Art Course Descriptions

Our foundation level classes encourage strong design, conceptualization, and craftsmanship no matter the media

We offer art history and studio classes in:

The following is a list of course descriptions. Some course in the list fall under the Visual Communications Program, so contact that area for more information. (ART118, ART207, ART221, ART222, ART223, ART224, ART225, ART237, ART238, ART239, ART240, ART257, ART261, ART262, ART263, ART265, ART266, ART267 and ART268)

The XART courses below are offered through Chemeketa Community College Continuing Education Department. For more information about those classes, click here.


ART101 Understanding Art
Introduces approaches to viewing, understanding, and discussing the visual arts. Covers formal, stylistic, content, and meaning-based analysis. Explores the relationship between the social and artistic construction of reality. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115; or WR090, or WR115 or higher, with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su; CL
4 Credits

ART115 Basic Design/Black and White
Introduces the basic principles of design, visual perception, and organization of visual elements in works of art. Explores black and white two-dimensional design. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

ART116 Basic Design/Color
Introduces the basic principles of design, visual perception, and organization of visual elements in works of art. Focuses on color and two-dimensional design. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

ART117 Basic Design/Three Dimensional
Introduces the basic principles of design, visual perception, and organization of visual elements in works of art. Focuses on three-dimensional design. F, W, Sp
4 Credits

ART118 Digital Design & Color
Applies the basic principles of design, visual perception, and organization of visual elements in solving communication design problems. Focuses on digital design and color modes. Prerequisite: ART115 and VC114, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
4 Credits

ART131 Introduction to Drawing 1
Provides instruction in objective observational drawing skills designed for the beginner. Offers lectures, demonstrations, training in traditional problem-solving techniques, composition, and media. Introduces art concepts, vocabulary, and skills to critically analyze drawings. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

ART132 Introduction to Drawing 2
Provides lectures, demonstrations, continued individualized training in objective drawing begun in ART131, and introduces subjective drawing. Emphasizes composition and introduces additional drawing media and image sources. Discusses art concepts, vocabulary, and skills to critically analyze drawings. Prerequisite: ART131 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor based on portfolio review. Offered as needed
4 Credits

ART141 Introduction to Mural Painting
Introduces the historical background of mural making from its origins in Mexico to current community mural movements in the United States. Identifies a wide range of mural styles and trends. Considers practical information, skills and techniques. Applies this base knowledge to formulate and evaluate a personal approach to mural art, develop a mural proposal, and create a mural project. Constructs, along with the instructor, a local mural project through research, theme development, and execution with pertinent mural techniques. Prerequisite: ART115, ART116, and ART131, each with a grade of C or better. W, Sp
4 Credits

ART142 Introduction to Photography
Introduces digital photography camera handling and editing, and the printing of digital images. Covers important photographic themes and composition. Offered as needed
3 Credits

ART154 Pottery 1: Handbuilding
Introduces handbuilding ceramic objects. Includes basic form and design considerations as well as pinch, coil, slab, press mold, decoration, and glazing techniques. Emphasizes craftsmanship through slide lectures, demonstrations, and studio projects. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

ART155 Pottery 2: Wheel Throwing
Introduces producing pottery using the potter's wheel. Includes forming, trimming, decorating, glazing, and firing processes, as well as visual and functional form considerations. Emphasizes craftsmanship through slide lectures, demonstrations, and studio projects. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

ART156 Pottery 3: Interm Techniques
Expands on basic wheelthrowing skills through a series of intermediate projects. Includes producing and testing glazes, lidded containers, teapots, combined forms, altered forms, kiln theory and design, and alternative firing techniques. Prerequisite: ART154 or ART155, either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor based on portfolio review. Sp, Offered as needed
3 Credits

ART198A Independent Study
By use of the college learning contact, provides student and instructor with vehicle to allow independent study in an area of student interest. Prerequisite: By instructors consent.
1 Credits

ART198B Independent Studies
By use of the college learning contact, provides student and instructor with vehicle to allow independent study in an area of student interest. Prerequisite: By instructors consent.
2 Credits

ART198C Independent Studies
By use of the college learning contact, provides student and instructor with vehicle to allow independent study in an area of student interest. Prerequisite: By instructors consent.
3 Credits

ART198D Independent Studies
By use of the college learning contact, provides student and instructor with vehicle to allow independent study in an area of student interest. Prerequisite: By instructors consent.
4 Credits

ART198E Independent Studies
By use of the college learning contact, provides student and instructor with vehicle to allow independent study in an area of student interest. Prerequisite: By instructors consent.
5 Credits

ART199C Special Studies
Provides an introduction and technical information on using a torch to model and shape hot glass. Prerequisite: Requires completion of at least one of the following studio art classes: ART244, 245, or 246; ART291, 292, or 293; ART154
3 Credits

