Catalog 2016-2017

Art

Teaching Faculty

Professors Lopas, Maakestad, Miller, and Payne
Associate Professor Gill (chair)

Description

Major in Studio Art

12 courses distributed as follows:

 

  • ARTS 160 Beginning Drawing
  • 3-course sequence in studio courses  
  • 2-course sequence in studio courses [Because the 3-course sequence is also a 2-course sequence, this requirement is for an additional 2-course sequence, or for a total of 2 2-course sequences.]
  • ARTH 170 Western Art History Survey I
              or
    ARTH 171 WesternArt History II
  • ARTH 430 Practicum: Senior Seminar
  • ARTS 497 Practicum: Studio Art
  • 1 art history course beyond the survey level  
  • 2 electives in studio or art history (for a total of 12 courses in the Art Department)
  • Of the 12 required courses one course must be a 2-D course (ARTS 160 Beginning Drawing will not count as a 2-D course for this requirement.)
  • Of the 12 required courses one course must be a 3-D course

 

     

       

       

      Note(s):

      Senior art majors are expected to have their three-course sequence completed no later than the fall of their senior year so as to be properly prepared for their Capstone requirements.

        Senior Capstone Experience

        The Senior Capstone Experience for the studio art major consists of: competently presenting a Hendrix College student art exhibition, successful participation in the Juried Senior Art Exhibit, group critiques, an oral presentation, and a professional portfolio.

        Minor in Studio Art

        6 courses distributed as follows:

        • ARTS 160 Beginning Drawing
        • ARTH 170 Western Art History Survey I
                    or
          ARTH 171 Western Art History Survey II
        • 2-course sequence in studio courses  
        • 2 additional studio courses

        Minor in Art History

        6 courses distributed as follows:

        • ARTS 160 Beginning Drawing
        • ARTH 170 Western Art History Survey I
        • ARTH 171 Western Art History Survey II
        • 1 art history course at the 300- or 400-level
        • 2 additional art history courses

        Program Course Listings

        The courses for this program are organized into the following categories:

        Drawing Courses

        The drawing sequence of courses are stacked, meaning the 3xx and 4xx classes are held at the same time. Students may include either variations of drawing courses, as long as there is a numerical sequence, for major and minor requirements.

        Students should note that many studio courses are offered alternate years.

        ARTS 160

        Beginning Drawing

        An introductory course in basic drawing designed for students with little or no drawing skills that explores a range of drawing methods and media. Students learn to translate visual perception into two dimensions. Critiques develop an understanding of visual imagery.

        Artistic Creativity AC
        Expressive Arts EA
        ARTS 261

        Intermediate Drawing-Creating Space

        Students learn the concepts of how to create the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional surface. Prerequisite: ARTS 160.

        ARTS 160.
        Artistic Creativity AC
        Expressive Arts EA
        ARTS 262

        Interm Drawing-Large Figure Comp

        Students create large drawings of the nude figure working from life and Old Masters. Prerequisite: ARTS 160.

        ARTS 160.
        Artistic Creativity AC
        Expressive Arts EA
        ARTS 361

        Advanced Drawing-Creating Space

        Students learn the concepts of how to create the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional surface. Prerequisite: ARTS 261.

        ARTS 261.
        ARTS 362

        Advanced Drawing-Large Fig Comp

        Students learn the concepts of how to create the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional surface. Prerequisite: ARTS 160.

        ARTS 160.
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        Painting Courses

        This series of courses covers perception, imagination, form, color and space with specific themes as noted. As students advance they are expected to develop their own voice as painters. 

        The painting sequence of courses are stacked meaning the 2xx, 3xx, or 3xx, 4xx classes are held at the same time.  Students may include any of the four variations of painting courses, as long as there is a numerical sequence, for their major and minor requirements.

        Students should note that many studio courses are offered alternate years.

        ARTS 200

        Beginning Painting-Figure

        Students paint nudes, still lives, and interiors in oil to explore shape, value and compositional structure. Prerequisite: ARTS 160.

        ARTS 160.
        Artistic Creativity AC
        Expressive Arts EA
        ARTS 201

        Beginning Painting-Landscape

        Students work outside in the landscape in oil to explore shape, value and compositional structure. Prerequisite: ARTS 160.

