ART 1010 Drawing I: Basic Drawing 3 Credits

Introduction to the basic problems of composition and representation of drawing using a variety of professional media and techniques.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 1230 Art and Childrens Literature for Teachers 3 Credits

Childrens development in art from birth through elementary school level; basic theories and practice for presenting art understanding and activities in the classroom. Using literature and illustration as the context for teaching art and teaching with art. (Not for art majors)
Components: Class
GE: Fine Arts
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 1240 Art and Social Studies for Teachers 3 Credits

Focus on art in the classroom. Childrens development in art and uses of materials appropriate for children through elementary. Assignments and projects will make use of the content of social studies and multiculturalism.
Components: Class
GE: Fine Arts
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 1410 Painting I: Beginning Painting 3 Credits

Preparations for painting stressing the tools, techniques and principles of painting.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 1420 Basic Design I: 2-D 3 Credits

Introduction to the elements and fundamental concepts of two dimensional visual arts. For first year art majors.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 1520 Basic Design II: 3-D 3 Credits

Introduction to the elements of three dimensional visual arts. For first year art majors.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 1740 Introduction to Digital Media 3 Credits

Introduction to and exploration in Macintosh computer graphics art media; specifically drawing, painting, page layout, and image manipulation applications used in other art courses. Basic computer art terminology and principles are introduced through class lectures with corresponding assignments given. Introduction to computer art hardware and peripheral devices. Lecture and studio course instruction format.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 1420 and ART 1520
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 2030 Art and Creativity for Educators 3 Credits

ART 2030 is a visual art and design course for students majoring in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Art Education and General Education wishing to build their proficiency in the integration of arts into content areas in preparation for teaching in a global environment. The course presents evidence and understanding of how diverse populations of learners benefit from engagement in the arts, creative thinking, and intra-disciplinary arts integration. In this course students will discover the role arts play in education, explore how arts can be applied to other professions, and teaching opportunities.
Components: Laboratory, Class
GE: Fine Arts
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 2140 Art History I: Ancient and Medieval 3 Credits

The history of western art from ancient times through Gothic period.
Components: Class
GE: Fine Arts
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 2200 Art History VI: History of American Art 3 Credits

This course will examine concepts of American identity as reflected in the history of its art, design, and architecture from the 17th century to the 21st century with a focus on developing the students skills of perception and critical analysis of images.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 2210 Art History II: Renaissance to 1879 3 Credits

The history of art from the Renaissance to the beginning of Realism in the 19th century.
Components: Class
GE: Fine Arts
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 2240 Illustration I 3 Credits

Exploration of various basic illustration media and techniques. Includes skill, visualization and conceptualization development as well as investigations of relationship between illustration, as an individual art form, and graphic design applications.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 1420 and ART 1520
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 2310 Drawing II: Styles 3 Credits

The study of various methods of visual representation exploring the stylistic possibilities of textures, contours and linear pattern.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 1010
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 2330 Illustration II 3 Credits

Continued investigations of various illustration media and techniques, as well as exploration of additional media. Includes further conceptual and skill development of illustration methods as an art form and investigations of the relationship between illustration and graphic design applications.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 2410 and ART 2240
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 2340 Drawing Concepts 3 Credits

Drawing Concepts will develop an understanding of the principles and elements of design while working with a variety of drawing methods and techniques. Drawing is a childs first experience using visual design symbolically. The mental transformation in the childs imagination is the basis for all art. This course will examine the historical development of drawing and its relevance to cultural heritage. Focus is on fostering the students skill in communicating ideas on the spot with pencil and paper. Research and writing projects are also key components of this course. Drawing Concepts differs from from Drawing I in that it is designed to be a stand alone introduction where as Drawing I is a foundational course to advanced work in the fine arts.
Components: Laboratory, Class
GE: Fine Arts
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 2410 Painting II: Intermediate Painting 3 Credits

Examines the use of paint as a vehicle to further the formal, conceptual and expressive goals of the artist. Elements of design are investigated within a broad range of thematic assignments.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 1410 and ART 1010
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 2430 Art Survey 3 Credits

A general introduction to the visual arts, including art history, basic principles of design, and the role of creative art both for the individual and in society. Designed to provide guidance in understanding art of all periods and places. (Not for art majors)
Components: Class
GE: Fine Arts
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

ART 2500 Topics in Art 1-3 Credits

The study of selected topics common to visual art discipline s. The topic to be covered will be identified in the course title.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Occasional

ART 2510 Sculpture I: Basic 3 Credits

Introduction to the concepts and media of three dimensional art.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 1520
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 2520 Ceramics I 3 Credits

