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ART 101 – Clay Creations: A Ceramic Sculpture Workshop

Explore different methods of handbuilding, including pinching, coiling and more. Finish clay work by kiln-firing and decorating using glazes and other materials. Topics include decorating techniques of embossing, glazing, surface decoration, clay types, pinch pots, coil and slab techniques. Intended for gifted and talented students ages 7-11.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate a knowledge of different types of clay,
2. name several different uses for ceramic clay,
3. use artistic design elements and techniques to create three-dimensional projects in clay,
4. develop basic handbuilding techniques, such as pinching, coiling, and slab construction, and
5. demonstrate an understanding of glazing techniques.

ART 105 – The Pleasures of Poetry

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to write poetry. Topics to be covered include formal elements in poetry, interactive exercises, commentary, forms, manuscripts for publication, and instructions on where to send manuscripts for possible publication.

Course Objectives:
1. create poems with formal elements,
2. identify writer¿s block,
3. describe publishing options, and
4. prepare a manuscript for publication.

ART 141 – Wedding Photography

Learn about the lucrative field of wedding photography. Develop an understanding of equipment and photo-journalistic and formal approaches through the use of live models in wedding attire. Bring a 35mm film or digital SLR camera with flash and film or memory cards to class.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to photograph subjects in full wedding attire in a formal pose;
2. evaluate on the spot lighting, composition, distance, and camera settings in informal opportunities as necessary; and
3. identify sources of photography equipment, supplies, albums, and framing.

ART 145 – Glassblowing Fundamentals

Explore the fundamentals of glassblowing. Learn techniques for applying color, shaping and elements of design. Designed for beginners, but beneficial for those with some glass experience.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to execute safe glass handling, blowing, and annealing;
2. demonstrate basic glassblowing fundamentals;
3. demonstrate awareness of color, theory, and design for glass; and
4. create functional and sculptural final glass pieces.

ART 152 – Operas of Verdi, Donizetti, Gounod and Puccini

Learn about and discuss the components, themes, elements and composers of La Forza del Destino by Verdi, Maria Stuarda by Donizetti, Romeo et Juliette by Gounod and Madama Butterfly by Puccini.

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

ART 170 – Operas of Verdi, Donizetti, Gounod and Puccini

The focal point of this course will be the following four operas; La Forza del Destino by Verdi, Maria Stuarda by Donizetti, Romeo et Juliette by Gounod and Madama Butterfly by Puccini. Learn about and discuss the components, themes, elements and composers of each opera.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the music, stories and design of the operas presented in class;
2. analyze operas to discover how the elements of music, drama beautiful singing, and human emotion work together to create a single art form; and
3 describe how this course helped the students to more fully understand and enjoy these operas.

ART 188 – The Wonderful World of Opera

Learn to view opera as a complete art form, and to increase the enjoyment of opera on many different levels. Trace the evolution of opera from its earliest forms.

Course Objectives:
1. list and describe the components of opera;
2. demonstrate an appreciation of opera on various levels;
3. view opera as a complete art form;
4. demonstrate an understanding of the elements of opera and as a single art form;
5. analyze the criteria to review an opera; and
6. discuss the use, development, and importance of an orchestra in opera.

ART 196 – Film Literacy

This course examines the history and development of the motion picture as an art form. Topics include history of film, story structure, editing, camerawork, and genres.

Course Objectives:
1. describe several different key movements in film history,
2. analyze the structure of a film,
3. explain how storytelling is affected by editing and camerawork, and
4. list several major film genres.

ART 207 – German Expressionism: a Cultural Overview

Develop an understanding of German Expressionism through visual arts, literature, poetry, cinema and opera Experience examples of artistic works, read a sampling of expressionistic poetry and philosophical thought, view examples of expressionistic film and listen to a bit of opera influenced by the expressionist movement.

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.

ART 211 – Shakespeare: Master of Dramatic Poetry

View excerpts of plays as poems; study the use of metaphor and versification and explore how poetic technique blends in and amplifies dramatic intent.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss why people believe Shakespeare to be the greatest poet in the English language,
2. discuss why Shakespeare's sonnets are often studied as poetry and his plays as drama,
3. identify different 'poems' that can be found in Hamlet, and
4. explain how poetic techniques blend and amplify dramatic intent.

ART 220 – Great Music by Master Composers

See how the formal designs and expressive content in vocal and instrumental compositions makes for a great work. Study compositions by J.S. Bach and Handel; Haydn and Mozart; Beethoven and Schubert; Schumann and Mendelssohn; Brahms and Dvorak; Verdi and Wagner; Tchaikovsky and Sibelius 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;
3. increase their depth of understanding by applying knowledge of formal design to one's listening experience; and
4. apply this knowledge when purchasing recorded music.

ART 221 – Operas of Bellini, Verdi, Rossini and Gershwin

See how the formal designs and expressive content in vocal and instrumental compositions makes for a great work. Study compositions by J.S. Bach and Handel; Haydn and Mozart; Beethoven and Schubert; Schumann and Mendelssohn; Brahms and Dvorak; Verdi and Wagner; Tchaikovsky and Sibelius; and others.

