Clackamas Community College

Art (ART)

ART-100A  Jewelry Making Techniques  
1 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

Various topics will introduce techniques in: construction, forming, fabrication, soldering, inlay, etching, mold making, casting, stone setting, chain making and silversmithing. Students will be encouraged to create and design their own jewelry with both meaning and function. Historical and contemporary issues surrounding jewelry and body adornment will be presented and discussed during the course. May be repeated for up to 3 credits.

ART-101  Art Appreciation  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Discover the fundamentals of thinking about and creating art through readings, class discussions, and gallery/museum tours. This course will examine art, architecture and design from the ancient period through the contemporary moment. The course also considers connections and relationships in art-making, history and culture.

ART-115  Basic Design: 2-Dimensional Design  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

This course acquaints students with the vocabulary of composition and the elements and principles of design and color theory. Students focus on the development of creative compositions and analytical skills through projects and critiques and examine historical and contemporary issues and ideas related to visual composition.

ART-117  Basic Design: 3-Dimensional Composition  
4 credits, Spring  

Examine the elements of form, space, structure, and sculpture. Create works of art using various sculptural processes. Examine historical and contemporary issues and ideas relating to sculpture and 3-dimensional design.

ART-119  Time-Based Art  
4 credits, Winter  

This course introduces students to working with time as a medium, concept, and process. Introduces the strategies, practices, and history of the time-based art including storytelling, performance, body art, animation, video, and sound. Students develop abilities in producing, documenting, and presenting these works.

ART-120  Creativity/Ideation  
2 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

Have a great idea, want to further explore your ideas and creativity? Experience the process of generating ideas and developing creative problem-solving strategies. This course includes experimentation, collaboration, non-traditional methods and psychological aspects of creating and synthesizing ideas. This course is not just for artists, it is for everyone who wants to develop an idea.

ART-121  Digital Tools  
2 credits, Winter  

An introductory course that explores digital systems that artists and designers use to see, process and communicate in a quickly changing world. Pocket technology, online journaling and social media will be utilized to present the development of a personal aesthetic and encourage a daily art practice. Emphasis on ways to personalize the digital experience and streamline creative output. Projects and critiques will introduce students to the principles of design as a vocabulary to discuss work and solve visual problems. Group discussions will focus on clarifying visual communication and engaging with diverse audiences effectively.

ART-131  Introduction to Drawing  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Introduces basic skills, drawing tools, materials, techniques, elements of composition; line, gesture, color and value. Projects will involve observational drawing of figure, still life and landscape images. Assignments include drawing, assigned readings, term papers and group critiques of drawing projects. Historical issues of drawing will be examined.

ART-161  Photography I  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Introduction to basic camera operation and basic darkroom processes in developing and printing film. Elements of composition, content, and historical reference will be explored.

Required: Access to a 35mm black and white camera with adjustable exposure controls (no digital cameras)  
ART-162  Photography II  
3 credits, Winter/Spring  

This course is the second of a sequence of three darkroom photography courses. This course explores camera operation and darkroom processes in developing and printing film. Photography II explores the photo processes and elements of composition, content, and historical/contemporary references at an intermediate level.

Required: Access to a 35mm black and white camera with adjustable exposure controls (no digital cameras)
Prerequisites: ART-161
  
ART-197  Gallery Design & Management  
3 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

Introduction to the fundamental goals and methodology of managing a visual arts gallery. This course examines issues of contemporary art while providing practical experience in curating, preparation and installation of exhibitions, fund raising, grant writing, public relations and related gallery objectives.

ART-204  History of Art/Ancient Through Medieval  
4 credits, Fall  

Examines art, cultures, and history from the Paleolithic era through the early Medieval eras. This is a broad overview of art history that promotes an understanding of art and its history through readings, lectures, papers and exams.

Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
ART-205  History of Art/Romanesque Through Baroque  
4 credits, Winter  

Examines art, culture, and history from the Romanesque through the Baroque periods in art. This is a broad overview of art history that promotes an understanding of art and its history through readings, lectures, discussions, papers and exams.

Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
ART-206  History of Art/Enlightenment Through Contemporary  
4 credits, Spring  

Examines art, culture, and history from the Enlightenment through the current century. This is a broad overview of art history that promotes an understanding of art and its history through readings, lectures, papers and exams.

Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
ART-225  Computer Graphics I  
3 credits, Fall/Winter  

Introduction to the use of digital graphics programs. Photo manipulation, illustration, and compositing techniques will be explored. Design principles and creative composition will be emphasized. Historical and contemporary issues related to graphic design aesthetics will be considered.

Recommended: ART-115  
ART-226  Computer Graphics II  
3 credits, Spring  

Continue exploring the processes of digital graphics programs. More advanced aspects of image compositing, bit mapping, layering, and using channels in Photoshop. More advanced aspects of vector graphics creation and document creation in Illustrator and InDesign. Creative problem solving, design applications and contemporary issues will be explored. Historical reference and current trends in digital media will continue to be examined.

Recommended: ART-225  
ART-227  Computer Graphics III  
3 credits, Spring  

Advanced use of multi-digital formats to create images, compositions and documents. Develop a design portfolio. Design principles, creative problem solving, historical and contemporary issues in graphics and aesthetics will be analyzed.

Recommended: ART-225 and ART-226  
ART-232  Life Drawing (Figure Emphasis)  
4 credits, Winter  

Develop drawing skills, tools, materials, techniques, elements of composition; line, gesture, and value. Direct observation of reality in relation to volume and form drawn onto a two-dimensional plane with a focus on the human form. Assignments include drawing, assigned readings and group critiques of drawing projects.

Prerequisites: ART-131 or Student Petition  
ART-233  Drawing for Comics  
4 credits, Spring  

Introduces basic drawing skills, drawing tools, materials, techniques, elements of composition; line, gesture, color and value. Projects will involve drawing with a focus on sequential imagery, comics and graphic style. Assignments include drawing, assigned readings and group critiques of drawing projects. This course emphasizes composition, expression and text-related imagery.

Prerequisites: ART-131 or Student Petition  
ART-250  Ceramics/Beginning  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

This course is a broad general introduction to fundamental ceramic skills and clay experience to foster artistic growth. Students explore different methods of working with clay, including pinching, coiling, slab construction, and throwing on the wheel and are introduced to glazing and firing methods. Students research the history of ceramics and its connection to culture and society.

ART-251  Ceramics/Hand-Building I  
4 credits, Winter/Spring  

This course is a hand-building focused introduction to fundamental ceramic skills and clay experience to foster artistic growth. Students explore different methods of working with clay, including pinching, coiling, and slab construction and are introduced to glazing and firing methods. Students research the history of ceramics and its connection to culture and society.

ART-252  Ceramics/Wheel-Throwing I  
4 credits, Winter/Spring  

This course is an introduction to ceramic wheel-throwing methods through the creation of functional and artistic forms to develop fundamental skills and clay experience and foster artistic growth. Students are introduced to glazing and firing methods. Students research the history of ceramics and its connection to culture and society.

ART-253  Ceramics/Intermediate  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

In this course, students further develop ceramic skills and clay experience to foster artistic growth. Students explore and develop different methods of working with clay, including pinching, coiling, slab construction, and throwing on the wheel and refine glazing and firing methods. Students research the history of ceramics and its connection to culture and society.

Prerequisites: ART-250, ART-251, or ART-252, or Student Petition  
ART-254  Ceramics/Hand-Building II  
4 credits, Winter/Spring  

This course continues the development of ceramic hand-building methods through the creation of functional and artistic forms to develop skills and clay experience and foster artistic growth. Students explore glazing and firing methods. Students research the history of ceramics and its connection to culture and society.

Prerequisites: ART-251 or Student Petition  
ART-255  Ceramics/Wheel-Throwing II  
4 credits, Winter/Spring  

This course continues the development of ceramic wheel-throwing methods through the creation of functional and artistic forms to develop skills and clay experience and foster artistic growth. Students explore glazing and firing methods. Students research the history of ceramics and its connection to culture and society.

Prerequisites: ART-252 or Student Petition  
ART-257  Metalsmithing/Jewelry  
4 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

This course examines basic techniques in metalsmithing and jewelry-making. Students will learn basic techniques and processes of metalsmithing such as sawing, cold connection, soldering, metal inlay, fabrication, forming, surface treatments and casting. The focus of this class will be placed on creating forms for body adornment. Critiques, discussions and presentations are included in this course.

