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ART 101: Visual Literacy

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Study of the language, methods, materials and meaning of visual imagery, as found in the visual arts. Role and meaning of visual images in society, both historical and contemporary, are surveyed.

ART 102A: Early Twentieth Century Art, 1900-1945

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.

Survey of major styles and innovations in art during the first half of the 20th century. Emphasis is on the historical, cultural, and ideological context of modernism. Focus is also on awareness of the sequence and significance of modern art.

ART 102B: Late Twentieth Century Art

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.

Introduction to developments in art of the late 20th century and their theoretical basis. Exploration of the historical, social, cultural and ideological context of art made after World War II to the end of the century.

ART 103: History Of Art, Prehistoric To Gothic

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Survey of art from prehistoric times through the Gothic period, and an examination of its cultural and conceptual context.

ART 103H: History Of Art, Prehistoric to Gothic, Honors

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Survey of art from prehistoric times through the Gothic period, and an examination of its cultural and conceptual context.

ART 104: History Of Art, Renaissance To Modern

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Survey of art from 1300 to the end of the 20th century (the Renaissance to Post-Modernism), and an examination of its cultural and conceptual context.

ART 104H: History Of Art, Renaissance To Modern, Honors

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program. Survey of the history of Western art, its styles and cultural context, from the Renaissance to the present.

ART 106: History Of American Art

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Study of American painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts and photography from Colonial times to the present. Traces the influences on American art from European sources, and surveys the variety of styles which the United States has experienced.

ART 108: History Of Asian Art

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Introduction to the painting, architecture and crafts of India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan. Overview of the relationship of artistic, cultural and historical events in both East and West, stressing exchange of influences and ideas.

ART 110: History Of Women In Art

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.

History of women in art. The study of the roles and contributions of women in art as artists, patrons and subjects of the male gaze.

ART 111: Survey Of Tribal Arts

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.

Overview of the traditional arts of African tribes and kingdoms of Oceania and Australia, and of Native Americans located north of Rio Grande River; their painting, sculpture, masks, ritual objects and architecture.

ART 112: Survey Of Pre-Columbian Art

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.

Introduction to the art of Pre-Columbian Meso-America and Andean South America. Major monuments examined in their cultural contexts.

ART 113: Survey Of Architecture

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.

Overview of architecture, structural systems and urban design, from ancient civilizations to the present day.

ART 114: History Of Photography

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Overview of the history of photography from 1839 to the present. Organized in a topical framework, course examines the development of photography, its role in visual communication and artistic expression, as well as its contribution to the visual arts. Technological developments and individual photographers are also discussed.

ART 117: Career Practices in the Arts

Prerequisites: ART 120 and ART 140.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Offers students the opportunity to gain knowledge of and practical experience in a variety of arts-related collegiate and work environments. Students will be able to build a portfolio and writing samples as well as seek advise from professionals working in field.

ART 118: Portfolio Seminar for the Visual Arts

Prerequisites: ART 121 or ART 133 or ART 151 or ART 191 or ART 171.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Provides students an opportunity to produce, edit and document works of visual art for inclusion into portfolio for college transfer or professional development. Students will learn about professional opportunities in the visual arts and create documents necessary to pursue those opportunities.

ART 119: Investigating the Art World

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.

Lecture, onsite and in-class investigation of the inner workings of museums, galleries, studios and other cultural institutions. Students will spend a concentrated amount of time in Los Angeles to gain insight into the inner workings of the contemporary art world.

ART 120: Fundamentals Of Drawing

Basic principles of drawing studied through the use of many media, with emphasis on dark and light, perspective and rendering.

ART 121: Intermediate Drawing

Prerequisites: ART 120.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Study of formal and conceptual problems related to intermediate level drawing. Art criticism, theory, abstraction and contemporary concerns will be introduced. Primarily black and white media will be employed, with an introduction to color media.

ART 122: Advanced Drawing

Prerequisites: ART 120 and 121.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Study of formal and conceptual problems related to advanced-level drawing. Art criticism, theory, abstraction and contemporary concerns will be further investigated. Both black and white media, as well as color media, will be employed.

ART 123: Figure and Portrait Drawing

Prerequisites: ART 120.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Basic course in drawing the figure, supported by study of artistic anatomy; emphasis on drawing as information-gathering; use of black and white media.

ART 124A: Classical Animation I

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 120 and ART 140.