        ARTS 160.
        Artistic Creativity AC
        Expressive Arts EA
        ARTS 202

        Beg Painting-Materials&Techniques

        This course explores the historic progression of painting techniques, from cave painting, to encaustic (Greek), to egg tempera (Medieval), to oil glazes (Renaissance). Students make paint from scratch, copy historic pieces, and produce original works. Prerequisites: ARTS 160

        ARTS 160
        Artistic Creativity AC
        Expressive Arts EA
        ARTS 203

        Beginning Painting-Color

        This course explores color phenomenon and is largely based on Alber's famous 1963 book "The Interaction of Color." Students work with hand-painted collage paper and directly with oil to conduct perceptual color experiments and make still lives and nudes. Prerequisite: ARTS 160.

        ARTS 160.
        Artistic Creativity AC
        Expressive Arts EA
        ARTS 300

        Intermediate Painting-Figure

        Students paint nudes, still lives, and interiors in oil to explore shape, value and compositional structure. Prerequisite: ARTS 200.

        ARTS 200.
        ARTS 301

        Intermediate Painting-Landscape

        Students work outside in the landscape in oil to explore shape, value and compositional structure. Prerequisite: ARTS 200, ARTS 201, ARTS 202, or ARTS 203.

        ARTS 200, ARTS 201, ARTS 202, or ARTS 203.
        ARTS 302

        Interm Painting-Materials&Technique

        This course explores the historic progression of painting techniques, from cave painting, to encaustic (Greek), to egg tempera (Medieval), to oil glazes (Renaissance). Students make paint from scratch, copy historic pieces, and produce original works. Prerequisites: ARTS 160 and ARTS 202.

        ARTS 160 and ARTS 202.
        ARTS 303

        Intermediate Painting-Color

        This course explores color phenomenon and is largely based on Alber's famous 1963 book "The Interaction of Color." Students work with hand-painted collage paper and directly with oil to conduct perceptual color experiments and make still lives and nudes. Prerequisite: ARTS 200, ARTS 201, ARTS 202, or ARTS 203.

        ARTS 200, ARTS 201, ARTS 202, or ARTS 203.
        ARTS 304

        Intermediate Painting-Working Large

        Students create very large paintings of figures in complicated theme based environments that they design as a group. Prerequisites: ARTS 200, ARTS 201, ARTS 202, or ARTS 203.

        ARTS 200, ARTS 201, ARTS 202, or ARTS 203.
        ARTS 404

        Advanced Painting-Working Large

        Students create very large paintings of figures in complicated theme based environments that they design as a group. Prerequisites: ARTS 300, ARTS 301, ARTS 302, ARTS 303 or ARTS 304.

        ARTS 300, ARTS 301, ARTS 302, ARTS 303 or ARTS 304.
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        Sculpture Courses

        This series of courses begins with an introduction to basic conceptual development and modest technical instruction in areas such as clay modeling. Subsequent courses introduce more complex technical process such as mold-making, welding, casting, and woodworking. Advanced classes emphasize independent thought and personal conceptual development.

        Students should note that many studio courses are offered alternate years.

        ARTS 210

        Beginning Sculpture

        This series of courses begins with an introduction to basic conceptual development and modest technical instruction in areas such as clay modeling. Subsequent courses introduce more complex technical process such as mold-making, welding, casting, and woodworking. Advanced classes emphasize independent thought and personal conceptual development.

        Artistic Creativity AC
        Expressive Arts EA
        ARTS 310

        Intermediate Sculpture

        This series of courses begins with an introduction to basic conceptual development and modest technical instruction in areas such as clay modeling. Subsequent courses introduce more complex technical process such as mold-making, welding, casting, and woodworking. Advanced classes emphasize independent thought and personal conceptual development. Prerequisite: ARTS 210.

        ARTS 210.
        ARTS 410

        Advanced Sculpture

        This series of courses begins with an introduction to basic conceptual development and modest technical instruction in areas such as clay modeling. Subsequent courses introduce more complex technical process such as mold-making, welding, casting and woodworking. Advanced classes emphasize independent thought and personal conceptual development. Prerequisite: ARTS 310.

