ART 101 1A
This course explores what it means to be an artist in our contemporary world. What do artists do, and for whom? In this course we will focus on meanings of creativity and art in diverse cultural contexts; connections between art and life; art as an expression of individual and collective values, beliefs, and identities; relationships between artists and their audiences; and ways that artists strive to build a more just and compassionate world. In addition, as we consider ways of understanding the visual language of artistic expression, students will be able to apply their learning to the expression of their own identities, values, and beliefs through art. Along with our classroom activities, we will experience Madison's art scene as we reflect upon our central question: does art matter? $15 course fee. Prerequisites: This course is for first semester freshmen or freshmen transfer students.
ART 102 B
Watercolor introduces students to basic traditional watercolor painting techniques and offers opportunities for exploration of non-traditional methods. Once painting techniques are mastered, themes and concepts will require research into aesthetics and imagery of other cultures of the world. This research will serve as inspiration for students' own work. Previous experience in drawing is strongly recommended. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: None.
ART 106 B
Art structure is a studio introduction to the visual arts for non-art majors and minors. Students explore a wide variety of media and styles to create works of art that reflect an aesthetic awareness of various cultures around the world. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: None.
ART 107 B
DIGITAL PHOTO-NON ART MAJORS
A beginning course in digital photography with emphasis on technical operation of the camera, along with the connection to emerging software technologies. Both black and white and color photographs will be printed during the class. Each student must have a digital camera. $35 course fee. Prerequisites: None.
ART 108 B
PHOTOGRAPHY - NON ART MAJORS
Fundamentals of darkroom photography, beginning with the camera and continuing with basic technical skills in developing and printing of black and white film. Each student must have a 35mm single lens reflex camera. $35 course fee. Prerequisites: None.
ART 114 B
DRAWING - NON ART MAJORS
Drawing for non-art majors is an exploration of varied drawing techniques and media. Students are taught to 'see' as an artist sees and to express oneself effectively. Through drawing and research into artistic traditions of other world cultures, students will create imagery that reflects their personal style. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: None.
ART 117 B
CERAMICS FOR NON ART MAJORS
An introduction to ceramics for non-art majors. This course involves basic hand building, throwing and glazing techniques. Technical investigation of clay, glaze chemistry and kiln/firing concepts will be presented throughout the course. $40 course fee. Prerequisites: None.
ART 120 B
Introduction to the video camera as a creative tool. Emphasis will be on video film-making, based on assignments, self-direction, and group critique. Students will also learn editing methods and strategies. $35 course fee. Prerequisites: None.
ART 126 AG
ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD
This course provides an introduction to art of the Western World, with emphasis on ways that art and architecture is related to the historical, social, and cultural contexts in which it was created. We consider such questions as: How do architectural and figural traditions established in ancient near Eastern, Egyptian, Aegean, and Roman cultures inform the development of the arts of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Romanticist, and Realist eras in Western Europe? What role does the patron and audience play in the stylistic developments initiated in these various cultures? Readings, class discussion, group inquiry projects, and other written and oral assignments will emphasize the development of reflective, creative, and critical approaches to the study of these visual arts traditions. Prerequisites: None.
ART 151 I
DIGITAL ART & DESIGN - MAJORS
Students use computers and a mix of industry standard art and design applications to create graphic design and digital art projects. (F/S) $25 course fee. Prerequisites: high school level studio art; for majors and minors in the Art Department only.
ART 152 I
DIGITAL ART & DESIGN - NON MAJORS
Students use computers and a mix of industry standard art and design applications to create graphic design and digital art projects. (F/S) $25 course fee. Prerequisites: None.
ART 200 B
This course is an exploration of varied techniques, media and subject matter to develop the ability to "see" and express oneself effectively through drawing. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: for majors and minors in the Art Department only.
Elements of art and principles of design as applied to two-dimensional media. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: None.
This course is an introduction to water soluble oil and acrylic painting procedures, including the elements of art and the principles of design as they relate to painting. Students should expect to purchase approximately $150 of painting supplies. (F/S) $30 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 202 or consent of instructor.
Relief printmaking techniques used in woodcuts, linocuts, collographs, and other raised surface prints. Study of origins and development of relief prints and contemporary methods. (F) $50 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 200 B or consent of instructor,
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY I
Fundamentals of darkroom photography beginning with the camera, along with technical skills in developing and printing of black and white film. Each student must have a 35 mm single lens reflex camera. (S) $35 course fee. Prerequisites: for majors or minors in the Art Department only, or consent of instructor.
