• Studio Arts

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    Department of Studio Arts & Art History
    MS-B1801
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    P: 651-523-2457
    F: 651-523-3066 

    Aida Audeh
    Department Chair
    651-523-2457
    aaudeh@hamline.edu



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    Art Courses at Hamline University

    ART 1100 - Visual Art for Non-Majors

    Goal: This course is designed to fulfill a Fine Arts requirement for non-majors and does not fulfill any requirements within the Studio Arts or Art History major or minor.

    Content: The course content is geared toward students without previous experience in the disciplines of drawing and painting; however, the assignments will accommodate those with some experience. The main component of this course will be two-dimensional studio work with emphasis on visual art elements and design principles such as contour, line, value, gesture, space, perspective, texture, rhythm, balance and color. In addition to completing a series of drawings and paintings, you will also be required to write a paper and deliver a presentation.

    Note: This course is recommended for non-majors.

    Taught: Annually 

    Credits: 4 credits

     ART 1130 - Drawing

    Goals: To gain an understanding of the basic elements and principles of drawing. To foster an awareness of the cultural and aesthetic significance of the basic concepts that form the foundation of the visual arts.

    Content: Elements of line, value, shape, perspective, texture, and principles of design and composition.

    Taught: Annually 
      
    Credits: 4 credits

    ART 1140 - Life Drawing

    Goals: To learn and apply the basic elements and principles of drawing to drawing the human figure.

    Content: Study of line, contour, shape, value, foreshortening, composition, design, and principles of light and shade while drawing from the live model.

    Taught: Annually

    Credits: 4 credits

    ART 1510 - Beginning Sculpture

    Goals: To learn the fundamental principles of three-dimensional perception. To learn to apply basic techniques and principles to making sculpture. To introduce a variety of sculpture material, including clay and plaster. To introduce the processes of sculpture, including modeling, casting, carving and construction.

    Content: The elements of sculpture, concepts of form and space, aesthetic theory, mold-making and casting, development of the individual aesthetic. Technical processes as required by individual projects.

    Taught: Annually

    Credits: 4 credits

    ART 1540 - Beginning Painting

    Goals: To learn how to manipulate and control the aesthetic elements of line, color, texture, shape, tension, etc. on a two-dimensional surface.

    Content: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, and/or non-traditional painting mediums and techniques of application will be used and encouraged. Stretcher construction, framing, and presentation will also be stressed. The emphasis is on visual thinking and creative problem solving.

    Prerequisite: ART 1130 or ART 1140

    Taught: Annually, Fall Term 

    Credits: 4 credits

    ART 1800 - Beginning Printmaking

    Goals: To learn the methods and means of intaglio printmaking processes; to further the student’s own artistic goals.

    Content: Demonstration and use of the various engraving tools, the use and application of various grounds, aquatints and acids, and instruction in the printing process.

    Prerequisites: ART 1130

    Taught: Annually

    Credits: 4 credits

    ART 1900 - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I

    Goals: To develop fundamental abilities in photography including mastering technical vocabulary, understanding of the photographic process, managing digital files, basic photo editing and adjustment, printing techniques.

    Content: Technical vocabulary and required skills, parts of the camera, understanding camera controls and options, framing a shot, shooting successfully in different conditions. Participants will also gain knowledge of the history of the development of photography and practice in analyzing and critiquing photographic images.

    Taught: Each semester

    Credits: 4 credits 

    ART 3510 - Intermediate Sculpture

    Goals: To learn the fundamental principles of three-dimensional perception. To learn to apply basic techniques and principles to making sculpture. To introduce a variety of sculpture material and processes of sculpture.

    Content: The elements of sculpture and technical processes as required by individual projects.

    Prerequisite: ART 1510

    Taught: Annually

    Credits: 4 credits

    ART 3540 - Intermediate Painting

    Goals: To learn how to manipulate and control the aesthetic elements of line, color, texture, shape, tension, etc. on a two-dimensional surface.

    Content: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, and/or non-traditional painting mediums and techniques of application will be used and encouraged. Stretcher construction, framing, and presentation will also be stressed. The emphasis is on visual thinking and creative problem solving.

    Prerequisite: ART 1540

    Taught: Annually, Spring Term

    Credits: 4 credits

    ART 3800 - Intermediate Printmaking

    Goals: To learn the methods and means of intaglio printmaking processes; to further the student’s own artistic goals.

    Content: Demonstration and use of the various engraving tools, the use and application of various grounds, aquatints and acids, and instruction in the printing process.

    Prerequisites: ART 1800

    Taught: Annually

    Credits: 4 credits

    ART 3900 - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II

    Goals: To build on the skills developed in ART 1900: Digital Photography I through more advanced camera operations, enhanced editing work (including Photoshop), understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of different file formats, advance printing and image manipulation work.

    Content: Camera control in manual operations under different conditions, managing technically complex shots, effectively using lenses and filters. Image adjustment in Photoshop. History of recent developments in digital photography. Tutorials in analyzing and critiquing photographic work.

    Taught: Annually

    Prerequisite: ART 1900 or approval of instructor based on portfolio review.

    Credits: 4 credits

    ART 5710 - Advanced Sculpture

    Goals: To further develop abilities as demonstrated in Art 3510. Emphasis on development of individual aesthetic.

    Content: Advanced problems in three-dimensional image-making.

    Prerequisite: ART 3510

    Taught: Annually

    Credits: 4 credits

    ART 5740 - Advanced Painting

    Goals: To further the student’s abilities in painting. Creativity and personal expression are emphasized.

    Content: Preparing a professional portfolio.

    Prerequisites: ART 3540 and permission of instructor.

    Taught: Annually, Spring Term

    Credits: 4 credits

    ART 5820 - Advanced Drawing

    Goals: To learn advanced drawing principles and techniques and to develop a personal aesthetic.

    Content: Experimentation with a variety of drawing materials. Study of the relationship of principle and technique to content.

    Prerequisites: ART 1130 and 1140; or permission of instructor.

    Taught: Annually

    Credits: 4 credits

    ART 5900 - Advanced Printmaking

    Goals: To achieve a greater mastery of printmaking.

    Content: Further exploration of the intaglio process, introduction of the mezzotint, use of lift-grounds, and demonstration of multiple-plate printing. Professional attitude toward work is stressed.

    Prerequisites: ART 1800 and 3800

    Taught: Annually

    Credits: 4 credits

    ART 5950 - Senior Seminar

    Goals: To explore contemporary issues in art, with special focus on art theory and the professional presentation of images. To address archival preservation, exhibition installation, and health and safety issues related to the use of materials in the visual arts. To provide studio seniors with a capstone experience, which would combine art theory and exhibition practicum. The instructor will be the advisor for their senior exhibition.

    Content: Readings in theory and criticism, exhibitions in local museums and galleries, and lectures by visiting scholars and artists.

    Prerequisite: Studio arts major in senior year, or permission of the department chair.

    Taught: Annually

    Credits: 4 credits

     

     

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