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Summer Session 2018

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Summer Session 1 (June 25 - July 27, 2018)

ART 20L (online): Introduction to Drawing and Painting wtih Grant Whipple: Online only course. Introduces the material practices of painting in combination with the formal vocabulary of the visual arts. A discussion of values, form, color, and figure/ground relationships enters into each class. Students are billed for a materials fee. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 

ART 26: Introduction to Printmaking with Bridget Henry: Survey of print medium: basic terminology, techniques, application of tools, materials, and condensed history of development of printmaking. Assignments consist of individual and collaborative projects aimed at building skills and gathering technical experience. Introduction to relief printing (black and white and color), intaglio, letterpress, and interface between photography/computer and the handmade print. Exploration of print media for communication of issues including formal aesthetics, social/psychological and personal narrative. Students are billed a materials fee. (General Education Code(s): PR-C, A)

ART 80T (online): Digital Tools for Contemporary Art Practice with Kristen Gillette: Online only course. Introduces the digital tools and mediums available to contemporary art practices. Tools are explored from a historical and theoretical context and from a technical perspective through hands-on tutorials. A variety of artworks that use digital mediums are also examined. Covers photo and vector editors, sound and video editing, basic 3D modeling, and images and interactions generated by code. Students should have basic computer literacy. (General Education Code(s): PE-T.) 

ART 105-01: Introduction to 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, & More: Learn to design functional objects, sculpture, and other digitally inspired forms in a variety of 3-D applications (Cinema 4-D, Maya, AutoCad, Rhino, SketchUp), then produce those models as physical objects with a variety of rapid prototyping methods including additive 3-D printing, CNC milling, vacuum forming, and laser cutting. Students are billed a course materials fee. (Formerly 3-D Alchemy: 3-D Design/Rapid Prototyping/3-D Printing/CNC Milling/Laser Cutting.) (Also offered as Digital Arts and New Media 140. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) (General Education Code(s): PR-C.)

ART 111: Figure Drawing with Noah Buchanan: Focuses on drawing from the human figure and exploring the figure for the purpose of personal expression and social communication. Intended for the intermediate/advanced drawing student. Students are billed a materials fee. May be repeated for credit. 

ART 150: Darkroom Practices with Jack Chapman: Students concentrate on darkroom practices and explore visual ideas, directing their work toward individualized goals. Required work includes making photographic prints, reading historical and theoretical works, and examination of photographs. Students are billed a materials fee. May be repeated for credit. 

ART 161B: Moku Hanga: UCSC Printmaking in Tokyo with Jimin Lee: Join Professor Jimin Lee next summer to learn Japanese woodblock printmaking "Moku Hanga" known as the "Ukiyo-e technique" widely studied by artists today. While in the Western tradition, oil-based ink is applied with a roller and printed onto the papers surface, often with the help of a press, in the Japanese tradition water-based ink is applied with a brush and, while being printed by hand, is pressed deeply into the absorbent Japanese paper. This method deeply influenced some late 19th-century Post-Impressionist artists, such as Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet. More information at https://studyabroad.ucsc.edu/programs/ucscfaculty-led/MokuHanga.html

ART 164A: Serigraphy in Spain - Faculty-Led Summer STUDY ABROAD with Enrique Leal: UC Santa Cruz Faculty-Led Summer Study Abroad programs offer students an international experience with UCSC faculty.  These programs are UC Santa Cruz courses taught abroad, with excursions and cultural activities enhanced by the location. Many provide opportunities for students to visit non-English speaking countries while doing their coursework in English. Class sizes are small — 12-25 students — allowing for an intimate learning experience. Must apply through UCSC Study Abroad office at https://studyabroad.ucsc.edu/programs/ucscfaculty-led/index.html and more information at https://ucsc-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs&mode=form&id=c030b7dc32af01e7a9dbcd20e9316e04&au=&ck=

ART 183: Metal Fabrication with Sean Monaghan: Focus on teaching intermediate to advanced students the processes and techniques of direct metal fabrication for contemporary sculpture and design. Explores a range of welding, cutting, and forming techniques and processes through demonstrations, slide lectures, field trips, and studio time. Demonstrations, slide lectures, and critical discussion of work help develop technical and conceptual skills. Students are billed a materials fee. May be repeated for credit.