This course is a continuation of darkroom photography with an emphasis on control and manipulation of images and processes, including digital. Introduction of medium format film including the scanning and digital printing of film negatives. $35 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 207 or ART 209, or consent of instructor.
Basic photography emphasizing fundamentals of camera use and Photoshop print manipulation. Also includes color theory and aesthetics in relation to digital photography and its emerging software technologies. Each student must have a digital single lens reflex camera. (F) $50 course fee. Prerequisites: for majors or minors in the Art Department only, or consent of instructor.
Basic graphic arts: design, layout, typography, illustration, printing processes and production methods. (F/S) $50 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 151 I or ART 152 I, or consent of instructor.
ART 212 B
PAINTING OFF THE WALL - HONORS
This course is an exploration of various traditional and non-traditional painting techniques and media. Students will engage in research about contemporary artists and their work and will be taught to see as these artists see and to express themselves effectively. Through drawing, painting, and research into contemporary artistic movements, students will create imagery that reflects their personal style. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: None.
Drawing with emphasis on composition and greater creativity in use of media, techniques and subject matter. (S) $30 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 200 B or consent of instructor.
Study of the elements of art and principles of design as applied to three-dimensional media. (F/S) $30 course fee. Prerequisites: None.
Knowledge of studio portraiture using both film and digital cameras, along with basic and advanced studio lighting. Continuation of darkroom and digital printing techniques. (F) $50 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 207 or ART 208, or consent of instructor.
An introduction to the study of ceramics for art majors and minors. Course involves basic hand building, throwing, and glazing techniques. Technical information of clay/glaze chemistry and firing concepts will be presented throughout the course. (F/S) $40 course fee. Prerequisites: for majors or minors in the Art Department only, or consent of instructor.
This course is an introduction to stone and plate lithography, including printmaking techniques and photography. Additional applications for graphic design concepts and practices. $40 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 106 B or ART 114 B or ART 200 B, or consent of instructor.
Basic principles and practices of lettering, typography and typographic design. A study of the history and evolution of letter styles, type, and their relationship to art and communication. Emphasis on letter formation, identification, layout, composition, and tools and materials. (F/S) $50 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 210 or consent of instructor.
DRAWING IN NATURE
An experiential hands-on course in the study of art and ecology. Provides students with the opportunity to draw outdoors and creatively experience the diversity of the Wisconsin landscape. Students will also explore historic and contemporary visual art with concern for global and local environmental issues. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: None.
ART 240 GU
INTRODUCTION TO ART THERAPY
This course introduces students to the rapidly expanding field of art therapy with emphasis on the breadth and scope of its practice both in the United States and globally. Art therapists practice in a wide range of settings and with people of all ages and backgrounds--such as hospitals, schools, treatment programs for adolescents, nursing homes, mental health clinics, and juvenile detention centers and prisons and mobilize to respond to disasters at the international level. Classroom lecture and discussion are integrated with direct, hands-on experience with art media and the creative process. Students will explore expressive therapy approaches to personal growth and development while they are introduced to issues regarding practice in the helping professions. No special skills or abilities with art media are required. (F/S) $30 course fee. Prerequisites: PSY 101, ENG 110, and one of the following: ART 200 B, ART 202, or ART 216.
ART 245 B
I-PAD - SKETCHPAD: HANDS ON DESIGN
This course provides a studio introduction to two-dimensional design for art and non-art majors. Using I-pad touch screen technology as well as traditional art media and techniques, this course explores and applies the basic elements and principles of art and design that are the foundation of all two-dimensional imagery. In an approach that involves a back and forth integration of I-pad techniques with art media, students discover how the boundaries between technology and art media can be permeated to create surprising, layered, complex and unique designs. Students are guided in the acquisition of knowledge, skill, and creative and aesthetic awareness with emphasis on development of increased understanding and appreciation of the world of visual art and their own capacity for generating original works of design. Prerequisites: None.