        ARTS 310.
        ARTS 415

        Advanced 3D Art Studio

        This series of courses begins with an introduction to basic conceptual development and modest technical instruction in areas such as clay modeling. Subsequent courses introduce more complex technical process such as mold-making, welding, casting, and woodworking. Advanced classes emphasize independent thought and personal conceptual development. Prerequisite: ARTS 480 or ARTS 410.

        ARTS 480 or ARTS 410.
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        Printmaking Courses

        The printmaking sequence of courses are stacked, meaning the 2xx, 3xx, and 4xx classes are held at the same time.

        Students should note that many studio courses are offered alternate years.

        ARTS 220

        Beginning Woodcut

        An introduction to fine art relief printmaking, students in this course learn techniques for creating multiple prints from original drawings using a wood block. Emphasis is on composition, craftsmanship, conceptual development, historical and contemporary printmaking.

        Expressive Arts EA
        ARTS 230

        Beginning Etching

        An introduction to fine art intaglio printmaking. Students learn techniques for creating multiple prints from original drawings using a copper plate. Emphasis is on composition, craftsmanship, conceptual development, historical and contemporary printmaking.

        Expressive Arts EA
        ARTS 320

        Intermediate Woodcut

        In this second level woodcut course, students hone their technical skills to a higher level while developing a personal creative voice and pursuing more ambitious projects. Techniques include multiple block prints, color reduction method, and large format. Prerequisite: ARTS 240.

        ARTS 240.
        Expressive Arts EA
        ARTS 330

        Intermediate Etching

        In this second level etching course, students hone their technical skills to a higher level while developing a personal creative voice and pursuing more ambitious projects. Techniques include multiple plate multi-color prints, color reduction, à la poupée, chine collé, and monoprints. Prerequisite: ARTS 230.

        ARTS 230.
        ARTS 420

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        Photography Courses

        These courses cover basic 35mm camera operation, black and white film processing, and photo printing.

        Students should note that many studio courses are offered alternate years.

        ARTS 250

        Beginning Photography

        This course is designed for students with little or no experience in photography. The student will be exposed to the basic skills of black and white, film-based photography, focusing on photographic practice as an art medium. This includes an introduction to the critical history of photography as it relates to contemporary issues. Assignments provide the student with a fundamental understanding of various formal and social issues, which relate to photography as a visual form.

        Artistic Creativity AC
        Expressive Arts EA
        ARTS 350

        Intermediate Photography

        This course is designed for students who have completed Beginning Photography and have a good mastery of 35mm shooting, developing, and printing. The student learns medium format and is exposed to advanced skills of black and white photography, focusing on photographic practice as an art medium. Group and individual critiques will facilitate an understanding of photographic analysis and criticism. Prerequisite: ARTS 250.

        ARTS 250.
        ARTS 450

        Advanced Photography

        This course is designed for students who have completed Beginning Photography and Intermediate Photography and have a refined mastery of 35mm and medium format shooting, developing, and printing. The course consists of lectures, demonstrations, and outside assignments. Students learn advanced photographic techniques and some alternative photographic procedures. Having been given assignments for the beginning and intermediate courses, students work toward a unique body of work, the emphasis being placed upon the development of ideas relevant to the individual student's interests. Prerequisite: ARTS 350.

        ARTS 350.
        ARTS 491

        Alternative Photographic Processes

        This course is designed for students who have completed Beginning photography and have a good sense of the silver process. Students learn several alternative photographic techniques, including the use of digital tools, and how to use these processes in their personal work. Emphasis is placed upon the development of solid contextual ideas with image and object making and a solid working knowledge of alternative processes. Prerequisite: ARTS 250.

        ARTS 250.
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        Ceramics Courses

        Students should note that many studio courses are offered alternate years.

        ARTS 180

        Beginning Ceramics:Handbuilding

        Introduction to the techniques and concepts of ceramic sculpture and functional ceramics.

        Artistic Creativity AC
        Expressive Arts EA
        ARTS 380

        Ceramics: Wheel Thrown

        Functional ceramics and ceramic sculpture produced using the potter's wheel. This course introduces the operation of electric and gas kilns and includes instruction in clay and glaze technology. Prerequisite: ARTS 180.