ART201 Intro to the Arts of Asia
Introduces the arts of India and Southeast Asia, China, and Japan. Emphasizes art and architecture as both constructive and reflective of religious, political, and social structures. Traces continuity and change in India: Indus Valley Civilization to the Delhi Sultanate (1206); China: Xia Dynasty to the invasion of the Mongols (1276); and Japan: Jomon Culture to the Kamakura Shogunate (ca. 1300). Prerequisite: Placement into WR121; or WR115 or higher, with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, Sp
4 Credits

ART202 History of Photography
Surveys the history of photography from its beginning to the present. Includes technical, artistic, commercial, and social development of photography as a form of visual communication. Prerequisite: WR115 with a grade of C or better, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. W, Offered as needed
3 Credits

ART204 Introduction to Art History
Explores visual art in the Western tradition: Prehistoric to Early Byzantine period (40,000 BCE to 726 CE). Prerequisite: Placement into WR121; or WR115 or higher, with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

ART205 Introduction to Art History
Explores visual art in the Western tradition: Early Medieval through Rococo (500-1789 CE). Prerequisite: Placement into WR121; or WR115 or higher, with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp
4 Credits

ART206 Introduction to Art History
Explores visual art in the Western tradition from Neo-Classicism to the Twentieth Century. Prerequisite: Placement into WR121; or WR115 or higher, with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Sp
4 Credits

ART207 Graphic Design Literacy
Explores the historical and cultural underpinnings of graphic art and design and brings a holistic presentation of graphic design history from the pre-historic to the present. Examines how culturally based assumptions influence perceptions, behaviors, and issues. W, Su; CL
4 Credits

ART221 Graphic Design 1:Icons/Symbols
Applies the principles and elements of design to the process of creating solutions to graphic design challenges with an emphasis on icons and symbols. Prerequisite: ART118 and ART131, both with a grade of C or better; and demonstrated ability to work with vector graphic software; or consent of instructor. F
4 Credits

ART222 Graph Design 2-Logo Design
Builds on the concepts learned in ART221 with an emphasis on logo design and branding. Prerequisite: ART221 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
4 Credits

ART223 Graph Design 3-Package Design
Builds on the concepts in ART222. Continues exploration of graphic design with advanced projects emphasizing package design. Prerequisite: ART222 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
4 Credits

ART224 Type Design 1
Introduces the study of typography and its importance in contemporary culture and in the design of visual communications. Prerequisite: VC111 and VC114, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
4 Credits

ART225 Type Design 2
Continues the study of typography as a design element in visual communications. Prerequisite: ART224 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
4 Credits

ART234 Figure Drawing 1
Offers lectures, demonstrations, and individualized training in representational drawing of the human figure. Continues skills development begun in ART131 applying them to the challenges of drawing the human form. Emphasizes analytical problem solving techniques, drawing methods, anatomy, proportion, and composition. Discusses art concepts, vocabulary, and skills to critically analyze drawings. Prerequisite: ART131 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor based on portfolio review. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

ART235 Figure Drawing 2
Offers lectures, demonstrations, and continued individualized training in representational figure drawing skills begun in ART131 and ART234. Emphasizes anatomy, proportion, composition, and analytical skills. Introduces additional media, subjective or expressive drawing approaches, and vocabulary that build skills in critically analyzing drawings. Prerequisite: ART131 and ART234, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor based on portfolio review. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

ART237 Photo Illustration
Adds digital imaging and manipulation to traditional photographic skills in the study of photo illustration for print or web design. Prerequisite: ART265; and VC130, or equivalent course as determined by instructor; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed
4 Credits

ART238 Introduction to Illustration
Introduces traditional illustration techniques. Course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Recommended: ART115 and ART131, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed.
3 Credits

ART239 Intro to Digital Illustration
Introduces the basics of digital illustration. Prerequisite: VC139 with a grade of C or better; or demonstrated experience in vector graphics software and PhotoShop; or consent of instructor. W
3 Credits

ART240 Adv Digital Illustration
Offers advanced instruction in techniques and content of digital illustration. Course may be repeated for a total of six credits. Prerequisite: ART239 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
3 Credits

ART247 Glass Fusing & Slumping 1
Introduces technical issues in flat fusing and forming for using an electric kiln and refractory molds. Emphasizes design approaches, drawing on historical and contemporary examples. Uses principles of design to create and critically analyze works in progress. Recommended: ART115 and ART116, both with a grade of C or better. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

ART247B Glass Fusing/Slumping - Inter.
Provides intermediate skills and technical information on using an electric kiln and high-temperature molds to flat-fuse and form glass. Prerequisite: ART247; and completion of at least one of the following studio art classes: ART115, 116, or 117; or ART154; or ART291, 292, or 293; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

