Course Descriptions

Art

ART 101
Art Appreciation 1
3 credits

Art Appreciation I will introduce students to European art and architecture from Pre-historic cave paintings through the early Renaissance works of Michelangelo and Leonardo. The course will provide students with the skills necessary to analyze and interpret artworks within their historical context. Students will further examine how works of art serve many purposes including telling narrative stories, adorning sacred spaces, serving as power and propaganda, and decorating homes.

ART 200
Creating Art from Life
3 credits

In this course, students will learn to see the world around them in a new way. By using discarded, impermanent, and often overlooked materials in their immediate surroundings, they will utilize these alternative media to explore the potential for creating art. Even students with no experience in traditional artistic media (drawing, painting, etc.) will be able to increase their depth of visual thinking and exercise creative problem solving through the arts by expanding their use of tools and techniques used to approach art projects.

ART 203
Non-Western Art
3 credits

Non-western Art is an introduction to visual art and architecture of the five geographical regions traditionally referred to as art of the non-western tradition. The course will provide students with the foundational skills of art analysis and interpretation, set in the historical context of the Middle East, Asia, the Americas, Africa and Oceania. Students will examine how works of art from these five regions function both as aesthetic and material objects and as cultural artifacts. Themes include, art as sacred spaces, narrative art, art as power and propaganda, and art as domestic decoration.

ART 204
Art Appreciation II
3 credits

Art Appreciation II is an introduction to western art and architecture from the Renaissance to present day. The course will provide students with the foundational skills of art analysis and interpretation, set in the historical context of the times. Students will examine how works of art from the Renaissance to present day function both as aesthetic and material objects and as cultural artifacts. Themes include art as sacred spaces, narrative art, art as power and authority, propaganda, and art as domestic decoration.

ART 209
Introduction to Art Exhibition
3 credits

This course introduces students to exhibition design, installation, and presentation of art while exploring broader ethical issues present in contemporary gallery and museum practices. Students will gain hands-on experience working in concert with the instructor to design and present the Annual Student Art Exhibition at Wilmington University.


ART 210
Basic Design
3 credits

Everything society produces, from cell phones to video games, demonstrates a comprehension of the design process. In this course, students will explore a variety of media used to create hands-on studio projects that demonstrate unity, balance, color, and other key principles and elements of design.

ART 230
History of Art and Design
3 credits

This course studies the artistic trends and developing technologies that have influenced creative work throughout Europe and America. This course focuses on the relationship between design and art, the artist's role and influence on Western Culture and Society. Crosslisted as: ART 230 is cross listed with HIS 230.

ART 245
The Art of Photography
3 credits

This introductory course for non-art majors emphasizes photography as both a fine art and communications medium. The focus is on major photographers, photographic imagery, the history of the medium, the use of photography for artistic communication, and the major themes used by photographers: the Human Condition, the Still Life, the Portrait, the Nude, Nature, and War. The history of the medium will be explored, along with the works and lives of many of the major photographers of the past and present. Technical aspects of the camera, film, and lighting will be examined in some depth to enhance the understanding of the creative intricacies of the making of photographic images. The use of a camera, although not required, is strongly recommended: specific instruction in the use of a 35mm camera is offered.

ART 301
Drawing and Painting
3 credits

In this hands-on studio course for non-art majors, students will explore the use of a both drawing and painting media. Learn to create works of art refined by a variety of skills and techniques to develop and express your individual artistic style.

ART 302
Drawing
3 credits

From charcoal rubbed onto a cave wall to a sketch scribbled on a napkin, humankind has employed drawings to communicate ideas. Develop drawing skills and techniques by using line and tone to compose drawings in media such as pencil, ink, charcoal, or marker.

ART 303
Themes in Contemporary Art
3 credits

This course includes the study and appreciation of art in the 21st century. Students will investigate themes including art as social change, art as object, art as event, and art as concept. Students will use visual literacy and critical thinking skills to investigate the meaning and importance of art in modern society. This course will encourage active participation by fostering dialogue and interpretation.

ART 304
Painting
3 credits

Acrylic paint is a versatile medium that may be applied in transparent glazes, like watercolor, or opaquely, like oil paint. Learn how to experiment with color mixing, develop skills in paint application, and explore the fundamentals of color while creating dynamic paintings.

ART 310
Exploring Art Media
3 credits

This course explores and demonstrates a variety of art media and tools: tempera, water color, clay, collage, textiles and others. This course is recommended for education majors.

ART 315
Watercolor Painting I
3 credits

Watercolor is admired for its fluid and transparent qualities. Develop skills in color mixing, brush handling, and paint application to create expressive works of art using fundamental techniques such as wet-in wet, dry brush, glazing, and washes.

ART 320
Fine Art Illustration
3 credits

Illustration employs a variety of art media in the advertising, fashion, educational, scientific, book publishing, and manufacturing industries. Explore illustration styles and techniques while applying creative problem-solving skills to designs and compositions.

ART 460
Introduction to Art Exhibition Part II
3 credits

Students will be participating in a support role for students enrolled in ART 209.

Prerequisite(s): ART 209

ART 461
Topics in Art
3 credits

Special topics in art will be made available periodically.

ART 462
Topics in Art
3 credits

Special topics in art will be made available periodically.

ART 463
Topics in Art
3 credits

Special topics in art will be made available periodically.

ART 464
Topics in Art
3 credits

Special topics in art will be made available periodically.

ART 465
Topics in Art
3 credits

Special topics in art will be made available periodically.