Art (ART)

ART 105. Art. (3 Credits)

This course examines the fundamental nature and context of the visual arts. Classroom discussions center on the definition of art, the making of art, the artist, the aesthetic object, the viewer, art criticism, interpretation, and the history of art. Students view and discuss works of art, visit galleries and museums, and experience introductory studio activities.

Prerequisite: None

ART 110. Design Fundamentals. (3 Credits)

Design Fundamentals is based on an understanding of the world as ordered through God’s act of creation. It applies human perceptions of design in nature to the organization of pictorial space. Visual exercises in both black and white and color lead the student to a heightened awareness of existing design in the created world as well as to enhanced skills in image manipulation.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 110G. Painting with Oils. (2 Credits)

ART 110H. Painting with Watercolors. (2 Credits)

ART 110I. Ceramics: Handbuilding. (2 Credits)

ART 110J. Ceramics: Wheel Thrown Vessels. (2 Credits)

ART 110K. Photography for Non-Art Majors. (3 Credits)

ART 110N. Glass. (3 Credits)

ART 110P. Pochoir Printmaking. (1 Credit)

ART 110Q. Serigraphy Printing. (1 Credit)

ART 110R. Relief Printmaking. (1 Credit)

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Prerequisite: None

ART 111. 2-D Composition. (3 Credits)

2-D Composition is based on an understanding of the world as ordered through God’s act of creation. It applies human perceptions of design in nature to the organization of pictorial space. Visual exercises in both black and white and color lead the student to a heightened awareness of existing design in the created world as well as to enhanced skills in image manipulation.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 115. Ceramics for the Non-Art Major. (3 Credits)

ART 130. Digital Photography I. (3 Credits)

Digital Photography introduces students to the fundamentals of photographic composition and digital camera techniques. Topics include camera operation, composition, lighting techniques, and the history of photography. Students should have access to a digital camera. Fulfills creative arts requirements in the Elective Core. Studio Fee.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 131. Darkroom Photography I. (3 Credits)

Darkroom Photography introduces students to the fundamentals of photographic composition and 35mm camera techniques. Topics include camera operation, composition, lighting techniques, and the history of photography. Students should have access to a 35mm film camera. Fulfills creative arts requirements in the Elective Core. Studio Fee.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 133. Basic Black and White Digital Photography. (3 Credits)

ART 141. Drawing Fundamentals. (3 Credits)

In this course we will focus much attention on representational drawing. Through learning to draw realistically one will learn to tap into the part of the brain responsible for creative thought. We will also use our drawing skills to create purely subjective art. Through experiment with line, value and various mark‐making techniques both illusionistic and purely expressive works of art will be created. Throughout the course we will work to discover our individual artistic voice and develop content in our art.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 145. Drawing for Art Majors. (3 Credits)

Drawing I for Art Majors offers rigorously paced instruction in drawing as the basis of a strong foundation experience for art, art education, graphic design, illustration and interior design majors. Technical proficiency, perceptual accuracy and visual communication are stressed as students explore perceptual and conceptual issues through a variety of black and white media.

Prerequisite: Studio fee.

Pathway: CRAR

ART 151. Art Fundamentals. (3 Credits)

Art Fundamentals provides an introduction to studio art processes and art appreciation. A variety of two-dimensional media are explored along with problems related to perception, design, technique, aesthetics, art history and art criticism. This course is generally for non-art majors and fulfills creative arts requirements in the Elective Core.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 153. Presentation:Matting/Framing. (3 Credits)

ART 160. Loom Weaving Fundamentals. (3 Credits)

Loom Weaving Fundamentals introduces the heritage art of weaving as students learn the steps necessary to prepare a warp, dress it onto a floor loom, and weave; includes instruction in loom terminology and function, the process of warping and threading, basic methods of pattern drafting and designing, fiber selection and finishing techniques.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 170. Ceramics I. (3 Credits)

Forms produced in this course will be both wheel-thrown and hand-built, using pinch, coil and slab construction. A variety of surface treatments and decorative processes will be discussed. Students will learn principles of clay body formulation as well as glaze composition and application. Firing processes may range from primitive pit fires to electric kiln oxidation and raku.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 176. Sculpture I. (3 Credits)

Sculpture I introduces sculpture as a mode of expression and addresses questions related to form and content. Sculpture is discussed in relation to other media and current trends are placed in historical perspective. Sources of expression are explored through the discussion of aesthetics, creativity, and personal experience. ART 176 is designed for the beginning student who has had little or no experience in sculpture. While gaining technical skills in a variety of processes, the student will address aesthetic as well as technical problems.

