Spring 2012 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ART 300    Elementary Drawing and Composition    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103 and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320, ESLL 320, ELSW 320, or placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a studio class in drawing and composition. Lectures and discussions stress the fundamental discipline related to the visualization of concrete or abstract concepts. Practice in drawing and development of content will be emphasized.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       09:30AM-10:20AM LEC C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504    11101 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504      
F         08:30AM-10:10AM LEC K.Roughton           ARC MAIN FineArts 510    13303 Textbook
F         10:20AM-01:35PM LAB K.Roughton           ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        12:30PM-01:20PM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    11445 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 510    10252 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510    10254 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LAB D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510    13305 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        11:00AM-12:05PM LEC L.Parker             Off Campus Natomas N201  12229 Textbook
MW        12:15PM-01:35PM LAB L.Parker             Off Campus Natomas N201    
TTh       05:30PM-06:20PM LEC D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510    11598 Textbook
TTh       06:30PM-07:50PM LAB D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
TTh       05:30PM-06:20PM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 504    11828 Textbook
TTh       06:30PM-07:50PM LAB L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 504      


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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510    10256 
Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LAB D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        11:00AM-12:05PM LEC L.Parker             Off Campus Natomas N201  12232 Textbook
MW        12:15PM-01:35PM LAB L.Parker             Off Campus Natomas N201    
TTh       05:30PM-06:20PM LEC D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510    10258 Textbook
TTh       06:30PM-07:50PM LAB D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510      


ART 304    Figure 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 introduces and explores the understanding of the human form and structure based upon studying the history and traditions of the human figure in art. Skills are developed by drawing the nude figure from direct observation. Topics include analysis of proportion, human anatomy, and the relationship of the figure to space. Projects using a variety of line, shape, value, texture, and composition are emphasized. Field trips may be required. This course may be taken twice for credit with different emphasis of focus each time.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        05:30PM-06:20PM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 510    13330 
Textbook
MW        06:30PM-07:50PM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 510      


ART 306    Facial Expression and Anatomy    3 Units

Same As: ARTNM 320
Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ART 304
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers human facial expression and anatomy using live models, anatomical references and imagination. Issues of expression as it relates to skeletal and muscular anatomy will be addressed through a series of 2D and 3D projects. Not open to students who have taken ARTNM 320.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN FineArts 510    11830 
Textbook
MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN FineArts 510      


ART 314    Introduction to Illustration    3 Units

Same As: ARTNM 370
Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a survey of the history of illustration, defining areas of specialization and the illustrator's role in visual communication. The appropriate use of materials, tools and methods is evaluated. Illustration is analyzed as a method of visual problem solving through a series of projects with varied applications. This course is not open to students who have taken ARTNM 370.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
F         09:00AM-10:40AM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN FineArts 501    11835 
Textbook
F         10:50AM-01:55PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN FineArts 501      


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.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 13-May 10
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Maddock            Off Campus Natomas ONLINE 12390 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Maddock            Off Campus Natomas ONLINE   
Mandatory Orientation:     Tuesday, March 13    04:00PM-05:30PM    Natomas N103
There is a software requirement for this class and a strong advisory for ARTNM302
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        10:00AM-10:50AM LEC D.Gardner            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    10260 Textbook
MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LAB D.Gardner            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    12106 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504    11197 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504      



TBA       TBA             LEC P.Maddock            ARC MAIN Online          12109 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Maddock            ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation:    Tuesday, January 17    01:00PM-02:00PM    LRC 104
This is a mandatory orientation. There is a software requirement for this class and strong advisory for ARTNM 302. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


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 covers studio problems in the use and understanding of color, including its application to works of art, interior design and graphics, basics of color theory and color interchange. It also includes image and composition as related to the use of color both functionally and creatively. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 501    10612 
Textbook
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LAB M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 501      


ART 327    Painting    3 Units

Prerequisite: ART 300 or 320.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the techniques and materials of oil painting. Projects are based on twentieth century painting contributions and the use of formal values as they relate to expression. This course is designed to encourage creative expression. May be taken twice for credit. (CAN ART 10)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    12342 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      


ART 329    Painting II    3 Units

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 will survey the creative strategies of contemporary painting. Topics include post-modern ideas such as: image/text, the blending of 2D and 3D form, and combining multiple styles and techniques within a single artwork. This course may be taken twice.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    12427 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      


ART 336    Watercolor Painting    3 Units

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 is an introduction to the medium of transparent watercolor. It covers techniques of brush painting, traditional and contemporary approaches to composition, color relationships, and artistic style in watercolor. Different artists and topics are covered each semester. This course may be taken twice for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        11:30AM-12:20PM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    20176 
Textbook
MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 502      
MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LAB M.Clark              ARC MAIN FineArts 502      
Sa        08:00AM-09:40AM LEC J.Albertson          Off Campus Natomas N201  20662 Textbook
Sa        09:50AM-01:05PM LAB J.Albertson          Off Campus Natomas N201    