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

ART 226 – The Art and Hisotry of Renaissance Florence

Explore the social, cultural and artistic developments of 13th to the 16th century Florence from the growth of the commune to the Medici, Dante, Machiavelli and the genius of the Florentine artist. Discuss the establishment of Florence as the birthplace of the modern age.

Course Objectives:
1. describe artistic materials, artistic methods, humanism, patronage, and commissions in the republic;
2. analyze local and classical traditions and evolution of the city from medieval to the golden age of the renaissance; and
3. identify varieties of style in the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th century, including artists, sculptors, art symbols, and terminology.

ART 235 – Portrait Photography Techniques

Acquire the skills necessary in portrait photography. Topics include camera, lighting and film basics, working with models and photographing models. Bring a personal camera to class.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of camera operations;
2. demonstrate an understanding of film choice, exposure settings, and lighting effects;
3. demonstrate an understanding of composition; and
4. demonstrate the ability to manage portrait models, personal expectations of buyer, and sales.

ART 258 – Introduction to Commercial Photography

Learn the elements of earning a living as a commercial photographer. Photograph products for marketing and publication. Bring an SLR or a point and shoot camera with some manual functions to class.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of how to use the digital camera,
2. demonstrate the ability to use manual camera settings to properly balance light and film speed,
3. demonstrate an understanding of related vocabulary and tools,
4. demonstrate the ability to use simple photo editing programs to change and manipulate digital photos, and
5. identify the effect of print media and final photos.

ART 277 – Exploring Shakespeare I

Discuss the comedies and tragedies in relation to the activities of daily life. Examine the setting, costumes, use of senses and characters in plays. Selected films will be viewed, reflected upon and discussed. There will be no written class work or assignments. Discussion and dialogue are strongly encouraged.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss Shakespeare and his works;
2. analyze issues in Shakespeare¿s plays (country life/town life, roles of males and females, and roles of characters); and
3. identify recurrent themes in Shakespeare¿s plays.

ART 296 – Decorative Painting - Tole

This course provides instruction in basic tole brush strokes.

Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate basic techniques of decorated tole painting.
2. Produce painted materials using acrylic paints.

ART 321 – Watercolor Painting-Beginners/Intermediate

Acquire basic and intermediate painting skills while being introduced to wash, dry brush and masking techniques. Subject matter such as landscapes, still life, and portraitures will be included.

Course Objectives:
1. Select appropriate subject matter for a watercolor painting.
2. Center the composition properly.
3. Draw and paint in proportion.
4. Draw and paint objects using linear perspective.
5. Create atmospheric perspective using appropriate value ranges.
6. Mix colors to reasonably match the visuals.
7. Mix washes that range in value from light, middle to dark tones.

ART 385 – Enjoy European Art Online

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the art and architecture of Europe and the influence of culture on European art. Topics to be covered include European art influence; historical information about the art of France, Italy, and England; and the interrelation of European art and architecture.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the influence of culture on European art;
2. provide historical information about the art of France, Italy, and England; and
3. describe how European art and architecture are related.

ART 392 – Landscape Photography in Winter

Learn the basics of landscape photography and how to use dramatic lighting and stark color contrasts when creating unique winter landscape images. Bring a 35 mm SLR or digital SLR camera, film and gadget bag to class.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to frame in a camera,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the principles of outdoor photography and related vocabulary,
3. posses a basic knowledge of the equipment necessary for outdoor winter photography,
4. identify strong subject material, and
5. develop the ability to use natural lighting conditions effectively for composition.

ART 396 – Editing and Printing Your Digital Photos

Mastered your basic digital camera functions? Now, learn how to edit your photos. Review fundamental skills such as, in-camera composition, lighting and framing to create action, still life and candid photos. Learn how to crop, adjust color, and filter.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the use of the digital camera,
2. demonstrate the ability to use manual camera settings to properly balance light and film speed,
3. demonstrate an understanding of related vocabulary and tools,
4. demonstrate the ability to use simple photo editing programs to change and manipulate digital photos, and
5. identify the effect of print media on final photos.

ART 429 – PHOTOGRAPHY FROM 1839 TO TODAY

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the history and development of photography;
2. identify photographic processes, materials, and equipment; and
3. cite individuals who were key to the development of photography as an art form.

ART 449 – OPERAS OF ROSSINI, VERDI SEMET

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the music, stories, and formal designs of select operas;
2. discuss the themes of select operas; and
3. discuss how the elements of music, drama, voice, and human nature contribute to this art form.

ART 455 – AMERICAN GLASS OF THE DEPRESSI

Course Objectives:
1. identify the American artistic and manufacturing history in the early 20th century,
2. develop the techniques for appraising glass,
3. develop the ability to buy and sell glass, and
4. recognize and appreciate the American skill and artistry of American glass production.

