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Courses

ART 1
Introduction to Art History
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Introduction to art purposes, principles and forms: Basic understanding of stylistic development and methods of analysis with emphasis on twentieth-century art.  1001.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

 

ART 4
History of Modern Art (1800 to Present)
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Major visual art forms and movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Concentration on the foremost painters, sculptors, and architects of the modern period and their works.  1001.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

 

ART 7
History of African-American Art (Past to Present)
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Development of the African-American visual artist in the Americas. Contributions of selected major African-American artists and contemporary trends.  1002.10
AA/AS area 3, 5

 

ART 9
History of World Ceramics: Past and Present
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Introduction to the history of world ceramics: Traces the high points of ceramics to include sculpture, the figure, and the ceramic vessel of different cultures, past to present; includes visits to private and public collections.  1001.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

 

ART 12
World Art: Visual and Historical Analysis
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit:  CSU, UC
Introduction to language of visual analysis in world art: Relation of formal art elements to their meaning in various world cultures (European, North American, Asian, African, and Pacific); identification of visual tools used throughout every culture and study of original artworks in the Oakland Museum of California collection.  1001.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

 

ART 15
California Art History, 1850-2000
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Survey of California art of the past 150 years, charting its development and its complex blending of race, ethnicity, and aesthetics: Contributions of Asian-American, European-American, Chicano/Latino-American, Native-American and African-American artists; use of artistic heritage in framing identity; the cross-influences of different artistic practices; and role of art in expressing and creating cultural values.  1001.00
AA/AS area 3, 5; CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A; UCB American Cultures

 

ART 20
Beginning Drawing and Composition
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Freehand drawing with various media: Drawing techniques and fundamentals of composition applied to subject matter including an introduction to perspective.  1002.10

 

ART 21
Continuing Drawing and Composition
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Special problems of composition and drawing techniques in relation to drawing as a fine art: Study of form in black and white and in color.  1002.10

 

ART 22
Intermediate Drawing and Composition
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Exploration of artistic concepts, styles, and creative expression related to intermediate-level drawing, complex subject matter and concepts using a variety of drawing mediums, techniques, and methodologies: Foundations of drawing skills to develop personalized approaches to content and materials in exercises covering multiple historical and contemporary approaches to drawing.  1002.10
C-ID: ARTS 205

 

ART 23
Advanced Drawing and Composition
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Advanced drawing techniques applied to selected subjects and goals.  1002.10

 

ART 24
Special Projects: Drawing
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Independent exploration and experimentation in special areas of drawing.  1002.10

 

ART 25
Beginning Figure Drawing and Composition
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Understanding the figure from quick sketches to long careful studies of the live model: Fundamentals of anatomy, proportion, drawing techniques, and composition.  1002.10

 

ART 26
Continuing Figure Drawing and Composition
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Continuing drawing from the live model: Introduction to more advanced problems.  1002.10

 

ART 27
Intermediate Figure Drawing and Composition
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Intermediate drawing from the live model: Emphasis on composition and color in figure drawing.  1002.10

 

ART 28
Advanced Figure Drawing and Composition
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Advanced drawing from the live model: Emphasis on developing an individual style.  1002.10

 

ART 29
Special Projects: Figure Drawing
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Continued study and development of special projects in figure drawing from the live model.  1002.10

 

ART 35
Beginning Portraiture
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Drawing portraits from the live model: Emphasis on anatomy, proportion, and achieving a likeness.  1002.10

 

ART 36
Continuing Portraiture
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Drawing portraits from the live model: Emphasis on composition, position, clothing, and color.  1002.10

 

ART 39
Special Projects: Portraiture
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Development of an individual style and portfolio of consistent works suitable for an exhibition.  1002.10

 

ART 40
Color Dynamics: The Interaction of Color
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Color interaction as developed by Josef Albers whose discoveries are widely used today in all the visual arts: Presentation of a series of studio problems designed to sharpen color perception, increase sensitivity to color relationships, and help the student discover a new kind of space, tension, rhythm, form, and harmony through interaction of color.  1002.10
AA/AS area 3

 

ART 46
2-D Visual Design
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Introduction to the concepts, applications, and historical references related to two-dimensional art and composition: Basic principles and elements of line, shape, texture, value, color and spatial illusion; development of a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lecture presentations, studio projects, problem solving, and written assignments.  1002.00

 

ART 48NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Art
.5-5 units, 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
See section on Selected Topics.  1002.00

 

ART 49
Independent Study in Art
.5‑5 units (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
See section on Independent Study.  1002.00

 

ART 50
Beginning Painting
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: Art 20
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Emphasis on the basic techniques of oil or acrylic painting: Preparation and use of canvas and supports, color mixing, composition in a variety of styles, development of imaginative and objective images.  1002.10

 

ART 51
Continuing Painting
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Continuation of ART 50: Emphasis on composition using oils, acrylics, and mixed media; may include live models.  1002.10

 

ART 52
Intermediate Painting
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Continuation of ART 51: Emphasis on more independent and complex activities and projects.  1002.10

 

ART 53
Advanced Painting
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Continuation of ART 52: Emphasis on developing greater clarity in personal imagery and painting style; development of a professional portfolio.  1002.10