ART247C Glass Fusing & Slumping-Adv
Explores using glass as the primary material of expression through the use of electric kilns and molds. Incorporates techniques such as Basque relief, mold making, inclusions, pattern bars, glass raking, and color layering. Prerequisite: ART247B with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

ART248 Kiln Cast Glass-Beginning
Provides an introduction and technical information on casting solid sculptural glass forms and hollow glass containing forms using open and closed face molds. Includes an extension of the glass chemistry and finishing techniques presented in ART247. Recommended: ART115 and ART116, both with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite: ART247; and completion of at least one of the following studio art classes: ART154; or ART291, 292, or 293; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed
3 Credits

ART253 Ceramic Surface Decoration
Introduces ceramic surface decoration. Covers a variety of pre-fired processes and techniques used to decorate and embellish clay surfaces. Prerequisite: ART156 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
3 Credits

ART254 Pottery 4 Low-Fire Ceramics
Introduces low-fire ceramic materials, including both low-tech and high-tech application and processes. Prerequisite: ART154, ART155, or ART156; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed.
3 Credits

ART256 Art as a Profession
Provides visual artists with the professional and business skills necessary to succeed in their own art business. Brings together marketing, promotion, presentation, employment, and education related topics to establish an understanding of the business aspects involved in being a successful visual artist. Prerequisite: Completion of a studio art class; or experience with studio art; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
3 Credits

ART257 Photography as a Profession
Develops the professional skills necessary to succeed in a photography business. Covers business records, marketing, promotion, employment skills, and education-related topics to establish an understanding of the career and business aspects involved in being a successful photographer. Prerequisite: Previous photography course work; or experience as determined by instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

ART261 Darkroom and Film Photography
Introduces 35mm black and white photography. Includes the history of contemporary photography, use of camera equipment, correct exposure calibrations, film processing, darkroom techniques, printing enlargements, and presentation of prints. F, W, Sp
4 Credits

ART262 Intermediate Photography
Introduces technical photography including studio lighting, for portraits and product work, color, photojournalism, and art direction. Prerequisite: ART261 or ART265, either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp, offered as needed
4 Credits

ART263 Photography: Special Topics
Emphasizes the freedom to experiment with photographic techniques. May include darkroom work, infrared black and white, toning techniques, compositing images, and aesthetic issues. Prerequisite: ART261 or ART265, either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

ART265 Photography 1
Investigates digital photography stressing competent SLR camera handling. Covers exposure control, digital management, image editing, printing, and presentation. Emphasizes important photographic themes, including still life, lighting, and composition. Offered as needed
4 Credits

ART266 Digital Photography 2
Introduces studio lighting for portraits and product photography, color correction, and asset management. Includes the role of the photographer in the graphic communications industry. Prerequisite: ART265 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp, Offered as needed
4 Credits

ART267 Portrait Photography
Explores a variety of techniques and approaches to portraiture. Includes making formal, informal, environmental, and group portraits using studio lighting, location lighting, and available light. Incorporates digital printing and professional practices. Prerequisite: ART265 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

ART268 Documentary Photography
Covers photographic concepts and aesthetics of documentary photography. Includes the development of a photo essay: story-telling through an edited series of images with effectively-captioned images and well crafted written essays that support and enhance documentary photo projects. Prerequisite: ART265 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

ART270 Printmaking:Screen Printing 1
Introduces the methods, materials, and techniques of silkscreen printing including the photo stencil process and pulling prints. Emphasizes design approaches drawing on historical and contemporary examples, and development of personal imagery. Uses principles of design to create and critically analyze works in progress. Prerequisite: ART101, ART115, ART131, or ART261; or consent of instructor. (Prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

ART271 Printmaking: Photo Etching
Introduces the fundamental techniques used in making etchings as fine art prints. Includes contemporary photo processes, development of personal imagery, and technical understanding of the printing process. Emphasizes design approaches, drawing on historical and contemporary examples. Uses principles of design to create and critically analyze works in progress. Prerequisite: ART115, ART131, or ART261; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed
3 Credits

ART272 Printmaking: Woodcuts/Linocuts
Offers studio experience and instruction in techniques used in making woodcuts and linoleum block prints. Emphasizes studio practice, experimentation, and development of style as a means of personal expression. Emphasizes design approaches, drawing on historical and contemporary examples. Uses principles of design to create and critically analyze works in progress. Prerequisite: ART115, ART131, or ART261; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed
3 Credits

ART273 Printmaking: Monoprints
Offers studio experience and instruction in techniques used in making monoprints and monotypes as fine art prints. Introduces studio practice, experimentation, and development of style as a means of personal expression. Emphasizes design approaches, drawing on historical and contemporary examples. Uses principles of design to create and critically analyze works in progress. Prerequisite: ART115, ART131, or ART261; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed
3 Credits

