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STUDIO ARTS COURSES

ART 191 Portfolio Development
This course covers the development and presentation of a professional fine art and graphic design portfolio. Emphasis is on the selection of appropriate work, conceptual improvement, and methods of presentation, including digital and traditional formats. Students will complete a professional resume, cover letter, and artist's statement suitable for transfer or the job market (Cross listed as DMA 191).

 

DESIGN

ART 40 2D Design and Color
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This course is an introduction to 2D character design and color. Students learn to organize the visual elements of line, shape, color, value, and texture according to established principles of art.

ART 41 3D Design  
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
 
This course introduces the principles  of three-dimensional design. Students work with a variety of materials, exploring the elements of line, plane, volume and mass and their composition in space. 

DRAWING

ART 80 Drawing Fundamentals  
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This is a basic course in representational drawing. It introduces students to the process of perceiving natural forms and rendering the illusion of three-dimensional reality on a two-dimensional surface. Students apply the principles, elements and practices of representational drawing using black and white, wet and dry media.

ART 81 Representational Drawing
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab  
This course is designed to build upon skills acquired in drawing . The course  centers on the study of contemporary and traditional realistic drawing concepts, with emphasis on their creative application. Students work with dry and wet media to creating a variety of drawings.  

ART 82 Advanced Drawing
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This advanced course emphasizes the process of drawing as a form of creative expression. Students explore a variety of media, including gesso, colored chalks, ink, watercolor, and collage; and the traditional and contemporary drawing styles.

ART 85 life Drawing I
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This is a basic course in life drawing. It introduces students to the methods of rendering the illusion of the human form on a two-dimensional surface. Students apply the principles, elements and practices of representational drawing using black and white, wet and dry media.

ART 86 Advanced Life Drawing
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This is an advanced course in life drawing. Students apply the principles, elements, and practices of representational drawing using black and white, wet and dry media to render the human form emphasizing its musculature. The course is designed to develop students' facility in perceiving the human form and rendering the illusion of three-dimensional reality on a two-dimensional surface.

PRINTMAKING

ART 60 Introduction to Printmaking
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This course explores the fundamentals of the fine art of printmaking. Processes explore relief and intaglio printmaking methods. Emphasis is placed on developing skills, creative exploration inn black and white, an introduction to color printing techniques, and technical analysis of printmaking aesthetics. Students will produce limited editions and survey the history of printmaking.

ART 61 Intermediate Printmaking

3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab This course explores the fine art printmaking process, including both relief and intaglio methods. Emphasis is placed on further developing skills, creative exploration into monochromatic and color palettes, and in-depth technical analysis of printmaking techniques. Emphasis is placed on enhancing basic printmaking skills.

 PAINTING

ART 50 Beginning Oil Painting
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This is a basic course in the craft and practice of oil painting. The course stresses the fundamentals of composition, value and color theory, instructing students to paint traditional subject matter from direct observation.

ART 51 Intermediate Painting
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
 
 This course is designed to further the development of the student's painting skills. The course explores the creative process of developing a painting through the use of contemporary color and design, as well as furthering more advanced classical painting techniques.

ART 52 Advanced Painting
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
 
Students explore representational and non-representational subject matter in a variety of media, including acrylic, oil, and mixed media. The course focuses on the development of concepts and themes in a series of paintings.

ART 53 Beginning Life Painting
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
 
This course is an introduction to painting the human figure. Emphasis is placed on the application of light, color, and palette systems to the figure, and the development of composition within the painting. The course is designed to develop the student's ability to portray the live model in a representational manner using the traditional methods of oil painting.

Contact

Business Sciences & Technology Innovation Center
BST 203B, 2nd Floor

Joseph Poshek
Dean, School of the Arts
E: jposhek@ivc.edu
T: 949-451-5650

Julie Kirk
Academic Chair, Art
E: jkirk6@ivc.edu
T: 949-451-5285

Carol Danna
 Sr. Admin. Assistant, School of the Arts
E: cdanna@ivc.edu
T: 949-451-5453
F: 949-451-5775

 
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