DRAWING + PAINTING BFA

DRAWING + PAINTING BFA

Course Listings

DRAWING AND PAINTING
REQUIRED COURSES

FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING

(FD110)

2 Units

This is an introduction to drawing, covering the basic technical skills and materials necessary to create convincing representations of simple or complex still-life forms. Students are introduced to composition and the concepts of creating volume and space utilizing lines as measurement, construction drawing, and value systems. Materials include graphite and charcoal.

FUNDAMENTALS OF FIGURE DRAWING

(FD111)

2 Units

This course is an introduction to drawing the human form. Students work from the draped and undraped model. Emphasis is on accurate representation of the figure utilizing observation with the elements of gesture, measurement, construction line, volume, proportion, and surface anatomy. Materials include graphite and charcoal.

FUNDAMENTALS OF FIGURE + PORTRAIT SCULPTURE

(FD114)

2 Units

This is an introduction to sculpture processes and figure modeling through problem solving. The student is introduced to techniques of visual research, idea development, evaluation, attention to craft, skill development, material application, and the relationship of appropriate materials to the idea.

FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPOSITION + COLOR

(FD115)

2 Units

This course analyzes basic compositional structures and presentation approaches from master paintings. Students will investigate how artists use color to achieve order, balance, and unity. Students will also learn practical application of formal pictorial elements, such as line, value, hue, temperature, edge relationship, emphasis, and eye path to create visual equilibrium. Materials include graphite, charcoal, and oil paint.

PERSPECTIVE

(FD120)

2 Units

Prerequisite: FD110

This is an introduction to linear perspective systems. Students explore a variety of basic and complex laws to convey the illusion of three-dimensional forms in space on a two-dimensional surface. The course stresses volume, scale, placement, and direction of forms in a spatial field.

FUNDAMENTALS OF PAINTING

(FD122)

2 Units

Prerequisites: FD110, FD111, FD115

This course is an introduction to the basic skills, tools, materials, and techniques used in painting with oils. The student paints from direct observation, primarily using the still life as subject matter. Emphasis is on solving the problems of representing form in space by applying the elements of composition, perspective, value, and color. Topics include preparing supports for painting and various painting techniques.

DIGITAL PHOTO FOR FINE ARTISTS

(FD135)

2 Units

This two-unit course will introduce the technical skills necessary for creating and processing digital imagery for use as reference for paintings and drawings. Topics covered will include practical information on using digital cameras, processing imagery in Photoshop, the use of studio lighting and techniques for documenting artwork. Basic tools in Photoshop for use in creating compositions from multiple photographic sources will also be covered. Purchase of a digital SLR camera and basic Photoshop software will be required.

CREATIVE SKETCHING

(FD141)

2 Units

Prerequisite: FD110

This class is a 2 unit studio drawing and painting course which focuses on the use of the sketchbook to create an expressive, personal documentation of ideas. Class projects stress experimentation with different drawing styles and explore a multitude of design principles. Students will be guided on how to design pages to create visual narratives through the use of various themes and concepts. Students will be encouraged to develop their personal style and content of their work.

INTERMEDIATE FIGURE DRAWING

(FA201)

3 Units

Prerequisites: FD110,FD111

Figure drawing from the draped and undraped model, emphasizing accurate representation of surface anatomy, proportion, gesture, weight, balance and structure in a variety of drawing media. Drawing from the head with an introduction to the general rules of proportion as they relate to portraiture and to the investigation of individual features: eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hair and skeletal structure as they relate to the entire human head.

INTRO TO FIGURE PAINTING

(FA202 )

3 Units

Prerequisites: FD110,FD111

An introduction to painting the draped and undraped life model with emphasis on direct observation and accurate representation. Students learn to convincingly depict the life model through the study of light sources, color palettes and compositional devices using various painting techniques. An Introduction to portrait painting with an emphasis on accurate representation of the head and upper torso.

PAINTING 2

(FA203)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FD122

This painting course emphasizes perception, composition and accurate representation. Students paint primarily from observation, but also in combination with photographic sources. Subject matters include still life and landscape. Students develop a small series of person work that relates to the course.

INTERMEDIATE FIGURE SCULPTURE

(FA204)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FD114

Introduction to the study of the figure as a sculptural form with emphasis on anatomy and construction by direct observation of the model. Students examine problems of visual conceptualization of the figure while developing clay modeling skills and techniques.

