Fall 2014 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ART 300    Elementary Drawing and Composition    3 Units

Course Family:
Drawing Fundamentals
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of 'C' or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of 'C' or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces observational drawing and composition. Development of the ability to perceive and define shape, contour, volume, space, and value using a variety of drawing media and subject matter is emphasized. It focuses on the clarity of observational skills and the ability to translate three-dimensional form and space into two-dimensional drawings. Field trips may be required. (C-ID ARTS 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       09:30AM-10:20AM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    10963 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC M.Clark              ARC MAIN FineArts 510    18488 Textbook
MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB M.Clark              ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        12:30PM-01:20PM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  12148 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB L.Parker             ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    19239 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  11259 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LAB L.Parker             ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    
TTh       02:30PM-03:20PM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  10210 Textbook
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    
TTh       05:30PM-06:20PM LEC D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510    10212 Textbook
TTh       06:30PM-07:50PM LAB D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        05:30PM-06:20PM LEC D.Samborski          ARC MAIN FineArts 510    11397 Textbook
MW        06:30PM-07:50PM LAB D.Samborski          ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        11:00AM-11:50AM LEC J.Albertson          Off Campus Natomas N201  11623 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB J.Albertson          Off Campus Natomas N201    
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC P.Wood               Off Campus Natomas/Ik D125 19202 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB P.Wood               Off Campus Natomas/Ik D125   


ART 302    Elementary Drawing and Composition    3 Units

Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course further develops the skills and concepts introduced in ART 300. Relationships between formal elements such as line, shape, color, texture, value, perspective, and spatial relationships are covered. Emphasis is placed on creative use of materials. It also includes critiques of student, historical, and contemporary works of art. Field trips may be required. (C-ID ARTS 205)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510    10214 
Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        11:00AM-11:50AM LEC J.Albertson          Off Campus Natomas N201  11624 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB J.Albertson          Off Campus Natomas N201    


ART 304    Figure Drawing and Composition    3 Units

Course Family:
Figure Studies
Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces and explores the human structure based on the history and traditions of the human figure in art. Skills are developed by critically analyzing, drawing, and composing the undraped figure in a representational manner from direct observation. A variety of media are introduced in the exploration of the human form. Field trips may be required. (C-ID ARTS 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        01:00PM-01:50PM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 510    10218 Textbook
MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 510      


ART 320    Design: Fundamentals    3 Units

Same As: ARTNM 310
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course focuses on the fundamentals of design, establishing a foundation for intermediate and advanced art courses as well as developing a visual and verbal vocabulary essential to understanding and appreciating art and design esthetics. Design principles are applied through a series of studio projects that are derived from the study of both historical schools of art as well as contemporary theory. The elements of line, shape, form, spatial relationships, value and color are analyzed in concert with their use by artists throughout history. Projects utilize a wide range of tools, media, and presentation techniques. This course is not open to students who have completed ARTNM 310. (C-ID ARTS 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC K.Roughton           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  10220 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB K.Roughton           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    
MW        02:00PM-02:50PM LEC D.Gardner            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    10222 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB D.Gardner            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504    11043 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504      
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC P.Wood               Off Campus Natomas/Ik D125 12081 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB P.Wood               Off Campus Natomas/Ik D125   


ART 323    Design: Color Theory    3 Units

Prerequisite: ART 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course studies the principles, theories, and application of additive and subtractive color in two dimensions. Included is the use of color systems found in major historical and contemporary artistic styles. A portfolio of design projects in applied color systems is required. Field trips may be required. (C-ID ARTS 270)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        10:00AM-10:50AM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    10557 
Textbook
MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LAB M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      


ART 324    Collage and Assemblage    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, ESLL 320 or ESLR 320 or ESLW 320 or placement through assessment process
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course investigates the alteration and creation of a dimensional surface with found and constructed materials. Topics on the history of collage and assemblage and the application of historical and contemporary techniques and concepts provide the impetus for production of works of art. Development of a personal visual language is fundamental to this course.  

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        09:30AM-10:20AM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  18490 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    


ART 327    Painting    3 Units

Course Family:
Painting
Prerequisite: ART 300 or 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces basic techniques and materials of painting. It includes the survey of historical and contemporary development of painting with emphasis on perceptual and technical skills, such as, color theory, paint mixing and technique, and creative responses to materials and subject matter. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       05:30PM-06:20PM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    10226 Textbook
TTh       06:30PM-07:50PM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      


ART 328    Painting    3 Units

Course Family:
Painting
Prerequisite: ART 327 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a continuation of ART 327. It covers artistic style, style development and general and specific criticism in painting. Different artists and topics are covered each semester. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       05:30PM-06:20PM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    10228 Textbook
TTh       06:30PM-07:50PM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      


