Course Descriptions - Art

ART 256 ART BEFORE THE RENAISSANCE

This course introduces famous works of art from the dawn of civilization to the Renaissance. It focuses on Western art and traditions, but also explores other cultures, such as the Far East. Studio experiences such as making drawings, paintings and sculptures are important aspects of the course.

                  3 Hours, 1 semester

art 257 Art From the Renaissance to 1870’S

This course introduces the famous works of art and architecture from the late 1400s to the dawn of the 20th century. This course examines painting, sculpture, and architecture in relation to their time and place to better understand their meaning and cultural significance. The focus is on Western art, but the text and class discussions will introduce works from other cultures such as the Middle East, India, China, and Japan. Comparisons will be made between different times and places, and the great masters of the Renaissance epoch will be examined in detail.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

art 258 modern ART

Beginning with a review of Monet and Impressionism, this course explores the multiple and varied styles of painting and sculpture included under the title “modern art”. Studio experiences including making drawings, paintings and sculptures are an important part of the course.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

art 259 THE essential history of american art

This course examines the development of American arts from colonial times to the present. The focus is on painting and sculpture which reflect who we are, what we value, and what we want to become. Great American masters are discussed in detail. Studio experiences including making drawings, paintings and sculptures are an important part of the course.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

ART 263 JEWELRY AND JEWELRY MAKING

Jewelry and Jewelry Making is a hands-on approach to learning about the history and how-to of jewelry and body adornment. Students will learn about the cultural significance of jewelry and complete several pieces of their own making. Beading, wirework, and repurposing materials will be part of this studio class. There is a lab fee associated with this course.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

ART 270 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART

This course is offered on an occasional basis and addresses topics and themes of special interest not covered in the standard course offerings in art.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

ART 363 Introduction to SCULPTURE

Introduction to Sculpture is a studio course which will explore basic sculpture techniques including building, carving and casting a variety of materials such as clay, wire, wood and cement. Additionally there will be discussions of the artworks of famous modern American sculptors and their styles.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

ART 368 INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING

An introduction to drawing media and technique, with projects in line, value, texture, contour, composition, and perspective. There is a lab fee associated with this course.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

ART 369 INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING

An introduction to the practice of acrylic painting, with projects (still lifes, abstracts, self-portraits, landscapes) adjusted to the abilities of the student. There is a lab fee associated with this course.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

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The policies and procedures contained in the 2016-2018 Nichols College Catalog will remain in effect until June 30, 2018. Nichols College reserves the right to change at any time the rules governing admission, tuition, fees, courses, the granting of degrees, or any other regulations affecting the campus community. Such changes are to take effect whenever College officials deem necessary and will be communicated via written notice whenever possible or other means as appropriate.

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Catalog of Nichols College
July 2016
Volume XLVIII