Spring 2016 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       09:30AM-10:20AM LEC C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 510    10725 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    11751 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504      
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC P.Wood               ARC MAIN FineArts 510    10186 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB P.Wood               ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC M.Gessler            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    10188 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LAB M.Gessler            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      
F         08:30AM-10:20AM LEC K.Roughton           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  11753 Textbook
F         10:30AM-01:35PM LAB K.Roughton           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC M.Gessler            ARC MAIN FineArts 510    12105 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB M.Gessler            ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        11:00AM-11:50AM LEC J.Bertinuson         Off Campus Natomas N201  11409 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB J.Bertinuson         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 M.Leonard            Off Campus Natomas/Ik D125 12950 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB M.Leonard            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.

TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC J.Bertinuson         Off Campus Natomas/Ik D125 19276 Textbook
TTh       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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC D.Samborski          ARC MAIN FineArts 510    10190 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB D.Samborski          ARC MAIN FineArts 510      
MW        11:00AM-11:50AM LEC J.Bertinuson         Off Campus Natomas N201  11411 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB J.Bertinuson         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 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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 510    11757 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 16-May 18
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN FineArts 510    11153 
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 16-May 18
T         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  11158 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 16-May 18
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC D.Gardner            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    10192 
Textbook
MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB D.Gardner            ARC MAIN FineArts 504      
TTh       08:30AM-09:20AM LEC C.Brown              ARC MAIN FineArts 504    11342 Textbook
TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LAB C.Brown              ARC MAIN FineArts 504      
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 504    10786 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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  10447 
Textbook
MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    


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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       11:00AM-11:50AM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    11454 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB S.Mattson            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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       11:00AM-11:50AM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    19085 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB S.Mattson            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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       11:00AM-11:50AM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN FineArts 504    11514 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM 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. (C-ID ARTS 101)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       09:30AM-10:20AM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501    10194 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501      
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501    19982 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM 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 16-May 18
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501    13232 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501      


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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        04:00PM-04:50PM LEC L.Parker             ARC MAIN FineArts 501    19087 Textbook
MW        05:00PM-06:20PM 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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        10:45AM-11:35AM LEC M.Clark              ARC MAIN FineArts 502    19984 Textbook
MW        11:45AM-01:05PM LAB M.Clark              ARC MAIN FineArts 502      


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 16-May 18
MW        08:00AM-08:50AM LEC M.Clark              ARC MAIN FineArts 501    12512 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM 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 16-May 18
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    10768 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    10196 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    10198 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 16-May 18
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC L.Gelfman            ARC MAIN FineArts 502    10770 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    10772 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 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, Jan 16-May 18
Th        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC T.Brozovich          ARC MAIN Raef 162        10200 
Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB T.Brozovich          ARC MAIN Raef 162          


ART 430    Art and Children    3 Units

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 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, including various movements (ism's) and concepts in creating artwork. This course covers the process of creating lesson plans, doing preparatory work for presenting art projects, and creation of drawings, paintings, and sculptures. It also covers how to identify and properly use, maintain, store, and clean commonly used art materials. Topics include proper identification, utilization, and presentation of basic art principles, and an understanding of age-specific capabilities in children. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC S.Hazlett            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  19089 
Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LAB S.Hazlett            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    


ART 440    Artists' Materials and Techniques    3 Units

Course Family:
Studio Art and Practice
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
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course focuses on analyzing and developing artists' mediums and techniques. Historical information about various materials and their relationship to personal imagery and style are emphasized. The composition of pigments, their origins, and various binders are explored. The construction of various artists' substrates and supports as well as the techniques of matting and framing art work are also covered. A supply fee may be required for this course. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
Th        01:30PM-03:20PM LEC S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  11162 Textbook
Th        03:30PM-06:35PM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    


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, Jan 16-May 18
T         03:00PM-03:50PM LEC P.Wood                TBA TBA                 10202 Textbook
T         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB P.Wood                TBA TBA                   
Th        03:00PM-04:50PM LAB P.Wood                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
Advisory: ENGWR 101 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. It emphasizes the creation of individual portfolios and portfolio management. Topics include selecting exhibitions, creating announcements, organizing receptions, and sending out press releases in addition to photographing art and preparing documents to accompany exhibitions. It also covers creating artist statements, digital portfolios properly formatted on a disk, business cards, cover letters, and resumes. Field trips to galleries and museums may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC P.Wood               ARC MAIN FineArts 503    11164 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB P.Wood               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 470    Art Lab    1-2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ART 300, 302, 304, 305, 306, 314, 320, 322, 323, 324, 327, 328, 329, 336, 337, 361, or 440
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 108 hours LAB
Description: This course offers laboratory experience to assist in completing complex art projects. The course focuses on the development of a personal creative vision, furthering technical skills and complex problem-solving. It may be taken for credit with a listed co-requisites.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
T         02:00PM-05:05PM LAB S.Mattson            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  19093 
Textbook


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 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Hooker              TBA TBA                 12702 
Textbook

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: May 2, 2016