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2012-14 Online Course Catalog

ART - ART

ART A100: Two-Dimensional Activities (Topics in Drawing, Design, or Painting): 1-3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 2-6
Special Fees. Special Note: Does not satisfy BA or BFA degree requirements. May be repeated 3 times for credit in different topic areas. Art studio topics in drawing, painting, or design may be offered to introduce possible areas for future concentrated study. Recommended for students seeking initial exposure to studio arts.

ART A102: Paper to Books to Print (Topics in Fibers, Basketry, Weaving or Papermaking): 1-3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 2-6
Special Fees. Special Note: Does not satisfy BA or BFA requirements. May be repeated 3 times for credit in different topic areas. Art studio topics in fibers, basketry, weaving, or paper-making may be offered to introduce possible areas for future concentrated study. Recommended for students seeking initial exposure to studio arts. 

ART A103: Understanding Light: Digital Photography (Topics in Printmaking, Photography, & Digital Arts): 1-3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 2-6
Special Fees. Special Note: Does not satisfy BA or BFA degree requirements. May be repeated 3 times for credit in different topic areas. Art studio topics in printmaking, photography, and digital arts may be offered to introduce possible areas for future concentrated study. Recommended for students seeking initial exposure to studio arts. 

ART A105: Beginning Drawing: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
May be stacked with: ART A205, A305, and A405. Special Fees.
Introduction to elements of drawing based on development of skill using wet and dry media such as pencil, charcoal, conte, ink and brush. Class and homework assignments in drawing and composition of objects, still lifes, perspective effects, and the human figure. 

ART A111: Two-Dimensional Design: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Special Fees. Study of the organization, structure, and composition of form through the use of the basic design elements including color. Emphasis on development of design as related to two-dimensional art. 

ART A112: Color Design: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Special Fees. Study of fundamentals of color and two-dimensional visual perception. Projects will emphasize evaluation and mixing of color. 

ART A113: Three-Dimensional Design: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Special Fees. Exploration of three-dimensional design. Focus on terminology, exploration of materials, and appropriate use of hand and power tools. Development of problem-solving skills and methods of self-evaluation. 

ART A160: Art Appreciation: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Course Attributes: UAA GER Fine Arts Requirement. Special Fees.
Development of an appreciation of all the visual arts. Emphasis is on the theories, practice, materials and techniques of the visual arts.

ART A201: Beginning Handbuilt Ceramics: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
May be stacked with: ART A301 and A401. Special Fees. Introduction to ceramic materials and processes. Emphasis on handbuilt forming methods and earthenware temperature range. Includes clays, clay bodies, slips, glazes and firing process. Introduces ceramic history, idea development and creative problem solving. 

ART A202: Beginning Wheelthrown Ceramics: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A201. May be stacked with: ART A302 and A402. Special Fees. Introduction to ceramic materials and processes. Emphasis on wheelthrowing methods and stoneware temperature range. Includes clays, clay bodies, slips, glazes and firing process. Introduces ceramic history, idea development and creative problem solving. 

ART A205: Intermediate Drawing: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A105. May be stacked with: ART A105, A305, and A405. Special Fees. Expands visual awareness, technical ability and creative/conceptual input. Complex technical and intuitive/creative approaches to drawing will be investigated. Class and homework assignments in drawing objects, still life, perspective effects and human forms. 

ART A211: Beginning Sculpture: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A105 and ART A113. May be stacked with: ART A311 and A411. Special Fees. Exploration of fundamental elements of sculpture: form, mass, volume, scale, material and surface. Introduction to aesthetics and history of modern sculpture. Includes tools, techniques, and materials available to the sculptor. 

ART A212: Beginning Watercolor: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
May be stacked with: ART A312 and A412. Special Fees. Exploration of aquarelle techniques. Emphasizes composition as affected by color, value, stylistic considerations, and individual expression; exhibition procedures are included. 