ART 250 AGU
ART OF AFRICA, OCEANIA & AMERICAS
This course explores various forms of visual expression produced by artists of diverse cultures in Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Grounded in art history, this is an interdisciplinary course that looks at ways of thinking about art and its meanings from multiple perspectives. As we consider themes in visual expression and cultural production that are relevant across cultures, our study will focus on relationships between art, beliefs, cultural values, and social experience. Themes of this course will include colonial and postcolonial perspectives on representation, aesthetic systems, art and social structure, life passages, and continuity and change. We will also devote part of this course to a focused study of a particular region of the Americas, exploring the arts of ancient, colonial, modern, and contemporary Peru. Readings, class discussion, assignments, and student presentations will emphasize the development of reflective, creative, and critical approaches to the study of visual art. Throughout the course, students will be asked to think critically about theoretical and methodological approaches to global studies and to the study of the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, and what it means to look at the arts of formerly colonized people from our vantage point in the West. Prerequisites: None.
ART 252 AQX
HISTORY OF WOMEN ARTISTS IN EUROPE
This course offers an introduction to the lives and work of women in the visual arts in Europe and North America from the Renaissance to the present, with a focus on issues of gender, power, ideology, and representation that underlie the study of women artists and their work. We will look at the work of specific European and North American women artists with attention to the historical circumstances in which they produced their art, ideologies of gender and art at these particular historical moments, and artists’ writings. This course will also address themes explored by many women artists: the relationship between art and craft; spirituality; self-portraiture; the female body; motherhood; and heritage and identity. Along with reading scholarly texts about women artists and various writings by historic and contemporary women artists, throughout the semester students in this writing-enriched course will be expected to write informal responses to issues raised in this course, reflections on course readings and works of art considered in class, and a substantive formal research paper. Cross-listed with WS 252 AQX. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ART 254 AGX
This course offers an introduction to the lives and work of modern artists in Europe and North America from the mid-nineteenth century through the 1970s. Organized as a chronological survey, this course focuses on the history of modern painting with some attention to sculpture, architecture, and modernist experiments in other media, and will emphasize the historical and cultural contexts in which this variety of art has been produced. We will also consider themes of international significance, including ways in which Japanese, Tahitian, African, and other non-Western sources substantially informed developments in modern art. We will also explore how, in an increasingly globally interconnected world, the work of modern and postmodern artists from various cultures and countries is shaped by cross-cultural influences and artistic conversations.
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone. (S)
ART 260 ADX
HISTORY OF ART IN NORTH AMERICA
This course looks at the diversity of art produced in North America from the ancient times of pre-contact Native cultures to the present. Rather than attempting to consider all of the art produced over this long span of time, we will focus on particular aspects of American art, foremost among these the visual manifestations of the cross-cultural encounters between diverse peoples as central to the history of art of this continent. We will also consider the relationships between American art and European art, and visual art and material culture as the expressions of particularly "American" identities by American artists and craftspeople of various ethnicities. Our study will emphasize the historical and cultural contexts in which this diversity of art has been produced. Along with reading our course text, other scholarly publications, and artists' writings that are critical to the field of American art history, throughout the semester students in this writing-enriched course will be expected to write informal responses to issues raised in this course, reflections on course readings and works of art considered in class, and a substantive formal research paper. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ART 264 ADU
MULTICULTURAL ART IN USA
This course provides an inclusive, multicultural introduction to 20th and 21st century art of the USA, with emphasis on ways that art is related to the historical, social, and cultural contexts in which it is created. We consider such questions as: How have the social dynamics of race and ethnicity, along with gender and class, shaped the experiences of American artists and their audiences at various historical moments during the past hundred years? How do artists' social positions inform their artistic responses to questions of modernity? What does art by artists of diverse ethnicities tell us about the historic and contemporary experiences of various cultural groups in the US? As well as exploring movements in art of the US and the work of individual artists of various ethnicities, this course introduces the students to methodological and theoretical issues underlying the study of modern and contemporary art in the US, and ways that consideration and critical analysis of multiple disciplinary and social perspectives can enrich our understanding of this art. Readings, class discussion, group inquiry projects, and other assignments will emphasize the development of reflective, creative, and critical approaches to the study of visual art. Cross-listed with ETHS 264 ADU. (F) Prerequisites: None.
A continuation of ART 120 B Video with added emphasis on individual development, image processing, editing and experimental use of the video camera as a creative tool. (S) $35 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 120 B or consent of instructor.
