Fall 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ART 300    Drawing and Composition I    3 Units

Course Family:
Drawing Fundamentals
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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 22-Dec 17
TTh       09:30AM-10:20AM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    10874 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC M.Gessler            ARC MAIN FineArts 510    12814 Textbook
MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB M.Gessler            ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        12:30PM-01:20PM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  11929 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB L.Parker             ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  11153 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LAB L.Parker             ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    
TTh       05:30PM-06:20PM LEC D.Samborski          ARC MAIN FineArts 510    10200 Textbook
TTh       06:30PM-07:50PM LAB D.Samborski          ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        05:30PM-06:20PM LEC D.Samborski          ARC MAIN FineArts 510    11277 Textbook
MW        06:30PM-07:50PM LAB D.Samborski          ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        11:00AM-11:50AM LEC P.Wood               Off Campus Natomas N201  11477 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB P.Wood               Off Campus Natomas N201    
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC V.Constantino        Off Campus Natomas/Ik D125 13131 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB V.Constantino        Off Campus Natomas/Ik D125   
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC J.Bertinuson         Off Campus Natomas/Ik D125 18806 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB J.Bertinuson         Off Campus Natomas/Ik D125   


ART 302    Drawing and Composition II    3 Units

Course Family:
Drawing Fundamentals
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 22-Dec 17
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  10202 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    


ART 304    Figure Drawing I    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 22-Dec 17
MW        12:30PM-01:20PM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 510    10204 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 510      


ART 312    Portrait Drawing    3 Units

Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ART 304
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the study of the human image in portraiture. Emphasis is on developing the skills needed to portray specific individuals rather than a generalized image of people. Included are the history and traditions of portraiture, the use of color media, and the development of personal style. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 510    18861 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM 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 22-Dec 17
MW        09:30AM-10:20AM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  18863 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC P.Wood               ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  10206 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB P.Wood               ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    
MW        02:00PM-02:50PM LEC D.Gardner            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    10208 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    10948 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504      


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 22-Dec 17
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    10538 
Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      


ART 327    Painting I    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. (C-ID ARTS 210)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504    10212 Textbook
T         07:30PM-10:35PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504      


ART 328    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 expands on the basic painting techniques and materials introduced in ART 327. It encourages the development of artistic style and general and specific criticism found in the history of painting. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504    10214 Textbook
T         07:30PM-10:35PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504      


ART 329    Painting III    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 22-Dec 17
T         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504    13157 Textbook
T         07:30PM-10:35PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504      


ART 336    Watercolor 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 painting with aqueous media and techniques, including watercolor, gouache, and acrylic. It emphasizes historical and contemporary development, technical skill, color relationship(s), and self-expression using aqueous media in painting. Different artists and topics are covered each semester. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC K.Roughton           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  20266 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB K.Roughton           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    


ART 361    Printmaking: Survey    3 Units

Course Family:
Printmaking
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers various printmaking techniques, including but not limited to: relief printing, (wood, linoleum, collagraph, and rubber); monotype; stencil and/or silkscreen printing; and repetitive stencil printing. Each semester, different artists and/or visual examples are discussed. Field trips may be required. (C-ID ARTS 220)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        10:00AM-10:50AM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    18881 Textbook
MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LAB M.Sheldon            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. (C-ID ARTS 101)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       09:30AM-10:20AM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501    10210 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM 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 undraped model as reference. Concepts of human anatomy are emphasized through the use of quick gestural studies and sustained sculptural projects. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 510    10224 Textbook
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LAB L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 510      


ART 376    Functional Sculpture    3 Units

Course Family:
Sculpture
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the hands-on basics of metal forming, design principles and materials used for sculpture, and functional art forms with emphasis on the use of the anvil and the gas forge. Topics include hand forging metal techniques, furniture and sculpture design, finishing processes, and the use of patinas.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501    19668 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501      


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 22-Dec 17
MW        02:30PM-03:20PM LEC M.Clark              ARC MAIN FineArts 501    12441 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 22-Dec 17
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC S.Peschke            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    18883 Textbook
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LAB M.Clark              ARC MAIN FineArts 502      
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LAB S.Peschke            ARC MAIN FineArts 502      
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    10216 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    10218 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 22-Dec 17
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    10934 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502      


ART 397    Alternative Firing Processes in Ceramics    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 course covers alternative firing processes in ceramics which include raku, wood, soda, saggar, sawdust, and pit firing. Ceramics is explored through hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Glaze formulation for the firing processes is included. Emphasis is placed on in-depth examinations of the history of kilns and firing techniques. Different firing processes are explored each semester. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    18885 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 completing a series of short, individual and/or group projects, focusing on various methods and techniques that can be used to create films/videos which are visually sophisticated and conceptually interesting. Work by contemporary and historically-significant filmmakers is also covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
Th        05:00PM-05:50PM LEC T.Brozovich          ARC MAIN Raef 160        10220 
Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LAB T.Brozovich          ARC MAIN Raef 160          


ART 442    Introduction to Art Gallery Operations    2 Units

Course Family:
Gallery Management
Prerequisite: Successful completion of two studio courses from ART, ARTNM, ARTPH.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces gallery operations to art students. It involves hands-on experience in curating, planning, and installing exhibitions. A portion of this course is offered in a TBA component of 16-30 hours which may include work as a gallery attendant or gallery docent. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         03:00PM-03:50PM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 503    10222 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 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Gelfman             TBA TBA                 13554 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Mattson             TBA TBA                 20307 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Parker              TBA TBA                 20508 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Sheldon             TBA TBA                 20679 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Sheldon             TBA TBA                 20680 Textbook

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015