 

ART 54
Special Projects: Painting
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Continued study and skill development with oil and acrylics: May include production of murals and other large-scale paintings as well as individual projects.  1002.10

 

ART 60
Beginning Painting: Watercolor
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Fundamentals of washes, brushwork, color, and special effects: Transparent, wet-into-wet, and opaque techniques as applied to various subject matter.  1002.10

 

ART 61
Continuing Painting: Watercolor
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Continued development of skills, techniques, and content in watercolor painting: Creative experimentation and individual expression in watercolor painting processes.  1002.10

 

ART 62
Intermediate Painting: Watercolor
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Intermediate level development of skills, techniques, and content in watercolor painting: Creativity, composition, and individual expression through watercolor techniques emphasized; concentrated work in specific areas.  1002.10

 

ART 63
Advanced Painting: Watercolor
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Advanced watercolor painting skills, techniques, and content: Individual goals designed by student with instructor with concentration on a series of paintings for possible exhibition or portfolio presentation.  1002.10

 

ART 64
Special Projects: Watercolor Painting
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Continued study and skill development in advanced watercolor projects.  1002.10

 

ART 66
Beginning Pastel Drawing
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Beginning pastel drawing: Basic materials and techniques for using chalk pastels, working from a variety of subject matter including still life, landscape, and portraiture, and covering basic color theory and design considerations.  1002.10

 

ART 67
Continuing Pastel Drawing
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Continuation of ART 66: Exploration of more advanced chalk pastel techniques; includes considerations of composition and style.  1002.10

 

ART 68
Special Projects: Pastel Drawing
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Continued study and skill development in advanced pastel projects: Development of a personal style in terms of technique, subject matter, and expressive content.  1002.10

 

ART 80
Beginning Ceramics
2-3 units, 1-2 hours lecture, 3-4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Introduction to ceramics: Forming techniques, design, glazing, and firing processes.  1002.30

 

ART 81
Continuing Ceramics
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Continuation of ART 80: Emphasis on design problems and skill development in forming, glazing, and firing processes.  1002.30

 

ART 82
Intermediate Ceramics
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Continuation of ART 81: Emphasis on glaze formulation, firing, and further skill development in forming processes.  1002.30

 

ART 83
Advanced Ceramics
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Continuation of ART 82: Emphasis on individual expression; experimentation in glazes, clay bodies, and kiln firing.  1002.30

 

ART 84
Special Projects: Ceramics
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Exploration and experimentation in special areas of ceramics.  1002.30

 

ART 86
Special Projects: Alternative Firing Techniques
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Continued study and skill development in advanced alternative firing techniques: Using a variety of fuel sources and surface designs; multiple low-fire styles such as low-fire salt, pit firing, sagger firing and gas kilns; creating simple forms and surfaces that are appropriate to learning firing results.  1002.30

 

ART 88
Special Projects: Ceramic Sculpture
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: Art 187
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Independent exploration and experimentation in the special area of ceramic sculpture.  1002.30

 

ART 166
Beginning Botanical Drawing
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Exploration through drawing of basic plant structures: Recording details of various plant forms; emphasis on rendering form, color, and texture with graphite, ink pen, colored pencils, and watercolor. 1002.00

 

ART 167
Continuing Botanical Drawing
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: Art 166
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Exploration through drawing of basic plant structures: Recording details of various plant forms; emphasis on rendering form, color, and texture with graphite, ink pen, colored pencils, and watercolor.  1002.00

 

ART 168
Advanced Botanical Drawing
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: Art 167
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Exploration through drawing of complex plant structures: Recording details of various plant forms; emphasis on developing a personal style, working from traditional and contemporary examples as well as personal preference in subject matter and techniques.  1002.00

 

ART 169
Special Projects: Botanical Drawing
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: Art 168
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Exploration through drawing of basic plant structures: Recording details of various plant forms; emphasis on rendering form, color, and texture with graphite, ink pen, colored pencils, and watercolor.  1002.00

 

ART 187
Beginning Ceramic Sculpture
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Exploration of sculptural form through the use of ceramic media: Theory and application of form and design; exploration of surface decoration, kilns and firing.  1002.30

 

ART 188
Intermediate Ceramic Sculpture
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Continuing work in the area of ceramic sculpture.  1002.30

 

ART 189
Advanced Ceramic Sculpture
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Advanced work in sculptural form with ceramic media: Theory and application of three-dimensional design; concepts, processes, and principles, problems in construction, surface treatments, special techniques and material, including glazes and firing.  1002.30

 

ART 202
Fundamentals of Drawing
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab (GR or P/NP)
Drawing techniques in relation to drawing as a fine art: Study of shape, form, and space in black and white.  1002.10

 

ART 205
Fundamentals of Painting
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab (GR or P/NP)
Emphasizes basic painting techniques and composition using oils, acrylics, and/or mixed media; may include live models.  1002.10

 

ART 208
Foundations of Ceramics
2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab (GR or P/NP)
Introduction to Ceramics: Wheel throwing and hand-building instruction, glazing and firing techniques.  1002.10

 

ART 248NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Art
.5-5 units, 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
See section on Selected Topics.  1002.00