Hand and wheel methods in clay production, glazing and firing.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 2620 Ceramics II 3 Credits

Continuation of Art 2520, stressing use of the pottery wheel.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 2520
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 2710 Graphic Design I: Lettering and Typographic Design 3 Credits

Introduction to the art and techniques of typographical design and applications to graphic design.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 1420
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 2730 Art History IV: Ethnic Art in the United States 3 Credits

Course explores influences of a variety of cultures on art of present-day America. The focus is on the art of Africa, Mexico and Native America and on contemporary artists whose work grows out of those and other traditions.
Components: Class
Cross Offering: ETHNSTDY 2730
GE: Ethnic Studies, Fine Arts
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 2740 Graphic Design II: Introduction to Design Studio 3 Credits

Introduction to studio techniques and concepts for graphic design based on exploration of formal values in design and their relation to advanced visual communication applications.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 2710 and ART 1740
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 2750 Native American Art 3 Credits

Art of various culture groups of American Indians, ranging from the Inuit of the far north to tribes and nations of the southwest. Ancient and traditional art forms will be studied as well as history of art in times of culture contact and conflict, continuing through work created by contemporary tribal artists informed by those traditions.
Components: Class
Cross Offering: ETHNSTDY 2750
GE: Ethnic Studies, Fine Arts
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 2840 Art History VII: Introduction to World Architecture 3 Credits

This course will focus on significant buildings throughout world history that are emblematic of the belief systems and historical contexts from which they come.
Components: Class
GE: Fine Arts
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 2920 Crafts I: Fibers and Fabrics 2 Credits

Construction using fiber and fabrics; fabric making, and decorating; weaving, printing and related media.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 3020 Studies in Art I 1-3 Credits

Concentrated study in the specific area of studio, which is indicated in the current class schedule. May be repeated under different headings.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 3030 Studies in Art II 3 Credits

Concentrated study in a specific area of art which is indicated in the current class schedule. May be repeated under different headings.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 3150 Advanced Throwing 3 Credits

Advanced Throwing is a course tailored to the direction and interest of the student. It requires student independence and self-motivation. Emphasis is on the continuing development of effective visual expression through the potters wheel. The student is expected to engage in advanced study of ceramic concepts, craftsmanship, creative processes, and effective expression of aesthetic ideas. This course is designed to establish a structure within which ceramic majors may begin to develop their own individualized program of studio research that will ultimately lead them to the creation of a body of work that has breadth and depth. This course will focus on professional practices that will help the student develop a professional working studio, enhance their portfolio for graduate studies, for teaching positions, commissions, gallery or juried shows or professional opportunities for artists. This course can be repeated for credit until goals are met.This course can be repeated for credit until goals are met.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 2520 or previous throwing experience.
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 3220 Printmaking I 3 Credits

Printmaking One is designed for studio art majors, art education majors, graphic design majors, communication technology majors, and anyone interested in learning the techniques and skills of printmaking within a fine art context. The course is designed to accommodate beginning to intermediate levels of printmaking.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Typically Offered: Summer

ART 3310 Drawing III: Figure Drawing 3 Credits

Drawing the human figure with emphasis on anatomy, structure, composition, and form.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 1010 and ART 2310
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 3320 Printmaking II 3 Credits

Printmaking Two is designed for studio art majors, art education majors, graphic design majors, communication technology majors, and anyone interested in learning the techniques and skills of printmaking within a fine art context. This course expands upon the techniques learned in Print Making One (ART 3220) and allows the student to develop areas of interest more thoroughly.
Components: Laboratory
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 3220
Typically Offered: Summer

ART 3340 Art History III: Modern 3 Credits

The history of modern art from Realism to the present showing the development of the important ideas and styles in art and architecture.
Components: Class
GE: Fine Arts
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 3440 Painting III: Figure Painting 3 Credits

Painting III explores the human figure in form, proportion and anatomy in studio. Students study action, volume, scale, design and expressive potential of human form. Formal aspects of painting are studied through intensive observation of live models.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 2410 and ART 3310
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 3510 Sculpture II: Intermediate 3 Credits

Sculpting heads of humans, animals and aliens to experience clays, conditioning clay, camera, calipers and ruler, measurement charts, modeling tools, hollowing out tools, armatures, turntables, sculpture stand, kiln and patina.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 2510
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 3530 Art History V: Far Eastern Art 3 Credits

A survey of the art of China, India and Japan.
Components: Class
GE: Fine Arts, International Education
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 3740 Graphic Design V: History and Systems 3 Credits

