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ARB 077 – INTRO/YOUR/35MM/SLR/CAMERA

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of basic camera operations;
2. demonstrate an understanding of film choice, exposure settings, and light effects;
3. demonstrate an understanding of basic composition; and
4. describe the different options for film development.

ARB 082 – The Art of Pottery

Learn the history and artistic manipulation of clay. Topics include influential potters of the past, clay manipulation and bonding techniques, firing processes, specialized glazes and hand-painting techniques.

Course Objectives:
1. identify two potters in history and their artistic styles;
2. demonstrate proper clay lifting, piercing, sprigging, sponging, and bonding techniques;
3. describe the firing process involved in each stage of clay manipulation;
4. explain and demonstrate graffito and slip trailing techniques;
5. apply appropriate painting, stenciling, and glazing techniques; and
6. research the market to determine the best method to sell one's own wares.

ARB 087 – Intermediate Ceramics

Build on skills learned in introductory clay classes with this 12 session, in-depth exploration of handbuilding and wheel throwing skills using both high and low-fire clays. Basic wheel and handbuilding techniques are reviewed, and more complex construction and glazing techniques are developed.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of different types of clay,
2. demonstrate basic and intermediate handbuilding and wheel throwing skills,
3. demonstrate the ability to combine artistic design elements and techniques to create three-dimensional projects in clay,
4. demonstrate an understanding of glazing techniques, and
5. describe the characteristics of reduction firing.

ARB 105 – Action Photography

Learn to take pictures of people and things moving. Discuss the proper techniques for achieving sharp images of moving subjects as well as showing motion of moving subjects. Bring a 35mm SLR or digital SLR camera, film and gadget bag to class.

ARB 107 – Drawing Studio: Drawing Fundamentals

Learn to translate what is seen into perceptive drawings by practicing line, shape, contour, proportion, perspective, light and shadow using various mediums including graphite and charcoal. Course is beneficial for beginners and more advanced students wishing to enhance drawing skills.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and demonstrate a knowledge of drawing media,
2. demonstrate the ability to execute contour line drawings,
3. demonstrate the ability to analyze and reproduce observed spatial relationships, and
4. produce several drawings through the use of charcoal and graphite.

ARB 129 – Studio Lighting

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about studio lighting. The student will examine both electronic flash systems and 'hot lights'. The student will learn how to work with single as well as multiple light sources. Topics to be covered include lighting rations, 'hard' and soft light, angle of light, tabletop product photography, and use of backgrounds.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the differences and merits of electronic flash systems and 'hot lights';
2. identify and use the best type of lighting for the subject matter, knowing the difference between 'hard' and 'soft' lighting in order to make the subject look best; and
3. demonstrate knowledge of the different types of backgrounds, compose subject matter and use the right lighting techniques to create a professional image that goes beyond a snapshot.

ARB 135 – Photography - Black & White Darkroom

Learn to develop and print black and white film. Receive instruction on photo editing, layout and picture taking.

Course Objectives:
1. identify photo equipment, chemistry, and the developing process;
2. execute well-composed and framed black and white photos;
3. demonstrate appropriate knowledge of photochemistry, and safe handling of chemistry; and
4. develop black and white photos.

ARB 155 – Fundamentals of Appraising

Learn the basics of assessing the value of art objects, antiques and collectibles. Topics include the different types of appraisal, how to establish comparable price and the ethics and laws in appraising.

Course Objectives:
1. identify criteria, process and resources for establishing an object value;
2. research objects using the various sources of price and object comparison; and
3. evaluate objects for their historical and financial value with an objective yet critical eye.

ARB 169 – SHAKESPEARE'S GREATEST TRAGEDI

Course Objectives:
1. discuss Shakespeare¿s techniques that establish character, plot, and setting;
2. discuss the nuances of Elizabethan English; and
3. demonstrate the ability to analyze the plays in order to denote their significance to contemporary society.

ARB 171 – PHOTOGRAPHY/1839-TODAY/PT II

Course Objectives:
1. discuss and explore the history and development of this young art form;
2. describe photographic processes, materials and equipment;
3. explain all aspects of the evolution of photographic styles; and
4. cite key individuals in the development of photographic art.