ART A213: Beginning Painting: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A105. May be stacked with: ART A313, A413, and A414. Special Fees. Special Note: May be repeated once for credit with substantive changes in media or emphasis. 
Introduction to materials and traditional techniques as applied to painting as a fine art. Focus on visual awareness, technical ability and conceptual input with investigation of intuitive and creative approaches. Subject matter drawn from still life, landscape/nature, interior spaces and the human form. 

ART A220: Digital Imaging for Photography: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Registration Restrictions: Demonstrated computer competency or ART A103 Selected Topic: Creative Digital Darkroom. Special Note: May be taken concurrently with ART A225. Post-processing and editing in the digital darkroom for artistic expression and commercial creation of digital photographs. 

ART A224: Beginning Photography: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Special Fees. Basic principles including camera functions for artistic expression through the processing and printing of black and white film. Special Note: Course includes an introduction to Digital Photography; no digital camera required.

ART A225: Beginning Photography - Digital: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: (ART A220 or concurrent enrollment). Basic principles and essential expertise for artistic and commercial expression in the creation of black and white photographic images with digital single lens reflex cameras. 

ART A228: Art as a Profession: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: ART A105 and ART A111 and ART A112 and [ART A205 or ART A257] and ART A261 and ART A262.
Registration Restrictions: At least one Art Studio or Digital Art Program concentration course must be taken in addition to prerequisite list. Develops awareness of professional presentations and career paths in art disciplines. Students will create a preliminary presentation and working portfolio. 

ART A252: Beginning Graphic Design and Illustration: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A105 and ART A111 and ART A113 and ART A205 and ART A261 and ART A262. Special Fees. Special Note: May be repeated for credit. Idea development and problem solving skills for the commercial market. Introduction to client identity, printing and production process. Survey of industry history. 

ART A257: Digital Art and Design I: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A105 and ART A111. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission. Special Fees. Special Note: May be repeated once for credit with substantive change in media or emphasis with instructor approval. Introduces basic 2-D digital tools and techniques for creative expression, including vector and raster graphics. 

ART A261: History of Western Art I: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: ENGL A111. Course Attributes: UAA GER Fine Arts Requirement UAA GER Humanities Requirement.
Special Fees. Origins and development of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Covers the history of art from prehistory through the Medieval Period of the Western World. 

ART A262: History of Western Art II: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: ENGL A111. Course Attributes: UAA GER Fine Arts Requirement UAA GER Humanities Requirement. Special Fees.
Origins and development of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Covers the history of art from the Renaissance through the modern period with an emphasis on the art of the Western World. 

ART A271: Beginning Surface Design:  3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
May be stacked with: ART A371 and A471. Introduction to resist-dyeing processes using directly applied resists (wax, rice paste) in designing and patterning the art fabric surface. 

ART A272: Beginning Fiber Structures: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A105. May be stacked with: ART A372 and A472. Special Fees. Introduction to hand-constructed textiles and structural forms adapting traditional methodology to the production of contemporary art. 

ART A295: Internship Digital Art: 1-3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 2-6
Registration Restrictions: Admitted to program and completed eight program core courses, and three program concentration courses. Special Note: Offered only at Kenai Peninsula College. May be repeated for a total of six credits. Internship position. Placement is dependent upon interest, expertise, prerequisites, and appropriateness to the position. 

ART A301: Intermediate Handbuilt Ceramics: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A105 and ART A113 and ART A201. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission. May be stacked with: ART A201 and A401. Special Fees. Special Note: May be repeated once for credit with substantive change in media or emphasis. Intensified development of handbuilt forming methods with emphasis on form, content, and creative problem solving. Focus on the ceramic process as a vehicle for personal creative expression. 

ART A302: Intermediate Wheelthrown Ceramics: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A105 and ART A113 and ART A201 and ART A202. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission. May be stacked with: ART A202 and A402. Special Fees. Special Note: May be repeated once for credit with substantive change in media or emphasis. Intensified development of wheelthrowing techniques with emphasis on the history, aesthetics, and porcelain temperature range of functional pottery. Focus is on the ceramic process as a vehicle for personal creative expression. 