Prerequisite: None

ART 202. Drawing and Design II. (3 Credits)

ART 208. Art of the Western World. (3 Credits)

This course presents the history of the Western visual tradition with emphasis placed upon the events, forces, personalities, philosophies and beliefs which have generated styles in art and architecture from Classical Greece to the present. AL208 is taught via E-learning.

Prerequisite: None

ART 210. 3D Design. (3 Credits)

To the Christian, the physical world is one which appears ordered by the hand of God. A study of design must therefore be be based upon the fundamental patterns existing in the world and assist students in both seeing and creating visual order. Design II introduces design as inherent in the created world and as vital to effective human expression and communication.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 222. Outdoor Drawing & Painting. (3 Credits)

Outdoor Drawing and Painting is an exploration of drawing and painting techniques amid the challenges of an outdoor setting. Students select media in which to work and classes are conducted in a variety of outdoor locations. Instruction is individualized. This course is offered only in the summer. Students will need to provide their own transportation.

Prerequisites: ART 141, ART 151, or the consent of the instructor.

Pathway: CRAR

ART 225. History of Architecture. (3 Credits)

studies the development of architectural spaces from prehistory to the present. Areas of emphasis include the history of church architecture and significant architectural monuments in the Milwaukee area. Activities include local travel and some architectural rendering. Studio Fee. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 230. Printmaking Studio I. (3 Credits)

Printmaking is a unique method of image making. The traditional rationale for its usage lies in its nature to produce multiple images, thus making quality original works of art affordable. To the artist, printmaking is of value because it creates images different from drawing or painting. Each printing process produces a distinct type of image. Etchings feature fine lines, relief printing often displays bold lines and areas of color, while screen prints can create depth with layers of translucent color. Printmaking I is designed for the beginning art student who possesses some competence in drawing. While gaining technical skill in a variety of printing processes, the student will address problems based in design, aesthetics and art history.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 231. Photography II. (3 Credits)

Photography II explores advanced techniques of photographic composition and conceptual meaning. Topics include the zone system, advanced lighting techniques, studio photography, portfolio production, and the history of photography and contemporary photography.

Prerequisites: ART 130/131.

Pathway: CRAR

ART 232. Practical Printmaking. (3 Credits)

ART 242. Charcoal and Pastel. (2 Credits)

ART 245. Drawing II:Assorted Media. (3 Credits)

Drawing II for Art Majors offers rigorously paced instruction in drawing in a variety of media experiences for art, art education, graphic design, illustration and interior design majors. Students will gain technical proficiency, perceptual accuracy and visual communication with traditional as well as non-traditional me-dia. Creative use of media is stressed as students explore perceptual and conceptual issues through ex-tended journaling experiences.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 246. Color & Media Dynamics. (3 Credits)

Color & Media Dynamics provides drawing instruction in a wide range of media building upon skills gained in ART 145. Students address perceptual and conceptual problems through the use of gouache, colored pencil, pastel, conte', and other selected media.

Prerequisite: None

ART 255. Independent Study. (3 Credits)

ART 258. Ceramics I. (3 Credits)

provides an introduction to clay techniques for the production of vessels, both functional and aesthetic. Students receive instruction in design, handbuilding, throwing on the potter’s wheel, glazing and firing. Studio Fee. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: ART 141, 142, 151, or 210, or consent of instructor.

Pathway: CRAR

ART 265. Painting I. (3 Credits)

Painting I is an introduction to the techniques of acrylic painting. Topics include concept development, preparation of the support and ground, color theory, paint application, presentation and critical analysis. Students may work in oil‐based media with the permission of the instructor.

Prerequisites: ART 141, 145, or 245 or consent of the instructor.

Pathway: CRAR

ART 270. Advanced Ceramics. (3 Credits)

In this course ceramic forms produced will be both wheel-thrown.Though the course will focus on the production of wheel-thrown vessels, other construction techniques will be employed in the creation of more sculptural ceramics. A variety of surface treatments and decorative processes will be discussed. Students will learn advanced principles of clay body formulation as well as glaze composition and application. Firing processes may range from Reduction gas firing to electric kiln oxidation and raku.

Prerequisite: None

ART 275. Sculpture I. (3 Credits)

introduces students to the language, techniques and basic processes of sculpture. Media covered include clay, wax, plaster, wood, and stone. Studio Fee. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: ART 141, 142, or 110, or consent of instructor.

