Catalog 2017-2018

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 2xx and 3xx 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 create large drawings of the nude figure working from life and Old Masters. Prerequisite: ARTS 262.

    ARTS 262.
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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.

    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 201, ARTS 202 or ARTS 203.

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

    ARTS 200, ARTS 201, ARTS 202, or ARTS 203.
    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 course introduces basic conceptual development and modest technical instruction in areas such as clay modeling.

    Artistic Creativity AC
    Expressive Arts EA
    ARTS 310

    Intermediate Sculpture

    This course teaches welding processes (especially steel welding), more advanced woodworking, and begins encouraging students to develop their own vision. Prerequisite: ARTS 210.

    ARTS 210.
    ARTS 410

    Advanced Sculpture

    This course emphasizes independent thought and personal conceptual development. The range of processes open to students is much broader and instruction follows the students' interests. Prerequisite: ARTS 310.

    ARTS 310.
    ARTS 415

    Advanced Topics: 3D Studio Art

    A topics course serving as a fourth course to either the ceramics sequence or the sculpture sequence. This course can be repeated for additional credits as long as the section topics are different. Check the online course schedule for information about the topics currently scheduled to be taught. Students in this course are expected to be heavily self-directed and self-motivated. 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 3xx, and 4xx classes are held at the same time.

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

    ARTS 220

    Beginning Printmaking

    An introduction to the fine art and craft of printmaking, the original "graphic design," this course introduces three printmaking techniques: relief, monotypes, and collagraph. Students use many methods to transfer their original designs to paper in the form of a print. This course includes an emphasis on the elements of design, craftmanship, development of ideas, critical reflection, and exposure to historical and contemporary printmaking.

    Expressive Arts EA
    ARTS 320

    Intermediate Printmaking

    In this course students expand their knowledge of basic printmaking and design by studying intaglio, lithographic and digital processes. Students grow their visual vocabulary and command of the craft by producing several print editions. The course includes an emphasis on the elements of design, craftmanship, development of ideas, critical reflection, and exposure to historical and contemporary printmaking. Prerequisite: ARTS 220 or consent of instructor

    ARTS 220 or consent of instructor
    Expressive Arts EA
    ARTS 420

    Advanced Printmaking

    This course is designed for students who have completed the beginning and intermediate levels, and who want a deeper exploration of the techniques. Projects are student-driven. Consistent production and a high level of craftsmanship is expected. The course includes and emphasis on the elements of design, craftmanship, development of ideas, critical reflection, and exposure to historical and contemporary printmaking. Prerequisite: ARTS 320 or consent of the instructor.

    ARTS 320 or consent of the instructor.
    Expressive Arts EA
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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. Introduces the operation of electric and gas kilns and includes instruction in clay and glaze technology. Prerequisite: ARTS 180.

    ARTS 180.
    ARTS 415

    Advanced Topics: 3D Studio Art

    A topics course serving as a fourth course to either the ceramics sequence or the sculpture sequence. This course can be repeated for additional credits as long as the section topics are different. Check the online course schedule for information about the topics currently scheduled to be taught. Students in this course are expected to be heavily self-directed and self-motivated. Prerequisite: ARTS 480 or ARTS 410.

    ARTS 480 or ARTS 410.
    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

    Art History: Special Topics

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

    Consent of 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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