ART274 Printmaking:ScreenPrinting 2
Continues skill building in techniques of silkscreen printing introduced in ART270 including photographic processes. Prerequisite: ART270 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

ART275 Printmaking:ScreenPrinting 3
Offers studio practice in the expressive and technical principles of screen printing. Emphasizes skill development and use of composition, color, and various stencil processes to achieve an expressive visual form. Prerequisite: ART274 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

ART281 Painting 1
Introduces traditional approaches to and techniques of representational painting. Includes introduction to materials, color theory, historical perspectives, demonstrations, critiques, slide lectures, field trips, research, reading, and studio time for beginning painters who have strong fundamental drawing skills. Recommended: ART115 and ART116, both with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite/Corequisite: ART131 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor based upon demonstration of drawing skills. F, W, Sp; CL
4 Credits

ART281B Painting 2
Emphasizes further skill development as paintings are executed with a greater degree of intention, gracefulness, and accuracy. Focuses on discovering inventive solutions through content development and disciplined studio practice. Stresses critical analysis and revision. Explores historical and contemporary approaches in relation to personal work. Includes demonstrations, critiques, slide lectures, field trips, video, research, readings, and studio time. Prerequisite: ART281 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor based upon demonstration of fundamental painting and drawing skills. F, W, Sp; CL
4 Credits

ART281C Painting 3
Covers execution of a variety of painting techniques with a greater degree of intention, gracefulness, and accuracy. Emphasizes individual expression and thematic development. Explores the larger context of historical and contemporary painting processes. Materials and genres are explored in relation to personal work and philosophy. Stresses written and oral critical analysis. For advanced students with a strong foundation in painting and drawing and an ability to work independently. Prerequisite: ART281B with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor based upon demonstration of intermediate painting and foundation drawing skills. Offered as needed; CL
4 Credits

ART282 Landscape Painting
Introduces fundamental approaches and techniques of painting, focusing on elements affiliated with landscape painting. Includes introduction to materials, color theory, illusory depth devices, and historical and contemporary approaches. Engages both beginning and intermediate painters who have strong fundamental drawing skills. Recommended: ART115 and ART116, both with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite: ART131 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor based upon demonstrated skill in drawing. Offered as needed
3 Credits

ART284 Watercolor
Introduces technical issues in watercolor as a medium and its potential for personal expression. Includes an introduction to watercolor materials and methods, color theory, composition, historical and cultural perspectives, critical analysis, and studio time. Recommended: ART115 and ART116, both with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite: ART131 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor based upon demonstrated skill in drawing. Offered as needed
4 Credits

ART285 Intermediate Watercolor
Emphasizes further skill building and technical accomplishment in watercolor, leading to paintings executed with a greater degree of intention, gracefulness, and accuracy. Stresses individual expression and thematic development in tandem with control of the medium, critical analysis, and revision. Considers watercolor in the larger context of historical, commercial, and contemporary fine art production. Prerequisite: ART284 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

ART286 Advanced Watercolor
Explores advanced technical, theoretical, and conceptual skill-building approaches. For students with a strong foundation in watercolor painting and with an ability to work independently. Implements research and self-critiquing skills leading to autonomous expression. Prerequisite: ART285 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

ART289 The Medium & the Message
Contemporary exploration of historic art icons in specific visual media using thematic study and hands-on learning. Media projects will focus on contemporary issues. Historical content reflecting themes across different cultures and time periods will be paired with design challenges in various media. Offered as needed; CL
4 Credits

ART291 Beginning Sculpture
Introduces the use of materials, tools, and methods of sculpture. Explores the three-dimensional form and its potential for personal expression. Emphasizes design approaches, drawing on historical and contemporary examples. Uses principles of design to create and critically analyze works in process. Recommended: ART117 with a grade of C or better. F
3 Credits

ART292 Ceramic Sculpture
Introduces the characteristics and potential of clay as a sculptural material. Recommended: ART117 with a grade of C or better. W
3 Credits

ART293 Wax to Bronze Sculpture
Introduces the casting and finishing of bronze sculpture through the lost wax process using ceramic shell technologies. Recommended: ART117 with a grade of C or better. Sp
3 Credits

XART0001A Collecting Antiques
For the general population to develop an understanding and appreciation of what antiques are and why people collect them, through an association with some of the major collectors in this area.
0 Non-Credit

XART0001B Crafts/Xmas Collection
Students use a variety of materials to create holiday craft items for gifts or decorations.
0 Non-Credit

XART0001C Crafts Unlimited
Students learn to use a variety of materials and craft techniques to create craft items to give as gifts or use as decorations.
0 Non-Credit

