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Art Courses offered at NICC

ARTS 1010 INTRODUCTION TO THE VISUAL ARTS (3)

An appreciation of the visual arts as a creative process. Includes an overview of the historical evolution of art, and art as it relates to society. (Previously known as ART 105)

ARTS 1050 INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY AND CRITICISM I (3)

A survey of major works of art in all media from Prehistory through the end of the 14th Century. Artistic styles will be discussed in relation to contemporary history, society, and culture. Individual works of art will be explored as well as the role of art and architecture in a cultural context.

ARTS 1060 INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY AND CRITICISM II (3)

A survey of major works of art in all media from the 14th Century to the present. Artistic styles will be discussed in relation to contemporary history, society, and culture. Individual works of art will be explored as well as the role of art and architecture in a cultural context.

ARTS 1100 BASIC DESIGN (3)

This course emphasizes fundamental design and its application. The elements and principles of design, including line, shape, value, color and texture among others, will be studied. Special attention will be paid to Native American use of design. (Previously known as ART 135)

ARTS 1200 DRAWING (1-3)

Introduction to the fundamental principles of contour and gesture drawing. The areas of composition and design in figure, still life, landscape, and perspective will be emphasized. Media may include pencil, charcoal, pastels, pen and ink. Special attention will be paid to Native American use of drawing. (Previously known as ART 125)

ARTS 1300 PAINTING (1-3)

Fundamental painting techniques based on perspective, human figure, tint and shade, landscape and nature. Basic composition, arrangement of forms and the color wheels are stressed. Special attention will be paid to Native American use of painting. (Previously known as ART 160)

ARTS 1400 SCULPTURE (1-3)

A foundation course dealing with modeling, carving and casting, giving the student a basic understanding of sculptural techniques. Special attention will be paid to Native American use of sculpture. (Previously known as ART 260)

ARTS 2900 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3)

(Previously known as ART 290)

ARTS 2990 INTERNSHIP (1-4)

(Previously known as ART 299)