A history of graphic design in the visual arts, the role of the graphic artist and designer, and practical experience in the use of the design systems.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 3800 Ceramics III: Advanced 3 Credits

Advanced work in clay construction, stressing individual projects.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 2520 and ART 2620
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 3910 Graphic Design III: Advanced Typography 3 Credits

Advanced studies into the art and techniques of typographical design and applications to graphic design. With the further exploration of typographical elements and their use in effective visual communication, students will continue to develop their visual communication skills.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 2710 and ART 2740 and ART 1740
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 3940 Advanced Ceramics 3 Credits

Advanced Ceramics, is a course tailored to the direction and interest of the student. It requires student independence and self-motivation. Emphasis is on the continuing development of effective visual expression through the media or techniques of choice. The student is expected to engage in advanced study of ceramic concepts, craftsmanship, creative processes, and effective expression of aesthetic ideas. This course is designed to establish a structure within which ceramic majors may begin to develop their own individualized program of studio research that will ultimately lead them to the creation of a body of work that has breadth and depth. This course will focus on professional practices that will develop a professional working studio; enhance their portfolio for graduate studies, teaching positions, commissions, gallery or juried shows or professional opportunities for artists. This course can be repeated.
Components: Laboratory
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 2520 and ART 2620. Priority to Art majors but open to all University students.
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 3950 Advanced Sculpture 3 Credits

Advanced Sculpture is a course tailored to the direction and interest of the student. It requires student independence and self-motivation. Emphasis is on the continuing development of effective visual expression through the media or techniques of choice. The student is expected to engage in advanced study of sculptural concepts, craftsmanship, creative processes, and effective expression of aesthetic ideas. This course is designed to establish a structure within which sculpture majors may begin to develop their own individualized program of studio research that will ultimately lead them to the creation of a body of work that has breadth and depth. This course will focus on professional practices that will develop a professional working studio; enhance their portfolio for graduate studies, teaching positions, commissions, gallery or juried shows or professional opportunities for artists. This course can be repeated.
Components: Laboratory
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 2510 and ART 3510. Priority to Art majors but open to all University students.
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 3980 Clay Figure Sculpture 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to ceramic figure sculpture using clay as the medium. The class is a study of the human body represented in three dimensions. Content includes building, surfacing and firing ceramics plus processes of hand forming clay including: pinch, coil-building, slab building, modeling, and carving . The class format will included, Key Note and video presentations , movies and videos available on the university site, two life model sequences, demonstrations, critiques and team firings. The course includes three themes, each differing in focus; the "perceptual" the "gestural", and the "interpretive". Group "lab work" loading, firing and unloading class kiln firings is required and integrated into the structure of the course.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 1010
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 4030 Graphic Design IV: Advanced Graphic Design Studio 3 Credits

Continuation of studio techniques and advanced concepts for graphic design based on further exploration of formal values in design and their relation to advanced visual communication.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 2740
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 4040 Ed TPA for Art & Music Educators 3 Credits

ART 4040 is a teacher preparation course required for all Art Education and Music Education majors to be taken in the fall of their senior year during Pre-Student Teaching--the semester before Student Teaching Internship. The course is cross listed with MUSIC and provides instruction in the development of written artifacts, commentaries, lesson plans, assessment tools and video tape documentation in preparation for the Ed Teacher Performance Assessment (Ed TPA) portfolio requirements. This course is taken in conjunction with TCHG 4210 Pre-Student Teaching to complement students clinical experience by preparing them to research, analyze and write assignments associated with the 4 tasks of the Ed TPA.The Ed TPA is a new educational mandate for all teacher preparation programs, required by the DPI for teacher licensure in Wisconsin. All teacher candidates enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville are required to complete the Ed TPA during their final semester of Student Teaching Internship and is a pass/fail high stakes assessment.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 4150 Public Space and Public Art 3 Credits

Public Space and Public Art is a studio art course focused on the study of contemporary art in public spaces with particular attention to the role of the artist in creating public art. This course will ask the student to define public art and public space and deal with the aesthetic issues involved in installing works of art into pre-existing urban spaces with their own particular forms, histories and popular associations. How does public art intersect with the related art of urban design? What are the consequences of art crossing over into the realm of architecture? What are the problems the artist encounters in attempting to represent neighborhood-based communities? How can public art critically intervene in pre-existing urban space? Students will examine examples of public art: Richard Serras Tilted Arc and Maya Lins Vietnam Memorial for instance both proved exceptionally controversial. The nature of those controversies will serve to illuminate a number of the main issues raised in the course. Studio work will require preparation of a site-specific public art installation including drawing, photography, scaled model making, and /or digital processes culminating in an actual production of temporary or permanent site-specific work for installation on campus or in the surrounding community.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: Art major with completion of 3000 or 3000 lvel course in themediaof choice and the consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 4230 Theory of Art 3 Credits