ART 337    Intermediate Watercolor Painting    3 Units

Prerequisite: ART 336 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an intermediate watercolor course. It includes an in-depth study of contemporary methods and concepts in transparent watercolor. Emphasis is given to different approaches to watercolor, as well as composition, technical problems and solutions, and individual style development. Each semester different artists are discussed to illustrate concepts and techniques. Field trips may be required. This course may be taken twice.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        11:30AM-12:20PM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    20178 
Textbook
MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 502      
MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LAB M.Clark              ARC MAIN FineArts 502      
Sa        08:00AM-09:40AM LEC J.Albertson          Off Campus Natomas N201  20661 Textbook
Sa        09:50AM-01:05PM LAB J.Albertson          Off Campus Natomas N201    


ART 339    Media Studio I: Pigment-Based Media    3 Units

Same As: ARTNM 331
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I (effective Summer 2010)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course combines the materials and techniques used in both new media technology and traditional art practices and explores a wide variety of ideas, tools, and resources associated with pigment-based media. Topics include history, theory, and practice surrounding digital and traditional image generation, as well as image manipulation, image transfer, and material exploration. The course emphasizes developing unique forms of portfolio quality projects demonstrating new approaches and methods of integrating digital media with traditional media forms. ART 339 and/or ARTNM 331 may be taken a total of 4 times for credit using different techniques.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
W         09:00AM-09:50AM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN FineArts 502    13446 
Textbook
W         11:20AM-12:10PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Rm 127          13446 Textbook
W         09:50AM-11:10AM LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN FineArts 502      
W         12:10PM-01:30PM LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Rm 127            


ART 370    Three Dimensional Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103 and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320, ESLL 320, ESLW 320, or placement through assessment process.
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; wire, plaster, cardboard and paper. May be taken twice for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501    10262 
Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LAB L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501      


ART 372    Sculpture    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103 and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320, ESLL 320, ESLW 320, or placement through assessment process.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides basic practice in the expressive use of form and color in three-dimensional space using traditional additive and subtractive media such as clay and plaster, as well as constructive media such as wood, found objects, and other materials. The 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501    10264 
Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501      


ART 382    Metal Design: Emphasis in Mixed Media    3 Units

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 glasswork, enameling, plastics, etching, reticulation and granulation will be studied. May be taken twice for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC M.Clark              ARC MAIN FineArts 501    13334 
Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB M.Clark              ARC MAIN FineArts 501      


ART 390    Ceramics    3 Units

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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    11175 
Textbook
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LAB L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502      
MW        03:30PM-04:20PM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    10268 Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LAB L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502      
MW        07:00PM-07:50PM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    10270 Textbook
MW        08:00PM-09:20PM LAB L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502      


ART 391    Intermediate Ceramics    3 Units

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. This course may be taken twice for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    11177 
Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502      
MW        07:00PM-07:50PM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    11179 Textbook
MW        08:00PM-09:20PM 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, Jan 14-May 16
Th        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC T.Brozovich          ARC MAIN Raef 162        10274 
Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB T.Brozovich          ARC MAIN Raef 162          


ART 430    Art and Children    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103 and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320, ESLL 320, 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 introduces the use of artists' materials and techniques appropriate for teaching art to children. It includes the study of art history, movements, concepts, and techniques of creating drawings, paintings, and sculptures to inform classroom instruction with children.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504    19785 
Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504      


ART 440    Artists' Materials and Techniques    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
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course focuses on developing and analyzing media used in the creation of paintings and drawings. Information about the various materials, their relationship to personal imagery and style, in both traditional and contemporary painting and drawing is emphasized. Study in the composition of pigments, paints, oil mediums, inks, dyes, pastel, crayon, fresco and other artists' materials (egg tempera, silver point, encaustic) are fundamental to the course. Included are the use of tools and materials in constructing painting supports and carriers, and techniques of matting and framing art work.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
F         09:00AM-10:40AM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    11839 
Textbook
F         10:50AM-01:55PM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      


ART 442    Art Gallery Operations    2 Units

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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       03:00PM-03:25PM LEC M.Sheldon             TBA TBA                 10276 
Textbook
TTh       03:25PM-04:45PM LAB M.Sheldon             TBA TBA                   
This class meets in Room 503


ART 444    Art Gallery and Portfolio Preparation    3 Units

Prerequisite: ART 442 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course offers study in both sides of the business world of art, including gaining entrance into galleries as an artist and finding, installing, and advertising professional gallery exhibitions (portfolio management). Emphasis is on the selection of exhibitions, announcements, and receptions in addition to photographing art and preparing artists' statements and resumes. Field trips to galleries and museums are required. This course may be taken twice for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 503    11841 
Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 503      

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 17, 2012