Courses

  • CFA AR 636: Anatomy and Figure Drawing
    Drawing analysis of the human figure with emphasis on anatomical structure; study of the skeleton and muscle groups as they affect volume and surface definition. Drawing from the living model, prepared skeleton, and anatomical casts; as well as compositional work from memory. 4 cr
  • CFA AR 638: Drawing Concepts
    Discussion of a broad range of drawing issues, including drawing from memory, and from secondary sources. Introduction of subjects explored in non-representational drawing traditions. Drawing process will be emphasized through a study of drawing media- such as water-based inks and paints, collage, and pastel- to address both aesthetic and technical concerns. 4 cr
  • CFA AR 639: Figure Drawing
    The focus of this class will be to teach students to think and understand the principles of drawing as a visual language. Class will involve an in-depth study of the human figure. Students will make a series of drawings and sketches in a variety of mediums, including graphite, charcoal, conté, ink, etc. Students will study from a live model, and will use the human figure as a vehicle to better understand the fundamentals of organic form, proportion, and balance. 4 cr
  • CFA AR 640: Pro Prac:Intern
  • CFA AR 680: Insightful and Creative Leadership in Arts Education
    This course is designed to acquaint and prepare in service art teachers with the basic skills and organizational strategies of leadership and management that are needed to serve within school systems and arts educational organizations. Our goal is to prepare in-service art teachers for insightful and strategic leadership within arts educational settings and to be effective agents of change along with being effective teachers and researchers. The course is grounded in theory as well as practice and brings together a community of art educators who will come together ' virtually' through collaborative exercises as well as will have opportunities to work with their own school leadership teams. This course will also bring in guest speakers, exemplary practitioners, researchers and policy makers from academia, public schools and school districts, charter schools and education management organizations, private and independent schools, business, and other organizations to share their experience, research, and insights about effective leadership practices.
  • CFA AR 747: Advanced Printmaking (Variable credit)
    This course offers intensive professional study in printmaking techniques to students who wish to focus on the print as they expand their personal visual statement, through workshop practice, critique and the refinement of critical thinking. Students may also add basic techniques to their vocabulary. Experimentation is encouraged while students develop technical skill and independent problem solving through print. In addition to demonstrations and hands-on guidance, the opportunity to combine printing applications and experimental media will be an option, as well as the opportunity to print at large scale. The class will be introduced to contemporary artists engaged in print practice through presentations, field trips to exhibitions and visiting artists.
  • CFA AR 765: Practicum Pre K-8
    Graduate studio teaching majors complete student teaching at the pre-K - grade 8 levels. The student intern, who is supervised by art education faculty in collaboration with the cooperating teacher, completes an eight-week practicum. A preliminary visit by the supervising faculty member occurs during the first two weeks and is followed by three announced formal observations recurring on a two-week cycle during which the student assumes responsibilities for one-third, two-thirds, and the full cooperating teacher's duties.
  • CFA AR 766: Practicum 5-12
    Graduate studio teaching majors complete student teaching at the preK -- grade 8 levels. The student intern, who is supervised by art education faculty in collaboration with the cooperating teacher, completes an eight-week practicum. A preliminary visit by the supervising faculty member occurs during the first two weeks and is followed by three announced formal observations recurring on a two-week cycle during which the student assumes responsibilities for one-third, two-thirds, and the full cooperating teacher's duties.
  • CFA AR 767: Clinical Practicum
    Graduate studio teaching majors complete an action research student teaching experience at the preK -- 12 grade levels. The student intern, who is supervised by art education faculty in collaboration with the cooperating teacher, completes a sixteen-week practicum. The student intern selects a topic and designs thematic lessons and units, in collaboration with the collaborating teacher and supervising faculty, for a curriculum document to be taught to one grade level (preK -- 8) or course (high school). The supervising faculty member schedules a preliminary visit during the first month and three announced formal observations, one each during the second, third, and fourth months.
  • CFA AR 770: Ceramics 1
    Introduction to using ceramics as a sculptural medium. Explore traditional and experimental hand-building techniques. Study glaze chemistry. 4 cr
  • CFA AR 781: Posbac Gr DSG1
  • CFA AR 782: Posbac Gr Dsg 2
  • CFA AR 821: Graduate Sculpture 1
    Concentration on the development of a personal mode of sculptural expression. Students will work on an individual body of work and research materials and their practical application.
  • CFA AR 822: Graduate Sculpture 1
    A continuation of CFA AR821. Concentration on the development of a personal mode of sculptural expression. Students will work on an individual body of work and research materials and their practical application.
  • CFA AR 823: Graduate Sculpture 2
    Further concentration on developing a personal direction in sculpture. Students will work to prepare an individual body of work in preparation for the thesis exhibition at the end of the year.
  • CFA AR 824: Graduate Sculpture 2
    A continuation of CFA AR823. Further concentration on developing a personal direction in sculpture. Students will work to prepare an individual body of work in preparation for the thesis exhibition at the end of the year.
  • CFA AR 841: Graduate Painting 1
    Intensified professional study; emphasis on an original contemporary statement; picture structure and interpretation of concepts, forms, and symbols in today's art.
  • CFA AR 842: Graduate Painting 1
    A continuation of CFA AR841. Intensified professional study; emphasis on an original contemporary statement; picture structure and interpretation of concepts, forms, and symbols in today's art.
  • CFA AR 843: Seminar and Discussion 1
    Planning, execution, and discussion of comprehensive original projects in various media and techniques; contemporary trends in art and their relation to the art of the past; problems of teaching painting. Students submit original work on completion of course.
  • CFA AR 844: Painting Seminar and Discussion 1
    Planning, execution, and discussion of comprehensive original projects in various media and techniques; contemporary trends in art and their relation to the art of the past; problems of teaching painting. Students submit original work on completion of course. 2 cr, each semester.