ARTISTIC ANATOMY 1

(FA205)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA201

This course improves the artist’s understanding of the body’s underlying structure while emphasizing accurate observation and depiction of the figure. Anatomical elements such as the skeleton, muscular origins, insertions and surface landmarks are stressed. Students learn anatomy by drawing individual parts of the figure that begins with the skeleton followed by studying the major muscles of the human figure.

COLOR AND FIGURATION: INTERMEDIATE FIGURE PAINTING

(FA206)

3 Units

Prerequisites: FA201, FA202

This class is a 3 unit studio painting course that gives an in-depth study of color and how it applies to the figure and it’s environment. Emphasis is placed on the building of figurative paintings and how to unify the artist’s palette to achieve harmony and color balance. Students are encouraged to explore imaginative compositional responses while working from life.

INTERMEDIATE FIGURE SCULPTURE

(FA204)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FD114

Introduction to the study of the figure as a sculptural form with emphasis on anatomy and construction by direct observation of the model. Students examine problems of visual conceptualization of the figure while developing clay modeling skills and techniques.

ADVANCED FIGURE DRAWING 1

(FA301)

3 Units

Prerequisites: FA201, FA202

Continued perceptual study of the human form. This course investigates gesture, movement, spatial relationships, foreshortening, anatomical studies, light and shade, composition, color harmony and the figure in environment. Students learn to make visual and artistic decisions in the context of historical and contemporary figure drawing styles.

INTERMEDIATE PORTRAITURE

(FA302)

3 Units

Prerequisites: FA201, FA202

Drawing and painting from the model with an emphasis on accurate representation of the head and upper torso. Students examine surface anatomy, light sources, color relationships and compositional devices. Historical and contemporary approaches to portraiture are studied.

QUICK STUDIES

(FA303)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA203

This class is 3 unit studio painting course where students are given the opportunity to develop the art of quick painting. Students learn the importance of editing information through the use of temperature, edge and value control. Class projects stress color, dynamic compositions, use of paint and subject matter. Students are encouraged to develop their personal style and content of their work.

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES 1

(FA301)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA203

Study of traditional and contemporary drawing and painting materials and techniques. Students experience a variety of dry and wet media . Topics include charcoals, graphite, oil and acrylic paint, mediums, solvents, canvas and surface preparation, stretching and framing. This is a survey course with firm structure and direction with opportunity for personal development.

ADVANCED FIGURE PAINTING 1

(FA305)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA206

An opportunity for students to work intensively from the life model. This course enables the advanced student to focus on value and color relationships and how the function of light dictates the relationships we see.

EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING

(FA306)

3 Units

Prerequisites: FA206

This class is a 3 unit studio mixed media drawing course where students explore drawing techniques using varied drawing surfaces and media. Class projects stress experimentation with different drawing materials and explores historical drawing applications. A personal direction will be encouraged. Skill set, use of media, and quality control will be the primary criteria for critiques.

THE FIGURE IN ENVIRONMENTS

(FA307)

3 Units

Prerequisites: FA204,FA206

This class is a multi-figurative course that focuses on the use of linear and observational perspective in conjunction with representational drawing techniques to place multiple figures correctly and convincingly within a tangible space. Students are introduced to a working methodology for composing figures in an environment that includes development of preparatory drawings, introduction to basic and intermediate perspective techniques, perspective as a means to correct distortion in source photos, methods for transferring and scaling preparatory drawings and instruction on figure drawing and compositional issues.

WATERCOLOR 1

(FA308)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FD122

An introduction to water-based media with an emphasis on transparent watercolor. Students learn basic techniques of surface preparation, paper stretching, transparent application, graduated washes, dry brush and wet-into-wet techniques. Subjects include still life, landscape and the figure.

SENIOR PORTFOLIO 1: DRAWING + PAINTING

(FA418)

3 Units

Prerequisites: Senior status

The primary objective of this course is to guide students in producing and assembling a body of work that is cohesive in methodology and concept and exemplifies the student’s direction or focus in Drawing + Painting. Under faculty supervision, the student first develops a proposal that defines the parameters of the project, such as the number of pieces, conceptual concerns, stylistic direction and technical scope. Students are then guided in preparing a body of work based upon personal choice, strengths and interests. Individual and group critiques are scheduled with LCAD faculty and guest artists throughout the semester. Most Drawing + Painting seniors have an opportunity to work independently in the Drawing + Painting Senior Studio.

