ART 101. Art to the Early Renaissance 3 credits
A study of the history of art beginning with prehistoric cave painting and concluding with Gothic art through the fourteenth century. The painting, sculpture, and architecture of the major Western cultures, such as Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, and Islamic, are viewed and discussed. Emphasis is on art as a reflection of the culture and society that produced it. Fall
ART 102. Art from the Early Renaissance to the Present 3 credits
A study of the history of art beginning with Late Gothic and concluding with twentieth-century art. The painting, sculpture, and architecture of the major Western periods and movements, such as Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism, Impressionism, Abstraction, and Expressionism, are viewed and discussed. Emphasis is on art as a reflection of the culture and society that produced it. Students enrolling in this course need not have taken ART 101. Spring
ART 106. Drawing 3 credits
A course in the fundamentals of drawing. A variety of both black and white and color media are used to draw from still life and other subjects. Class work and assignments are designed to develop visual perception, drawing skills, and personal expression.
ART 107. History of American Art 3 credits
The course content will address what is uniquely American about American art through an historical survey of the major developments in American painting, architecture, and sculpture from the Colonial Period into the modern times. Spring
ART 108. Women Artists 3 credits
A study of the lives and work of women artists from the Renaissance to the present. Special attention is given to the difficulties encountered by women artists in having their work recognized and shown. Emphasis is on art as a reflection of the individual artist's culture and experience. Fall
ART 109. World Art History and Studio 3 credits
This course provides a global view of selected Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and North and South American fine arts, decorative arts (textiles, ceramics, jewelry, etc.) and architecture. The course will use an historical approach in conjunction with an art production studio investigation of various cultures' art styles, techniques and aesthetics. Fall
ART 115. Design for Art 3 credits
An introduction to the study of composition in visual art. A variety of black and white and color media are used to explore two- and three-dimensional design. A study of the elements of design (line, shape, color, value, etc.) and the principles of design (unity, movement, balance, etc.) will be used to investigate the role of composition in works of art. Students will be challenged to develop their technical skills and aesthetic sensitivity.
ART 116. Painting-Watercolor 3 credits
A course in the fundamentals of painting with transparent media. A study of color theory and the properties of color will prepare students to paint from still life and a variety of other subjects. Class work and assignments are designed to develop painting skills while exploring realistic, abstract, and non-representational approaches to subject matter. Spring
ART 117. Sculpture † 3 credits
A course in the fundamentals of three-dimensional art. Clay is used to explore both the additive and subtractive approaches to sculpting, with an emphasis on personal expression and creative thought. Approaches to subject matter include realism, abstraction, and non-representation. Techniques for working with clay, such as slabbuilding, coil building, and modeling, are taught. Fall
ART 118. Ceramics † 3 credits
An introduction to clay and pottery making. Wheel-throwing as well as hand-building techniques, such as coil, slab, and pinch, are taught. Emphasis is on craftsmanship and creative thought. Students will glaze work they produce and be introduced to firing techniques.
ART 125. Printmaking † 3 credits
An introduction to printmaking techniques, such as relief printing, monotypes, intaglio, and silkscreen. The printmaking aesthetic is explored while relevant skills are developed. Offered when departmental resources permit. Fall
ART 126. Jewelry and Metals † 3 credits
A basic studio course in the designing and fabrication of jewelry and other metal objects. Processes such as sawing, piercing, forging repousse and chasing, dapping, riveting, doming, casting, soldering and polishing are taught. Students will be introduced to copper enameling. Emphasis is on craftsmanship and creative thought.
ART 197. Art Exploratory 3 credits
An independent study from the areas of drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, or art history. The course is conducted by way of a contractual arrangement between the instructor and the student. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor.
ART 215. Advanced Ceramics † 3 credits
Intensive study of either hand-building or wheel-throwing or both, according to the interests of the student. Each student will select a specified number of assignments from a menu of possibilities provided by the instructor. Prerequisite: ART 118.
ART 217. Art in the Elementary School 3 credits
A course designed to develop an understanding of the need and purpose of art at the elementary school level. Students will learn techniques and methods used in teaching art. Studio experiences along with lecture, discussion, and written work will help students to understand ways children learn through meaningful art experiences. Co-requisite: EDU 105 or permission of the instructor.
ART 475. Advanced Faith and Learning Integration 3 credits
In the spirit of the mission of Waynesburg University, this course intends to provide junior and senior level students with an unparalleled opportunity to integrate the Bible materials and its history of interpretation to the academic disciplines. Students who wish to engage in this level of theological reflection on vocation should consult with both their academic advisors and with the Chair of the Biblical and Ministry Studies Major Program. See page 117 for further information. This course will not substitute for senior capstone/research courses required in the majors. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing; three credits in BMS courses; 3.0 minimum gpa. (Offered
when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)
ART 487. Honors Course 3 credits
Independent study in an area of specific interest to the student. The course is conducted by way of a contractual arrangement between the instructor and the student. Open only to junior and senior art majors or arts administration (visual arts option) majors with an art average of B or better. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor.
ART 497. Special Topics 3 credits
A course to address an area of particular interest to students and faculty members or the expertise of a visiting professor. Depending upon the content of the course, a lecture/discussion format, a project format, or a combination will be used. Not to be used for independent study purposes.
ART 499. Senior Art Exhibition 1 credit
A capstone experience in which the senior student majoring in either Art or Arts Administration (Visual Arts Option) will prepare an exhibition of his or her best work completed while a student at the University. The students will be responsible for installing the exhibition in the gallery and hosting an opening reception, to which the public and the college community are invited. In addition, the student will collaborate with the gallery manager in planning and promoting the exhibition.
† indicates a special fee is charged