ART 271 AG
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
This course looks at the history of photography as a global phenomenon. From its origins in the 19th century, photography has flourished as a means of fixing a visual record of land, built structures, and people; creating beautiful images; visualizing modernity; communicating globally as well as locally; documenting injustice; and urging action. This course is organized around themes that have been central to the history of photography across cultures: portraiture, images of landscapes, documentation, and artistic expression. Class discussion will emphasize the development of thoughtful and critical approaches to the study of the history of photography and photography as a medium of expression so that the knowledge gained here can be applied to consideration of photographers and their work beyond what is studied in this course. Prerequisites: None.
ART 275 AQX
GRAPHIC DESIGN HISTORY
This class offers the student an art historical introduction to the History of Graphic Design. Emphasis will be placed on the social and historical contexts of typography, graphic imagery, and design. Ancient to pre-modern design will be considered, although focus will be given to key Bauhaus artists and designers. At the core of this class will be the Bauhaus as a turning point in the history of design education; in 1919, the Bauhaus accepted both female and male applicants. We will examine at length the role of the Bauhaus amidst the promise of equal rights between the sexes within the history of graphic design. Students will produce a significant research paper addressing the unique attributes of the Bauhaus as an educational model, and ways in which theories of gender enable us to better understand Graphic Design History. (F) Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
(1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Topics and credits arranged. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
(1.00 - 3.00 credits)
A concentrated study of specific art media and techniques. This course may be repeated with different content area. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
ART 290 BG
For two thousand years, humankind has created paper by hand. Whatever region in the world, and whatever the intention behind the paper, be it to represent wealth, to carry spirituality, or to convey messages, every fiber that goes into the making of paper has a story. Utilizing an age-old technique of making paper by hand (from old garments and/or cloth, and plant fibers), participants use both traditional and contemporary applications of the paper arts globally, with emphasis on three distinctly different regions of the world: Western Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Once their paper is made, it becomes the foundation for expressive content in the form of hand drawn images, text, photographs, and/or prints - as a means of telling their individual stories. Through hand papermaking, writing, book and printmaking activities, we will work together to transform significant articles of clothing and plant fibers into works of art that broadcast personal stories, mutual understanding and healing. Participants do not need any prior experience with these processes. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: None.
ART 292 B
VIS NARR PAPERMAKING AND BOOKARTS
This course explores visual narratives through handmade paper, book arts and three-dimensional forms. Students will use a variety of materials, techniques and approaches -- both traditional and contemporary -- to create narratives with personal, social, political, and site-specific themes and content. Particular emphasis will be placed on the narrative potential of plants and rag material selected for pulp production. Students will be guided to explore site-specific considerations of harvested plant materials from both a historical and environmental perspective, and the personal, social and political implications of specific rag materials obtained from garments, for aesthetic qualities and for the visual narratives inherent in handmade papers, book structures and sculptures created from them. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: None.
PORTFOLIO FOUNDATIONS FOR ART THERA
This required course for sophomores in the Art Therapy major involves students in portfolio assessment, critique and development. Storage, oral and written presentation, and photo documentation of artwork are also included. Each student will be guided in the development of an artwork that will build upon foundations course skills and involve personal research. Prerequisites: ART 200, ART 202, ART 216, and ART 240 or consent of instructor.
A continuation of ART 214 (Drawing II) with added emphasis on individual development and experimentation in the medium of drawing. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: Art 214 or consent of instructor.
This course is a continuation of ART 205 Painting I with added emphasis on individual development and experimentation in the medium of water soluble oil or acrylic painting. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 205 or consent of instructor.
ADVANCED RELIEF PRINTMAKING
Research in advanced relief printmaking techniques with emphasis on development of personal concepts and expression. (F) $50 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 206 or consent of instructor.
Intaglio techniques; basic procedures used to create etching and drypoint on metal plates; the origins and development of intaglio prints. (S) $50 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 200 B or consent of instructor.
A continuation of ART 210, focused on developing skills in page layout and design. (F) $50 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 210 and ART 220 or consent of instructor.
Develops mastery in drawing the human figure in a variety of media and techniques. (S) $50 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 200 B, or ART 202, or consent of instructor.
Contemporary sculptural techniques, concepts and expressions. Emphasis is on the student's ability to use various media as a means to express personal concepts. (S) $40 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 216 or consent of instructor.
This course provides an opportunity for continued concentration on hand building, throwing and glazing techniques. Students focus on earthenware and stoneware firing techniques. $40 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 218 or consent of instructor.