PRINTMAKING 1

(FA401)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FD110

The objective of this course is to provide students with the necessary skill set to safely produce, present and critique selected examples of etching, intaglio, woodblock, aquatint and monotype prints using a variety of materials, tools and techniques. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to identify and use materials, tools and procedures for efficient operation of the print area and proper disposal of shop wastes. Scheduled critiques, historical background of media as well as an introduction to historical and contemporary printmakers are a critical part of this course.

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

(FA402)

1 Units

Prerequisite: Senior status and taken concurrently with Senior Portfolio 1: Drawing + Painting

This course combines classroom and field activities and covers topics such as portfolio development, photographing and presenting art work, self-promotion, graduate school admission, professional organizations and small business practices (including legal guidelines, such as tax and copyright laws). Resources include guest artists, speakers of interest and field trips.

SENIOR PORTFOLIO 2: DRAWING + PAINTING

(FA419)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA418

A continuation of Senior Portfolio I: Drawing + Painting. LCAD faculty guide students in continuing the development of a body of work that is focused, self-directed and based upon personal choice. Prior to graduation each senior is required to make a formal presentation of his/her body of work to LCAD faculty and students, create a web site, submit work to two juried exhibitions, write a resume and artist statement and research graduate schools or a professional alternative. Most Drawing+ Painting seniors have an opportunity to work independently in the Drawing + Painting Senior Studio. Individual and group critiques continue with LCAD faculty and guest artists throughout the semester. The culmination of this course results in the annual Senior Exhibition. This course must be taken the last semester prior to graduation.

GROUP FIGURE 1

(FA411)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA307

This figure-painting course explores methods of combining two or more figures within an environment and will emphasize the development of  compositions constructed while using multiple sources including photography, life drawing, life painting and gathered source material.  Use of preparatory drawings, compositional and color sketches, underpainting, and glazing will be part of the painting process. Students work to create a logical, consistent, and convincing painting by developing disparate parts of the process into a consistent whole. Students will continue developing the compositional and linear perspective skills learned in The Figurative in Environments, and will be introduced to the emotive issues of color and value as a means to create mood and atmospheric perspective. Intro to Figure Composition will prepare students for success in Studio Practices and prepare students for working in their senior studios.

LANDSCAPE PAINTING 1

(FA403)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA203

In this course, students develop a series of on-site studies and short-term paintings assisted by photographic reference with the goal of producing finished landscapes. Additionally, students paint one night landscape painting and a master landscape copy. Minimal writing assignments will ask students to articulate their line of inquiry within the landscape genre.

DRAWING & PAINTING
ELECTIVES

GROUP FIGURE 2

(FA412 )

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA411

This figure painting course is designed for upper division students to utilize the figurative and spatial rendering skills cultivated in their Group Figure courses to design and bring to fruition 2 multi-figure compositions of their own choosing.
Under faculty supervision, students will develop their pictorial organization and problem solving skills through weekly lectures and critical group discussions. Lecture topics will cover the history of picture-making from pre-history to the present.  Students will rely on self-motivation to initiate pictorial propositions that will be the focus for group discussion. The goal of the class is to aid students in constructing a personal formal language as the basis for their life-long studio practice. 

ADVANCED FIGURE DRAWING 2

(FA404 )

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA301

Advanced drawing issues from the life model emphasizing effective representation, expression and integration of the figure in an environment. Projects address a range of approaches—including contemporary techniques and processes—and explore the relationship between style and meaning in images that depict the human figure.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN FIGURE DRAWING

(FA450)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA404

Continued investigation of figure drawing emphasizing experimentation, personal expression and imagery. Assignments are given to broaden concepts and to assist the student in selecting and focusing on artistic issues as they relate to figure drawing.

WATERCOLOR 2

(FA406)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA308

Further development of water-based media. Students are encouraged to work from still life, photographs, imagination and to pursue individual projects. Students are further encouraged to explore the expressive and stylistic ranges of traditional and opaque watercolors.

ADVANCED FIGURE PAINTING 2

(FA405)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA305

An opportunity for students to work intensively from the life model. This course enables the advanced student to pursue a focused, sustained approach to painting the figure from life. Individual expression is emphasized.

STUDIO ART IN EUROPE

(FA200)

3 Units

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

This course is taken as part of our summer program in Europe. This program—under the guidance of LCAD studio faculty—has led LCAD students in France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Greece to draw and paint at world-class monuments.

