Spring 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ART 295    Independent Studies in Art    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
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, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Mattson             TBA TBA                 19867 
Textbook


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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       09:30AM-10:20AM LEC C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 510    11694 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504    12865 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504      
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  11936 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LAB L.Parker             ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510    11083 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    11085 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LAB M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      
F         08:30AM-10:20AM LEC K.Roughton           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  12867 Textbook
F         10:30AM-01:35PM LAB K.Roughton           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC D.Samborski          ARC MAIN FineArts 510    13303 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB D.Samborski          ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        12:30PM-01:20PM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  12157 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB L.Parker             ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    
MW        11:00AM-11:50AM LEC M.Gessler            Off Campus Natomas N201  12442 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB M.Gessler            Off Campus Natomas N201    
Field trips are mandatory. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.

MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC P.Wood               Off Campus Natomas/Ik D125 19206 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB P.Wood               Off Campus Natomas/Ik D125   
Field trips are mandatory. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


ART 302    Elementary Drawing and Composition    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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510    11087 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB D.Richey             ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        11:00AM-11:50AM LEC M.Gessler            Off Campus Natomas N201  12444 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB M.Gessler            Off Campus Natomas N201    
Field trips are mandatory. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 510    12871 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM 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 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN FineArts 510    12159 
Textbook
MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN FineArts 510      


ART 314    Introduction to Illustration    3 Units

Course Family:
Applied Drawing
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 17-May 20
T         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  12164 Textbook
T         07:30PM-10:35PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    


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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC D.Gardner            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    11091 
Textbook
MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB D.Gardner            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      
TTh       11:00AM-11:50AM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  12365 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504    11757 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504      



TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC J.Albertson          Off Campus Natomas/Ik D125 14039 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB J.Albertson          Off Campus Natomas/Ik D125   
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Maddock            ARC MAIN Online          12368 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Maddock            ARC MAIN Online            
A mandatory orientation is required for this online class on Jan. 20, 2015, 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 104. ARTNM 302 is a high advisory for this class. Please visit the course website for information about this class www.arc.losrios.edu/online. The class uses Adobe (Illustrator and Photoshop) for the projects associated with this course. You will need your own software or access to it through the LRC to follow the assignments. Links to purchase the software are provided in the class information on the class website link.


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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    11363 
Textbook
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LAB M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      


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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    12507 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB M.Sheldon            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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    12575 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB M.Sheldon            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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  13107 Textbook
MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    


ART 337    Intermediate Watercolor Painting    3 Units

Course Family:
Painting
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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  13109 Textbook
MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    


ART 339    Integrating Digital Media with Traditional Media I    3 Units

Same As: ARTNM 331
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I
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. It explores a wide variety of ideas, tools, and resources. Topics include history, theory, and practice surrounding digital and traditional image generation, 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. This course is not available to students who have taken ARTNM 331.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
M         05:30PM-06:35PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  12896 
Textbook
M         08:10PM-09:00PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    12896 Textbook
M         06:45PM-08:05PM LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    
M         09:10PM-10:45PM LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      
Field trips are mandatory. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       09:30AM-10:20AM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501    11093 
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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501    19759 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501      


ART 383    Metal Design: Emphasis In Fabrication    3 Units

Course Family:
Small Metal Arts
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers contemporary approaches to fabrication for bench jewelry repair and manufacturing. Jewelry projects utilize processes of fabrication including soldering, forming, stone setting and cutting of metals. Basic use of tools and techniques for use with jeweler's metals are covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC M.Clark              ARC MAIN FineArts 501    13963 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB M.Clark              ARC MAIN FineArts 501      


ART 384    Metal Design: Emphasis In Casting    3 Units

Course Family:
Small Metal Arts
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers contemporary approaches to casting techniques, mold making, and wax patterns used for jewelry repair and production. Aspects of metal casting for small-scale jewelry and jewelry-part replacement are studied. Basic methods and techniques for wax working, kiln burnout, centrifugal, vacuum and gravity casting, vulcanized rubber molds and metal finishing are emphasized.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        05:00PM-05:50PM LEC M.Clark              ARC MAIN FineArts 501    19349 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM 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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    11738 Textbook
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LAB L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502      
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    11097 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    11099 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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    11740 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502      
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    11742 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM 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 17-May 20
Th        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC T.Brozovich          ARC MAIN Raef 162        11101 
Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB T.Brozovich          ARC MAIN Raef 162          


ART 440    Artists' Materials and Techniques    3 Units

Course Family:
Studio Art and Practice
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 17-May 20
Th        01:30PM-03:20PM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  12168 Textbook
Th        03:30PM-06:35PM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    


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, Jan 17-May 20
T         03:00PM-03:50PM LEC M.Sheldon             TBA TBA                 11103 Textbook
T         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB M.Sheldon             TBA TBA                   
Th        03:00PM-04:50PM LAB M.Sheldon             TBA TBA                   
This class meets in Room 503
Field trips are mandatory. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


ART 444    Art Gallery and Portfolio Preparation    3 Units

Course Family:
Studio Art and Practice
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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 503    12170 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB M.Sheldon            ARC MAIN FineArts 503      
Field trips are mandatory. 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, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Mattson             TBA TBA                 14522 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Gelfman             TBA TBA                 20720 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Sheldon             TBA TBA                 20721 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Sheldon             TBA TBA                 20722 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Mattson             TBA TBA                 20723 Textbook

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2015