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.

Writing Systems of the Ancient Americas
AS.010.302 (01)

The Indigenous peoples of the Americas developed several writing systems, including Zapotec, Isthmian, Mixteca-Puebla, Inka Khipu, and Maya. Of these, Maya script stands out as among the most complex. In this course you will learn about the different writing systems of the Americas, as you acquire the skills to “read” Maya script, interpret complex artistic programs and decipher numbers, dates and names of individuals who lived long ago, as well as build an understanding of how archaeologists utilize such information alongside the material record to illuminate histories and narratives difficult if not impossible to obtain otherwise.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Rossi, Franco (Franco)
  • Room: Gilman 177  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 9/20
  • PosTag(s): HART-ANC, ARCH-ARCH

Foundation Drawing
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.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 10:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Instructor: Baskin, Sasha
  • Room: The Centre 306  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Foundation Drawing
AS.371.131 (02)

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.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 5:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Instructor: Hwang, Tae
  • Room: The Centre 306  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • 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: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Murphy, Margaret
  • Room: The Centre 306  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Oil Painting I
AS.371.133 (02)

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: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Gruber, Barbara
  • Room: The Centre 306  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 1/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Digital Photography
AS.371.152 (01)

In this course students are introduced to the technical and creative study of digital photography. Students will learn the basic operation of the DSLR camera while receiving instruction in Photoshop, Lightroom, Nik software, file handling and color editing processes. Through in class demonstrations and in the field practice, students learn to use the camera’s manual settings to make accurate exposures. Lectures and discussions of historical and contemporary photographs will be introduced to give students guidance and inspiration for their own image making. The semester culminates with students creating a final portfolio of prints. Attendance in first class is mandatory.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:00AM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Berger, Phyllis A
  • Room: The Centre 318  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Digital Photography
AS.371.152 (02)

In this course students are introduced to the technical and creative study of digital photography. Students will learn the basic operation of the DSLR camera while receiving instruction in Photoshop, Lightroom, Nik software, file handling and color editing processes. Through in class demonstrations and in the field practice, students learn to use the camera’s manual settings to make accurate exposures. Lectures and discussions of historical and contemporary photographs will be introduced to give students guidance and inspiration for their own image making. The semester culminates with students creating a final portfolio of prints. Attendance in first class is mandatory.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 2:00PM - 4:50PM
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: The Centre 318  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • 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: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Kopf, Suzanne E
  • Room: The Centre 305  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Artist Books: Draft, Print, Stitch
AS.371.211 (01)

In this studio art class students will create three artist books taught by three different CVA faculty. The first four weeks will investigate the book as a technological and cultural artifact, exploring historically what the book is and does, and as a cognitive aid and engine for ideation. Students will create a blank book that they use for their creative explorations. The second section will use printmaking techniques such as paper lithography, xerox transfers, and relief printmaking combined with quick and ephemeral folding structures in an effort to understand both printmaking and bookmaking’s rich history in dissemination of ideas, democracy, and social change. This section will participate in a class zine exchange. The third section of the course will explore embroidery and weaving to navigate language and mark making. Students will explore the relationship between poetry, storytelling, and fiber processes to create a narrative textile.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Baskin, Sasha, Phinney, Charles L (Luc), Schermerhorn, Gretchen (Gretchen)
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Sculptural Fibers
AS.371.226 (01)

The fabric of the universe, a wrinkle in time and space: our physical universe is frequently described through fiber metaphors. Fiber processes are algorithmic. They grow exponentially, they fold, they tear, they wrinkle. These processes function as a pliable plane that can be bent, stretched, and turned inside out. This course offers students an opportunity to explore fiber processes through this sculptural lens. Topics include knitting, crochet, basketry, and lace as they come together to form sculptural armatures and objects. Together we will explore the physical properties of fiber and textiles, how they take up space and function in our world. Attendance in first class is mandatory. Recommended but not required: AS.371.126 Fiber Art and the String Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Baskin, Sasha
  • Room: The Centre 305  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Investigations in Still Life Photography
AS.371.228 (01)

Students will learn approaches to taking still life photographs and expressing their relationships to the objects surrounding their daily lives. Still life will be defined as the objects we purchase, own, consume, observe and arrange. Investigations into the still life will be focused on table top, food, found objects, and product photography. Technical explorations include the exposure triangle, depth of field, basic lighting control, framing, and visual design. Class will consist of live-demonstrations, independent studio work, discussions, and photography critiques. Students will complete a portfolio of printed images by the end of the class. A digital camera with manual control, tripod, Lightroom, and Adobe Photoshop will be supplied for this course. Students will be approved into the course after enrollment in SIS. Attendance in first class is mandatory.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 5:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: The Centre 318  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Documentary Photography
AS.371.303 (01)