ARB 172 – Expressionistic Art of Early 20th Century Germany

Explore German Expressionism in the forms of visual arts, literature, poetry, cinema and opera. Topics include literary and cultural background of expressionism and concurrent social and scientific theories.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the characteristics of the Expressionistic movement;
2. explain psychological and political themes of various Expressionistic art forms; and
3. describe German Expressionism and its influence on cinema, art, literature, music.

ARB 173 – Master Composers: Their Symphonic, Operatic, and Chamber Music

Discover the formal designs and expressive content in vocal and instrumental compositions by master composers such as J.S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Wagner and others.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate a familiarity with formal designs used by hundreds of 18th, 19th and 20th century composers;
2. identify sonata, theme and variation, and rondo forms; and
3. demonstrate an understanding of formal design of a musical composition.

ARB 174 – Great Museums and Their Art Collections

Study the great collections available at The Metropolitan Museum of Art/New York, The National Gallery/Washington, DC, The National Gallery/London, The Louvre/Paris, The Hermitage/Russia, The Guggenheim/Spain, The Vatican Museum/Rome and The Getty Museum/Los Angles to gain an understanding of the evolution of art.

Course Objectives:
1. cite historical figures such as popes, royal families, political leaders, and entrepreneurs, who developed these art collections;
2. explain how palaces and distinct architectural designs became transformed into museums (the Louvre and the Hermitage);
3. examine the acquisitions of prominent collectors throughout the world; and
4. discuss components of distinctive art collections.

ARB 175 – An Approach to Poetry

Learn to avoid both the emotionalism of coffee house poetry reading and the elitism of the poetry-as-puzzle school. Favorites from Shakespeare to Whitman and 20th Century poems by Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot and W.B. Yeats give students a full poetry experience.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the difference between the coffee shop group and the elitists,
2. define some techniques for reading and understanding poetry more fully, and
3. discuss the specific poems offered in the class.

ARB 176 – Operas of Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, and Giordano

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the components of opera, to become acquainted with the lives of the composers, and to study the themes and the elements that are included in these operas. This is strictly an instructional course. No trips to the opera are included. Topics include Puccini's Tosca; Verdi's Nabucco and La Traviata; Mozart's The Magic Flute; and Giordano's Andrea Chenier.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the music, stories, and formal designs of these operas;
2. explain the themes of these operas; and
3. analyze these operas, explaining how the elements of music, drama, voice and human nature work together to create a single art form.

ARB 177 – The Impressionistic Art Movement of the 19th Century

Learn about the Impressionism art movement. Discuss the characteristics of impressionistic paintings and the twelve central figures of this movement. Topics include visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on light in its changing qualities and ordinary subject matter.

Course Objectives:
1. describe, in general terms, this important art movement;
2. define the characteristics of impressionism; and
3. identify some of the central figures and their works.

ARB 181 – Drawing and Painting for the Senior Adult

Learn the basic techniques of various two dimensional media. Discuss the use of media and the techniques used to achieve desired effects, as well as the equipment necessary to complete a two dimensional project.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the use of various media and techniques for achieving the desired effects,
2. discuss equipment used to complete a two dimensional media project, and
3. demonstrate skill in several drawing and painting techniques.

ARB 185 – Art Masterpieces of Great Museums

Examine and discuss the wonderful works of art found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louvre in Paris, and the Hermitage in Russia.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss some of the more than two million works of art spanning 5000 years of world culture found at the Metropolitan museum,
2. examine some of the 35,000 works of art dedicated to permanent collections, and
3. describe how these museums house three million items that show the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the present.

ARB 186 – ART HISTORY:COMPREHENSIVE LOOK

Explore and discuss art history from the early Italian Renaissance to the present. Topics to be covered include artists involved in early Italian renaissance; 18th century English artists; impressionists from 19th century France; Fauvism and Cubism; 20th century American artists; and artists of today.

Course Objectives:
1. cite examples of artists and their works as presented in the course;
2. identify the centuries in which these artists lived, and assess the impact they had on that time in history; and
3. discuss Italian Renaissance, impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, American art, and current events of the art world.

ARB 187 – Post Impressionism: From Gauguin to Matisse

Investigate the Post Impressionism art movement that began in 1886. Discuss the characteristics of post- impressionistic paintings, and the major French artists of this movement. Topics include thick application of paint; vivid colors; distinctive brush strokes; geometric forms, distorted forms for expressive effort and use of unnatural or arbitrary colors.

