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UPDATE: All Summer 2021 classes will be delivered remotely (not in person)


Introduction to Printmaking & Drawing 
ART 20G-01
Instructor - Bridget Henry

Introduces the methods, materials, and history of printmaking and drawing as a tool for creative exploration. Understanding and development of concepts and skills are achieved through a series of lectures, studio demonstrations and practice, assignments, and critiques. Students are billed for a materials fee. General Education Code PR-C

Introduction to Drawing  
Instructor - Grant Whipple

Drawing course using traditional media taught online through demonstration videos, digital submissions, and small-group critiques. Introduces the basics of observational drawing in a progression designed to develop and build skills in sighting, measuring, value, and rendering. Familiarity with Canvas, access to a digital camera, and purchase of art supplies are required. Assumes 30 hours per week of coursework. General Education Code PR-C

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Note: If you are a high school student interested in this course, please email the proposed instructor ( with 3 examples of previous work to be considered for admittance.

Digital Tools for Contemporary Art Practice 
Instructor - Kristen Gillette

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 PE-T

Illustrating Stories: Fantasy & Documentary Narratives  
ART 113
Instructor - Frank Galuszka

This drawing/painting class is taught using New Yorker magazine covers as examples of illustration at a level of excellence that is accessible and which are examined for content and formal qualities. Work is done in drawing and painting media; some digital and mixed media may be incorporated. Painting will be water-based. Wit, humor, restraint, and sophistication are discussed, as well as inclusivity, exclusivity, and explicit and implicit social issues. General Education Code PR-C

Being Social: Photography and Engagement  
ART 154A
Instructor - Jack Chapman

Explores historical and contemporary ways in which photography has been used to examine social issues and invites students to produce work that responds to issues that are important to them. Students learn about photograph's historical significance in raising social awareness, analyzing the aesthetic and methodological strategies of modern and contemporary photographers seeking to catalyze economic, political and cultural change through the production of images. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly Photography & Engagement.)



Introduction to Photography 
Instructor - Jack Chapman

Introduces basic skills and conceptual development in photography and related digital media through image-making in the field, on the web, and in laboratories, through readings, discussions, and critiques. Students are billed for a materials fee. General Education Code PR-C

Introduction to Drawing and Painting 
Instructor - Susana Terrell

Introduces the practices of drawing and 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 PR-C

2D Animation  
ART 106O
Instructor - Kristen Gillette

This project-centered studio course introduces 2D animation concepts, history, techniques and contemporary practices, production strategies, processes, and tools from a practical approach rooted in a historical/theoretical context. During each project's development, students research artists working within relevant categories and/or topics of animation, presenting findings to assist in their creative process. General Education Code PR-C

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Figure Painting  
ART 132
Instructor - 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. General Education Code PR-C

Special Topics in Painting: Digital Painting  
ART 135
Instructor - Kathleen Deck

This class gives students a comprehensive understanding of digital painting, from basic techniques, to new media art and industry application, to how these programs operate. Studies and assignments will help develop and expand skills of digital paint application. Students will build a cumulative digital portfolio of all of the studies and assignments completed throughout the course. Access to Adobe CC (free to students), familiarity with Canvas, and purchase of basic art supplies are required. A foundation in painting is recommended. Assumes 30 hours per week of coursework. Students are billed a materials fee.

Special Topics in Photography: Alternative Process 
ART 159
Instructor - Jack Chapman

This special topics photography class will explore methods of generating light based images using alternative photographic processes including cyanotype, SolarFast dye, coffee based developer, gel medium image transfers, alcohol transfers and homemade pinhole cameras. 


Important Points About Summer Session Classes in the Art Department

  • Each course is 5 credits (unless otherwise noted)
  • 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.