XART0001D Crafts Unlimited
Introduction to rubber stamping techniques to make beautiful cards and stationery.
0 Non-Credit

XART0001F Flower Arranging Beg
Techniques for arranging both fresh and artificial flowers.
0 Non-Credit

XART0001G Flower Arranging Beg
Acquaints the student with the basic elements of flower arranging including elements of design, use of color, use of accessories, and Japanese floral arrangements
0 Non-Credit

XART0001N Stained Glass
Teaches the traditional form of stained glass (leading). Basic tools of the glass cutter are required materials.
0 Non-Credit

XART0001P Stained Glass Workshop
Uses glass cutting and glass grinding to construct a one-of-a-kind art object. Includes learning one or more of the following skills: cut, glue, grout and seal, lead, soldering, putty, and grind. Presents a brief history of stained glass and its current value.
0 Non-Credit

XART0001S Knitting-Multilevel
Individual instruction on the project of your choice. Improve and update your knitting skills. Student will select individual project and furnish own supplies.
0 Non-Credit

XART0001T Quiltmaking Beginning
Learn to make your first quilt. You will construct a block quilt, learning skills such as quilt planning, cutting, patching, filling, backing, tying and binding.
0 Non-Credit

XART0001U Quilting Workshop
A basic class in quilt construction that will include the history of quilting, learning to piece and applique a quilt, and learn to build quilt frames and legs. Students will be encouraged to use their own creative ideas in choosing designs, fabrics, etc.
0 Non-Credit

XART0001V Quilted Wall Hanging
Provides beginning level sewing techniques used in making quilted wall hangings.
0 Non-Credit

XART0001W Quilted Wall Hanging
Provides intermediate level sewing techniques used in making quilted wall hangings.
0 Non-Credit

XART0001X Hobby Taxidermy
Presents a 30-hour hands-on course for the hobbyist to learn how to perform taxidermy on game fowl and game heads.
0 Non-Credit

XART0002A Pine Needle Basketry
Gathering and processing pine needles, and using them in a variety of baskets will be demonstrated and taught. Students may progress at their own speed, but will be encouraged to complete at least two baskets employing a variety of materials and techniques. Historic Indian techniques and modern variations will be taught.
0 Non-Credit

XART0002B Antique Appraisals
Antique appraisals.
0 Non-Credit

XART0002C Watercolor/Draw-16
Introduces watercolor and drawing principles. Designed for youth and adults wanting to master the basics or improve their current level of skills.
0 Non-Credit

XART0002J Matting & Framing
Art (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XART0002M Xmas Greens Workshop
Focuses on using greens for holiday decorating. Presents how to make a centerpiece, swag, and/or garland with greens and bow. Students gather materials on the supply list.
0 Non-Credit

XART0002U Drift Boats
Explores the origins of Northwest drift boats. Applies drift boat construction techniques to crafting a scale model of an original McKenzie River drift boat.
0 Non-Credit

XART0002V Mosaic Workshop
Introduces the basic techniques and construction methods used in the creation of mosaics.
0 Non-Credit

XART0002X Introduction to Silk Painting
Introduces participants to silk painting techniques and facilitates production of a piece of wearable art. Covers selection of materials and supplies, dyes, resist, stretching, brushes and brush strokes, design selection, and color selection.
0 Non-Credit

XART0003D Beginning Photography 1
Introduces the basics of taking 35mm SLR film-based photographs. Focuses on the non-technical aspects of basic 35mm SLR camera handling, composition, and light.
0 Non-Credit

XART0003E Beginning Photography 2
Covers the basics of taking 35mm SLR film-based photographs. Includes basic 35mm handling, composition, light, filters, close-ups and night photos.
0 Non-Credit

XART0003J Artist Series
Presents professional-level skills relevant to the specific art disciplines of ceramics, drawing and painting, glass art, multi-media, printmaking, photography, or sculpture.
0 Non-Credit

XART0003M Youth Art & Craft Camp
Focuses on using a variety of materials and techniques to create craft items to use as decorations or give as gifts.
0 Non-Credit

XART0003N Fanciful Lettering
Introduces decorated lettering using techniques of layering lines and forms.
0 Non-Credit

XART0003P Rubber Stamping
Create rubber stamp projects using a variety of techniques and materials. Covers the proper care and storage of materials.
0 Non-Credit

XART0003Q Rubber Stamping
Create rubber stamp projects using a variety of techniques and materials. Covers the proper care and storage of materials.
0 Non-Credit

XART0003R One Stroke Painting
Covers a painting method using one stroke for blending, shading and highlighting.
0 Non-Credit

XART0003S Ukrainian Egg Decorating
Presents traditional folkcraft using intricate patterns of shapes, colors, and icons painted on eggs.
0 Non-Credit

