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Table of Contents: 2013-2014 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.1 Academic Calendar 0.2 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.3 From the President 0.4 Accreditation and Memberships 0.5 Table of Contents 1.01 Mission, Values, Objectives, and Vision 1.02 College Profile 1.03 History 1.04 Undergraduate Admission 1.05 Financial Aid 1.06 Withdrawal and Refund Policy 1.07 Student Life 1.08 Special Facilities 1.09 Resources and Educational Opportunities 1.10 PEW Learning Center and Ellison Library 2.1 Work Program 2.2 Service Program 2.3 Academic Policies and Regulations 2.4 Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 3 Programs of Study 3.2 Undergraduate Programs of Study 3.2.01 Art 3.2.02 Biology 3.2.03 Business 3.2.04 Chemistry 3.2.05 Creative Writing 3.2.06 Education 3.2.07 English 3.2.08 Environmental Studies 3.2.09 Gender and Women's Studies 3.2.10 Global Studies 3.2.11 History and Political Science 3.2.12 Integrative Studies 3.2.13 Mathematics 3.2.14 Modern Languages 3.2.15 Music 3.2.16 Outdoor Leadership 3.2.17 Peace and Justice Studies 3.2.18 Philosophy 3.2.19 Physics 3.2.20 Psychology 3.2.21 Religious Studies 3.2.22 Social Work 3.2.23 Sociology/Anthropology 3.2.24 Sustainable Business 3.2.25 Theatre 3.2.26 Women's Studies 3.2.27 Writing 3.3 Graduate Program 3.3.1 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 3.4 Specialized Advising Areas 3.4.1 Pre-Law Advising 3.4.2 Pre-Medical and Pre-Allied Health Advising 3.4.3 Pre-Peace Corps, International, and Non-Governmental Service Advising 3.4.4 Pre-Veterinary Medicine Advising 4.01 Courses of Instruction 4.02 Anthropology (ANT) 4.03 Art (ART) 4.04 Biology (BIO) 4.05 Business (BA) 4.06 Chemistry (CHM) 4.07 Economics (ECO) 4.08 Education (EDU) 4.09 English (ENG) 4.10 Environmental Studies (ENS) 4.11 Gender and Women's Studies (GDS) 4.12 Global Studies (GBL) 4.13 History (HIS) 4.14 Interdepartmental (INT) 4.15 Modern Language (LAN) 4.16 Mathematics (MAT) 4.17 Music (MUS) 4.18 Outdoor Leadership (ODL) 4.19 Peace and Justice Studies (PAX) 4.20 Philosophy (PHI) 4.21 Physical Education (PED) 4.22 Physics (PHY) 4.23 Political Science (PSC) 4.24 Psychology (PSY) 4.25 Religious Studies (REL) 4.26 Science (SCI) 4.27 Social Work (SWK) 4.28 Sociology (SOC) 4.29 Theatre (THR) 4.30 Writing (WRI) 5.1 Administration and Staff 5.2 Undergraduate Faculty 5.2.1 Library Faculty and Staff 5.2.2 Staff Teachers 5.3 Graduate Faculty and Staff 6.1 Board of Trustees 6.2 Alumni Board 6.3 Endowed Scholarships 7.1 Index of Sections


Bette L. Bates
Visual Art

Bette Bates Address:
WWC CPO 6197
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

Phone: 828.771.3034

Email: bbates@warren-wilson.edu

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Program Overview

The mission of the Art Department is to affirm and nurture the creative spirit of each student and to promote the skilled production of artwork and the appreciation of art as a discipline that contributes to the cultures and histories of humanity.

The goals of the Art Program are the following:

  1. To teach students to effectively utilize artistic processes and visual elements to express concepts and emotions.
  2. To aid individuals in the development of skill, sensitivity, and creativity in the use of art media.
  3. To help students develop critical thinking and the ability to analyze and evaluate visual images.
  4. To promote the appreciation of art as a discipline and examine its contributions to culture.
  5. To provide work and service opportunities for students to develop their artistic sensibilities and skills in support of the mission of the College.

The Art Department provides a course of study in the visual arts that supports, integrates, and contributes to the mission of the college. Each student is encouraged to develop a unique vision and to come to a greater understanding and appreciation of the diverse responses and contributions of others. Students explore how and why they work creatively and develop an appreciation for art in a historical context.

Major in Art

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

  1. Discover and develop his or 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 produce art as well as to understand and contribute to contemporary art issues.

A major in Art prepares students to pursue careers as artists as well as 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 successful work as a studio artist. The art major is intended for students who are interested in making dedicated commitments to the visual arts within a liberal arts context. The major provides an experiential foundation in the visual arts. Students discover and develop creative potential and direction and come to greater understanding and appreciation of the unique contributions of others and of the complex issues that confront those in the arts today.

To be eligible for admission to the art major, a student must have completed at least 28 credit hours and must have completed Drawing I, Design, and either Art History I or II with grades of B- or better in each of these courses.

Grades: Students must pass all art courses leading to the senior capstone sequence (ART 412 Senior Project I and Art 413 Senior Project II) at a grade of B- or better to count toward fulfillment of the major.

Requirements: Students must earn a minimum of 52 credit hours in art to fulfill the major requirements, distributed in the following way:

  1. Foundation Courses: Required of all Art majors; 28 credit hours as follows:
    1. ART 110 Design
    2. ART 116 Drawing I
    3. ART 145 Art History I: Ancient through Medieval
    4. ART 146 Art History II: Renaissance though Modern
    5. ART 330 Contemporary Art Issues
    6. ART 412 Senior Project I
    7. ART 413 Senior Project II
  2. Studio Concentration: 16 credit hours from one of the following areas must be taken to constitute a studio concentration.

    1. A. Sculpture/Ceramics
    2. ART 104 Introduction to Handbuilding
    3. ART 106 Introduction to Ceramics
    4. ART 113 Introduction to Sculpture
    5. ART 114 Figure Modeling
    6. ART 200, 300, and 400 Ceramics Studio
    7. ART 213 Sculpture II
    8. ART 312 Stone Carving
    9. ART 313 Sculpture III

    10. B. Painting/Drawing
    11. ART 103 Painting I
    12. ART 161 Watercolor
    13. ART 203 Painting II
    14. ART 216 Drawing II
    15. ART 245 Life Drawing I
    16. ART 261 Encaustic Painting
    17. ART 303 Painting III
    18. ART 316 Drawing III
    19. ART 345 Life Drawing II

    20. C. Printmaking and Bookforms
    21. ART 105 Bookforms I
    22. ART 117 Intaglio Printmaking I
    23. ART 118 Relief Printmaking I
    24. ART 204 and 304 Printmaking Studio
    25. ART 250 Bookforms II

    26. D. Photography and Media Arts
    27. ART 109 Photography I
    28. ART 171 Introduction to Digital Imaging
    29. ART 209 and 309 Photography Studio
    30. ART 219 The Language of Photography in the Digital Age
    31. ART 230 Digital Imaging Studio
  3. Studio / Art History Electives: 8 credit hours. Two studio courses outside the concentration, OR one studio course outside the concentration and an art history elective.

Minor in Art

Grades: Students must pass courses at a grade of B- or better to count toward fulfillment of the minor.

Requirements: Students must earn a minimum of 24 credit hours in art to fulfill the minor requirements, distributed in the following way:

  1. Foundation Courses: (12 credit hours)
    1. ART 110 Design
    2. ART 116 Drawing I
    3. ART 145 Art History I: Ancient through Medieval
    4. 	OR
    5. ART 146 Art History II: Renaissance through Modern
  2. Studio Courses: (12 credit hours of Studio Courses)