Basic principles of animation studied through drawing and other media. Includes analytical understanding and depiction of movement of things and natural life forms in the real world.

ART 124B: Classical Animation II

Prerequisites: ART 124A.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 120 and ART 140.

Further study and application of animation principles through drawing, with emphasis on character development, timing, action analysis, complex movement and the filmmaking process.

ART 127: Landscape Drawing

Prerequisites: ART 120.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101 and ART 140.

An in-depth study of drawing places and spaces. Students will work onsite in and around the Santa Barbara area as well as in the studio. Detailed studies will be achieved through various drawing exercises.

ART 130: Integrated Drawing and Painting

Prerequisites: ART 120 and ART 140 or ART 132.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: Art 101.

Studio course working with across the traditional borders of drawing and painting. Students will be given assignments focused on encouraging use of a variety of media, format and approach.

ART 131: Fundamentals Of Oil Painting

Prerequisites: ART 120 and ART 140.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Study of painting in the oil medium with additional emphasis on the painting process.

ART 132: Fundamentals Of Painting

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Introduction to the foundation elements of painting. Focus on developing bedrock craft, technical and theoretical skills.

ART 133: Intermediate Painting

Prerequisites: ART 130 or ART 131 or ART 132.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Principles of more complex compositions using oil or acrylic medium, emphasizing the creative attitude and different techniques.

ART 134: Theory and Application in Painting

Prerequisites: ART 133 and ART 137.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Explores contemporary and historical art theory and methods of incorporating it into a student's studio practice.

ART 135: Figure and Portrait Painting

Prerequisites: ART 132 or ART 140.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Painting course concentrating on the figure, portraiture and narrative painting incorporating the human form. Students will paint from a model, direct observation, drawing and photography.

ART 137: Advanced Painting

Prerequisites: ART 132.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.
Corequisites: ART 140.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Exposes students to a variety of approaches and techniques of painting, while significantly increasing their exposure to contemporary and historical artists and ideas. A range of structured and open-ended assignments will be the dominant format of the course. Emphasis will be placed on expanding the skill set of each student.

ART 140: Studio Art Foundations (2-D)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Beginning course in 2-D studio art; fundamentals of composition and color. Theory and application of image-making.

ART 141: 3-D Design: Form And Space

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Beginning course in three-dimensional design. Introduction to form, structure, the elements of design and three-dimensional design theory. Includes an exploration of various materials and techniques, with emphasis on the creative process.

ART 144: 4-D Art: Time-Based Media

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Explores issues and practices of time-based art: interactive and chance-derived work, installation, performance, video, sound, and digital media. Studio projects are combined with related critical theory and historical and emerging developments in the field.

ART 149: Intermediate 4-D Art: Time-Based Media

Prerequisites: Art 144.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.

Intermediate level course exploring issues and practices of time-based art: interactive and chance-derived work, installation, performance, video, sound, and digital media.

ART 150: Fundamentals Of Ceramics

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101 and ART 141.

Introductory course on the techniques employed in working with clay. Topics include wheel throwing, hand-building, engobe and glaze application.

ART 151: Intermediate Ceramics

Prerequisites: ART 141 and ART 150.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Continuation of ART 150 in ceramics. Expanding the skills in forming techniques, wheel throwing and slab construction. Various glaze applications. Exploration of surface treatments: intaglio, sgraffito, majolica, mishima, wax resist. Rakus and other firing techniques also covered.

ART 152: Advanced Ceramics

Prerequisites: ART 151.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ART 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Continuation of ART 151. Designed for students interested in developing a personal style in their work. Advanced wheel-throwing techniques, glaze application and formulation. Includes theory and practical application of kiln operation, electric and gas fired, oxidation and reduction.

ART 154: Ceramic Sculpture

Prerequisites: ART 141 and ART 150.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Introduction to three-dimensional and relief sculptural forms. Emphasis will be placed on learning sound fundamental skills of clay forming, design, surface treatment and firing practices as applied to aesthetic and conceptually-based projects.

ART 155: Glaze Formulation

Prerequisites: ART 151.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Introduction to principles, techniques and materials used in the formulation of high temperature clay bodies and ceramic glazes.

ART 158: Advanced 4-D Art: Time-Based Media

Prerequisites: ART 149.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Advanced-level course exploring issues and practices of time-based art, interactive and chance-derived work, installation, performance, video, sound and digital media.

