#045      Crafts        ½ credit 


    Crafts is a course for students who want to learn how to make

    creative projects using their hands.  Lab work includes completing a

    variety of contemporary and traditional handcrafted items. 

    Students must furnish most of their own supplies. 

    Artistic initiative expected.


    #046       Silk-Screening        ½ credit 


    Students enrolled in this course learn varying aspects of screen-printing,

    including artistic andcommercial uses.  Fundamental color theory and

    layout design will be covered.  Many different processes of screen-printing

    will be explored:  single and multi-colored printing, direct printing,

    liquid block-out, and photosensitive methods. 

    Artistic knowledge and initiative expected.


    #048     Introduction to Ceramics        ½ credit 


    This course introduces students to the art of ceramics.  This

    production-oriented class will focus on the properties and

    preparation of clay, the means of forming clay, and the possibilities

    for decoration and glazing.  Students use various clays and glazes

    while learning about the cultural and historical backgrounds of function

    and design of clay forms.


    #049   Advanced Ceramics             ½ credit


    This course will further students’ understanding and ability

     in relationship to clay.  Advanced Ceramics is a continuation of

    Intro. to Ceramics, with an in-depth focus on firing, glazing

    and forms thrown on the pottery wheel.  This course also

    encourages students to model and sculpt as added methods of

    manipulating clay into functional and decorative objects.  The course

    promotes historical and cultural influences of ceramics through

     student-centered research.      


    #191     Design        1 credit 


    This course provides a basic introduction to color theory,

    drawing principles, painting, lettering, printing methods, and

    design.  These principles are applied to the art experience by using

    a variety of materials, methods and techniques. 

    Artistic initiative expected.


    #192       Creative Art Methods        1 credit 


    This course involves an intermediate range of skills in

    both two and three-dimensional design.  Students are encouraged

     to develop their own style of art while concentrating on

    drawing skills and developing design techniques. 

    Design #191 is recommended for those considering this course.


    #193       Art Studio Procedures        1 credit 


    This academically based art course emphasizes developing and/or improving

    drawing skills while giving the student more instruction and practice

    in painting techniques.  Students will learn about different historical styles

     of art while experimenting with a variety of techniques.  In addition to

    art production, written/oral aesthetic responses to particular artwork,

    journals, research papers, reflection papers and articles of famous artists

     will be included in this course.   



    #194       Art Portfolio Development        1 credit 


    This course is tailored for seniors with career expectations in an art field as a goal. 

    Students develop and refine their art abilities in one or more specific art areas. 

    Focus on instruction in creating a portfolio of artwork for entrance into an art

    or vocational art school is the primary goal of this class.