XART0003V Quilting, Beg. Level-Wall Hang
Introduces first-time quilters to basic machine and hand techniques to complete a wall hanging. Equips beginning-level quilters with new techniques, tools, and designs. Emphasizes completing a wall hanging by the end of the class including some work out of class.
0 Non-Credit

XART0003W Quilting, Beg. Level-Quilt Top
Introduces first-time quilters to basic machine and hand techniques to complete a lap-size quilt top. Continues beginning-level quilters' work on new techniques, tools, and designs. Emphasizes completing a quilt top by the end of the class including some work out of class.
0 Non-Credit

XART0003Z Knitting for Beginners
Offers basic instruction in knitting and purling as well as in increasing and decreasing stitches. Covers beginning projects, basic pattern reading, and choosing supplies for a project.
0 Non-Credit

XART0004A Watercolor Basics 1
Introduces basic skills in watercolor painting. Includes demonstrations and individualized guidance for all skill levels.
0 Non-Credit

XART0004B Colored Pencil Art
An intensive course on colored pencil drawing, including techniques for many special effects, and practice to achieve finished drawings suitable for framing.
0 Non-Credit

XART0004C Colored Pencil Art
An intensive course on colored pencil drawing, including techniques for many special effects, and practice to achieve finished drawings suitable for framing.
0 Non-Credit

XART0004G Drawing Beg
Emphasizes basic, practical drawing skills for beginners.
0 Non-Credit

XART0004H Drawing Beg
Presents the basic skills for drawing the human figure.
0 Non-Credit

XART0004J Art Activity for Seniors
Introduces therapeutic art activities for older adult students with varied physical and cognitive abilities. Builds upon eye-hand coordination and dexterity skills. Enhances personal esteem and well-being.
0 Non-Credit

XART0004K Art Activity for Seniors
Art (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XART0004L Drawing & Painting Beg
Art (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XART0004M Drawing & Painting Beg
Art (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XART0004N Art Sampler
Art (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XART0004P Drawing for Painters
Art (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XART0004R Drawing & Painting
Art (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XART0004S Drawing & Painting
Art (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XART0004T Drawing & Painting Beg
Art (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XART0004U Drawing & Design
Drawing and design for those who do not think of themselves as artists, but develops skills in drawing emphasizing use of the whole picture and detail. Examines line, texture, color, size, shape, mass, rhythm, variety, balance and unity using pencil, charcoal, crayon, tempera, collage, pen or brush, and ink.
0 Non-Credit

XART0004V Calligraphy Beginning
Introduces the basics of using a broad-edged nib and forming Humanist Bookhand style Calligraphy.
0 Non-Credit

XART0004W Calligraphy Beginning
Art (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XART0004X Calligraphy Intermediate
Continuation of historic Roman alphabet with emphasis on Roman Caps, Bookhand/Foundational, and Italic. A variety of broad-edged tools, inks, and projects will be explored. Prerequisite: Two terms beginning calligraphy or permission of instructor.
0 Non-Credit

XART0004Y Calligraphy Workshop
Review of Calligraphy basics.
0 Non-Credit

XART0004Z Painting Beginning
Designed for the beginning student with emphasis on color, value, and composition. The student will render a series of paintings exploring all the above while being introduced to various painting styles and techniques.
0 Non-Credit

XART0005A Oil Painting Beginning
General overview of the design basics and of picture composition will introduce the unit. Work will begin with a short drawing and perspective lesson to follow with a study of black, white, and grey; and then, most important, color. Textural techniques will be demonstrated. Attempts to symbolize real and ideological things will conclude the unit.
0 Non-Credit