Pathway: CRAR

ART 276. Sculpture II. (3 Credits)

Sculpture II advances an artist’s approach to sculpture as a mode of expression and addresses questions related to form, concept and content. Advanced sculpture is discussed in relation to other media and current trends are placed in historical perspective. Sources of expression are explored through the discussion of aesthetics, creativity, and personal experience. ART276 is designed to build upon the student’s foundation acquired in Sculpture I . While building technical skills in a variety of processes, the student will address aesthetic and conceptual as well as technical approaches.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 279. Art & Architecture in Paris. (3 Credits)

ART 280. Living With the Arts. (3 Credits)

ART 281. Living With the Arts VA. (3 Credits)

ART 282. Appl Design:Calligraphy. (3 Credits)

This course is designed for the student who possesses little or no experience in calligraphy. Graphic Design majors as well as students beginning a major or minor in Art will benefit from the material presented in this class. While gaining technical skill in a variety of hand lettering techniques, the student will address problems based in design, aesthetics, and art history. This course introduces calligraphy as a discipline related to both drawing and design. Skills are taught for creating specific letter forms and techniques of illumination are presented for purposes of personal expression.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 285. Art History I. (3 Credits)

Art History I studies the major stylistic periods in the history of art, prehistory to early Renaissance, as viewed from our perspective within western Civilization. Emphasis is placed on the events, forces, personalities, philosophies and beliefs underlying each successive style, generating a structure for interpretation and evaluation. Offered only in fall semester of years ending in an odd number. Studio Fee.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 286. Art History II. (3 Credits)

Art History II studies the major stylistic periods in the history of art, Renaissance to Contemporary, as viewed from our perspective within Western Civilization. Emphasis is placed on the events, forces, personalities, philosophies and beliefs underlying each successive style, generating a structure for interpretation and evaluation. Offered online every semester and face-to-face only in spring semester of years ending in an even number.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 289. Art in Italy. (3 Credits)

ART 291. Appl Design-Stain Glass. (3 Credits)

This course is designed for the student who possesses little or no experience in stained glass. While gaining technical skill with glass, the student will address problems based in design, aesthetics, and art history. This course introduces stained glass as a studio medium with connections to art history and design. Skills are taught for creating traditional leaded glass windows and contemporary work in copper foil.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 293. BATIK. (2 Credits)

ART 295. Appl'd Design-Clay. (3 Credits)

explores a variety of techniques and processes involved in ornamental applications of clay. Possible areas of focus include jewelry, tiles, plaques and functional sculpture. Techniques and materials may include primitive firing techniques, slip casting, Egyptian paste, colored clays, and slip and glaze application. Studio Fee. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: Any 100 level art course.

Pathway: CRAR

ART 298. Applied Design. (3 Credits)

Art Metals introduces metal fabrication as modes of expression and addresses questions related to form and content. Art metals are discussed in relation to other media. Sensitivity to the historic uses of these media is emphasized as well as attention to formal properties, technical issues, and matters of personal expression.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 310. History of Design. (3 Credits)

The History of Design studies the beginnings of design and how it relates to our dai-ly life, from a perspective within Western culture, and with emphasis placed upon the events, forces, per-sonalities, philosophies and beliefs which have been generated through the Western culture. This course will apply fundamental concepts in the History of the Design to generate a structure for interpretation and evaluation.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 312. 3-D Modelling. (3 Credits)

3D Modeling provides students with initial experiences in translating working drawings and plans into three-dimensional models. Students gain skills with hand and power tools as they work towards the construction of architectural models. The course is designed for students in the Architectural Interiors Program.

Prerequisites: ART111 or ART110; ART210 or consent of the instructor.

ART 330. Printmaking II. (3 Credits)

extends skills developed in Printmaking I through an in-depth study of printmaking media and/or the examination of new technique(s). Students work closely with the instructor to develop and follow a personalized course of study. Studio Fee. 3 credits

Prerequisites: ART 230.

Pathway: CRAR

ART 331. Printmaking III. (3 Credits)

Printmaking III is designed for the advanced art student who has taken ART330 and desires to expand their knowledge in one specific area. While increasing technical skill in their choice of one particular process, the student will continue to address problems based in design, aesthetics and art history.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 332. FAUX PAINT/THEAT DESIGN. (3 Credits)

offers an opportunity for independently motivated students with a high interest in printmaking processes to select one medium for in-depth exploration. Students work closely with the instructor to develop and follow a personalized course of study. Studio Fee. 3 credits

Prerequisites: ART 330.