ART A305: Advanced Drawing: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A205. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission. May be stacked with: ART A105, A205, and A405.
Special Fees. Special Note: May be repeated once for credit with substantive change in media or emphasis. Refinement of advanced drawing and conceptual skills by examining contemporary techniques and materials. 

ART A307: Life Drawing and Composition I: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A205. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission. May be stacked with: ART A407. Special Fees. Special Note: May be repeated once for credit with substantive change in media or emphasis. Drawing from live models to explore possibilities in design, composition and media. Emphasis on form and space using wet and dry media including charcoal, graphite, pen and brush. 

ART A311: Intermediate Sculpture: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A211. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission. May be stacked with: ART A211 and A411. Special Fees. Special Note: May be repeated once for credit with substantive change in media or emphasis. Exploration of sculptural concepts and processes with emphasizing aesthetics and history of modern sculpture. Focus on development of construction skills with access to advanced machines and tools and their applications. 

ART A312: Intermediate Watercolor Painting: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A212. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission. May be stacked with: ART A212 and A412. Special Fees.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit with substantive change in media or emphasis. Intensified development of expressive skills including watercolor painting techniques and refines material uses with the emphasis on individual approaches to traditional and non-traditional pictorial and conceptual problems. 

ART A313: Intermediate Painting: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A213. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission. May be stacked with: ART A213, A413, and A414.
Special Fees. Special Note: May be repeated once for credit with substantive change in media or emphasis. Intensified development of expressive skills in painting. Reviews beginning painting techniques and refines material uses with emphasis on individual approaches to pictorial and conceptual problems. 

ART A323: Color Photography: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A224. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission. Special Fees. Special Note: May be repeated once for credit with a substantive change in medium or emphasis. Investigates techniques and conceptual approaches to color photography. Encourages exploration of diverse approaches to color processes in photography. 

ART A325: Digital Media for Photography: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A323 and [ART A225 or ART A324].
Registration Restrictions: If Art A324 is used as a prerequisite, it must have integrated darkroom/digital content. Special Note: Offered only at Kenai Peninsula College. Encourages different creative points of view using digital photographic technology for artistic expression. Includes digital image acquisition with a digital or film camera and film scanner while further developing studio lighting, commercial digital approaches, digital darkroom techniques and printing digital images.

ART A367: History of Photography: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: ART A262. Special Fees. Investigates the history of photography; its origins, chronology, culture context, and the significant contributions of individual photographers. 

ART A371: Intermediate Surface Design: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A271. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission. May be stacked with: ART A271 and A471.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit with substantive change in media or emphasis. Continued examination of resist dyeing as a culture-rooted art and its place in the contemporary fiber movement. Bound resists (Shibori, fold dyeing, Plangi and Tritik) are utilized as the basis for individual expression and design purposes. 

ART A401: Advanced Handbuilt Ceramics: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A111 and ART A211 and ART A301. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission. May be stacked with: ART A201 and A301. Special Fees. Special Note: May be repeated once for credit. Covers functional ceramics, vessel forms and sculptural ceramics. Focus is on the ceramic process as a vehicle for personal creative expression. 

ART A412: Advanced Watercolor Painting: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A312. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission. May be stacked with: ART A212 and A312. Special Fees.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit. Continued investigation of more advanced watercolor techniques and approaches regarding conceptual/pictorial constructions. Encourages experimentation, research and technical approaches. 

ART A413: Advanced Painting: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A313. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission. May be stacked with: ART A213, A313, and A414. Special Fees. Special Note: May be repeated once for credit. Development of advanced painting techniques. Focus on complex concepts and pictorial constructions including research and experimentation in various media. 

ART A471: Advanced Surface Design: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Prerequisites: ART A371. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission. May be stacked with: ART A271 and A371. Special Note: May be repeated once for credit. Development and refinement of individual problems in resist-dyeing using fluid, bound and print/transfer techniques.

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