Course Objectives:
1. describe, in general terms, this important post-impressionistic movement,
2. define the characteristics of impressionism, and
3. identify some of the central figures and their works.

ARB 188 – Music Education: Music by the Masters

This course is designed to enable students to learn about great works of musical art, by studying the enduring works of composers considered by all as 'The Masters'. Topics to be covered include concepts and terminology which can be applied to operas, symphonies, concertos, chamber music, art songs and sacred/secular compositions; musical concepts, such as sonata form, theme and variation form, rondo form, strophic vocal forms; aria, arioso and recitative; the development of insights into the musical arts; familiarity with famous concert halls, opera houses and recordings; orchestral and vocal performances; and orchestral balance.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate a deeper comprehension of the art form of classical music,
2. explain the concepts and terminology studied in the course,
3. discuss the differences between the art forms studied,
4. identify some well-known opera houses and concert halls, and
5. discuss how becoming familiar with great music enhances one¿s life.

ARB 191 – ALONG/GRAND/CANAL/VENICE/ITALY

This course is designed to enable the student to recognize the art and architecture along the Grand Canal of Venice. Students will learn how the economy of Venice and its status as a major trade port allowed it to build magnificent villas and to sponsor massive amounts of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Topics to be covered include the civic architecture along the Grand Canal, sacred buildings, sculpture and paintings in Venice.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the architecture of the Grand Canal,
2. identify the artisans and works, and
3. demonstrate an understanding of the artistic and stylistic progress in architecture.

ARB 192 – Women in Art

Examine the lives and careers of 10 women artists who have achieved status in the art world including: Frieda Kahlo; Grace Hartigan; Georgia O'Keefe; Louise Nevelson; Niki de Saint Phalle; Helen Frankenthaller; Kathe Kollwitz; Berthe Morrisot; Mary Cassatt; and Vigee-le Brun.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the achievements of these artists,
2. discuss the cultural divide these women have had to cross, and
3. discuss the the creative process.

ARB 195 – American Cinema Series

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about American cinema films of the 1950's. Topics to be covered include the following films Picnic, Caged, Sunset Boulevard, The Man with the Golden Arm, and Marty. This course is lecture only.

ARB 196 – Themes in Movies of the 50's

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the issue of immigration. Topics to be covered include newspaper coveage; Congress and Hollywood; other countries confronted with the issue of immigration; and films made in Italy, Mexico, India, and Germany with immigration themes.

ARB 199 – Great Museums and Their Art Collections II

This course is designed to help the student gain an understanding of the evolution of art by studying great collections at some of the most famous museums in the world. Topics to be covered include the following museums: the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Art Institute of Chicago Museum; the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco: the M. H. de Young Museum.

Course Objectives:
1. cite historical figures who developed these art collections,
2. examine the acquisitions of prominent collectors throughout the world, and
3. discuss distinctive art collections.

ARB 200 – Music by Master American Composers

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the uniqueness of several classic American composers, their contributions to the history of music, and their impact on the American musical scene. Topics to be covered include a survey of the history of the American musical theatre; the emergence of this form of theatre art; important trends, styles and innovations; the music of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rogers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Lowe, and Jerome Kern; and the historical and cultural evolution of musical theatre.

Course Objectives:
1. assess the musical impact of this uniquely American art form;
2. evaluate its contribution to the history of music;
3. explain its impact on the American social scene; and
4. discuss the music of Porter, Berlin Rogers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Lowe, and Jerome Kern.

ARB 201 – Masterpieces of Great Artists

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the lives and works of some of the masters of art. Topics to be covered include Rembrandt, Matisse, Picasso, Cavalini, Goya, and others.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the lives of each artist,
2. describe some of the meaningful events in each life, and
3. analyze the stages of their artistic masterpieces.

ARB 202 – Classical Music Composers

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the lives and compositions of some of the masters of classical music. Topics to be covered include Mozart, Liszt, Beethoven, Grieg, Debussy, and others.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the lives of each composer,
2. describe some of the meaningful events in each life, and
3. analyze the stages of their musical compositions.

