ART 100. Introduction to Visual Arts Credits: 4. Overview of the principal visual arts, including their aesthetic qualities, structural forms and historical roles. Fulfills arts requirement.
ART 102. Two-dimensional Design Credits: 4. Fundamentals of design in two-dimensional media in black and white and color. Fulfills arts requirement.
ART 104. Drawing I Credits: 4. Basic principles of drawing in various media stressing the relationship of observation, materials and methods to form. Fulfills arts requirement.
ART 106. Three-dimensional Design Credits: 4. Materials, techniques and concepts of three-dimensional design with a color consideration. Fulfills arts requirement.
ART 120. Introduction to Color Photography Credits: 4. Comprehensive introduction to the theory, history, materials and practice of color photography. All student work is done on color slide film although the course includes brief introductions to color negative film and digital capture as well as new and traditional choices for producing finished color prints. Not a darkroom course. Fulfills arts requirement.
ART 130. Photography I Credits: 4. Materials, equipment and techniques in black and white photography. Image content and composition is stressed as well as mastering the craft of creating photographic images and their presentation. Introduction to digital imaging. Fulfills arts requirement.
ART 140. Ceramics I Credits: 4. Introduction to ceramic processes: hand-building, throwing, sculptural forms, glazing and firing. Fulfills arts requirement.
ART 150. Special Topics Credits: 4. May also be offered at 250, 350 and 450 levels.
ART 172. Arts of Africa, Asia and the Americas Credits: 4. This course introduces the artistic traditions of Africa, the Pacific Islands, India, China, Japan, and the ancient Americas. The readings, lectures, and class discussions focus on art as a reflection and extension of values as seen in the philosophy, religion, and social customs of the cultures considered. Fulfills arts and intercultural requirements.
ART 204. Life Drawing I Credits: 4. Figure drawing: stress on integration of formal, expressive and structural aspects of anatomy. Prerequisite: ART 104.
ART 205. Drawing II Credits: 4. Continuation of Drawing I. Exploration of creative concepts of expression. Prerequisite: ART 104. Fulfills diversity in the U.S. requirement.
ART 211. Painting I Credits: 4. Fundamentals of painting: color theory, relationship of materials, techniques and ideas to visual expression. Oil and/or water-based media explored. Prerequisite: ART 102 or ART 104.
ART 212. Painting II Credits: 4. Continuation of Painting I, emphasizing integration of basic pictorial concepts and including still life, landscape and the figure. Prerequisite: ART 211.
ART 220. The American Landscape (ENVS 220) Credits: 6. A two-part exploration. First, students undertake traditional academic inquiry, reading and discussion. The second, experiential component consists of an extended field trip and a direct photographic exploration of some of the landscapes and environments that have shaped American culture. Fulfills arts and social justice/environmental responsibility requirements.
ART 221. Woodcut Credits: 4. Printmaking processes of relief printing, including linoleum, wood block, monotype. Prerequisite: ART 104 or instructor permission.
ART 231. Photography II Credits: 4. Advanced photography. Developing a cohesive body of work in the fine arts or documentary tradition. Presentation and exhibition skills along with non-silver processes: toning, hand coloring and digital imaging. Prerequisite: ART 130. Fulfills social justice/environmental responsibility requirement.
ART 235. Renaissance in Florence (HIST 235) Credits: 4. Fulfills arts requirement.
ART 240. Ceramics II Credits: 4. Advanced ceramic techniques: throwing on the wheel, glaze preparation and formulation, kiln operation. Prerequisite: ART 140 or instructor permission.
ART 245. Digital Darkroom Credits: 4. Introductory class working with Adobe Photoshop to manipulate and create images. Design principles emphasized. Fulfills arts requirement.
ART 251. Sculpture I Credits: 4. Introduction of tools and techniques of subtractive sculpture in plaster, wood, mixed media and welding. Prerequisite: ART 106 or instructor permission.
ART 254. Sculpture and the Environment Credits: 4. Sculpture with an emphasis on ecology. Construction processes include wood, metal and natural materials in outdoor and indoor projects. Readings on Eco Art. Prerequisite: ART 106 or instructor permission. Fulfills arts and social justice/environmental responsibility requirements.
ART 260. Independent Study Credits: 1-4. May also be offered at 360 and 460 levels.
ART 271. Art History Survey Credits: 4. The history of art from the Renaissance in Europe to global art of the present day.
ART 275. Modern Art Credits: 4. Major artists and art movements from late 19th to mid-20th century. Fulfills arts requirement.