XART0005B Oil Painting Intermediate
Review of the elements and principles of art including representational, abstract (organic and inorganic), and non-objective. A range of painting techniques will be shown and practiced. The student's individual choice of style and technique will follow emphasizing the tangible (portrait and scape) and the less tangible (symbolizing).
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XART0005C Pastels Beginning
This is a course in the beginning technique of using pastels. Will include painting portraits from photographs and still life from set-ups.
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XART0005D Basic in Portrait
This art class is drawing and painting pictures for education, fun, and mental relaxation. It is a mixture of experienced and beginning artists willing to learn for self-improvement.
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XART0005E Painting/Realistic
Class in "How to paint what you see." It will focus on methods and techniques used to render a wide variety of textures and situations with great accuracy.
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XART0005F Painting Unlimited
Provides instruction in a variety of painting techniques for students at multiple skill levels. Includes demonstrations and individualized guidance for students working in watercolor, acrylic or oil media.
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XART0005G Painting Unlimited
Provides instruction in a variety of painting techniques for students at multiple skill levels. Includes demonstrations and individualized guidance for students working in watercolor, acrylic or oil media.
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XART0005H Painting Unlimited
Provides instruction in a variety of painting techniques for students at multiple skill levels. Includes demonstrations and individualized guidance for students working in watercolor, acrylic or oil media.
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XART0005J Painting Unlimited
Provides instruction in a variety of painting techniques for students at multiple skill levels. Includes demonstrations and individualized guidance for students working in watercolor, acrylic or oil media.
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XART0005K Watercolor
Provides a relaxing environment in which to have fun with watercolor paints; Errors are not irreparable. Pans or tubes of watercolor are required along with a 1-inch flatbrush, a #26 goliath round brush, and 10 x 13-inch heavy quality paper.
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XART0005L Watercolor Workshop
Introduces watercolor and drawing principles. Designed for youth and adults wanting to master the basics or improve their current level of skills.
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XART0005M Watercolor Workshop
Reviews watercolor materials, techniques, and composition and prepares for a field experience.
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XART0005N Watercolor Workshop
A beginning watercolor course stressing the understanding of pigments, papers, tools, and basic techniques. Students will learn various wash and brush stroke techniques. They will put everything together in paintings with a limited number of pigments, so that attention can be given to the importance of shapes and values.
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XART0005P Watercolor from Photo
Presents a one-day workshop designed for people who enjoy taking photos (black & white and/or color) and painting from their photographic efforts. Focuses on drawing and paint a variety of subjects, stressing abstract interpretation rather than mirror imitation. Emphasizes developing imaginative, intellectual art pieces based on problem-solving.
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XART0005R Watercolor Workshop/1 Day
Combines watercolor with mixed media to produce various effects--relief, resist, collage. Includes colors, application methods, and different papers.
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XART0005T Intro to Digital Photography
Introduces the use of digital cameras in photography. Class fee $42.60 Sp
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XART0005U Artist Series
Course is designed to teach students or community artists the basic skills necessary to help them succeed as an artist. Specific topics and skills are covered in each of the separate sections under the following titles: Photographing Artworks/Slides; Matting, Mounting, and Shrink-Wrapping Artworks; and Portfolios and Presentation.
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XART0005V Beaded Jewelry Basics for Fun
Introduces basic skills to create various jewelry pieces.
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XART0005W Jewelry Making Workshop
Introduces basic skills to create various jewelry pieces.
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XART0005X Jewelry Making
Introduces basic skills to create various jewelry pieces.
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XART0005Y Photographing Plants & Gardens
Assists photographer to take better photos of plants and gardens using film or digital, point-and-shoot, or advanced SLR cameras. Illustrates photographic principles with "before and after" photos, and puts these principles to work during an outing into gardens. Concludes with a gentle critique of student photos.
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XART0005Z Intro to Editing Digital Photo
Introduces the basics of editing digital photographs and use of related equipment, software, printing, internet and e-mail.
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XART0006A Mosaic Workshop
Introduces the basic techniques and construction methods used creating mosaics.
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XART0006B Pottery Handbuilding
Art (non-cr)
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XART0006C Art Studio Lab
Course allows further emphasis and development of technical and artistic skills demonstrated in pottery, sculpture, and glass studio classes.
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XART0006D Jewelry Making
Jewelry is designed for the beginning craftsman. The basic skills and techniques of jewelry making will be demonstrated. Students will design and construct their own pieces of jewelry from copper and silver. Because of the freedom which is possible in both design and working processes, jewelry making is an excellent medium for developing and motivating originality.
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XART0006E Photography Beginning
The student will learn the basic principles of photography, camera use, photo composition, darkroom developing and printing, and general photographic work.
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XART0006J Photography Intermediate
Mastery of technical aspects of photography. Incorporates use of darkroom techniques.
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XART0006K Photography Advanced
Advanced BW photography will allow students with good knowledge of camera skills and basic darkroom techniques to learn to make what is called the "Fine Print." Prerequisite: Introduction to Photography; and Intermediate Photography
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XART0006M Sculpture Workshop
Introduces clay sculpture skills. Focuses on development and completion of a finished clay sculpture ready for kiln firing. Appropriate for all experience levels.
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XART0006Q ETG Discover Digital Photo
