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ART 120
Two-Dimensional Design
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Introduction to two-dimensional arts through the study of historical, theoretical and cultural works of the human imagination. Examine form and content through the application of the art elements and the principles of organization to elicit unity in visual communication.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C3; CSU C1
Transfers to: CSU, UC

ART 121
Painting I
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A“C”grade or higher or “Pass” in Art 120 or Art 124 or equivalent.
Emphasizes painting tools, materials, techniques and color principles. Students will develop skill in handling form, space, and plastic aspects of acrylic and/or oil paints.
Transfers to: CSU, UC

ART 124
Drawing I
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratoratory
Introduction to drawing through the study of historical, theoretical, and cultural works of the human imagination. Examine form and content through conceptual and stylistic developments of drawing as a vehicle for social and cultural expression.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C3
Transfers to: CSU, UC

ART 125
Drawing II
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Art 124.
Drawing II stresses the media techniques and craftsmanship of both traditional and contemporary drawing. There will be a greater analysis and emphasis on the expressive possibilities of drawing as well as its aesthetic component. Exploration of conceptual and stylistic developments of drawing as a vehicle for social and cultural expression.
Transfers to: CSU, UC

ART 220
Painting II
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A“C”grade or higher or“Pass” in Art 121.
Continuation of Painting I with emphasis on stylistic analysis and development of personal expression.
Transfers to: CSU, UC

ART 230
Figure Drawing I
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A“C”grade or higher or“Pass” in Art 124 or equivalent.
Introduction to the theory, practice, and history of drawing the human figure from life. Study surface anatomy related to the skeletal and muscular systems of the human form. Examine issues pertaining to larger cultural views of the body and seek to create individual meaning in the act of drawing the figure.
Transfers to: CSU, UC

ART 231
Figure Drawing II
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A“C”grade or higher or“Pass” in Art 230 or equivalent.
Builds on concepts and skills developed in Art 230. Study surface anatomy related to the skeletal and muscular systems of the human form. Emphasize stylistic analysis and interpretation as well as development of individual expression working from the nude model. Examine issues pertaining to larger cultural views of the body in art. Explore working on a larger scale and using an assortment of dry and wet media in contemporary styles.
Transfers to: CSU, UC

ART 240
Drawing the Human Head
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Recommended Preparation: A “C” grade or higher or“Pass”in Art 124 or equivalent.
The investigation of the human head through portraiture is the basis for drawings of both representational and expressive styles. Students will study the human face by means of fundamental shapes, axes, and formal devices as guides for correct proportions and structured compositions. The student will learn the names of the various bones that make up the skull and the musculature of the human head. The history of portraiture will be examined as well as its aesthetic and cultural implications as a genre in society. The course examines how portraiture may express ideas about power, status, stages of life, gender, and identity and considers the many functions of portraiture as work of art, biography, document, commemoration and memorial.
Transfers to: CSU, UC

Last Updated: 10/06/2015
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