ART 170: Introduction To Sculpture

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101 and ART 120 and ART 141.

Introduction to the materials, tools and techniques of sculpture. Fundamentals of sculpture production explored, including methods of carving, construction and casting.

ART 171: Intermediate Sculpture

Prerequisites: ART 141 and ART 170.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Continuation of ART 170. Studies and projects in lasting materials and the use of power tools. Three-dimensional aesthetics and problem-solving techniques included.

ART 172: Advanced Sculpture

Prerequisites: ART 171.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Includes the generation of unique individual projects, from conception to formal presentation. Relying on foundation courses, emphasis is on three-dimensional, problem-solving aesthetics.

ART 173: Beginning Casting

Prerequisites: ART 171.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Introduction to a variety of casting techniques and sculptural relationships. Covers all steps of the casting process, but concentrates on the early stages of casting. Possible casting techniques to include plaster, wax, ceramic and poured metals.

ART 174: Beginning Bronze Casting

Prerequisites: ART 173.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Introduction to traditional bronze casting techniques, particularly the early stages of casting - wax working, gating, the investment processes, furnace procedures and metal pouring.

ART 175: Intermediate Bronze Casting

Prerequisites: ART 174.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Focuses on the sculptural applications of casting. More challenging casting problems approached. Covers all steps of the process, but concentrates on the later stages of casting - metal pouring, divestment, chasing, finish and patination.

ART 176: Advanced Bronze Casting

Prerequisites: ART 175.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Focuses on the advanced sculptural applications of casting. More challenging casting problems researched. Contemporary and experimental casting techniques explored.

ART 177: Beginning Aluminum Casting

Prerequisites: ART 173.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Introduction to aluminum casting techniques used in the formal development of a sculptural image. Covers all steps of the process, but concentrates on the early stages of casting-mold making, wax working, gating, investment processes, furnace procedures and metal pouring.

ART 179: Advanced Aluminum Casting

Prerequisites: ART 177.

Focuses on the advanced applications of aluminum casting. More challenging casting problems approached. Contemporary and experimental casting techniques explored.

ART 180: Sculpture Fabrication

Prerequisites: ART 171.

Concentration on sculpture fabrication. Covers a variety of assemblage techniques and materials, including wood and metal. Concentration on the additive processes and elements of design in sculpture fabrication.

ART 181: Intermediate Sculpture Fabrication

Prerequisites: ART 180.

Explores a variety of assemblage techniques and materials, including wood assemblage and welding.

ART 182: Advanced Sculpture Fabrication

Prerequisites: ART 181.

Concentration on sculpture fabrication. Covers advanced techniques and materials, including Mig and Tig welding.

ART 189: Introduction to Exhibition Practices

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110, ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: ART 101, ART 140, ART 141.

Provides an introduction to exhibition practices for both gallerists and artists including the basic skills of exhibition planning (from proposal to design), installation (hanging, lighting, labeling), marketing, and budgeting. Gallery practicum and field trips are required.

ART 190: Introduction to Printmaking

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101 and 120 ART 140.

Introduction to printmaking history and methods. This class explores materials in relief, intaglio, silkscreen and contemporary practices.

ART 191: Intermediate Printmaking

Prerequisites: ART 190.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Corequisite: ART 140.
Course Advisories: ART 101 and ART 120.

Expanded study of the processes covered in Art 190, with the introduction of multiple-layer and mixed-media printmaking. Readings related to theoretical application of print in fine art will be covered.

ART 192: Advanced Printmaking

Prerequisites: ART 191.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101 and/or ART 120.

Continuation of the printmaking processes covered in Art 191. Students choose their own advanced print process in response to each assignment. Processes include multiple-color intaglio, relief and silkscreen. Experimental forms of multi-media printmaking are introduced. An artist statement related to the print work to be written at the beginning and end of the course.

ART 193: Beginning Printmaking: Silkscreen

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101 and ART 120 ART 140.

Introduction to techniques used in making silkscreens; Photographic and non-photographic stencil processes employed.

ART 194: Intermediate Printmaking: Silkscreen

Prerequisites: ART 193.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101 and 103.

Expansion of the silkscreen processes covered in ART 193. Expands the exploration of the technique to include mixed-process silkscreen prints and sculptural screen printing techniques.

ART 195: Printmaking, Theory and Application

Prerequisites: ART 192.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 101.