Offers an introduction to photography using current digital equipment. Covers the basics of digital photography, equipment, software, the digital darkroom, printing, Internet and e-mail use, and commercial and personal applications.
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XART0006T Quilting, Beginning Level
Introduces first-time quilters to basic machine and hand techniques to complete a twin size quilt. Continues beginning level quilters' work on new techniques, tools, and designs to complete one twi size quilt. Emphasizes completing a quilt by the end of the class. Includes some work out of class.
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XART0006Z Pottery Workshop 1
Art (non-cr)
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XART0007A Pottery Workshop 2
Art (non-cr)
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XART0007Q Portrait Workshop
Introduces a contemporary version of the classical method of portrait painting.
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XART0007R Beg. Glass Beadmaking Workshop
Introduces basic technical information on using a torch to model and shape glass beads.
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XART0007S Quilting, Beginning Level
Introduces first-time quilters to basic machine and hand techniques for the nine patch pattern. Equips beginning-level quilters with new techniques, tools, and designs. Emphasizes designing a nine patch quilt.
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XART0007X The Art of Pate de Verre
Creates a large palette of colors by mixing different ratios of powdered color glass with clear powdered glass. Includes firing these colors into a set of tiles for color reference information for the studio. Covers creating relief carved sculptural objects in clay, making refractory molds, mixing and applying a broad range of colored glass in paste form, and firing the pieces. Covers a comprehensive foundation in the process of pate de verre.
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XART0007Z Exploring the Hollow Form
Introduces constructing hollow forms including vessels and goblets. Includes shaping, aesthetics, consistency, solid connections and encalmo seals. Covers relationship between form and function and how it pertains to good design.
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XART0008A Intermediate Marble Making
Explores different techniques of marble making, including the compression technique, used two different ways, one for flowers and one for butterflies; and an embedding and implosion technique, used for making air traps. Focuses on developing a fundamental understanding of core heat and "fuming" of metals and color use.
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XART0008B Advanced Fusing
Covers the processes of cold-working/finishing of glass. Creates design elements/inclusions (pattern bars, cane, custom frit, murrini, confetti/fractures, etc.) for final works. Includes designing a bowl/sculptural piece and encourages experimentation with numerous glass processes to develop an individual style.
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XART0008E Sketching in the Garden
Functions as a studio class, applying the skills taught to drawing garden plants and landscapes. Provides lectures and demonstrations to teach basic sketching skills for beginners. Covers basic principles of design, visual perception, and organization. Presents foundation drawing skills needed to create the illusion of a three dimensional space on a two dimensional picture plane.
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XART0008F Discovering Your Creative Self
Introduces students to "The Artist's Way," a process used to encourage creativity in each person. Presents individual and group exercises to encourage writing and increased confidence in the visual arts.
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XART0008J Foundations of Glass Casting
Introduces the fundamental processes of casting glass objects. Includes making objects in clay and/or wax, creating molds, mixing glass, firing the works, and cold working final pieces. Covers slide lectures of historical and contemporary art glass accompanied by technical data. Students of all levels are encouraged to attend.
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XART0008L Monotype Workshop
Presents two-day workshop in black and white monotype printing for beginners.
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XART0008Q Painting in the Garden
Functions as a studio class, applying the skills taught to drawing and painting garden plants and landscapes. Provides lectures and demonstrations to teach basic painting skills for beginners. Covers basic principles of design, visual perception, and organization. Presents foundation drawing and painting skills needed to create the illusion of a three dimensional space on a two dimensional picture plane.
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XART0008R Sicily/Rome through the Lens
Presents a photographic tour through Rome and Sicily. Focuses on the architecture, art, people and landscapes of Italy. Presents individualized instruction and hints for capturing the best photographs. Includes historical and cultural perspectives of Rome and Sicily throughout the trip.
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XART0008Y Intro to Editing Digital Photo
Introduces the basics of editing digital photographs and use of related equipment, software, programs, printing, internet, and e-mail.
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XART0009C The Altered Page
An Introduction to the world of altered books. Using existing books and or small sheets of paper and cardboard, we will explore a variety of creative techniques that help give visual form to an idea, memory, dream or feeling. You will develop 6 different page samplers each with a unique topic. Think of the altered page or book as a container that holds images and symbols, words being some of them. We will utilize lines, color, and textures with attention to ideas of scale, movement, juxtaposition and layering of images.
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XART0009R Memories on Digital Video
Introduces digital video cameras for personal use. Covers the basics of digital videography, including an explanation of DV format, video camera controls, lighting, and basic editing. Provides an overview of the creative process, including how to set up and create video stories.
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XART0009S Printmaking: Open Studio Lab
Explores methods of Relief, Intaglio, Monotyping, and Screenprinting printmaking, materials, and techniques. Includes composition and hand pulling prints.
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XART0009T Fund/Polymer Figure Sculpting
Introduces the basics of figure sculpting using polymer clays.
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XART0009U Fundamentals of Drawing
Introduces the basics of black and white drawing.
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XART0009V Mindfulness & Creative Process
Introduces the creative process and the relationship between mindfulness and art. Uses art practice and assignments to help students become more comfortable with their artistic self. Includes learning by using drawing, color, collage, and compositional structure.
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XART9250A Artist Series - Professional
Teaches students or community artists professional-level skills relevant to the specific art disciplines of ceramics, drawing and painting, glass art, multi-media, printmaking, photography, or sculpture. Class fee $368.70. W
2.1 CEU