ART AND ART HISTORY
Art History & Theory
ART-150 ART HISTORY
Sadler 11:30-12:45 MW
Introduction to the major paintings, sculptures and architectural monuments from the pyramids to postmodernism. Discussion of stylistic movements, the importance of viewing works in context and the broadening of the canon in the dialogue of non-Western and Western art. This one-semester course is a prerequisite for all upper-level courses in art history.
ART-160 VISUAL THINKING I
Ruby 1-3:15 MW
Introduction to drawing and design. Students will explore issues of composition, color theory and creative development. Experiments with a variety of drawing and design media will develop students’ visual skills and individual style.
ART-201 THE ART OF ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME
Sadler, 11:30-12:45 TTh
Examination of the art and architecture of the classical world from the Bronze Age to the Fall of Rome. In Greece, we focus on the evolution of Greek temples, the quest for naturalism in sculpture and the refinement of Black and Red figure pottery. In Rome, we consider the changes in scale, function and use of building materials, the political landscape and the emphasis on portraiture and illusionistic wall painting.
Prerequisite: ART-150 or permission of the instructor
ART-242 PRINTMAKING PROCESSES I
Beidler 1-3:00 MW
Introduction to printmaking processes with a focus on image content and creative development. Printing processes may include monoprint, relief, intaglio, silkscreen, book arts and photographic processes in printmaking.
ART-342 PRINTMAKING PROCESSES II
Beidler, 1-3:00 MW
Advanced studies in printmaking.
ART-241 PAINTING PROCESSES I
Emerson 5:10-7:10 MW
Introductory course in painting. We will combine basic painting techniques and experiments in color theory with exploration of conceptual approaches to painterly
media with an emphasis on personal expression and thematic discovery.
ART-341 PAINTING PROCESSES I1
Emerson 5:10-7:10 MW
Advanced studies in painting.
ART-242 DIGITAL PROCESSES
Ruby, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Introduction to digitally based design using the Macintosh platform. We will use software standard to the creative industry as a tool to explore typography, Agnes Scott College Catalog 2014-2015 photography, illustration, and time-based imagery. Projects are conceptually based and focus on experimenting with direct hand work, digital effects and various modes of presentation. We will emphasis understanding reading and designing meaning and message in visual expression. Software includes Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, and Final Cut Xpress.
ART-260 THINKING THROUGH METHODS IN ART & ART HISTORY
Sadler and Smith, TTh 2:00-5:00 PM
Focuses on development and application of skills relevant to studio art and art history. We practice analyzing works of art for their visual, iconographic and socio-historical
components, summarizing scholarly texts, and giving public presentations. Students will interact with all members of the Department of Art and Art History and the director
of the Dalton Gallery and also visit several individuals and institutions in greater Atlanta, thus gaining a breadth and depth in their understanding of intersecting and
complementary practices in areas of art and art history and the professional practices in these fields.
Prerequisite: ART-150 or ART-160