SA224  Two-Dimensional Design

A study of the essential elements of design as they apply to a two-dimensional level: line, shape, color theory, texture, and integrity. A variety of materials appropriate for two-dimensional projects will be used. Fulfills fine arts core requirement. Prerequisite for most studio arts courses. Requirement for fine arts majors and minors with a concentration in studio arts.

      SA225  Drawing I

Through the education of hand and eye, students learn to draw in a manner that mirrors visual reality. Explores basic drawing principles through line and tone in pencil and charcoal. Requirement for fine arts majors and minors with a concentration in studio arts.

      SA300  Landscape I

Prerequisite: SA200 or SA224 or SA225 or written permission of the department chair. Explores drawing and painting the landscape. Deals with naturalistic ideas, light being a primary concern. Students improve drawing and painting skills as they work in the classroom and at locations around the Loyola community. Slide lectures and a museum visit supplement outdoor sessions.

      SA301  Drawing with Color I

Prerequisite: SA225 or written permission of the instructor. Color as a vehicle for drawing and composing expressive imagery using colored pencils and inks. Subject matter drawn from nature and man-made forms.

      SA302  Three-Dimensional Design

Prerequisite: SA224 or written permission of the instructor. Students learn to recognize and use the elements that create a three-dimensional work of art, defining and using those principles in a variety of media. The problem-solving nature of this course includes both conceptual and observations-based assignments.

      SA320  Printmaking I

Prerequisite: SA224 or SA225 or written permission of the instructor. Introduces materials, techniques, and equipment used in planographic, relief, and intaglic printmaking including, but not limited to, monotype, linocut, etching, and photographic transfer. Both water- and oil-based inks as well as black/white and color prints and editions are produced. Prior drawing and/or painting experience recommended.

      SA324  Color: Practice and Theory

Prerequisite: SA224. Through the practice of color usage, students come to a clear understanding of color relationships and interdependencies, their effect on form, placement, saturation, etc. Theory is accomplished through actual investigation.

      SA325  Portraits I

Prerequisite: SA224 or SA225 or written permission of the instructor. A study of the human head and its structure in pencil, charcoal, and color. Students work from live models, photography, and drawings of old and modern masters.

      SA326  Life Drawing I

Prerequisite: SA225 or written permission of the instructor and the department chair. Skeletal and muscle sketches help familiarize students with the structure of the human form and lead into studies from the nude model. Pencil, charcoal, ink, and pastel.

      SA327  Illustration

Prerequisite: SA225 or written permission of the instructor and the department chair. Problem-solving sessions consider the development of concept into image, compositional invention, and appropriate media. Themes to be explored will be discussed at the first class meeting.

      SA328  Watercolor I

Prerequisite: SA224 or SA225. An exploration of the techniques of watercolor painting. Through various projects involving composition, perspective, color theory, and creative experimentation, landscape, still-life, figure, and abstraction take on a new meaning.

      SA331  Mixed Media

Prerequisite: SA200 or SA224. Ideas, events, and the creative uses of some materials which have given rise to the arts of our times. Through research and projects, students creatively explore wood, plaster, metal, mediums such as plastic, and traditional mediums such as drawing, painting, collage, or the various forms of printmaking. Encourages the development of personal interests and forms of investigation as well as creatively combining media. Same course as PT331.

      SA332  Watercolor II

Prerequisite: SA328 or written permission of the instructor. A continuation of SA328.

      SA333  Clay I

Introduction to working with clay, glazes, and firing clayware. Emphasizes creativity and honesty in design through handbuilding and some experience of the potter's wheel.

     SA334  Sculpture

Prerequisite: SA224. A study of the essential elements of sculpture through projects which include the making of freestanding and relief forms according to both the additive and subtractive methods. Materials used include clay, plaster, wood, plastics, and cardboard.

      SA335  Printmaking: Relief

Prerequisite: SA224 or SA225 or SA320 or written permission of the instructor. A further exploration of relief printmaking beyond SA320, using wood, linoleum, and other additive or subtractive matrices. Some prior drawing and/or painting experience recommended.

      SA336  Printmaking: Intaglio

Prerequisite: SA224 or SA320 or written permission of the instructor. A further exploration of intaglio printmaking beyond SA320, using nontoxic etching methods (copper plates, wax ground, and ferric chloride) and experimental processes using constructed plates and acrylic media. Some prior drawing and/or painting experience recommended.