INTERNSHIP: DRAWING AND PAINTING

(INT401)

1-3 Units

Prerequisite: Senor status and permission of advisor

Through arrangements with a gallery, museum, or practicing artist and the student’s faculty advisor and dean, the student is given the opportunity to work in a professional environment of his/her choice. This experience allows for hands-on utilization of theories received in the classroom, skills practiced in the studio and the student’s creative energy in the professional setting.

SPECIAL TOPICS: THE FIGURE IN ENVIRONMENTS

(FA495)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA307

This figure painting course explores methods of combining two or more figures within an environment. Use of preparatory drawings, compositional and color sketches, underpainting and glazing are part of the painting process. Students work to create a logical, consistent and convincing painting by developing disparate parts of the process into a consistent whole.

SPECIAL TOPICS: FIGURE PAINTING

(FA452)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA305

An opportunity for the student to intensively work from the life model. This course enables the advanced student to pursue a focused, sustained approach to painting the figure from life. Individual expression is emphasized.

ARTISTIC ANATOMY 2

(FA379)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA205

Further exploration into the accurate observation and depiction of the figure. Working directly from the model, skeletal and muscular anatomical elements are further stressed.

DRAWING & PAINTING
WITH SCULPTURE EMPHASIS
REQUIRED COURSES

FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING

(FD110)

2 Units

This is an introduction to drawing, covering the basic technical skills and materials necessary to create convincing representations of simple or complex still-life forms. Students are introduced to composition and the concepts of creating volume and space utilizing lines as measurement, construction drawing, and value systems. Materials include graphite and charcoal.

FUNDAMENTALS OF FIGURE DRAWING

(FD111)

2 Units

This course is an introduction to drawing the human form. Students work from the draped and undraped model. Emphasis is on accurate representation of the figure utilizing observation with the elements of gesture, measurement, construction line, volume, proportion, and surface anatomy. Materials include graphite and charcoal.

FUNDAMENTALS OF FIGURE + PORTRAIT SCULPTURE

(FD114)

2 Units

This is an introduction to sculpture processes and figure modeling through problem solving. The student is introduced to techniques of visual research, idea development, evaluation, attention to craft, skill development, material application, and the relationship of appropriate materials to the idea.

FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPOSITION + COLOR

(FD115)

2 Units

This course analyzes basic compositional structures and presentation approaches from master paintings. Students will investigate how artists use color to achieve order, balance, and unity. Students will also learn practical application of formal pictorial elements, such as line, value, hue, temperature, edge relationship, emphasis, and eye path to create visual equilibrium. Materials include graphite, charcoal, and oil paint.

PERSPECTIVE

(FD120)

2 Units

Prerequisite: FD110

This is an introduction to linear perspective systems. Students explore a variety of basic and complex laws to convey the illusion of three-dimensional forms in space on a two-dimensional surface. The course stresses volume, scale, placement, and direction of forms in a spatial field.

FUNDAMENTALS OF PAINTING

(FD122)

2 Units

Prerequisite: FD110, FD111, FD115

This course is an introduction to the basic skills, tools, materials, and techniques used in painting with oils. The student paints from direct observation, primarily using the still life as subject matter. Emphasis is on solving the problems of representing form in space by applying the elements of composition, perspective, value, and color. Topics include preparing supports for painting and various painting techniques.

DIGITAL PHOTO FOR FINE ARTISTS

(FD135)

2 Units

This two-unit course will introduce the technical skills necessary for creating and processing digital imagery for use as reference for paintings and drawings. Topics covered will include practical information on using digital cameras, processing imagery in Photoshop, the use of studio lighting and techniques for documenting artwork. Basic tools in Photoshop for use in creating compositions from multiple photographic sources will also be covered. Purchase of a digital SLR camera and basic Photoshop software will be required.

CREATIVE SKETCHING

(FD141)

2 Units

Prerequisite: FD110

This class is 2 unit studio drawing and painting course which focuses on the use of the sketchbook to create an expressive, personal documentation of ideas. Class projects stress experimentation with different drawing styles and explore a multitude of design principles. Students will be guided on how to design pages to create visual narratives through the use of various themes and concepts. Students will be encouraged to develop their personal style and content of their work.