Pathway: CRAR

ART 333. Photography:Altern Practices. (3 Credits)

ART 341. Painting I. (3 Credits)

ART 342. Painting II. (3 Credits)

ART 345. Drawing III. (3 Credits)

offers in-depth drawing instruction and investigation related to portraying the human figure in art. Students study historical precedents focus on anatomical issues as complemented by experimentation with a variety of media and compositional issues. Studio Fee. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: ART 141, 142, or 245.

Pathway: CRAR

ART 358. Ceramics II. (3 Credits)

offers advanced opportunities for students to achieve mastery in the production of wheelthrown forms, pottery design, and glaze production. Other processes for exploration may include raku and low saltfire. Studio Fee. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: ART 258.

Pathway: CRAR

ART 360. Spec Top in Photo. (3 Credits)

ART 362. Photographing Soc Media. (3 Credits)

ART 365. Painting II:Watercolor. (3 Credits)

introduces students to traditional and contemporary watercolor techniques. A variety of conceptual problems and techniques will be explored in studio activities. Offered during fall semester of years ending in an odd number. Studio Fee. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: ART 141, 142, 151, or consent of instructor.

Pathway: CRAR

ART 381. Aesthetics. (3 Credits)

Aesthetics studies a range of issues within the philosophy of art. Topics related to art, the artist, the aesthetic object, the audience, art criticism and interpretation will form the basis of classroom discussion. The work of a wide variety of authors will be considered. Cross-listed as PHIL381.

Prerequisites: ART285 and, ART286 or consent of the instructor.

ART 382. 20th Century Arts & Culture. (3 Credits)

ART 383. History of Photography. (3 Credits)

History of Photography covers the development of photographic processes and applications throughout history. Discussion and assignments cover Influential figures and techniques from the early beginnings of photography through contemporary trends. Studio

Prerequisite: Art History I & II.

Pathway: CRAR

ART 384. 20th Century Arts & Culture VA. (3 Credits)

ART 385. Art History I (w). (3 Credits)

ART 386. Art History II (w). (3 Credits)

ART 390. CERAMIC MOSAICS. (3 Credits)

ART 393. London Tour-Art. (3 Credits)

Art and Architecture in London studies the art and architecture of England, particularly that of the Baroque and Modern Periods, the architecture of Sir Christopher Wren, and the artists represented in the collections of the National Gallery, the Tate Galleries, and the Courtauld Institute. .

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

ART 401. Advanced Studio Work I. (1-3 Credits)

offers the highly motivated, self directed art student a unique opportunity to explore an area of personal interest in depth. Students meet regularly with an instructor for guidance as they plan and execute their individualized course of study. Studio Fee. 1 - 3 credits.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Pathway: CRAR

ART 402. Advanced Studio Work II. (1-6 Credits)

offers the highly motivated, self directed art student a unique opportunity to explore an area of personal interest in depth. Students meet regularly with an instructor for guidance as they plan and execute their individualized course of study. Studio Fee. 3 - 6 credits.

Prerequisites: ART 401 and consent of instructor.

Pathway: CRAR

ART 403. Independent Studio Photography. (1-3 Credits)

ART 430. Internship in Photography. (1-6 Credits)

offers the independently motivated art student an opportunity to gain firsthand field experience in a particular area of interest or study while earning university credit. Students are responsible for making appropriate arrangements receive credit for internships, at the rate of 15 per credit. Hours vary and are flexible as per arranged between student and site supervisor. 3 credits. Additional information on internship opportunities may be found at www.cuw.edu

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ART 431. Internship. (1-6 Credits)

ART 445. Drawing IV: Drawing for Animation. (3 Credits)

This course provides an opportunity for non-art majors who have completed introductory studio courses (ART110 or ART141) to continue their studio work. Students will gain skills and have practice in a variety of media while solving expressive, contextual, technical and formal problems.

Prerequisite: None

ART 450. Senior Portfolio/Exhibition. (1-3 Credits)

guides the student in the preparation of a professional portfolio. In this capstone course, students assemble appropriate documentary evidence of their skills and prepare an exhibit of their work in the CUW Art Gallery. Studio Fee. 1 credit.

Prerequisites: Status as an Art, Graphic Design, Illustration or Photography major in their final semester.

Pathway: CRAR

ART 495. Independent Study. (1-4 Credits)