Courses

This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. For current course schedule information and registration, visit SIS.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Studio Drawing I
AS.371.131 (01)

This course is designed as an introduction to the tools, techniques and concepts of basic drawing for students with little or no previous experience. Studio assignments focus on developing strong observation and rendering skills while experimenting with traditional and contemporary practices in drawing. Wet and dry media will be used. Attendance at 1st class is mandatory. Approval for this course will be considered after enrollment in SIS.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Murphy, Margaret
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Oil Painting I
AS.371.133 (01)

This course is designed as an introduction to the tools, techniques and concepts of basic painting for the serious student with little or no previous experience. Studio assignments focus on developing strong observation and rendering skills focusing on issues of light, color and composition while experimenting with traditional and contemporary practices in painting. Lectures and a museum trip give students an art historical context in which to place their own discoveries as beginning painters. Oil paint will be used. Attendance at 1st class is mandatory. Approval for this course will be considered after enrollment in SIS.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Murphy, Margaret
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate Drawing, A Contemporary Approach
AS.371.187 (01)

This is an intermediate drawing class that builds on the concepts and skills in Studio Drawing 1. Students will explore contemporary and conceptual approaches to drawing while further developing their skills in various graphic mediums. Risk taking and experimentation will be encouraged while learning about comtemporary practices in the medium. The course will conclude with students creating an individual series of drawings of their choice.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Murphy, Margaret
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiber Art and the String Revolution
AS.371.126 (01)

This course presents students with technical, historical and cultural understanding of the fiber medium. Students learn the basics of textile processes, including dyeing, felting, knitting, weaving, sewing, and lacemaking. Technical demonstrations and samples will be covered in class while students are encouraged to expand upon covered material through long-term personal projects. Technical demonstrations will be supported with slide lectures demonstrating the historical context of fiber processes and their contemporary applications. Attendance in 1st class is mandatory.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Baskin, Sasha
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/14
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Oil Painting II
AS.371.134 (01)

Students who have mastered basic painting skills undertake sustained projects, including portrait and plein air landscape work. Slide lectures and handouts deepen students' appreciation of representational traditions. Advanced techniques, materials, and compositional issues are also investigated. Recommended Course Background: AS.371.133 or equivalent. Approval for this course will be considered after enrollment in SIS; no need to email.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Gruber, Barbara
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Watercolor
AS.371.154 (01)

Watercolor is simultaneously the most accessible of all painting media and the most misunderstood. This course provides experience and instruction in observational and expressive watercolor techniques, materials, concepts, and vocabulary. Topics to be reviewed include line, perspective, value, texture,composition, color, and pictorial space. There will be an introduction to contemporary practices in watercolor, as well as experimental and abstract exercises, collage, and conceptual work.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Kopf, Suzanne E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Art of Architecture: Homewood, Baltimore and Beyond
AS.371.147 (01)

In this course, students will learn to design, draw, and see like an architect. A series of progressive design exercises will teach the practical capacities and habits of mind that lead not merely to competence but success and advancement in the field. We will look at what architecture has been, discuss what it is becoming, and explore both formal and narrative methodologies for design. The class will use the built environment of the city - and the Homewood campus - as a classroom and a site for interpretive drawing and creative design work. Essential in the architect's education is the sketchbook, which functions not merely as a place to 'store' what has been witnessed, but a place to interpret and explore implications of design in the world, whether close to home or traveling in exotic locales.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Phinney, Charles L
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.371.131 (01)Studio Drawing IT 1:30PM - 4:30PMMurphy, Margaret 
AS.371.133 (01)Oil Painting IW 1:30PM - 4:30PMMurphy, Margaret 
AS.371.187 (01)Intermediate Drawing, A Contemporary ApproachTh 1:30PM - 4:30PMMurphy, Margaret 
AS.371.126 (01)Fiber Art and the String RevolutionT 1:30PM - 4:30PMBaskin, Sasha 
AS.371.134 (01)Oil Painting IITh 1:30PM - 4:30PMGruber, Barbara 
AS.371.154 (01)Introduction to WatercolorW 1:30PM - 4:30PMKopf, Suzanne E 
AS.371.147 (01)Art of Architecture: Homewood, Baltimore and BeyondF 1:30PM - 4:30PMPhinney, Charles L