ARB 203 – Artists Depict Biblical Themes

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the work of different artists in relation to biblical themes. Topics to be covered include the styles of these artists, including Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Cranach, Gentileschi, Caravaggio, and West; and the similarities and differences in their biblical interpretations.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the biblical interpretations of the artists in the course;
2. describe their styles, similarities and differences; and
3. demonstrate an understanding of artists previously unknown to oneself.

ARB 204 – Themes in Foreign Cinema: Middle East Personalities

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the issue of Middle Eastern personalities whose lives have become unmanageable because of political positions. Topics to be covered include the interest in this subject that can be found in our newspapers, Congress, and Hollywood; other countries confronted with this problem; and movies made in other countries.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the complexities of different cultures,
2. evaluate how the red tape bureaucracies further the conflicts between cultures, and
3. demonstrate an understanding about the mind-sets of other cultures.

ARB 206 – Jewish Influence on American Entertainment

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about Jewish influence in the American entertainment industry. Topics to be covered include Jews as actors, producers, directors, studio heads, theatre owners, distributors, musicians, composers, comedians, and inventors; and the challenge of becoming fully American while holding on to the Jewish faith.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the issue of identity and culture in America;
2. discuss the relationship between Jews and America's entertainment media; and
3. identify the role of popular entertainment in American life.

ARB 207 – Themes in American Cinema Series: Ethics

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about themes from American cinema films involving ethics. Topics to be covered include corporate malfeasance, corporate takeover battles, negative test marketing, betrayal of personal values and integrity, and manipulation of energy supplies in order to make billions for corporate leaders.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to better understand the world of business and its ethnics,
2. discuss the mantra 'greed is good', and
3. discuss the financial lessons learned from the present recession.

ARB 209 – The Avant-Garde Art Movement

Learn about the avant-garde art movement, its characteristics, and the artists of the period. Topics include the meaning of avant-garde; pushing the boundaries of art; the hallmark of modernism; and artists of the period, such as Warhol, Pollack, de Kooning, Matisse, O'Keefe and Picasso.

Course Objectives:
1. describe this important art movement,
2. define the characteristics of avant-garde work, and
3. identify some of the artists and their works.

ARB 210 – Masterpieces of Great Artists

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the lives and works of some of the masters of art. Topics to be covered include Rembrandt; Matisse; Picasso; Cavalini; Goya and others.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the lives of each artist,
2. describe some of the meaningful events in each life, and
3. analyze the stages of their artistic masterpieces.

ARB 211 – Classical Music Composers

This course is designed to enable students to learn about the lives and compositions of some of the masters of classical music. Topics to be covered include Mozart, Liszt, Beethoven, Grieg, and Debussy.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the lives of each composer,
2. describe some of the meaningful events in each life, and
3. analyze the stages of their musical compositions.

ARB 214 – American Entertainment

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the various forms of entertainment that have developed in the United States and how they have left their mark on the American people. Topics to be covered include literature, drama, the flickers, motion pictures, television, and the American musical.

Course Objectives:
1. identify colonial music, theatre and literature;
2. discuss how American entertainment has attracted and influenced the world; and
3. describe various forms of entertainment and explain how they developed in the US.

ARB 215 – American Composers: The Legacy of Lerner and Lowe

Gain an introduction to the lives, the times and the extraordinary musical talent of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe. Topics include their early lives; how they met and collaborated musically; their mentors and trends that influenced them; their family, cultural, educational and musical backgrounds; and their personal tragedies and triumphs.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss Lerner and Lowe's contribution to the growth and development of the American musical theater;
2. identify the pros and cons of working as collaborators to create a musical; and
3. evaluate their legacy, and discuss how it can be preserved and passed on.

ARB 216 – Operas by Verdi, Puccini, and Rossini

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the components of opera, to become acquainted with the lives of the composers, and to study the themes and the elements that are included in four operas. Topics to be covered include Aida and La Traviata by Verdi, Turandot by Puccini, and Barber of Seville by Rossini.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the music, stories, and formal designs of four operas;
2. explain the themes of these four operas; and
3. analyze these operas, explaining how the elements of music, drama, voice and human nature work together to create a single art form.