In this course, we will explore different genres and approaches to documentary photography and the questions inherent to this mode of image-making like representation, storytelling, records and archives, journalism, community engagement, research and personal perspective. Baltimore neighborhoods and contemporary issues will provide inspiration for student work. Students will learn camera operation, photo editing and produce a final documentary project on a subject of their choice as the culmination of their semester’s work. Digital SLRs are available on loan for the semester. Attendance at first class is mandatory.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Berger, Phyllis A
  • Room: The Centre 318  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 1/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Documentary Photography
AS.371.303 (02)

In this course, we will explore different genres and approaches to documentary photography and the questions inherent to this mode of image-making like representation, storytelling, records and archives, journalism, community engagement, research and personal perspective. Baltimore neighborhoods and contemporary issues will provide inspiration for student work. Students will learn camera operation, photo editing and produce a final documentary project on a subject of their choice as the culmination of their semester’s work. Digital SLRs are available on loan for the semester. Attendance at first class is mandatory.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Instructor: Berger, Phyllis A
  • Room: The Centre 318  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Evergreen as Muse: A Photographic Exploration
AS.371.330 (01)

In this course taught by an historian and a fine art photographer, students are introduced to the delights of the Evergreen Museum and Library of the Johns Hopkins University. The history of Evergreen, its inhabitants including family members and servants, the world-famous library, art collection and grounds, all serve to inspire students to produce a portfolio of photographs. There will be an exhibition showcasing student work at the museum as the culmination of their semester's work.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Berger, Phyllis A
  • Room: The Centre 318  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Projects in Visual Art
AS.371.381 (01)

In this studio course students will create artwork based on their individual research and concerns in art. Through artist presentations, readings, discussions and museum and gallery visits the students will advance their skills and understanding of contemporary art and theory. This class is open to studio and digital photography students who want to engage with other serious art students and advance their art practice and research.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Murphy, Margaret
  • Room: The Centre 306  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 3/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.010.302 (01)Writing Systems of the Ancient AmericasTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMRossi, Franco (Franco)Gilman 177
 
HART-ANC, ARCH-ARCH
AS.371.131 (01)Foundation DrawingM 10:00AM - 1:00PMBaskin, SashaThe Centre 306
 
AS.371.131 (02)Foundation DrawingT 5:00PM - 8:00PMHwang, TaeThe Centre 306
 
AS.371.133 (01)Oil Painting IW 1:30PM - 4:30PMMurphy, MargaretThe Centre 306
 
AS.371.133 (02)Oil Painting ITh 1:30PM - 4:30PMGruber, BarbaraThe Centre 306
 
AS.371.152 (01)Introduction to Digital PhotographyTh 10:00AM - 12:50PMBerger, Phyllis AThe Centre 318
 
AS.371.152 (02)Introduction to Digital PhotographyM 2:00PM - 4:50PMStaffThe Centre 318
 
AS.371.154 (01)Introduction to WatercolorW 1:30PM - 4:30PMKopf, Suzanne EThe Centre 305
 
AS.371.211 (01)Artist Books: Draft, Print, StitchM 2:00PM - 5:00PMBaskin, Sasha, Phinney, Charles L (Luc), Schermerhorn, Gretchen (Gretchen) 
 
AS.371.226 (01)Sculptural FibersT 1:30PM - 4:30PMBaskin, SashaThe Centre 305
 
AS.371.228 (01)Investigations in Still Life PhotographyT 5:00PM - 8:00PMStaffThe Centre 318
 
AS.371.303 (01)Documentary PhotographyTh 2:00PM - 5:00PMBerger, Phyllis AThe Centre 318
 
AS.371.303 (02)Documentary PhotographyF 10:00AM - 1:00PMBerger, Phyllis AThe Centre 318
 
AS.371.330 (01)Evergreen as Muse: A Photographic ExplorationF 2:00PM - 5:00PMBerger, Phyllis AThe Centre 318
 
AS.371.381 (01)Advanced Projects in Visual ArtM 1:30PM - 4:30PMMurphy, MargaretThe Centre 306