Regional Credit Courses

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NIU HOFFMAN ESTATES CLASS

Drawing and Painting Studio Critique - Fall 2013
ARTS 620, ARTS 623, ARTS 720, ARTS 723, ART 490, ART 690
Instructor: Charlotte Rollman
Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m., Class begins September 10 and ends December 3
Geared to individual student needs, this class focuses on providing critique for work produced at the students' home studio.  Every student is expected to produce a portfolio of work which is reviewed in class by both the instructor and classmates at least seven times during the semester.  Students learn to write an artist's statement.  This class will be of interest to classroom art teachers at all grade levels, post-graduate art students who are working on a master's degree in art education, and artists interested in working on their portfolios or improving their work. 

ONLINE CLASSES

Introduction to the Visual Arts - Fall 2013 and Spring 2014
ARTH 282
Instructor: Isabelle Sabau
Fall:  Begins the week of August 26 and ends the week of December 2
Spring:  Begins the week of January 14 and ends the week of May 5
Gain a deeper understanding of the visual arts in this online course. Learn how art has proved throughout history to be the most expressive form of communication. Students examine artistic motivation, various art media and techniques, and the historical and cultural backgrounds of various works of art. Students investigate the processes and techniques, the imagination and creativity, and the civilizations and cultures which have enabled artists to produce a myriad of diverse visual expressions.
Required textbook:  PREBLES’ ARTFORMS by Patrick Frank, 10th edition, Pearson Education Inc, Prentice Hall, 2011

Art History Survey 1, Prehistory - ca. 1400
ARTH 291
Instructor: Isabelle Sabau
Fall:  Begins the week of August 26 and ends the week of December 2
Spring:  Begins the week of January 14 and ends the week of May 5
Examine the many artistic expressions and cultures of the past in this online survey course. The course covers the artistic development of humans from prehistory through 1400 CE. Topics covered include the invention of writing, ancient Egypt, classical Greece, the Roman Empire, the beginnings and expansion of Christianity, and the Middle Ages.
Required textbook: Stokstad Marilyn and Cothren Michael, Art History, Volume 1, 4/E Prentice Hall Inc., 2011

Art History Survey II, ca. 1400 - present
ARTH 292
Instructor: Isabelle Sabau
Fall:  Begins the week of August 26 and ends the week of December 2
Spring:  Begins the week of January 14 and ends the week of May 5
Students examine the artistic expressions of the past five centuries to gain insights into the beliefs, ideas and visions that inspired artists to create daring works of originality and to challenge traditional assumptions and practices. Topics covered include the Renaissance, with its emphasis on balance and harmony, the Baroque period, with its dynamism and exuberance, the Enlightenment, with its social struggles for freedom, liberty and justice. Also included are the 19th and 20th centuries, permeated by social reforms and technological advancements, and finally, the 21st century's search for expression. Required textbook:  Stokstad Marilyn and Cothren Michael, Art History, Volume 1, 4/E Prentice Hall Inc., 2011

 

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