A survey of the theory of art with an emphasis on contemporary ideas.
Components: Class
GE: Fine Arts
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 4310 Drawing IV: Intermediate Drawing 3 Credits

Drawing IV students will learn to expand visual awareness and develop their control of drawing as a tool for research and invention. Drawing problems from simple structural analysis to more sophisticated exploration of subject matter and finally to individual interpretation. Drawing media applications and exercises are expanded in this intermediate level class.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 3310
Typically Offered: Summer

ART 4340 Drawing V: Perspective Drawing 3 Credits

Detailed studies of ways in which principles of perspective are used to represent objects in space.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 4400 Painting IV: Advanced Painting 3 Credits

A continuation of ART 2410 and ART 3440.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 3440
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 4460 Painting VI: Watercolor 3 Credits

An introduction to various methods of water color painting.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Occasional

ART 4510 Sculpture III: Advanced, Materials and Techniques 3 Credits

Advanced work in sculpture with special emphasis on the casting of metal sculpture and foundry methods, techniques and preparations for casting.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 2510 and ART 3510
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 4530 Art Education I: Elementary and Middle School Methods 3 Credits

Teaching of art on the elementary and middle school level. A study of physical plants, supplies, and unit plans. (For students majoring in art education)
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall

ART 4630 Art Education II: Middle and High School Methods 3 Credits

A continuation of ART 4530 with an emphasis on the teaching and supervision of art in middle and high school. (For students majoring in art education) Should be taken simultaneously with TEACHING 3910.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: junior standing
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 4640 Drawing VI: Advanced Drawing 3 Credits

Advanced problem-solving in drawing requiring high degree of visual refinement with emphasis on understanding media potential. Use of still life and figure forms in studio. Further investigation of principles concerning complex forms and light with the use of advanced media. Independent studio work component.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 2310
Typically Offered: Occasional

ART 4660 Cooperative Field Experience 1-8 Credits

Enhancement of the educational experience through placement of a student with a cooperating agency, business, industry or institution. The nature of the assignment, type of experience, number of credits and evaluation procedure to be stipulated in a statement of agreement (learning contract) between the student and department.
Components: Field Studies
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

ART 4800 Painting V: Materials and Techniques of Painting 3 Credits

Technical exploration of art media and materials used in painting and drawing applications. Traditional and contemporary methods for creating art media and tool use. Conservation and restoration issues investigated. Lecture and studio assignment instruction format.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 1720 and 4 credits in 3000 or above level art courses
Typically Offered: Occasional

ART 4810 Independent Work in Crafts 1-3 Credits

Independent creative work in craft areas chosen by the student.
Components: Independent Study
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 4820 Independent Work in Design 1-3 Credits

Advanced work on design projects chosen by the student.
Components: Independent Study
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 1420 and ART 1520
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 4830 Independent Work in Printmaking 1-3 Credits

Advanced work in printmaking media elected by the student.
Components: Independent Study
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 3220
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 4840 Independent Work in Drawing 1-3 Credits

Drawing as an independent creative medium.
Components: Independent Study
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 2310
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 4850 Independent Work in Ceramics 1-3 Credits

Advanced work on projects chosen by the student.
Components: Independent Study
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 3510
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 4860 Independent Work in Painting 1-3 Credits

Advanced painting in media elected by the student.
Components: Independent Study
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: 6 credits in painting and ART 2410
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 4870 Independent Work in Sculpture 1-3 Credits

Advanced work on sculpture projects chosen by the student.
Components: Independent Study
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 4880 Independent Work in Sculpture Casting 1-3 Credits

Advanced work on sculpture projects chosen by the student.
Components: Independent Study
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 4890 Independent Study in Art History 1-3 Credits

Independent research on specialized problems.
Components: Independent Study
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 2140 or ART 2210
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 4900 Independent Study in Art Education 1-3 Credits

Independent research on problems in art education. For students majoring in art education.
Components: Independent Study
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 4530 and ART 4630
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ART 4930 Presentation and Marketing 2 Credits

The basic goals of the course are to provide an understanding of the proper presentation of two and three dimensional art work as well as introduce students to marketing techniques.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Spring

ART 4950 Senior Art Show 1 Credit

This is a directed studies course for art majors and will meet as a seminar class four times during the semester.
Components: Seminar
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ART 4930
Typically Offered: Spring