ART 320 KU
VIDEO FOR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS
The purpose of this course is to equip students with the necessary video editing skills for today's graphic designers. Students will be introduced to the concepts and processes involved in creating high quality video content for web, DVD, and other multimedia platforms. (F) $75 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 151 I and completion of the O tag or concurrent enrollment in an O tag course.
This course will provide students with an introductory experience in the design and fabrication of jewelry and small sculpture. Emphasis is placed on creating original work using a variety of tools and processes including but not limited to: sawing, filing, piercing, soldering, cold joining, texturing, and polishing. Basic studio skills such as proper tool usage, safety, and working vocabulary associated with techniques will be emphasized. $40.00 course fee. Prerequisites: one of the following: ART 106 B, ART 114 B, ART 200 B, ART 202, or ART 216, or consent of instructor.
ART 342 K
ADAPTED ART MEDIA AND METHODS
This course examines the properties and therapeutic potential of studio art media, focusing on adaptations in media and methods for individuals with exceptional needs. Includes practice in developing and presenting adapted art experiences through in-class expressive art workshops for community partners. Students must be able to pass a background check to enroll in this course. Communication skills, effective organization and presentation of adapted art processes, approaches in offering, accepting and incorporating constructive feedback, and flexibility in presentation style are emphasized. $35 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 240 and completion of the O tag or concurrent enrollment in an O tag course.
ART 344 QU
PERSPECTIVES IN ART THERAPY
This course provides an exploration of the context and contributions of art therapists, primarily in the United States, from the turn of the 20th Century to the present. This course explores the modern history and contemporary practice of art therapy as well as the parallels between feminist theory and influences of feminism upon the profession. Fieldwork and site visits are required in this course. Students must be able to pass a background check to enroll in this course. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 240, PSY 101.
ART 345 DQ
APPL ART THERPY IN MULTICULT CONTXT
This advanced course for art therapy majors applies art therapy theory and methods in field experiences with diverse groups in the Madison area. This course cultivates an understanding of the intersection of power with class, race, culture, ethnicity, gender, and age in the delivery of art therapy-related services and programs. Considerations for learning, physical, psychological/emotional and cognitive disabilities, and lifespan development issues also are included. Students are guided in exploration of their own ethnic and cultural identities and biases and the development of multicultural awareness through lecture, reading, discussion, art reflection and hands-on field experiences. $35 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 240 GU, ART 342 K, and consent of instructor.
SELECTED TOPICS IN ART THERAPY
Concentrated study in selected themes, perspectives and approaches in the current development or historical influences in art therapy. Topics will vary. This course may include a practicum, field experience, or travel. Specific courses may meet some general education requirements. Course may be repeated for credit. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 240 and consent of instructor.
ART 346A 2D
TPC: MULTICULT COMM HLTH & ART THER
The arts in healthcare has become an increasingly important component of hospital programming over the past decade. This course explores the integration of art therapy into community health settings within a multicultural context. Art therapy students at Edgewood College and public health students at New Mexico State University will engage in collaborative, interdisciplinary study of the intersections of public health; multicultural practices, norms, and challenges; and the use of art to promote and enhance the well-being of African American, Latino American, and Native American communities. Students from both programs will engage in online discussion and assignments. Edgewood students will travel to New Mexico during Spring Break, to join NMSU students in several field experiences including a border health community center and Native American pueblo. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: COR 1 or equivalent; open to students in their second or third year, or sophomore and above transfers; ART 240 Intro to Art Therapy; or consent of instructor.
ART 346B 2
TPC: SUSTAIN HLTH ACROSS LIFESPAN
At a time when "high tech" simulation labs define the quality of a student's educational experience, there is a simultaneous need to educate future professionals in the "art" of human interaction and caring. As the population of older adults continues to grow, students are challenged to appreciate the unique needs of this aggregate group. Stigma, combined with the lack of meaningful interactions, contributes to decreased student interest in career development within this population. Simultaneously, geriatric research clearly articulates several important components of successful aging; active engagement, positive relationships with others, personal growth and altruism are but a few. For educators, the challenge lies in creating mutually beneficial learning opportunities for these two disparate groups of individuals. This course combines theory and experiential/interactional activities to create mutually beneficial learning experiences. This course will bring together art therapy and nursing students to increase student awareness of aging issues. In addition, students will participate with older adults living at Oakwood Village to create mutually beneficial learning communities. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: COR 1 or equivalent; open to students in their second or third year, or sophomore and above transfers.