ART 276. Contemporary Art Credits: 4.Major artists and art movements from 1945 to the present. Fulfills arts requirement.
ART 278. History of Photography Credits: 4. This course emphasizes familiarity with photographic technology, recognition of major photographic works, attribution to the photographer who made them, and comprehending relationships with the relevant social and historical context. These elements will be considered individually and together as appropriate in order to better understand the developments in the history of photography from 1839 to the present.
ART 290. Internship Credits: 4. Majors with advanced standing may petition the department to receive academic credit for internship experiences. Advisor conferences, mid-semester progress reviews and final art staff conferences are required. May also be offered at the 390 level.
ART 305. Life Drawing II Credits: 4. Continuation of Life Drawing I, emphasizing composition and expression. Prerequisite: ART 204.
ART 306. Advanced Ceramics I Credits: 4.
ART 308. Advanced Photography I Credits: 4. Self-determined study of at least two contemporary or historical photographic processes. Students will produce one or two cohesive sets of images and locate their work in the current cultural context.
ART 311. Painting III Credits: 4. Exploration of media in relation to form and personal expression. Content issues in contemporary art will be explored. Prerequisite: ART 212.
ART 322. Color Printmaking Credits: 4. Color monotype, collagraph, embossing. Prerequisite: ART 221.
ART 323. Etching Credits: 4. Intaglio printmaking processes, including etching on hard and soft ground techniques, aquatint and drypoint. Prerequisite: ART 221.
ART 345. Approaches to Firing Credits: 4.This class will explore the rich color and range of textures created by altering kiln atmospheres, firing schedules and clay bodies. There will be freedom to explore individual clay forms, construction methods and recipes. Students will actively participate in firing the two wood kilns, gaining a working knowledge of the firing process of pottery.
ART 353. Sculpture II Credits: 4. Continuation of Sculpture I, with emphasis on developing a more personal sculptural voice, refining fabrication skills and learning about recent sculptural practices and concepts. Includes advanced metal and wood techniques, casting and mixed media installation. Prerequisite: ART 251 or instructor permission.
ART 400. Advanced Painting I Credits: 4. Continued exploration of media and approaches in relation to personal direction. Prerequisite: ART 311.
ART 403. Advanced Sculpture I Credits: 4. A continuation of Sculpture II, with an increased emphasis on the development of a more personal sculptural voice and a continued engagement in new sculptural materials and processes.
ART 404. Advanced Sculpture II Credits: 4.
ART 405. Advanced Printmaking I Credits: 4. Exploration of techniques in selected printmaking media with emphasis on personal expression. Prerequisites: ART 221, ART 323, ART 422.
ART 406. Advanced Ceramics II Credits: 4.
ART 407. Advanced Ceramics III Credits: 4.
ART 408. Advanced Photography II Credits: 4. Students develop technical expertise in either digital or traditional photographic printmaking. Builds directly on skills developed in Art 308.
ART 409. Advanced Photography III Credits: 4. Students will complete an interdisciplinary, camera-based project exploring an issue of personal and cultural relevance. Exhibition, presentation and/or effective visual communication are emphasized.
ART 411. Painting IV Credits: 4. Formal, philosophical and content issues of painting; emphasis on individual direction. Prerequisite: ART 311.
ART 422. Advanced Printmaking Credits: 4. Advanced color intaglio printmaking with emphasis on the creation of a complex color image. Multi-plate printing, relief stencil, viscosity color techniques introduced and explored. Prerequisite: ART 323.
ART 453. Sculpture III Credits: 4. Exploration of media in relation to form and personal expression. Prerequisite: ART 352.
ART 477. New York Art Seminar Credits: 1. Four to five day seminar on the visual arts, stressing dialogue with artists in New York City studios, museums and galleries. Course planned to acquaint students with the making and promotion of the visual arts. CR/NC.
ART 479. Professional Practices for Art Credits: 2. Introduction to the practical skills needed for managing a career as an artist with primary focus on preparing for thesis exhibition.
ART 480. Senior Thesis I Credits: 4. Each student must apply with a portfolio and a first draft of a senior thesis proposal to the art faculty in the semester before their final semester at Guilford. Students who are selected are expected to work independently and complete projects that deomonstrate technical proficiency and originality of concept. Prerequisites: advanced standing, a 3.25 average in art courses and permission of department chairperson.
ART 490. Departmental Honors Credits: 4. Specific requirements may be obtained from department chair.