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CPPD1 – Drawing I (3 Credits)

Focusing on the perceptual skills involved in image-making, this course will examine drawing as an act of producing independent works of art and as a preparatory process in organizing a finished work. Assigned projects will explore the formal elements of art, such as line, space, scale and texture. Materials will include pencil, charcoal, pen-and-ink and wash, among others. Projects range from the figure and still life, for example, to mapping and storyboarding.

CPPD2 – Drawing II (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: CPPD1, a minimum B or approval of instructor

This is the second part of a two-semester course. Please see CPPD1 for course description.

CPPP1 – Painting I (3 Credits)

Foundation-year painting will explore various means of representation through the application of pigments to canvas, panels and paper. Color and its organizational principles will be investigated-both as a practical and theoretical endeavor. An exploration of form and content will be undertaken with an emphasis on technical skills. Class critiques and museum visits will be employed as vehicles to develop critical terms concerning painting.

CPPP2 – Painting (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: CPPP1, a minimum B or approval of instructor

This is the second part of a two-semester course. Please see CPPP1 for course description.

CPPDP1 – Digital Practice in Painting & Design (3 Credits)

The students in this program will learn to develop skills in painting and drawing while incorporating aspects of digital media into final projects. The students will learn Photoshop techniques and strengthen conceptual ideas related to their practice.  

CPPP3 - Advanced Painting

This is an advanced painting course that provides students with a loosely structured sequence of conceptual painting problems based upon modern and contemporary artistic practices. Through studio projects that engage broad topics in painting, students will begin to define their own personal interests and develop an informed individual aesthetic. This course leads students to develop a greater level of conceptual knowledge and technical skill, which prepares them for the self-generated problems of Advanced Studio and independent professional practice. Studio projects will be augmented by critical readings, illustrated lectures and visits to contemporary art exhibitions.

CPPSC – Sculpture - 3D design (3 Credit)

A course designed to provide a firm grounding in the rudiments of sculptural practice. Drawing on historical, aesthetic and technical strategies of generating and understanding sculpture, students are guided toward the realization of three dimensional form. Discussions of materials, processes and hands-on practice empower the student to move from concept to completed work, engendering a better understanding of how sculpture gets situated within the context of culture and society at large. Readings, slide presentations, discussions and critiques help provide the vocabulary for such an understanding.

CPPLD1 – Life Drawing I

Fundamentals of drawing are an introduction to fundamental techniques and concepts of representational and expressive drawing within a variety of media. Emphasis is on object representation, spatial illusion, and the organization of structural relationships in two-dimensional space.

CPPLD2 – Life Drawing II

This course offers an introductory drawing. The curriculum addresses basic skills as related to a drawing studio practice. Topics and curricular goals include material, facility and technique, space and color, as well as concept. More advanced level students will further develop their personal style and be presented with more advanced principles and techniques.

CPPAD – Anatomy Drawing

Anatomy can offer a concrete structure for drawing and painting the human figure. These courses relate the study of the skeleton and the muscles to the live model. They will concentrate on the skeletal system in the fall semester and the muscles in the spring semester. Students will complete three life-size drawings of the human skeletal system, which will include views of the skull, torso and extremities, establishing the core of the human figure. Two triptychs, each consisting of a nude, muscular and skeletal drawing of a male and a female body, will be completed.

CPPAP – Studio Practice - Acrylic Painting

Class is appropriate for beginning and advanced beginner level students. Students will be offered a good grounding in the basics of the acrylic painting process and techniques. A step by step process to design and execute strong paintings will be presented. Students with no previous experience will learn basic painting principles, techniques, and get one-on-one assistance in completing a painting. Returning and more advanced level students will further develop their personal style, improve color, composition and design skills, and be presented with more advanced painting principles and techniques.

CPPOP – Studio Practice - Oil Painting

A step by step process to execute paintings will be presented, and students will be assisted in designing and completing their own oil paintings. Students with no previous experience will learn basic painting principles, techniques, and receive one-on-one assistance in completion of a painting. Returning and more advanced level students will further develop their personal style, improve color and design skills, and be presented with more advanced principles and techniques.

CPPRA – Studio Practice - Representational & Abstract

Using traditional and nontraditional materials, students in this course develop inventive experimental approaches to a variety of pictorial media, and examine how media, idea and composition relate. Students explore the boundaries between painting and sculpture when nontraditional materials are incorporated in collage and assemblage form.

CPPIS1 – Studio Practice - Interdisciplinary Studies

Using a structure that alternates studio sessions with lessons about practical issues of visual documentation, framing and other professional components, this course enables students to create work in a thematic series that develops their painting & drawing methods and personal concepts.

CPPIS2 – Studio Practice - Art Lab: Interdisciplinary Studies

Now more than ever before, art-makers of all varieties are hybridizing their practices, dipping and delving into whatever mediums pique their interest or fit their purpose. Consequently, the present artistic landscape is a pleasure to experience, but with this liberation comes practice, and lots of it. As they complete each section, they are encouraged to compound what they have learned into their next project, choosing from their ever-expanding skill-set the approach that will better their artwork visually and conceptually.

CPPMD – Multi-Level Drawing

An Introduction to drawing is an organizer of thought, feelings and image making. Students investigate a broad range of materials and traditions. Designed to accommodate many skill levels, students can explore various creative strategies through a skill-based curriculum as well as individual projects.

CPPMS – Multi- Level Studio

This studio explores specific problems in each student’s area of concentration and interest. Students are expected to command familiarity with problems of color, composition, and basic materials

CPPMM – Mixed Media Rendering

This course investigates painting materials, application, color, form, and ideas through contemporary and traditional methodologies. Designed to accommodate many skill levels, students can explore various creative strategies through a skill-based curriculum as well as individual projects.

CPPMC – Mold making and Casting

The practical aspects of mold making and casting from molds, including mold construction in a variety of materials and techniques, are presented in this course. Students learn usage and application of waste, slump, piece and rubber molds. Casting processes are conducted in a variety of materials, such as plastics, cast concrete/synthetic stone, metal and glass, as well as traditional casting media.

CPPITM1 – From Idea To Meaning I

Using traditional and nontraditional materials, students in this course develop inventive experimental approaches to a variety of pictorial media, and examine how media, idea and composition relate. Students explore the boundaries between painting and sculpture when nontraditional materials are incorporated in collage and assemblage form.

CPPITM2 – From Idea To Meaning II

Prerequisite: CPPITM1, a minimum B or approval of instructor

This is the second part of a two-semester course. Please see CPPITM1 for course description.

CPPCT – Color Theory

In this course, students will explore color theory, including additive and subtractive color. Discussions of color and its relationship to composition, through harmony and contrast, will be explored. Students develop a thorough exploring all aspects of color that pertain to paint, light, print and digital displays. Also addressed are general principles, terminologies, and digital color management.

CPPBDE1 – Basic Design: Light Color Design I

An introductory course which focuses on the basic design concepts, elements and principles of art. This course emphasizes projects in basic two-dimensional design.

CPPBDE2 – Basic Design: Light Color Design II

Prerequisite: CPPBDE1, a minimum B or approval of instructor

This is the second part of a two-semester course. Please see CPPBDE1 for course description.

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