ART 346C 2
TPC: ART THRPY IN THE MUSEUM SETTIN
Art therapy in the museum setting is an innovative approach which has been gaining momentum in cities throughout the US in recent years. Art museums increasingly seek to provide programs that will expand their reach and will include individuals with a wide range of abilities, unique needs, and challenges. Both Art therapy and museum – based art appreciation activities have demonstrated improvement in areas such as attention, behavior, pleasure and self-esteem in older adults with memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease (Chancellora, Duncan & Chatterjeea, 2013) .
ART 348 2A
ARTS AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
This course will examine the multiple intersections of the arts and civic life in the contemporary United States to create a broad understanding of the many roles the arts play and how they are used by different constituencies. It will discuss contexts and discourses about the arts in the midst of significant cultural changes through many lenses -- including those of arts makers, cultural and civic policy makers, economic development professionals, social change agents, and various social movements. The course is designed for students in all disciplines to become aware of and promote Edgewood College's strategic central priority of "encouraging civic engagement by Edgewood College faculty, staff and students as active members of the campus and broader community." Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (S)
ART 352 2DG
MEX & MEX-AMER ART MSC & CLTR
This course offers students the opportunity to learn about the role that music and art have played in the development and expressions of Mexican and Mexican-American identity, and ways that the experience of immigration changes one's relationship to one's culture of origin and sense of identity. Through readings and discussion, students explore ways in which individual and collective cultural identity have been both reflected in and influenced by art and music in Mexico and in Mexican immigrant communities in the United States. During Spring Break the class will travel to Mexico in order to gain understanding of historic and contemporary art, music and culture in Mexico. Cross-listed with MUS 352. Prerequisites: COR 1 or equivalent; open to second and third year students or sophomore and above transfers.
ART 354 AX
This course examines trends in art of the last decades of the 20th and the early years of the 21st, with a focus on art of the United States. Emphasizing the cultural diversity of this country, we will explore historical, critical, and theoretical issues that inform the work of contemporary US artists. So that students can experience multiple ways of engaging with contemporary art, we will read about and discuss issues in contemporary art, contemporary theory and criticism, and current art world events; visit museums and galleries; and meet with working artists. Particular course-related activities may be determined based on interests of students in the class. Along with reading scholarly texts about contemporary art, contemporary critical theory, and various writings by contemporary artists, throughout the semester students in this writing-enriched course will be expected to write informal responses to issues raised in this course, reflections on course readings and works of art considered in class, and a substantive formal research paper. Class discussion will include peer review of written work and will emphasize the development of thoughtful and critical approaches to the study of art of recent decades so that the knowledge gained here can be applied to consideration of art and artists not studied in this course. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
DIGITAL FINE ART
An exploration of the computer as a fine art tool for the production of limited edition prints. Contemporary digital artists and trends will be covered. (S) $75 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 151 I or consent of instructor.
ART 362 ADX
NATIVE AMERICAN ART
This course provides an introduction to North American Indian art and to the broader questions underlying its study. Beginning with the question “What is Native American art?” we will explore ways that Indians and non-Indians in the past have viewed Native American art, and how this art is seen today. As we look at art from various regions of what is now the United States, we will look at pre-contact Native American art, the changes that came about with the arrival of Europeans to this continent, and post-contact Native American art, with particular consideration of the impacts on this art of encounters between Indian and non-Indian peoples. Finally, we will examine 20th and 21st century Native American art and the issues raised by the intersections of Indian and non-Indian arts and cultures that have taken place since the turn of the 20th century. Throughout this course we will address issues of art historical approach and method raised by the study of encounters among diverse peoples in North America, and the dynamics of continuity and change in American Indian art. We will give particular attention to indigenous perspectives on Native art as we study the writings of Native American scholars, artists, and those whose lived experiences provide a basis for their insight and knowledge. Students in this writing-enriched course will be expected to write informal responses to issues raised in this class, reflections on course readings, films, and works of art considered in class, and a substantive formal research paper. Cross-listed with ETHS 362 ADX. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
SELECTED TOPICS IN ART HISTORY
Themes in art, critical and theoretical perspectives, and/or particular art historical traditions or periods. May be repeated for credit; course topics will vary. Prerequisites: None.
