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ARTS Summer 2021 Course Highlights

Hybrid & Online Learning
March 16, 2021

Learn more about the exciting lineup of Summer 2021 courses now being offered in the Department of Art. (More information on our COVID-19 protocols here.)

Guest students are welcome! More about Guest Student policies at One Stop Student Services. 

Student drawing example of overlapping portraits

ARTS 1101: Introduction to Drawing

Completely Online. Instructor: Brandon Chambers

06/07/2021 - 07/30/2021, Tue, Thu 10:00AM - 02:00PM

This is an introductory studio course that exposes students to the ideas, methods, and materials of drawing. Fundamental elements such as line, value, texture, shape and space are explored in works using media such as graphite, charcoal and ink on a variety of surfaces. Found and other source materials are utilized in collage and mixed-media works. In hands-on exercises and projects, students will create original work based on observation and imagination. This course will also introduce techniques and methods to realize and evaluate visual ideas. Technical demonstrations, lectures and exhibition visits will provide starting points for further explorations. Individual and group critiques will help students to address technical concerns and contextualize their work within the rich history of drawing. Studio work outside of class time is expected.
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Digital drawing on a person with a veil of colorful items and flowers. Blue flame is between their hands

ARTS 1107: Introduction to Digital Drawing

Online (students may use Regis W240/248). Instructor: Caitlin Skaalrud

06/07/2021 - 07/30/2021, Tue, Thu 10:00AM - 02:00PM

We will explore the possibilities and realm of digital drawing, and how technology can enhance and support your drawing skills and your art practice! We’ll focus on building up your technical and image-making skills; we’ll be focusing on editing, illustrating, collaborating, and incorporating your individual interests and goals into your practice. Digital literacy is an essential component to grow your art practice, and, especially in our current global moment, to create and connect with each other!

Our focus will be on raster digital drawing software, e.g. Adobe Photoshop. You are encouraged to experiment, play, and expand your ideas and personal artistic content as developed with the aid of technology. The technical will be balanced with the generative; the ins-and-outs of software with the inspirational and collaborative. We will engage in digital collaborative drawings, build interpersonal skills, and develop critical thinking within a rich, creative digital environment. The goal of our time together is to broaden and deepen everyone’s digital toolkit while further developing as individual artists. 

Instruction and class sessions will take place remotely via Zoom. You are encouraged to utilize the Regis's Cintiq labs W240 and W248 to attend class and work, but you are also welcome to attend remotely with sufficient software and drawing tablet access.
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Student photo of two faces diverging from the center

ARTS 1701: Introduction to Photography

Primarily online (with access to computer and lighting studios). 

06/07/2021 - 07/30/2021, Tue, Thu 10:00AM - 02:00PM

This introductory class prioritizes the development of students’ critical thinking and vocabulary relating to contemporary photography. Along the way, students learn the necessary technical skills to achieve their personal visions. Students’ images are considered in the context of photography as a fine art. Class activities include studio production time, critiques, lectures, demonstrations, reading photographic texts, visiting artists, and outdoor field trips. The core of the class is a series of assignments coupled with in-class critiques and discussions. Students learn the fundamentals of digital and film camera operation, composition, moment, light and subject. Specifically, students are introduced to: 1) digital hardware and software tools for image adjustment/manipulation, including the industry-standard Adobe products; 2) film photography, using 4x5-inch view cameras (this includes handling film, but due to Covid-19 the film processing is outsourced; there is no darkroom work this summer); and 3) the fundamentals of the recent history of contemporary photography, which requires studying the work of professional artists as well as reading critical insights into the field. Students are required to acquire or borrow their own manually-controlled DSLR digital camera. This camera must be capable of producing RAW files, and must have manual control of shutter speed, f-stop, and ISO (the instructor will guide you on these details). The Department of Art has 4x5-inch view cameras for the analog portion of the course.  Please join us this summer!
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Student working at a computer in a printing lab

ARTS 3490: Workshop in Art -- Photoshop Skills

Completely Online. Instructor: Caroline Houdek Solomon

06/07/2021 - 07/30/2021, Tue, Thu 10:00AM - 01:00PM

This course is intended for art and non-art majors who want to learn technical and creative uses of Adobe Photoshop. Course content and assignments will focus on the technical and creative use of Photoshop as applied to a variety of art practices including photography, digital drawing, printmaking, and more. Basic to advanced applications will be taught while working with a variety of digital mediums. The course will focus on workflow, editing, file preparation, file resolution and editing techniques that emphasize creative applications. Students will also explore the relationship between image capture and output by sending images online to a lab for printing.

Please be aware for this online class you will need a computer that can support Photoshop.
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Student cutting rolled out clay from a pattern

ARTS 1801: Introduction to Ceramics

Update: This class is full. Primarily in-person. Instructor: Sayge Carroll

06/07/2021 - 07/30/2021, Tue, Thu 10:00AM - 02:00PM

Interested in working with a material and practice that dates back 20,000 years? Want direct engagement with creative processes and materials that correlate the hand and the eye with the mind? The course introduces an exciting hands-on experience of ceramic three-dimensional object making. The course introduces general aspects of ceramic practice in art form, based on wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques, using electric and gas firing methods. It also deals with the basic visual concepts of three-dimensional form whether utilitarian object or non-utilitarian object. The assignments in this course introduce various fundamental elements, technically and artistically, of artistic ceramic production. Students become familiar with the processes and techniques of working with and firing clay, and also the artistic formal languages and experience of externalizing inner thought. Critiques will be used as a tool for developing critical thinking and project development. Finished pieces will be produced that reflect the full ceramic production experience. The majority of this course will be taught in person, on campus with some synchronist instruction. Course will meet in Regis rooms E154, E155, E156 and E170 with physical distance guidelines.