Introduction to a theory-based approach to contemporary Printmaking and a continued study of technique. Readings, lecture and discussion will be used to guide the creation of portfolio artwork with an emphasis on the conceptual territory of the medium.

ART 198: Artists' Books

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: ART 102A and ART 140.

Studio theory and practice of making small-edition multiple and unique artists' books.

ART 199: Collage

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 98 and 103.
Course Advisories: ART 102A and ART 140.

Investigation of collage as a contemporary fine art medium. Techniques explored in a variety of assignments that use scavenged, found and appropriated materials. Lectures explain the development and spread of collage and demonstrate its importance in the art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

ART 210: Survey Of Renaissance And Baroque Art

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.

Survey of the evolution of major styles, meanings, iconography and innovations in art during the Renaissance and Baroque periods, with investigation of the social, cultural, political and philosophical contexts of the art. Emphasis on the interdisciplinary aspects of expressive behavior during these periods.

ART 211: Nineteenth Century Art

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.

Surveys European and American art of the 19th century and artistic innovations that defined modernism and the avant-garde. Historical context of art, including democracy, worker's rights, suffrage, and abolition are highlighted. Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism style periods are surveyed.

ART 215: Survey Of Non-Western Art

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Introduction to the art produced by the non-European world. International survey of the art of Asia (India, China, Japan), Pre-Columbian Meso and South America, Native North America, Africa and Oceania (the South Seas).

ART 216: Survey Of Islamic Art And Architecture

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 or 103 or 110 or 110H.

Survey of Islamic art and architecture from Asia to North Africa and Spain, from the era of Muhammad 19th century C.E. Considers the regional artistic manifestations of the vast Islamic world. Analyzes how intercultural relations between Europe and the Islamic world have influenced both spheres of art.

ART 299: Independent Study In Art

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Limitation on Enrollment: 6 units of Art courses completed with a 3.0 or higher G.P.A.; minimum of 12 units of course work complete at SBCC, with G.P.A. of at least 2.5. Student works under guidance and direction of sponsoring faculty member on project consistent with interests and abilities. Minimal weekly meetings with faculty sponsor required. Course may be taken for one to four units of credit; each unit of credit requires student to devote approximately three hours per week to his/her project.

ART NC101: Beginning Oil Painting: For Older Adults

Older adult students explore painting materials, set-up and palette-mixing, color combinations that work, and the use of light. Learn artistic techniques of applying paint to canvas, including brushes and palette knife. Students gain exposure to still-life, landscape, representational, abstract, and impressionistic.

ART NC102: Painting the Pictures of Health: For Older Adults

This course allows older adult students to explore the regenerative benefits of creating art for enjoyment, relaxation, and enhanced quality of life. A gentle, guiding course of painting instruction using water color, collage, and drawing helps the older adult student express and refresh their outlook on life while healing. Students learn traditional as well as imaginative interpretations of still-life, landscape, symbols, and can pursue areas of personal interest.

ART NC106: Exploring Watercolor for Older Adults

This course is designed to enhance, improve and increase the older adult’s knowledge and skills in watercolor painting. Students receive lessons in color theory, value, composition and a multitude of watercolor techniques. Older adults can improve hand-eye coordination and retention of information and theory by taking this course.

ART NC107: Oil and Acrylic Painting: For Older Adults

Gaining an understanding of color, design, and texture the older adult students will exercise memory, critical thinking skills, and manual dexterity as they learn novel painting applications. Students learn to see oil and acrylic painting in a new, inspired way through the exploration of unique approaches that incorporate various parts of the brain.

ART NC112: Keeping an Art Journal: For Older Adults

This course teaches older adults how to develop an art journal. Older adults will record their daily lives through the use of mixed media techniques in collage, painting and writing.

ART NC115: Color Exploration: For Older Adults

An indoor painting course designed for older adults who have beginning to advanced skills. Color theory, including split-primary color mixing, creating shadows, and using color to enhance the perspective aspect of painting. Art history is discussed to compare different techniques. Composition is strongly dialogued and different still-life and other motivational projects are used to learn about what makes a good painting. Enhances mental acuity, hand-eye coordination, self-confidence and socialization skills.

ART NC122: Composition and Design: For Older Adults

Older adult students learn design principles in art, developing communication, self-confidence, and critical thinking skills. By studying principles of design, composition, perspective and color theory, students develop abstract thinking, creative decision making, and learn the vocabulary of the non-verbal language of art.

