FOUNDATION-YEAR-COURSE-DESCRIPTIONS

FOUNDATION YEAR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ANATOMY

Instructor FRANK FALOTICO

Ryan Beegle(Fall: Drawing Heads & Portraits; Spring: Drawing The Human Figure) Improve figure drawing skills by studying the underlying structure of the human form (bone, muscle, tendon and cartilage), while sharpening observational skills through careful study of surface form. Work from live models, photos, casts, a skeleton, and overlays of the muscular system as anatomical information is applied to artistic use.

COLOR

Instructor JOAN ARBEITER

The study of color, its characteristics and interaction through the medium of paint. The first semester is designed to acquaint students with basic properties of color identification, allowing the student to create and modify the ranges of hue, value and color strength, while mastering paint mixing and paint application. The second semester places emphasis on the study and application of color theory and systems to achieve designed effects in visual communication.

DESIGN

Instructor DONNA ANDESKIE

An introduction to fundamental concepts, focusing on problem solving with the basic elements of space, line, shape, pattern, rhythm, color, texture and volume. Students will learn the varied properties and qualities of each element as applied to the development of 2-D and 3-D solutions in visual art.

DRAWING

Instructor JUDITH BANYAS

Introduction to the basic principles of drawing and composition, including observation of forms in their three dimensions, and to record or translate such forms accurately to the two dimensional limitations of the flat drawing surface, composing both the positive and negative spaces.

MAC BASICS

Instructor JUDITH BANYAS

A course on how to operate a Macintosh computer through hands on exercises. Emphasis is placed on understanding the basics of working on a Mac, including use of the hard drive, floppy disks, memory, and file management, and an overview of popular Mac software.

INTRO TO GRAPHIC DESIGN

Instructor MICHAEL DONATO

An introduction to the use of typography and lettering as a design form used alone or with illustrative material. Emphasizes basic letter form, design, vocabulary, measurement systems, computer typesetting and compositional principles used while working with text and display type.

OIL PAINTING

Instructor KATHLEEN DE BLASIO

A study of the basic principles of oil painting and the use and care of materials and equipment. First semester, still life studies will be used to develop an understanding of drawing, composition, and value as related to painting, as well as, the application of color and rendering of textures in oil. The second semester will be devoted to a greater understanding of composition and color and exploring various painting techniques.

PERSPECTIVE

Instructor JUDITH BANYAS

A concentrated study of the principles of perspective used in representing the three-dimensional world. Elements of mechanical one, two, and three point perspective using the T-square, triangle and rulers are covered. The visual principles of freehand perspective are applied to the development of images from imagination and observation.

SPIRIT OF ART

Instructor JOAN ARBEITER

This course provides the student with an overview of today’s field of art and the range of possibilities existing in the commercial and fine art areas. It will also expose the student to the major art history and design movements, institutions, and the names associated with them.

WATERCOLOR I / RENDERING

Instructor TIMOTHY JAHN

Realistic representation on drawing paper, illustration board, or other suitable material, of textures, tones, color, and surface qualities of a variety of objects. Emphasis is placed on the use of watercolor, although oil paint is explored.

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