ART 366 2AE
ECO-DESIGN FOR EVERYONE
This course examines sustainable design practice and theory from a critical and practical vantage point. Sustainable design has been championed by politicians as a solution for renewing America. At the core of this discussion is sustainable architecture and the implementation of design strategies which in turn limit energy consumption. Students will engage with Madison area designers and architects, in part, via the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art "Design MMOCA" exhibition. Prerequisites: COR 1 or equivalent; open to students in their second or third year, or sophomore and above transfers.
Extended studio may be used in combination with any studio class. The student is responsible for an additional two hours per week of original work beyond that required for the studio class. May be used more than once in a semester. (F/S) Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - ART
(1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Independent work undertaken individually by qualified students under the direction of an art instructor. (Prerequisite: consent of instructor). (F/S) Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
ART THERAPY PRACTICUM
(1.00 - 3.00 credits)
This is an independent practicum designed to provide students with additional experience in human services and related settings. Emphasis is on direct contact with individuals or groups, where art activities are offered to support a variety of education, health, socialization, or quality of life goals. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: ART 240 GU and consent of instructor. (F/W/S/SS)
ART 392 2E
COMMUNITY ART PRACTICUM
This course explores how studio artists, art therapists, art historians, and art educators join with community partners to create art programs that strengthen and nurture communities. Particular emphasis is placed upon the role of art and artists as they participate in and act upon the community as leaders from an environmental perspective. Students will be challenged to critically examine their understandings of community from an ecosystems perspective as well as how they form, attend to, and act as stewards in their relationship with the natural world as artists. Students will work individually or in pairs to develop and implement a community-based art project which integrates community art goals with the principles of an environmental studies approach. As a class, students will prepare and sponsor an on-campus art workshop for a selected community partner. Students will also explore course topics and objectives selected to provide an understanding of the social, economic, political, geographic, and other factors that influence access to and shape community beliefs, practices and values in art programming. Prerequisites: COR 1 or equivalent; sophomore status, a major or minor in the Art Department, and consent of instructor.
EXPLORING PAINTING MEDIA
This course contains advanced painting with emphasis on figurative, thematic, and the possible exploration of media such as fresco, encaustic, egg tempera, and gouache. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 205 or consent of instructor.
Advanced intaglio techniques: color printing; contemporary methods. (S) $50 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 308 or consent of instructor.
FIGURE AND LANDSCAPE PAINTING
Advanced painting with an emphasis on figurative, series, and plein air painting. The Art Department will provide French easels for plein air painting. $30 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 205 or consent of instructor.
DESIGN CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
A continuation of ART 310, focused on graphic design concept and strategy development. (S) $50 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 220 and ART 310.
TOPICS IN GRAPHIC DESIGN
A course which focuses on specific and contemporary issues and trends in graphic design. May be repeated; topics will vary. Prerequisites: ART 210.
DIGITAL TYPEFACE DESIGN
An extended and intense study of the letterform and typography including the creation of digital font files. Historical context, usage, and influential type designers will be incorporated in the process of creating and editing digital typefaces. Emphasis on the combination of higher-level typography knowledge, technical skill, and creative expression through type. Prerequisites: ART 151 I or ART 152 I, and ART 220.
An introduction to basic animation principles and motion graphics. Using Adobe After Effects, students will design and produce type and graphic animations for the web and broadcast mediums. (S) Prerequisites: ART 210 and ART 220, or consent of instructor. Course fee: $25
ART THERAPY SEMINAR I
This course for senior art therapy majors emphasizes consolidation of students’ documentation of their readiness for application to graduate programs or entry into the work setting. Portfolios, resumes, artist statements, personal statements, job search, and admission processes to graduate school are included. Students are required to present their digital portfolios in a public presentation. $25 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 240, 342.
