Warren Wilson College Catalog 05-06

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Art

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Faculty: Eric Baden, Bette Bates, Dusty Benedict (Chair), Gwen Diehn, Louly Konz, Leah Leitson, Karen Powell, Noah Saterstrom

The major in Art provides a basic foundation in the visual arts that allows each student to

  1. discover and develop his/her own creative potential and direction,
  2. come to a greater understanding and appreciation of the unique contributions of others and the complex issues that confront art today, and
  3. develop the necessary skills, both technical and conceptual, to understand and cope with contemporary art issues.

A major in Art prepares students to pursue further study in a graduate program or in art school. It can also open opportunities in interior design, graphic design, web page design, art management, museums and galleries, art-related businesses, and managing oneself as a studio artist.

Grades: A grade of C or better is required in all courses counted towards the major or minor.

The Major

Requirements: A total of 52 credits, distributed in the following way:

  1. Foundation Courses: Required of all Art majors; 28 credits as follows:
    ART 110 Design
    ART 116 Drawing I:
    ART 145 Art History I: Ancient through Medieval
    ART 146 Art History II: Renaissance though Modern
    ART 330 Contemporary Art Issues
    ART 412 Senior Project I
    ART 413 Senior Project II

  2. Studio Concentration: 16 credits from one of the following areas must be taken to constitute a studio concentration.

    Sculpture/Ceramics


    ART 106 Ceramics I
    ART 206 Ceramics II
    ART 306 Ceramics III
    ART 113 Sculpture I
    ART 213 Sculpture II
    ART 313 Sculpture III

    Painting/Drawing


    ART 103 Painting I:
    ART 203 Painting II:
    ART 303 Painting III:
    ART 133 Monotypes
    ART 171 Photoshop I
    ART 216 Drawing II:
    ART 245 Life Drawing
    ART 316 Drawing III:

    Multiples/Book Arts


    ART 109 Photography I
    ART 209 Photography II
    ART 309 Photography III
    ART 117 Intaglio Printmaking I
    ART 217 Intaglio Printmaking II
    ART 317 Intaglio Printmaking III
    ART 118 Relief Printmaking I
    ART 218 Relief Printmaking II
    ART 318 Relief Printmaking III
    ART 225 Artist's Books/Illustration
    ART 171 Photoshop I

  3. Studio Electives: 8 credits of additional studio courses, including those listed above.

Minor in Art

Requirements: A minimum of 24 credits, distributed in the following way:

  1. Foundation Courses: (12 credits)
    ART 110 Design
    ART 116 Drawing I:
    ART 145 Art History I: Ancient through Medieval
    OR
    ART 146 Art History II: Renaissance through Modern

  2. Studio Courses: (12 credits from the following)
    ART 103 Painting I:
    ART 203 Painting II:
    ART 303 Painting III:
    ART 105 Bookforms I
    ART 250 Bookforms II
    ART 106 Ceramics I
    ART 206 Ceramics II
    ART 306 Ceramics III
    ART 108 Papermaking I
    ART 208 Papermaking II
    ART 109 Photography I
    ART 209 Photography II
    ART 309 Photography III
    ART 113 Sculpture I
    ART 213 Sculpture II
    ART 313 Sculpture III
    ART 117 Intaglio Printmaking I
    ART 217 Intaglio Printmaking II
    ART 317 Intaglio Printmaking III
    ART 118 Relief Printmaking I
    ART 218 Relief Printmaking II
    ART 318 Relief Printmaking III
    ART 133 Monotypes
    ART 160 Fibre to Fabrics
    ART 216 Drawing II: Representation to Abstraction
    ART 225 Artist's Books/Illustration
    ART 245 Life Drawing
    ART 316 Drawing III:
    ART 408 Women's Artistic Vision

    In addition, any Special Topics studio course may also be used to satisfy this requirement.