ART 456 – DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY:BEYOND TH

Course Objectives:
1. identify techniques for producing a high quality black and white print,
2. develop the ability to shoot pictures that explore a sustained theme over time,
3. demonstrate proper presentation techniques for photographers, and
4. discuss student work in a supportive critique environment.

ART 521 – LANDSCAPE/SITLL/LIFE/PAINTING

Learn oil painting techniques: alla prima (direct) painting, glazing, impressionistic brushwork, capturing realism and different ways to start a painting. Emphasis on specific landscape elements will be taught. A separate studio course will teach you to utilize the techniques learned in this lecture course.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss elements of composition and the use of the color wheel in basic color relationships;
2. analyze perspective fundamentals such as linear, atmospheric, and color; and
3. identify pigments, mediums and solvents appropriate to the course and subject matter.

ART 548 – Great Museums and Their Art Collections

Gain an understanding of the evolution of art by studying great collections at some of the most famous museums in the world international and local including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The National Gallery in Washington, The National Gallery in London, The Louvre in Paris, The Hermitage in Russia, The Guggenheim in Spain, The Vatican Museum in Rome, and The Getty Museum in Los Angeles; the Walters Art Gallery in Maryland and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.

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); and
3. identify how historical and societal events were expressed in the artists' paintings.

ART 554 – Using Art as an Assessment Tool for Caregivers

This course will enable the caregiver to learn how to use art positively to impact quality of life for the aging adult through evaluation of simple drawings. Topics to be covered include evaluating simple drawings; physical dexterity, emotional state of mind and concentration; coordination, physical/mental abilities; memory; depression; and rehabilitation through painting, sculpting and construction.

Course Objectives:
1. determine changes in physical, emotional or mental status of senior adults through art;
2. identify senior adults who would benefit from various wellness programs; and
3. critique various art/wellness programs for individuals suffering from dementia, cognitive impairment and stroke to improve their physical/mental status.

ART 562 – Photography and Culture in the 20th Century

Discover the icons of photography; the photographers, methods and photographs that changed our view of the world. Discuss what makes a great, iconic photograph, what impact it has on society, how it may shape our view of science, politics, warfare, government and more. Join a final class discussion on where photography is headed in the distributive digital age.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss a general history of 20th century photography, technical and artistic advances;
2. identify many of the pioneers and icons of photography and their photographs;
3. discuss the impact of photography on our society; and
4. discuss photography as it pertains to the distributive, information age.

ART 577 – With Catlike Tread: The World of Gilbert and Sullivan

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the comic operas Gilbert and Sullivan wrote between 1870 and the end of the nineteenth century. Topics to be covered include the following operas: The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, The Sorcerer, The Yeoman of the Guard, and The Gondoliers.

Course Objectives:
1. assess the production of operas written by Gilbert and Sullivan between 1870 and end of the 19th century;
2. identify differences between the modern productions of these operas and the vintage productions; and
3. describe The Savoy Theatre in London, its owner and executive director D¿Oyley Carte, and full-time cast members who worked with Gilbert and Sullivan at this theater.

ART 586 – Impressionism

Explore the lives and paintings of Monet, Degas, Monet, Sisley, Pissarro, Renoir Cassatt, and Morisot. The 19th-Century art movement began as an association of Parisian artists who explored new theories of color and light. Topics include major works; painting techniques; capturing the atmospheric effect of light; and the reconstruction of Paris into the city of lights.

Course Objectives:
1. compare the techniques and subject matter in the works of Monet, Degas, Monet, Sisley, Pissarro, Renoir, Cassatt, and Morisot;
2. identify textural brush strokes and how they captured the atmospheric effect of light as it changed throughout the day;
3. describe how artists incorporated unusual angels using the new media of photography; and
4. discuss the lives of different artists in the Impressionist movement.

ART 611 – The Psychology of Horror Cinema 1942-1946

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the horror movies of producer Val Lewton, including "B" Unit at RKO (1942-1946) and of his groundbreaking movies. Topics to be covered include talent that emerged from Lewton's "B" unit; Lewton's creation of horror and how it differed from the Universal horror (monster) classics; psychological insight provided within Lewton¿s movies; and dissecting the Val Lewton "walk" and "bus" and other means by which his movies scared audiences.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the actors and actresses who were discovered from Lewton¿s films,
2. describe the difference between Lewton¿s horror films and the Universal horror (monster) classics,
3. cite examples of psychological insight provided within Lewton¿s movies, and
4. dissect the Val Lewton `walk¿ and `bus¿ and other methods he used to scare audiences.

ART 612 – The Language of Sculpture

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the three-dimensional characteristics of sculpture. Topics to be covered include technical issues concerning carving and modeling; modern techniques such as welding, assemblage and soft sculpture; and examples from the works of Michelangelo, Bernini, Giacommetti, Manzu, and Henry Moore.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the definition of sculpture;
2. discuss different techniques of how sculpture is made in marble, wood, clay, and bronze; and
3. discuss sculptures from different periods of art history.

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