100 Level Courses

ART STUDIO

101 and 102 Drawing (previously Art100)

115 Introduction to Design

125 Materials and Methods

145 Introduction to Colour

ART HISTORY

141 Art and Society I - From Caves to Cathedrals

142 Art and Society II - From Renaissance to Revolution

ART STUDIO


101 and 102 Drawing

Students drawing in the studio

Large Self-portrait
Chalk

Abstract Landscape
Graphite

Model Study
Charcoal

This complementary pair of introductory courses allows students to acquire the fundamental skills of drawing, and lets them explore form, content, and subject matter in a variety of drawing media. Artistic awareness is achieved by introducing students to the language of art and to the creative accomplishments of the past. Speaking clearly about one's artistic ideas and concerns by using the vocabulary of formal analysis becomes an important aspect of "seeing", as identification allows for critical studio practice and discussion. Art101 establishes basic understanding; Art102 develops skills and themes initiated during Art101.

Art 101 - 3 Credits
No prerequisite.
Art 102 - 3 Credits
Prerequisite Art 101.
Students who have previously taken Art100 are not eligible to enrol in either Art101 or Art102.

Instructors: Sean Benton, Kate Brown Georgallas, Grant Lounsbury, Andy MacLean, Margaret Nicholson, Odile Têtu, Adam Tragakis,

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115 Introduction to Design

Final Project:Postcard Set, Part 1/3
Troy Brown

Design Project:Postcard with quote
Aaron Donahue

Final Project
Ashley Pettipas

Final Project, Part 2/3)
Kenna Ozbick

This course focuses on design principles and elements such as unity, balance, repetition, line, shape, and colour. The course provides students with a vocabulary and working knowledge of visual communication.  Students develop their visual problem-solving skills and explore their creativity through studio projects and class discussions.

3 Credits
No prerequisite

Instructor: Ruth Young

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125 Materials and Methods

The artist's palette

Mixed-media Drawing

Cobalt drawing on ceramic

Collage techniques

This course will afford students the opportunity of working in a variety of art media, (two-dimensional and possibly three-dimensional) while exploring techniques, presentations, concept and materials. Projects may include painting, printmaking, sculpture, animation, textiles and more. Students with some prior knowledge of drawing and/or art experience will benefit most from this course.

3 Credits
No prerequisite, though ART101/102 is recommended (previously ART100)

Instructor: Leigh Gillam

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145 Introduction to Colour

Colour study

Colour study

Colour study: Liara

Colour study: Nadin

This course deals with the vocabulary, nature and physical properties of colour: hue, value and intensity. Studio assignments provide practice in learning colour relationships in unified and contrasting colour schemes.

3 Credits
No prerequisite

Instructors: Adele McFarlane

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ART HISTORY


141 Art and Society I - From Caves to Cathedrals

Hall of The Bulls
Lascaux, France
ca. 15,000-10,000 BCE

Golden Funerary Mask of Tutankhamen
18th Dynasty

Colosseum, Rome
72-80 AD

Emperor Justinian
San Vitale, Ravenna
ca. 547

La Belle Verriere
Notre-Dame, Chartres
ca. 1170

Long before human beings developed written language, we were making works of art. This introductory survey examines art and architecture within the intellectual and social contexts of their historical production. It provides a working knowledge of the history of art from prehistory through Classical Greece and Rome, to the great cathedrals of the Medieval period. Students will begin to develop critical tools for studying visual culture, and achieve a deeper understanding of cultural history.

3 Credits
No prerequisite

Instructor: Dr Sharon GregoryBruce Sparks

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142 Art and Society II - From Renaissance to Revolution

Michelangelo
David, 1501-04
Caravaggio
Boy with a Basket of Fruit, c.1593

Jean-Honoré Fragonard
The Swing, 1767

Paul Cézanne
Mme. Cézanne
Grant Wood
American Gothic, 1930

This section of the art history survey begins with works of art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance, where new ideas (including the notion of genius) had major repercussions for the cultural and artistic history of subsequent periods, including the Baroque, Romanticism, the 20th Century, and our contemporary era. Students will learn new ways of observing and interpreting art, enrich their appreciation of art and architecture, and further deepen their understanding of cultural and intellectual history.

3 Credits
Prerequisite: Art and Society I

Instructor: Dr Sharon GregoryBruce Sparks

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