ARB 217 – Themes in American Cinema: Classical Musical Greats in Film

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the lives of four great composers as depicted in great films in classical music. Topics to be covered include the lives of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Farinelli.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the lives of these four classical music geniuses;
2. discuss their successful and unsuccessful relationships, rivalries, sexuality, and mental anguish; and
3. demonstrate a broadened classical music knowledge.

ARB 220 – Operas, Art Song, and Other Vocal Music by the Masters

This course is designed to enable the students to learn about the expressive content and formal structures in vocal music by such composers as J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Wagner, Brahms, Puccini, Gounod, Bizet, and Tchaikovsky.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate comprehension of the art form of classical vocal music;
2. explain the concepts and terminology studied in this course;
3. identify some well-known operas, art songs, and other vocal music by the masters; and
4. discuss how becoming familiar with great music enhances one¿s life.

ARB 221 – From Cave Art to the Early Renaissance

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the history of world art, from its humble beginnings to the early Renaissance. Topics to be covered include major achievements of humanity, how ideas were expressed in a visual form, the art production of different cultures, the universality of art, and the study of art within its historical and political contexts.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss art history from the Paleolithic period to about 1400 AD;
2. describe how to look at works of art and how to interpret them; and
3. evaluate art appreciation skills from different cultures.

ARB 223 – Themes in Foreign Cinema: Immigration

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the issue of immigration. Topics to be covered include newspaper coverage; Congress and Hollywood; other countries confronted with the issue of immigration; and films made in Italy, Mexico, India, and Germany with immigration themes.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the justice and injustice of the treatment of immigrants,
2. discuss the relationship between parents and children as they negotiate their way trying to live in a new country, and
3. discuss the immigrant's struggle for survival.

ARB 224 – Rodgers and Hart: Songs of the Heart

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the many songs written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Topics to be covered include how this duo met and began a collaboration of song writing for Broadway and film; and an examination of some of their works.

Course Objectives:
1. discover how the extraordinary literary and musical talents of Rodgers and Hart combined to create a prolific song writing team; and
2. discuss the texts; musical innovation; and use of poetry, rhyme, alliteration, wit, sarcasm and humor.

ARB 226 – Foreign Film Series: Asian Culture Themes

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about several aspects of Asian culture through a study of four films. Topics to be covered include unshakable friendship between two Chinese opera stars, the story of the last years of China's Ching dynasty, the clash between tradition and modernity, and the life of China's greatest ballet dancers.

Course Overview:
1. discuss how Asians survived and struggled through the Cultural Revolution,
2. discuss the drama surrounding a young emperor and the struggles of those who attempt to teach and control him,
3. examine the age old struggle with tradition and modernity, and
4. examine the defection and the sacrifices that are made in making such a drastic move from one culture to another.

ARB 227 – American Cinema Series: The Con Artist Theme

This course is designed to introduce the student to great films in American cinema that explore the fascinating interaction between the con artist and victim. Topics include four films that follow this theme.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss how the con artist used trust to ultimately hurt one's victims,
2. explore the interaction of the con and the conned, and
3. demonstrate how these interactions exemplify human behavior and intricate psychology.

ARB 229 – Drawing and Painting for the Senior Adult: Intermediate

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a senior adult, to learn intermediate techniques of various two dimensional media. This course is not for recreation or relaxation, but for maintenance and/or improvement of cognitive functions. Students will learn advanced techniques of various two dimensional media. Topics to be covered include drawing in pen, pencil and pastel; painting in oils, tempera, watercolor and acrylic; and landscape, interior, still life drawing, and portraiture.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the use of various media and techniques for achieving the desired effects,
2. discuss equipment used to complete a two dimensional media project, and
3. demonstrate skill in several drawing and painting techniques.

ARB 230 – Foreign Film Series ¿ Separation Themes

This course is designed to enable the student to examine the many facets of separation from country, job, family, and religion. Topics include the following movies: 'Partition'; 'Lost in Translation'; 'Troubled Water'; and 'A Separation'.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the separation of Islamic Pakistan and secular India;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the humor and pathos illustrating the separation from country, career, and disillusionment with marriage;
3. analyze the separation of parents from a child and the guilt, regret, and forgiveness that follows; and
4. demonstrate an understanding of the conflict between an Iranian couple over duty and a desire to relocate to another country in order to give a better life to their only child.

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