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

StFX Art 101 and 102StFX student artwork

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

StFX sudent design solutions Oct 2019 Project 1: a square web announcement for an Antigonish Performing Arts event

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 and how the disciples of design influence and create culture and communication. Students develop their visual problem-solving skills and understanding of visual communication through studio projects and class discussions.

3 Credits
No prerequisite

Instructor: Ruth Young

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125 Materials and Methods


StFX student artwork

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

 

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

L-r:  Golden Funerary Mask of Tutankhamen, 18th Dynasty;  Colosseum, Rome, 72-80 AD;  La Belle Verriere, Notre-Dame, Chartres ca. 1170;  Emperor Justinian, San Vitale, Ravenna ca. 547;  Hall of The Bulls, Lascaux, France ca. 15,000-10,000 BCE

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 thei r 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

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