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Course Number: ART 1 
Introduction to Art History
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: 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

 

Course Number: ART 4
History of Modern Art (1800 to Present)
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: 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

 

Course Number: ART 9
History of World Ceramics: Past and Present 
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: 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

 

Course Number: ART 12
World Art: Visual and Historical Analysis
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: 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

 

Course Number: ART 15
California Art History, 1850-2000
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: 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

 

Course Number: ART 20
Beginning Drawing and Composition
Units: 2-3
Class:  1-2 hours lecture, 3-4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Freehand drawing with various media: Drawing techniques and fundamentals of composition applied to subject matter including an introduction to perspective.  1002.10

 

Course Number: ART 21
Continuing Drawing and Composition
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: 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

 

Course Number: ART 22
Intermediate Drawing and Composition
Units: 3
Class:  2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Exploration in drawing through a series of related works: Individual interests developed.  1002.10

 

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

 

Course Number: ART 24
Special Projects: Drawing
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 8 units. Independent exploration and experimentation in special areas of drawing.  1002.10

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Course Number: ART 29
Special Projects: Figure Drawing
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 8 units.
Description: Continued study and development of special projects in figure drawing from the live model.  1002.10

 

Course Number: ART 30
Beginning Figure Drawing: Anatomy
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and drawing of the human form using live models: Emphasis on basic problems of line, gesture, volume, and anatomy.  1002.10

 

Course Number: ART 31
Continuing Figure Drawing: Anatomy
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of ART 30 using live models: Emphasis on problems of proportion and perspective, stressing anatomy. 1002.10

 

Course Number: ART 32
Intermediate Figure Drawing: Anatomy
Units: 3
Class:  2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of ART 31 using live models: Emphasis on anatomy for achieving realistic drawing; review of drawing principles and techniques.  1002.10

 

Course Number: ART 33
Advanced Figure Drawing: Anatomy
Units: 3
Class:  2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of ART 32 using live models: Emphasis on the anatomically realistic likeness using longer poses.  1002.10

 

Course Number: ART 34
Freehand Perspective Drawing
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 8 units. Techniques and principles of freehand perspective drawing: Creating the illusion of three-dimensional objects and space on a two-dimensional surface, including one-, two- and three-point perspective.  1002.10

 

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

 

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

 

Course Number: ART 39
Special Projects: Portraiture
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 8 units.
Description: Development of an individual style and portfolio of consistent works suitable for an exhibition.  1002.10

 

Course Number: ART 41
Basic Design
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Course study under this section may be repeated one time for a maximum of 4 units.
Description: Fundamental elements of design: Dot, line, plane, volume, space, color, texture and light; laboratory experience in visual composition and layout emphasizing two-dimensional design.  1002.10

 

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

 

Course Number: ART 49
Independent Study in Art
Units: .5-5
Class:  (GR or P/NP)
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 5 units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Independent Study.  1002.00

 

Course Number: ART 50
Beginning Painting
Units: 2-3
Class:  1-2 hours lecture, 3-4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Course Number: ART 54
Special Projects: Painting
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 8 units. 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

 

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

 

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

 

Course Number: ART 62
Intermediate Painting: Watercolor
Units: 3
Class:  2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: 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

 

Course Number: ART 63
Advanced Painting: Watercolor
Units: 3
Class:  2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: 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

 

Course Number: ART 64
Special Projects: Watercolor Painting
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 8 units. Continued study and skill development in advanced watercolor projects. 1002.10

 

Course Number: ART 65
Botanical Drawing
Units: 1.5-2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 2-3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 8 units.
Description: 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.  1002.10

 

Course Number: ART 66
Beginning Pastel Drawing
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: 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

 

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

 

Course Number: ART 68
Special Projects: Pastel Drawing
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 8 units.
Description: 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Course Number: ART 84
Special Projects: Ceramics
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 8 units.
Description: Exploration and experimentation in special areas of ceramics.  1002.30

 

Course Number: ART 85A
Raku and Alternative Firings
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to the current art of raku: Various forming techniques; appropriate clays, glazes and firing techniques; historical perspective; studio safety procedures; critiques; exploration of simple forms and glazing appropriate for raku firing process. 1002.30

 

Course Number: ART 85B
Raku and Alternative Firings
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of the current art of raku: Various forming techniques; appropriate clays, glazes and firing techniques; historical perspective; studio safety procedures; critiques; advanced forming and design techniques appropriate for raku; analysis of firing results.  1002.30

 

Course Number: ART 85C
Raku and Alternative Firings
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to the current art of alternative firings: Various forming techniques; appropriate clays, glazes and firing techniques; historical perspective; studio safety procedures; critiques; exploration of alternative firing techniques; analysis of firing results.  1002.30

 

Course Number: ART 85D
Raku and Alternative Firings
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of the current art of alternative firings: Various forming techniques; appropriate clays, glazes and firing techniques; historical perspective; studio safety procedures; critiques; advanced forming and design techniques appropriate for alternative firing; analysis of firing results.  1002.30

 

Course Number: ART 86A
Special Projects: Alternative Firing Techniques
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: 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

 

Course Number: ART 86B
Special Projects: Alternative Firing Techniques
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of ART 86A: 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; exploring new forms and surfaces that are appropriate to firing results.  1002.30

 

Course Number: ART 86C
Special Projects: Alternative Firing Techniques
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of ART 86B: 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; independent student projects that incorporate design in firing methods and results.  1002.30

 

Course Number: ART 86D
Special Projects: Alternative Firing Techniques
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of ART 86C: 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; independent student projects that incorporate design in advanced firing methods.  1002.30

 

Course Number: ART 87
 Ceramic Sculpture
Units: 3
Class:  2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Exploration of sculptural form through the use of ceramic media: Theory and application of primitive, sagger, and fume fire works. 1002.30

 

Course Number: ART 88
Special Projects: Ceramic Sculpture
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: Art 87
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 8 units.
Description: Independent exploration and experimentation in the special area of ceramic sculpture.  1002.30

 

Course Number: ART 93
Art Presentation: Portfolio Development and Gallery Installation
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Course study under this section may be repeated two times for a maximum of 6 units.
Description: Preparation and display of student artwork or collections: Focus on skills to professionally examine, photograph, frame, store, and handle art objects; presentation of art exhibits and use of decorative frame techniques such as gilding and specialized matting; visits to galleries, museums, and art studios and discussions with art mentors.  1001.00

 

Course Number: ART 142A
Beginning Digital Art
Units: 1
Class:  .75 hours lecture, .75 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC (pending)
Description: The computer as an artist’s tool: Basics of image- editing software; creating electronic drawings and paintings, collages and mixed-media; 2D compositional elements and principles.  1002.10

 

Course Number: ART 142B
Beginning Digital Art
Units: 1
Class:  .75 hours lecture, .75 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC (pending)
Description: Continuation of the computer as an artist’s tool: Basics of image-editing software; creating electronic drawings and paintings, collages and mixed-media; 2D compositional elements and principles. 1002.10

 

Course Number: ART 143
Continuing Digital Art
Units: 2
Class:  1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC (pending)
Description: Continuation of digital art: Further study of the features of an image-editing software; electronic drawing and painting, focus on printing and mixed- media; principles and elements of 2-D composition.  1002.10

 

Course Number: ART 208
Foundations of Ceramics
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture 3 hours lab  (GR/PNP)
Description: Introduction to Ceramics: Wheel throwing and hand- building instruction, glazing and firing techniques.

 

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