ART-261  Photography III  
3 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

This course is the third of a sequence of three darkroom photography courses. This course explores camera operation and darkroom processes in developing and printing film. Photography III explores the photo processes and elements of composition, content, and historical/ contemporary references at an advanced level.

Required: Access to a 35mm black and white camera with adjustable exposure controls (no digital cameras)
Prerequisites: ART-161 and ART-162
  
ART-262  Digital Photography & Photo-Imaging  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Introduces concepts, techniques, practices, aesthetics and ethics of photographic imaging and image-making with digital technology. Students will use imaging software.

Required: Access to a digital camera with adjustable exposure controls  
ART-280  Art/CWE  
2-6 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Cooperative work experience. Provides students with on-the-job work experience in the field of art. Variable Credit: 2-6 credits. Required: Student Petition.

Corequisites: CWE-281  
ART-281  Painting: Still Life/Beginning  
4 credits, Fall  

Introduces basic painting tools, materials, techniques, and elements of composition, color, gesture, and value. Projects will involve observational painting with a focus on Still Life and its relationship to volume and form on a two-dimensional plane. Assignments include painting, drawing, assigned readings and group critiques of painting projects.

ART-282  Painting: The Figure/Beginning  
4 credits, Winter  

Introduces basic painting tools, materials, techniques, and elements of composition, color, gesture, and value. Direct observation of reality in relation to volume and form on a two-dimensional plane with a focus on the human form. Assignments include painting, readings and critique of projects.

ART-283  Painting: Landscapes/Beginning  
4 credits, Spring  

Introduces basic painting tools, materials, techniques, and elements of composition, color, gesture, and value. Projects will involve observational painting with a focus on landscape and its relationship to volume and form on a two-dimensional plane. Assignments include painting, drawing, assigned readings and group critiques of painting projects.

ART-284  Painting: Still Life/Intermediate  
4 credits, Fall  

Utilizes intermediate painting concepts, materials and techniques, with emphasis on composition, color, gesture, and value. Projects will involve observational painting with a focus on Still Life and its relationship to volume and form on a two-dimensional plane. Assignments include paintings, readings, and critique of projects.

Prerequisites: ART-283 or Student Petition  
ART-285  Painting: The Figure/Intermediate  
4 credits, Winter  

Utilizes intermediate painting concepts, materials and techniques with emphasis on composition, color, gesture and value. Projects will involve observational painting with a focus on the human form and its relationship to volume and form on a two-dimensional plane. Assignments include paintings, readings, and critique of projects.

Prerequisites: ART-283 or Student Petition  
ART-286  Painting: Landscapes/Intermediate  
4 credits, Spring  

Utilizes intermediate painting concepts, materials and techniques with emphasis on composition, color, gesture and value. Projects will involve observational painting with a focus on landscape and its relationship to volume and form on a two-dimensional plane. Assignments include painting, drawing, assigned readings and group critiques of painting projects.

Prerequisites: ART-283 or Student Petition  
ART-291  Sculpture  
4 credits, Fall  

Introduction to the processes and concepts of sculpture; the elements of form and space will be explored. Clay, plaster, mold making, carving, and assemblage will be introduced. Reference to historical and aesthetic content will be presented.

ART-292  Sculpture (Figure Emphasis)  
4 credits, Winter  

Explores the human form in traditional and contemporary techniques and concepts. Use of clay, armatures, combining mediums, flexible molds and other sculpture media will be explored. Concepts of aesthetics in formal composition will be explored through projects, lectures, and critiques. The human figure and other life forms in the history of sculpture will be examined.

ART-293  Sculpture (Metal Emphasis)  
4 credits, Spring  

The processes and concepts of sculpture including the elements of form, space and visual communication will be examined with emphasis on current issues. Use of clay and plaster in relation to metal sculpture. Welding, casting, and assemblage will be explored. Historical and contemporary ideas and aesthetic content will be examined.

ART-297  Professional Practices and Artist's Skills  
3 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

Professional practices relevant to emerging artists' careers. Lecture format includes resume and portfolio preparation, developing resources and community connections, gaining exposure and representation for artwork, creating publicity, basic marketing and exhibition strategies, presenting and installing art work, business concerns, art market dynamics, art collecting. Field trips to local galleries and/or guest lectures.

Recommended: WR-121