        ARTS 180.
        ARTS 480

        Advanced Ceramics

        Advanced techniques in ceramic sculpture, wheel throwing, and mold-making. The class includes independent development in materials preparation and kiln firing. Prerequisite: ARTS 380.

        ARTS 380.
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        Departmental Courses

        ARTS 235

        Digital Art

        This course introduces students to the visual, conceptual, and technical fundamentals of using a computer to make art. Adobe Creative Suite software is used as a tool for creative explorations and self-expression within the tradition of fine arts.

        Artistic Creativity AC
        Expressive Arts EA
        ARTS 290

        Special Topics: Studio Art

        A topics course in studio art. This course can be repeated for additional credits as long as the section topics are different. Recent section topics include Painting Materials and Technology, Art Furniture, Printmaking, and Digital Drawing. Check the online course schedule for information about the topics currently scheduled to be taught. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

        Consent of instructor.
        ARTS 490

        Art Studio: Special Topics

        A topics course in studio art. This course can be repeated for additional credits as long as the section topics are different. Recent section topics include Documentary, Drawing for Personal Vision, Printmaking-Mixed Media, Advanced Sculpture and Ceramics, and Digital Drawing. Check the online course schedule for information about the topics currently scheduled to be taught. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

        Consent of instructor.
        ARTS 497

        Practicum: Studio Art

        Students work on an individual basis to develop their own vision as artists. Group critiques are scheduled regularly. The function of Practicum is to produce works to be exhibited in the Senior Show. Students create a professional quality slide portfolio complete with artist statement and resume. Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of the instructor.

        Senior standing and consent of the instructor.
        ARTS X98

        Internship

        Students interested in an internship in studio art should contact the department chair.

        ARTS X99

        Independent Study

        Students interested in independent studies in art should contact the department chair.

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        Art History Courses

        Some courses are offered alternate years.

        ARTH 170

        Western Art History Survey I

        Introduces concepts and visual imagery of Ancient, Classical, and Medieval cultures.

        Historical Perspectives HP
        ARTH 171

        Western Art History Survey II

        Introduces concepts and visual imagery from the Italian Renaissance through Postmodernism.

        Historical Perspectives HP
        ARTH 290

        Special Topics: Art History

        A topics course in art history. This course can be repeated for additional credits as long as the section topics are different. Recent section topics include Modern Art. Check the online course schedule for information about the topics currently scheduled to be taught. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

        Consent of instructor.
        ARTH 331

        Italian Renaiss & Baroque Art Hist

        Prerequisite(s): ARTH 170 and/or ARTH 171 are recommended.

        ARTH 332

        Art Hist: 19th Century Art

        This course centers around the developments in European art during the 19th century. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 170 and/or ARTH 171 are recommended.

        Undergraduate Research UR
        Writing Level 2 W2
        ARTH 340

        American Art History

        This course examines the changes in art, that is, the changes in how cultural values were reflected in the built environment (architecture) and the fine arts, over the course of American history from the founding to today. Students consider the merits of those changes in values and what effect they have for contemporary American art and culture.Prerequisite(s): ARTH 170 and/or ARTH 171 are recommended.

        Historical Perspectives HP
        ARTH 391

        History of Architecture

        Students will study the history of buildings from Ancient Egypt to European Modernism of the 20th century and explore the values expressed through building. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 170 and/or ARTH 171 are recommended.

        Historical Perspectives HP
        ARTH 430

        Practicum: Senior Seminar

        Students in this course examine current theory, criticism, and practice relevant to understanding and creating art in the contemporary world. Prerequisite: ARTH 170 or ARTH 171, one upper-level art history class, senior standing or consent of instructor.

        ARTH 170 or ARTH 171, one upper-level art history class, senior standing or consent of instructor.
        ARTH 490

        SpTop: Aesthetics and Art Criticism

        Prerequisite: consent of the instructor

        consent of the instructor
        ARTH X98

        Internship

        Students interested in an internship in art history should contact the department chair.

        ARTH X99

        Independent Study

        Students interested in independent studies in art history should contact the department chair.

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