INTERMEDIATE FIGURE DRAWING

(FA201)

3 Units

PrerequisiteS: FD110,FD111

Figure drawing from the draped and undraped model, emphasizing accurate representation of surface anatomy, proportion, gesture, weight, balance and structure in a variety of drawing media. Drawing from the head with an introduction to the general rules of proportion as they relate to portraiture and the investigation of individual features: eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hair and skeletal structure as they relate to the entire human head.

INTRO TO FIGURE PAINTING

(FA202)

3 Units

Prerequisites: FD110,FD111

An introduction to painting the draped and undraped life model with emphasis on direct observation and accurate representation. Students learn to convincingly depict the life model through the study of light sources, color palettes and compositional devices using various painting techniques. An Introduction to portrait painting with an emphasis on accurate representation of the head and upper torso.

INTERMEDIATE FIGURE SCULPTURE

(FA204)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FD114

Introduction to the study of the figure as a sculptural form with emphasis on anatomy and construction by direct observation of the model. Students examine problems of visual conceptualization of the figure while developing clay modeling skills and techniques.

PAINTING 2

(FA203)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FD122

This painting course emphasizes perception, composition and accurate representation. Students paint primarily from observation, but also in combination with photographic sources. Subject matters include still life and landscape.

ADVANCED FIGURE SCULPTURE 1

(FA207)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA204

Continued sculpting from the model with emphasis on accurate depiction of the figure, compositional elements and the analysis of aesthetic relationships. Students explore figurative sculptural ideas and learn the history of the figure as an art form. Experimentation and personal expression are encouraged.

ARTISTIC ANATOMY 1

(FA205)

3 Units

Prerequisites: FA201

This course improves the artist’s understanding of the body’s underlying structure while emphasizing accurate observation and depiction of the figure. Anatomical elements such as the skeleton, muscular origins, insertions and surface landmarks are stressed. Students learn anatomy by drawing individual parts of the figure that begins with the skeleton followed by studying the major muscles of the human figure.

COLOR AND FIGURATION: INTERMEDIATE FIGURE PAINTING

(FA206)

3 Units

Prerequisites: FA201,FA202

This class is a 3 unit studio painting course that gives an in-depth study of color and how it applies to the figure and it’s environment. Emphasis is placed on the building of figurative paintings and how to unify the artist’s palette to achieve harmony and color balance. Students are encouraged to explore imaginative compositional responses while working from life.

ADVANCED FIGURE DRAWING 1

(FA301)

3 Units

Prerequisites: FA201,FA202

Continued perceptual study of the human form. This course investigates gesture, movement, spatial relationships, foreshortening, anatomical studies, light and shade, composition, color harmony and the figure in environment. Students learn to make visual and artistic decisions in the context of historical and contemporary figure-drawing styles.

EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING

(FA306)

3 Units

Prerequesite: FA206

This class is a 3 unit studio mixed media drawing course where students explore drawing techniques using varied drawing surfaces and media. Class projects stress experimentation with different drawing materials and will explore varied historical methods. A personal direction will be encouraged. Skill set, use of media, and quality control will be the primary criteria for critiques.

MATERIALS + TECHNIQUES 1

(FA304)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA203

Study of traditional and contemporary drawing and painting materials and techniques. Students experience a variety of dry and wet media . Topics include charcoals, graphite, oil and acrylic paint, mediums, solvents, canvas and surface preparation, stretching and framing. This is a survey course with firm structure and direction with opportunity for personal development.

ADVANCED FIGURE PAINTING 1

(FA305)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA206

An opportunity for students to work intensively from the life model. This course enables the advanced student to focus on value and color relationships and how the function of light dictates the relationships we see.

INTERMEDIATE PORTRAITURE

(FA302)

3 Units

Prerequisites: FA201,FA202

Drawing and painting from the model with an emphasis on accurate representation of the head and upper torso. Students examine surface anatomy, light sources, color relationships and compositional devices. Historical and contemporary approaches to portraiture are studied.

QUICK STUDIES

(FA303)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA203

This class is 3 unit studio painting course where students are given the opportunity to develop the art of quick painting. Students learn the importance of editing information through the use of temperature, edge and value control. Class projects stress color, dynamic compositions, use of paint and subject matter. Students are encouraged to develop their personal style and content of their work.

ADVANCED FIGURE SCULPTURE 2

(FA407)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA309

Continued sculpting from the model with emphasis on accurate depiction of the figure, compositional elements and the analysis of aesthetic relationships. Students explore figurative sculptural ideas and learn the history of the figure as an art form. Experimentation and personal expression are encouraged.

