothic Period to the beginning of the Romantic Period. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.
ART 214  History of Art 3  (5)
Study of the development of visual art from the Romantic Period up to and including contemporary art. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

ART 219  Advanced 3-Dimensional Design  (5)
Further development of 3-dimensional design concepts as they apply to the visual arts. Students work on an independent project, developing an idea through various design stages, culminating in the installation of a final sculpture. PREREQUISITE: ART 109 and 119. Satisfies an activity or a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.
ART 251  Ceramics 1  (5)
Introduces students to conceptual problems and challenges with developing solutions in clay. Students demonstrate their understanding of the narrative object and its effectiveness in communicating ideas, values, and identity. Exposes students to non-traditional processes in clay construction, glaze application, firing process, and finishing surfaces, and discusses their aesthetic choices. PREREQUISITE: ART 114 and 115; and ART 105 or 109; or instructor's permission. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirements for AA degree.

ART 252  Ceramics 2  (5)
Intermediate course in ceramics in which students demonstrate a complete understanding of the ceramic process through clay construction and firing. Students gain knowledge of various clay bodies, glaze properties and effects. Students demonstrate the ability to work responsibly and safely in the glaze room and mix, test, and assess fired glaze results. Students begin to develop the sensibilities to integrate concept and material in their approach to ceramics. PREREQUISITE: ART 251 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.
ART 253  Ceramics 3  (5)
Advanced course in ceramics with an emphasis on the rigors of developing the conceptual skills of art making. Students develop an individual approach to a full integration of ideas, materials, and process. Encourages students to experiment with different strategies of clay construction and firing. PREREQUISITE: ART 252 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

ART 255  Advanced Painting 1  (5)
Covers theory, as well as practice and encourages originality and creativity. Furthers student understanding of the methods, materials, and ideas that are central to the practice of painting still lifes, figures, and landscapes. PREREQUISITE: ART 105, 109, 111 or instructor's permission. Satisfies an activity or a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.
ART 256  Advanced Painting 2  (5)
Students continue to develop their skills in painting by focusing on advanced compositional theories and abstract concepts. Explores value, pattern, tone, mood, and color theories to stretch and refine abilities. Emphasizes the creative process from concept to finished art. PREREQUISITE: ART 255. Satisfies an activity or a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

ART 257  Advanced Painting 3  (5)
Explores traditional and contemporary approaches to theory and practice of painting. Emphasizes evoking emotional responses through effects of light, color, and abstraction. Students work in a series and further explore materials and subject matter. PREREQUISITE: ART 256. Satisfies an activity or a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.
ART 275  Independent Study-Ceramics 1  (1-5)
Emphasizes the development of an individual approach to art-making. Students submit proposals with project descriptions. Assesses students development and progress through faculty visits. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

ART 276  Independent Study-Ceramics 2  (1-5)
Emphasizes the development of an individual approach to art-making. Students submit proposals with project descriptions. Assesses students development and progress through faculty visits. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
ART 277  Independent Study-Ceramics 3  (1-5)
Emphasizes the development of an individual approach to art-making. Students submit proposals with project descriptions. Assesses students development and progress through faculty visits. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

ART 294  Independent Study-Painting 1  (1-5)
Encourages students to study and develop independently in their major areas of painting. Students develop their own objectives, evaluation criteria and performance standards in conjunction with the appropriate instructor. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
ART 295  Independent Study-Painting 2  (1-5)
Continuation of ART 294. Encourages students to study and develop independently in their major areas of painting. Students develop their own objectives, evaluation criteria and performance standards in conjunction with the appropriate instructor. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

ART 296  Independent Study-Painting 3  (1-5)
Continuation of ART 295. Encourages students to study and develop independently in their major areas of painting. Students develop their own objectives, evaluation criteria and performance standards in conjunction with the appropriate instructor. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
ART 297  Independent Study-Advanced Drawing 1  (1-5)
Encourages students to study and develop independently in their major areas of advanced drawing. Students develop their own objectives, evaluation criteria and performance standards in conjunction with the appropriate instructor. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

ART 298  Independent Study-Advanced Drawing 2  (1-5)
Continuation of ART 297. Encourages students to study and develop independently in their major areas of advanced drawing. Students develop their own objectives, evaluation criteria and performance standards in conjunction with the appropriate instructor. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
ART 299  Independent Study-Advanced Drawing 3  (1-5)
Continuation of ART 298. Encourages students to study and develop independently in their major areas of advanced drawing. Students develop their own objectives, evaluation criteria and performance standards in conjunction with the appropriate instructor. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

ART& 100  Art Appreciation  (5)
Introduces the basic elements and principles of art and the media with which artists create. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/ English requirement for AA degree.