StFX 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 (Also offered online)
Art 102 - 3 Credits
Prerequisite Art 101.
Students who have previously taken Art100 are not eligible to enrol in either Art101 or Art102.
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.
Instructor: Ruth Young
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 (Online)
No prerequisite, though ART101/102 is recommended (previously ART100)
Instructor: Leigh Gillam
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.
Instructors: Adele McFarlane
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.
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.
Prerequisite: Art and Society I