SENIOR PORTFOLIO 1: DRAWING + PAINTING

(FA418)

3 Units

Prerequisite: Senior status

The primary objective of this course is to guide students in producing and assembling a body of work that is cohesive in methodology and concept and that exemplifies the student’s direction or focus in Drawing + Painting. Under faculty supervision, the student first develops a proposal that defines the parameters of the project, such as the number of pieces, conceptual concerns, stylistic direction and technical scope. Students are then guided in preparing a body of work based upon personal choice, strengths and interests. Individual and group critiques are scheduled with LCAD faculty and guest artists throughout the semester. Most Drawing + Painting seniors have an opportunity to work independently in the Drawing + Painting Senior Studio.

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

(FA402)

1 Units

Prerequisite: Senior status

This course combines classroom and field activities and covers topics such as portfolio development, photographing and presenting your art work, self-promotion, graduate school admission, professional organizations and small business practices (including legal guidelines, such as tax and copyright laws). Resources include guest artists, speakers of interest and field trips. This course should be taken in concurrence with Senior Portfolio 1: Drawing + Painting.

LANDSCAPE PAINTING

(FA403)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA203

In this course, students develop a series of on-site studies and short-term paintings assisted by photographic reference with the goal of producing finished landscapes. Additionally, students paint one night landscape painting and a master landscape copy. Minimal writing assignments will ask students to articulate their line of inquiry within the landscape genre.

SENIOR PORTFOLIO: DRAWING + PAINTING 2

(FA419)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA418

A continuation of Senior Portfolio I: Drawing + Painting. LCAD faculty guide students in continuing the development of a body of work that is focused, self-directed and based upon personal choice. Prior to graduation, each senior is required to make a formal presentation of his/her body of work to LCAD faculty and students, create a web site, submit work to two juried exhibitions, write a résumé and artist statement and research graduate schools or a professional alternative. Most drawing and painting seniors have an opportunity to work independently in the Drawing + Painting Senior Studio. Individual and group critiques continue with LCAD faculty and guest artists throughout the semester. The culmination of this course results in the annual Senior Exhibition. This course must be taken the last semester prior to graduation.

PRINTMAKING 1

(FA401)

3 Units

Prerequisites: FD110

This course is an introduction to printmaking techniques such as woodblock, linocut, dry-point, etching, aqautint, and monotype. Emphasis is on building skills with various tools and printmaking materials.

SCULPTURE
ELECTIVES 

PORTRAIT SCULPTURE 1

(FA INDEPENDENT STUDY )

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA204

This course will provide an in depth focus on the portrait and an intense study of the structures of the head and face. Assignments will explore the variations that define a likeness and the creation of expression. Discussions and projects will include various types of sculpted portraiture, parameters of commissioned works, and the incorporation of allagory/story telling through portraiture.

RELIEF SCULPTURE

(FA INDEPENDENT STUDY )

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA204

This course covers the study of alto (high) and bas (low) relief sculpture. Students will cover the historical backgroud of relief sculpture beginning with early history, Greco-Roman, though Post-Renaissance. Assignments will explore ornamental applications and subordinate decoration in large sculptural works. Discussions and projects will include various types of relief sculpture, parameters of commissioned works, and the incorporation of allagory/story telling through relief.

MOLD MAKING AND CASTING 1

(FA INDEPENDENT STUDY )

3 Units

Prerequisite: FD114

Traditional lost-wax techniques of casting non-ferrous metals. An exploration of the inherent characteristics of sculptural casting to familiarize students with the medium and to develop technical skills. This course involves tool making, wax formulation, study and application of gate and vent theory, investment procedures, foundry operation, metal casting, finish and patination.

BRONZE CASTING 2

(FA INDEPENDENT STUDY )

3 Units

Further study into lost-wax techniques of casting non-ferrous metals. A more intensive study of tool making, wax formulation, gate and vent theory, investment procedures, foundry operation, metal casting, finish and patination.

SPECIAL TOPICS: FIGURE SCULPTURE

(FA453)

3 Units

Prerequisite: FA407

A further directed study course in advanced techniques of life sculpture. Students are supervised by the instructor in advanced projects that emphasize a professional attitude regarding technique, personal expression and concepts as they relate to figurative sculpture.

BRONZE CASTING 3

(FA INDEPENDENT STUDY )

3 Units

Continued study of the elements of casting. Technical skills are strengthened and defined.