      SA337  Landscape II

Prerequisite: SA300 or written permission of the instructor. A continuation of SA300.

      SA338  Drawing with Color II

Prerequisite: SA301. A continuation of SA301.

      SA339  Digital Mixed Media

Prerequisite: CD352 or CM222 or PT384 or SA224 or SA339 or SA340 or written permission of the instructor. Computers are used as an integral part of the creative process, but work is completed through mixed media studio methods. Students create works on paper, artists' books, installations, or original works which exist only on the World Wide Web. Some prior computer experience is recommended. Same course as PT339.

      SA340  Book Arts and Artists' Books I

Prerequisite: SA224 or written permission of the instructor. Addresses both traditional and alternative processes in making visual books. Students learn several folding, stitching, enclosing, and binding methods which will serve as technical references for their own personalized projects. In addition to practical skills related to the craft of bookmaking, the art methods of collage, image layering, using the copier as a creative tool, and considering contemporary content in visual sequence are explored. Same course as PT340.

      SA352.01  Collage, Assemblage, and the Found Object

Prerequisite: SA224.
Strengthens the foundation provided in Two-Dimensional Design with a focus upon composition. Includes varied technical methods of making collages on/of papers using a range of adhesives and styles. Includes the altering and constructing of relief and three-dimensional pre-existing materials into works of art (assemblages and found object sculptures). Art historical references will coincide with the projects. A field trip to gather odd ephemera and inexpensive objects that can be “repurposed” will be included.

      SA341  Printmaking: Alternative Processes

Prerequisite: PT378 or SA224 or SA225 or SA320 or written permission of the instructor. A further exploration of planographic printmaking beyond SA320, with an emphasis on waterless lithography (based on drawing and painting) and various processes which incorporate photographic imagery into printmaking. Some prior drawing and/or painting experience recommended.

      SA342  Drawing II: Drawing from Observation

Prerequisite: SA225 or written permission of the instructor. Students learn to translate the visual world into drawn images using traditional materials and tools but with a contemporary approach. Wet and dry media and color are used.

      SA343  Drawing II: A Conceptual Approach

Prerequisite: SA225 or written permission of the instructor. Students learn the qualities of line, tone, and color which convey mood and surface effects. Formal understanding of drawing concepts combine with personal expression to develop a block of work that reflects the inner world of the artist.

      SA345  Portraits II

Prerequisite: SA325. A continuation of SA325.

      SA346  Life Drawing II

Prerequisite: SA326. A continuation of SA326.

      SA348  Painting I

Prerequisite: SA224 or written permission of the instructor. A study of the nature of oil painting based on specific studio exercises, outside painting projects, class demonstrations, and group critiques.

      SA349  Painting II

Prerequisite: SA348 or written permission of the instructor. A continuation of SA348. Students, with individual counseling, may elect to pursue specific interests in this medium.

      SA350  Clay II

Prerequisite: SA333. A continuation of SA333 Clay I.

      SA351  Book Arts and Artists' Books II

Prerequisite: SA340. A continuation of SA340. Same course as PT351.

      SA354  Graphic Design I

Prerequisite: SA224. Begins with a brief history of design and the evolution of typography and letter forms. Includes problem-solving and development of those skills necessary to the production of work that is visually attractive and which fulfills an assigned function. Students learn to use the graphics computer as a tool, a means to an end, and to understand its role in contemporary design production. Students develop the ability to identify and produce good design. Enrollment limited to 12 students.

      SA384  Digital Image I

Examines the ways in which the Macintosh computer and various software programs can be used to modify and enhance an image as a visual statement for artistic and photojournalistic use. In addition to their own images, images from other sources may be included in the final composition. The final works may be black and white or color photographs or images from a computer printer. Same course as PT384.

      SA385  Digital Image II

Prerequisite: PT384 or SA384. A continuation of SA384. Same course as PT385.

      SA390  Artist's Survival Seminar

A seminar for studio arts and photography majors. Students learn how to take slides, build their portfolios, write resumes, and mat and frame their works with an aim at securing an exhibition for their works. Required for fine arts majors and recommended for fine arts minors with a concentration in studio arts. Same course as PT390

      SA412  Senior Project in Studio Art

Students develop an advanced project under the direction of a faculty member. Work on the project continues throughout both semesters of the student's senior year. Proposals for senior projects must be approved by the fine arts faculty during the student's junior year.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         
 
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