ART 329    Painting II    3 Units

Course Family:
Painting
Prerequisite: ART 327 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course further develops the skills and concepts introduced in ART 327. Included is the survey of historical and contemporary styles in painting as this pertains to the development of individual style and self expression. Topics may include; post-modern expression, such as image and text; mixed-media; and combining varied styles and techniques within a single artwork. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       05:30PM-06:20PM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    19241 Textbook
TTh       06:30PM-07:50PM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      


ART 370    Three Dimensional Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This foundation course covers an analysis of historical and contemporary designs, primarily concerned with the visual dialogue between form and space, with focus on visual sensitivity for three-dimensional composition. Line, plane, and volume are utilized to construct 3-D forms using a variety of materials which may include but is not limited to clay, metal, wood, fibers, mixed media, plaster, and paper.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       09:30AM-10:20AM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501    10224 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501      


ART 372    Sculpture    3 Units

Course Family:
Sculpture
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an introductory course in sculpture. It covers expressive use of form, color, and various sculptural methods, such as additive and subtractive media using clay and plaster, and constructive media like wood and steel; found objects and other materials may also be explored. This course utilizes a problem-solving format in order to develop knowledge of technical process, formal vocabulary, and individual expression. Both historical and contemporary approaches in developing form and content are included. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501    12798 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501      


ART 375    Figure Sculpture    3 Units

Course Family:
Figure Studies
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 304
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces figure sculpture, using the live nude model as a reference. It will develop an understanding of the human form as it relates to both modern and traditional sculpture. These concepts will be developed by making studio projects using a variety of sculpture materials. The projects will combine new understanding of human form with imagination, for a more complete expression of technique and creativity.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 510    10238 Textbook
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 510      


ART 382    Metal Design: Emphasis in Mixed Media    3 Units

Course Family:
Small Metal Arts
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103 and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320, ESLL 320, ESLW 320, or placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers contemporary approaches to mixed media in small metal sculpture and jewelry. Basic small glass work, enameling, plastics, etching, reticulation and granulation will be studied.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        02:30PM-03:20PM LEC M.Clark              ARC MAIN FineArts 501    12800 Textbook
MW        03:30PM-04:50PM LAB M.Clark              ARC MAIN FineArts 501      


ART 390    Ceramics    3 Units

Course Family:
Ceramics-Hybrid
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a beginning ceramics class in hand building and throwing techniques. Elementary clay construction including pinch pot, coil, slab, and slump molds are covered as well as an introduction to the potter's wheel. Different methods of glazing and firing are studied. The history and theory of ceramics are examined.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    10230 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LAB L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502      
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    10232 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502      


ART 391    Intermediate Ceramics    3 Units

Course Family:
Ceramics-Hybrid
Prerequisite: ART 390 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an intermediate course in wheel-throwing and sculpture techniques. It explores the technical and creative processes of ceramic pottery making and sculpture including surface treatment and various firing processes. Focus is placed on an in-depth examination of contemporary ceramics. Different artists, techniques, and projects are explored each semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    11027 Textbook
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LAB L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502      
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    11029 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502      


ART 398    Ceramic Murals and Tiles    3 Units

Course Family:
Ceramics-Hybrid
Prerequisite: ART 390 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is a course in ceramic mural and tile methods and techniques. It explores the technical and creative process of site specific mural and tile making including bas relief, press molds, various surface treatments, and installation methods. Focus is placed on an in-depth examination of the history of ceramic tiles and murals. Different artists, techniques, and projects are explored each semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    18492 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502      


ART 420    Film Making    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course involves discussion and studio participation relating to the structural, technical and intellectual aspects of film making. Work by contemporary film makers will be sued to supplement class lectures and criticism. The student choosing to make an individual film must furnish camera, film and processing. Equipment and materials are supplied for students participating in a group film.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Th        05:00PM-05:50PM LEC T.Brozovich          ARC MAIN Raef 160        10234 
Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LAB T.Brozovich          ARC MAIN Raef 160          


ART 442    Art Gallery Operations    2 Units

Course Family:
Gallery Management
Prerequisite: Two college art courses
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers gallery preparation and maintenance for students grounded in fundamentals of the visual arts. It involves experience in planning and installing exhibitions.A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 16-30 hours which may include work as a gallery attendant and gallery docent.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
T         03:00PM-03:50PM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 503    10236 Textbook
T         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 503      
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Sheldon             TBA TBA                   
2.3 hours TBA per week including some mandatory field trips. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


ART 495    Independent Studies in Art    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Gelfman             TBA TBA                 19995 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Sheldon             TBA TBA                 20003 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Sheldon             TBA TBA                 20242 Textbook

Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: November 24, 2014