Arts

For students interested in pursuing an Art degree and transferring to a four-year institution, as a general rule, students should follow the Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies at Grayson College as part of the Arts & Humanities Career Pathway. All students are advised to counsel with the university/college of their choice to determine which courses offered at Grayson College are applicable to that institution's bachelor's degree in their desired major. 

A general introduction to the visual arts designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary, media, techniques, and purposes of the creative process. Students will critically interpret and evaluate works of art within formal, cultural, and historical contexts. (R W)

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A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from prehistoric times to the 14th century. (RW)

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A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from the 14th century to the present day. (RW)

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An introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of two-dimensional design.

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An introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of three-dimensional design.

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A foundation studio course exploring drawing with emphasis on descriptive, expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will learn to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques. Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will engage in critical analysis and begin to develop their understanding of drawing as a discipline.

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A studio course exploring drawing with continued emphasis on descriptive, expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will further develop the ability to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques. Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will employ critical analysis to broaden their understanding of drawing as a discipline.

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Drawing for Non-Art Majors. Descriptive, expressive, and conceptual use of line and associated arts elements through various mediums. Spatial studies include figure-ground relationships, twodimensional space, and three-dimensional illusion, including some perspective. Focus on natural and manmade objects and environments. Drawing for non-art majors is offered to students who desire to take a studio art class as an elective, life enrichment, or continuing education course. May not be applied to a major in art. OR Painting for Non-Art Majors: Techniques of acrylic painting, Exploring and dealing with the problems encountered in color theory, pictorial compositions, and imagination. Painting for non-art majors is offered to students who desire to take a studio art class as an elective, life enrichment, or continuing education course.

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Elements and principles of art using two- and three dimensional concepts.

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Exploration of ideas using painting media and techniques.

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Exploration of ideas using painting media and techniques.

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Basic study of the human form.

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Expansion of ARTS 2323. Drawing as practice integrating visual, physical, intellectual, and intuitive faculties using the human figure as subject. Stresses expressive and conceptual approaches, a wide range of media, and development of an individual and thematic approach to theme and content

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Exploration of ideas using various printmaking processes.

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Exploration of ideas using basic ceramic processes.

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Exploration of ideas using basic ceramic processes.

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Exploration of ideas using water-based painting media and techniques.

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Expansion of ARTS 2366 with emphasis on originality of conception and execution.

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Last updated: 03/28/2018