ART 464 3K
This course is designed to provide upper-level students with majors in Art or Art and Design Teaching, and minors in Art History, with the opportunity to consider and discuss key questions and issues in the field of visual arts. The course explores various art-based strategies for addressing these questions. Through reading and discussion of contemporary art theory, writings in art history and criticism, and exploration of current trends in art, students will gain a deeper understanding of how artists and other visual arts professionals engage with contemporary cultural questions and social issues in creative ways. Students will develop the aptitude and confidence to express their responses to these questions and issues in spoken, written, and visual form, and will also increase their capacity to reflect upon these responses. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the nuts and bolts of creating an artist’s professional practice, including resume and portfolio preparation, how to organize an exhibition, writing proposals, and applying to graduate school. The course will also focus on writing as a significant aspect of visual art practice through critical writing, written responses to exhibitions and other arts events, and the preparation of one’s artist statement. The course also emphasizes the importance of speaking about one’s work and the work of other artists through gallery talks and other formal and informal presentations. The Senior Exhibition, a requirement for Art majors and Art and Design Teaching majors, is a key component of this course. $30 course fee. (F)
ART THERAPY SEMINAR II
This course for Art Therapy seniors examines the issues and best practices in the display of art work created in an art therapy context. Students will develop and conduct an appropriate art process at their internship sites to be exhibited in the Edgewood College Stream display area. The project will culminate in an exhibition, gallery talk, and reception open to the public. $25 course fee. Must be taken concurrently with ART 492 3X. Prerequisites: ART 345 DQ.
MTHDS TCH ART&DESIGN:EC-EARLY ADOL
Study and application of assessment strategies, methods, and materials for teaching and learning Art and Design in early childhood through early adolescence (birth through 13). Includes a practicum. Cross-listed with ED 453. $20 course fee. Prerequisites: Emergent Professional transition or consent of Art Department and School of Education.
MTHDS TEACH ART & DESIGN:EA - ADOL
An introduction to a web design with an emphasis on the production of clean, efficient, engaging, well-designed pages. $50 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 310 or consent of the instructor. (F)
WEB DESIGN I
An introduction to a Web design with an emphasis on understanding the underlying relationship between HTML, CSS and the production of clean, responsive, efficient, engaging, well-designed sites.
(F) $25 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 210 or consent of the instructor.
ART 471 K
USABILITY FOR THE WEB
This course addresses basic principles of usability design. Students will learn to design from user requirements, objectively evaluate the usability of products and websites, and test designs to verify successes or uncover design flaws. They will learn to present and pitch their product to a variety of stakeholders. This process emphasizes spoken and written communication, with a focus on spoken communication. Prerequisites: ART 470. (S)
WEB DESIGN II
A continuation of Web Design incorporating advanced CSS techniques, DOM manipulation through the use of jQuery, and utilizing HTML Frameworks for rapid website development. (S) $25 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 470 or consent of instructor.
Extended studio may be used in combination with any studio class. The student is responsible for an additional two hours per week of original work beyond that required for the studio class. May be used more than once in a semester. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - ART
(1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Advanced independent work undertaken individually by qualified students under the direction of an art instructor. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
Students work to develop professional graphic design portfolios through career-tailored projects as well as peer and instructor feedback. (F/S) $50 course fee. Prerequisites: ART 450.
(1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Work experience related to the major. Prerequisites: junior or senior status in the major; consent of instructor.
GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP
(1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Student completes professional graphic design as an intern. Internship may be paid or unpaid. 1 credit for every 75 hours worked (5 hours per week over the course of a 15 week semester).
ART 492 3X
ART THERAPY INTERNSHIP
This senior, capstone course for the Art Therapy major integrates knowledge, skills and experiences from prior coursework and practicums with the particular needs of the student's chosen community partner setting. Through extended, hands-on application of art therapy theory, media, and methods, individual mentoring, and participation in the weekly seminar, students will develop increased understanding of the role of art therapy, art therapists, and themselves as art therapy students, in building a more just and compassionate world. Placements are tailored to each student's individual interests, skills and goals. Students are required to work 10 hours a week for 15 weeks at an approved site, arranged by student and the art therapy professor prior to the beginning of the semester. Students also attend a weekly two-hour class with required reading, research and oral and written assignments related to their internship and the profession of art therapy. $35 course fee. Prerequisites: COR 2, ENG 110 or W cornerstone, ART 240, ART 342, ART 344, and ART 345 DQ, and consent of instructor.
ART 495 3
GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP SEMINAR
The internship component of this course requires students to interview with a variety of graphic design companies in order to be placed into a graphic design internship position for 10 hours per week throughout the semester. The seminar component offers an overview of professional organizations and specializations, and addresses specific issues including ethics and copyright law; responsibility to client, public and industry; the importance of giving back to the community; and the technical skills required in order to be successful professionals. Students will also develop action plans for personal growth, professional development, and networking opportunities based on the following questions: Who am I and who can I become? What are the needs and opportunities of the world? What is my role in building a more just and compassionate world? (S) $25 course fee. Prerequisites: COR 2, ART 310, and Junior standing.