Summer Session 2 (July 30 - August 31, 2018)

ART 20J: Introduction to Drawing and Painting with Susana Terrell: Introduces the material practices of painting in combination with the formal vocabulary of the visual arts. A discussion of values, form, color, and figure/ground relationships enters into each class. Students are billed for a materials fee. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 

ART 105-02: Introduction to 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, & More: Learn to design functional objects, sculpture, and other digitally inspired forms in a variety of 3-D applications (Cinema 4-D, Maya, AutoCad, Rhino, SketchUp), then produce those models as physical objects with a variety of rapid prototyping methods including additive 3-D printing, CNC milling, vacuum forming, and laser cutting. Students are billed a course materials fee. (Formerly 3-D Alchemy: 3-D Design/Rapid Prototyping/3-D Printing/CNC Milling/Laser Cutting.) (Also offered as Digital Arts and New Media 140. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.)(General Education Code(s): PR-C.)

ART 106O (online): Introduction to Animation with Kristen Gillette: Online only class. Introduces animation techniques, practices, history, and theories. Students learn techniques and process in 2D, stop-motion, and digital animation. Projects teach students the workflow of animating including script development, storyboarding, frame-by-frame animation, animatic, digital, and post-production. Students are required to research artists, both historical and contemporary, working in the field of animation and to be able to discuss the work. The course teaches theoretical and historical perspectives on animation and requires students to develop a critical analysis and vocabulary. May be repeated for credit.

ART 132: Figure Painting with Noah Buchanan: Students learn the classical practice of painting the nude figure from life using traditional oil painting techniques. Students study short poses, limited color, and graduate to long pose, full color. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly course 102A.) May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 

ART 156 & ART 159: Photo Field Research Quarter with Jack Chapman: The Photography Field Research Quarter (PFRQ) is a 10 unit class that takes place entirely in the field. The PFRQ is a rigorous and intensive study in field research methods, data acquisition and storage, and advanced photographic practices. Students and the instructor are going to travel by van through seven UC NRS Reserves covering ground from Northern Mendocino County to the Eastern Sierra, down to the Salton Sea and back up through Big Sur. August 1 - August 23. Class capacity limited to 11 students. $500 course fee (not including food).

Students must first apply through the art department. 

Students must then enroll in both:

Art 159 - Project Development in Photography: Concentrates on photographic project development, developing analytical skills designed to help direct students' own photographic ideas. Helps students create a conceptual, theoretical framework through image-making in the field and studio, through critique and discussion, through readings, and by studying the work of artists. 

Art 156 - Special Topics in Photography: Special studies in photography, concentrating on specific subject matter or media. Topics may include documentary photography, landscape, alternative processes, or mixed media. 

ART 164A: Screenprinting with Sarah Sanford: Introduces water-based screen printing. Students are introduced to processes including basic equipment, printing techniques, printing papers, stenciling processes, and photographic and digital techniques. Emphasis is on continued development of content and aesthetic awareness through the possibilities of screen printing. Students are billed a materials fee. Enrollment limited to 20. May be repeated for credit.

ART 185: 3D Art & Design Studio 2 with Dana Hemenway: Expands 3D art and design principles, methodologies, processes, and skills through structured projects using 3D printers and modeling. The metal-fabrication shop and the woodshop support students in prototyping and experimenting with construction methods and materials used in assignments. Assignments develop critical thinking, individual industry, research skills, creative expressiveness, and class participation. Students are billed a materials fee. May be repeated for credit.

Important Points

  • Each course is 5 credits. 
  • Enrolled painting and drawing students get 24-hour access to the painting and drawing studios. Other studios have extended accessibility as determined by the instructors.
  • Taking Art classes in summer session affords you the rare luxury of not having to be an Art major to attend.
  • An added advantage of taking Art classes in Summer Session is that prerequisites are waived.
  • Art classes fill up quickly so make sure to be on the computer and ready to enroll as soon as enrollment opens.
  • Art classes in summer session will require 30 hours of work per week – 12 hours in class & 18 hours outside of class.

Do not attempt to take more than one art class in the same session.

Do not attempt to take an art class and another class within the same session.

Do not attempt to take an art class in summer session if you have a full time job.

(Attempting the above could result in a lower grade because of an inability to put in the full time required)

Please contact the Summer Session office or visit their website for more information on Summer Session. http://summer.ucsc.edu/index.html