A study of forms, methods, materials, and the characteristics of pottery. Basic hand-building techniques are explored in addition to contemporary concepts and ideas. Techniques of firing and kiln building. Native American history and culture will be emphasized.
Lectures, films, slides of original works, discussions and demonstrations will be used to acquaint the student with the diverse dimensions of aesthetics, to discuss and analyze visual art forms as modes of expression; and to develop a basic understanding of the role of the visual arts in relation to ones culture.
A basic course in watercolor with emphasis on materials and various techniques. This course will explore composition and color in an experimental approach to landscape, still life, figure and contemporary modes.
A course with emphasis on fundamental design and its application. The visual elements of line, space, mass, value, color and texture will be studied with an emphasis in Native American Art.
Introduction to the technique of contour and gesture drawing. Principles of composition and design in figure, still life, and landscape. Media includes pencil, charcoal, pastels, pen and ink.
Students will begin this course gathering and sorting quills, collecting or selecting dye and drying quills. Methods of applying quills to leather etc. Native American cultural and historic designs and color will be emphasized.
This course will cover the basic stitches needed to complete beadwork used in Native American creations.
This course is an introduction to painting in oil and acrylics. It will provide experience in using different types of painting surface, materials and various techniques. Students will gain exposure to some theories of color, design, and composition.
Study of the techniques and concepts of painting, with an emphasis on design and creative expression. Students are encouraged to explore their own cultural background and experience.
This is a survey course exploring the arts of North American peoples from Paleolithic to contemporary times. Lectures, readings, audio-visual means, research and resource persons constitute the main learning activities.
Lectures and demonstration of traditional arts forms. Students will complete the production of one piece in a selected media.
Creation of art activity based on the five different cultural aesthetics: Northwest Coast Transformation Masks, Plains Style Parfleches, Southeastern Shell Carving, Woodlands Beadwork, and Southwest Pottery Designs. Students will be required to complete five (5) different projects.
This course will introduce students to digital camera use and creative use of accessories. It will help students understand differences in lenses, filters, and other attachments to produce creative photographs. The course will help students to become more aware of light as it relates to photography and encourage students to incorporate Native American ideas into their pictures. The course will also teach students how to photography in crime scene investigating.