ART NC124: Beginning Outdoor Sketching in Pen, Ink and Watercolor: For Older Adults

Personalized instruction will focus on composition, simplifying perspective, color and style. The older adult student learns how adding color to ink sketches can transform even the simplest subject into a work of art while using Santa Barbara’s picturesque scenes as subject matter. Increases student’s ability to improve observational skills by focusing on the visual details of the immediate and community environment.

ART NC126: Splashing Watercolor: For Older Adults

Through lecture, demonstrations and handouts, the older adult student will learn a variety of beginning and continuing student level approaches and techniques to watercolor. Older adult students will exercise cognitive and social skills to support the developmental tasks of aging. Students will learn a variety of styles, color theory and composition. The class includes a strong emphasis on color and light. Students will receive individual and group attention and critiques.

ART NC138: Painting in Acrylic: For Older Adults

The older adult student use acrylics to experiment and create rich vibrant paintings. Color theory explored, composition and design principles discussed, as the student creates a series of individual paintings, increasing ability to retain and apply knowledge, increase facility with using tools, and enhance visual focus and attention to detail and structure.

ART NC142: Watercolor and the Great Outdoors: For Older Adults

Through lecture, demonstrations and handouts, the older adult student will learn a variety of beginning and continuing student level approaches and techniques to watercolor. Older adult students will experience the benefits of painting outdoors and will exercise cognitive and social skills to support the developmental tasks of aging. Class includes a strong emphasis on color and light. Students will receive individual and group attention and critiques.

ART NC146: Intermediate and Advanced Painting: For Older Adults

Older adult students concentrate on composition, simplification of subject and presentation. Students are encouraged to bring to class new ideas, works in progress or rework older paintings. Class is structured as a semi-tutorial open studio atmosphere.

ART NC153: Light and Shadow in Art: For Older Adults

This course teaches older adults the fundamentals of light and shadow in painting. Technical skills in the use of oils, acrylics, and watercolors, are utilized to capture the quality of light and color relationships on a two-dimensional surface. Older adults improve fine motor skills and hand eye coordination through weekly application of skills learned.

ART NC154: Beginning Watercolor, Painting with the Flow: For Older Adults

The course will cover color mixing and color theory, composition, the elements of design and how to make your paintings come to life by utilizing the effects of light and shadow. Older adults, students are encouraged to paint freely and discover individual style. Includes painting demonstrations and creative warm-up exercises. Improves retention and application of knowledge and theory, ability to notice details in light and shadow, and enhances self-confidence and socialization skills.

ART NC156: Botanical Illustration: For Older Adults

This course introduces older adults to the art of botanical illustration. Working in line and half-tone, with pencil, pen and watercolor, the older adult student of nature learns to depict plant species and understand botanical form and function. Students may focus on native plants or backyard garden varieties. Includes attention to plant anatomy, form, function, and composition and practice with color and abstraction.

ART NC180: Layering Color, Capturing Light: Beginning in Watercolor: For Older Adults

The older adult student discovers how to make bright, loose, free-flowing paintings filled with light and color using layers of transparent watercolor and white paper. Students use paper, paints, water and brushes and experiment with color to create interpretive florals, landscapes and abstracts. Older adult students of all levels are welcome in this slow, relaxed approach to the medium. Features demonstrations plus time for personalized instruction in the basics of dynamic composition, value control, color temperature and color mixing. Enhances visual focus on detail, color and composition and retention of information.

ART NC182: Portrait Drawing and Painting: For Older Adults

The older adult student experiences the challenges and creativity of portrait drawing and painting, increasing hand-eye coordination and dexterity while learning. The class will begin by drawing and gradually move into painting. Topics to be explored will include the study of structure and form rather than features, an exploration of the study of light on the head and the integration of the head into the figure, acquiring and retaining knowledge and enhancing ability to retain information.

ART NC184: Collage and Mixed Media: For Older Adults

This course teaches older adults the art history, composition, and hands-on techniques for collage, assemblage, and mixed media. Older adults will maintain or improve dexterity and mental acuity through the weekly completion of collage and mixed media projects, emphasizing the principles and elements of composition.

ART NC190: Abstract Painting: For Older Adults

This course provides older adults a comprehensive, historical overview of abstract art and practical instruction in the painting of abstract pictures. Students will explore methods, materials, composition, color, and intuitive uses of their imagination through new techniques.

ART NC192: Art a la Carte: For Older Adults

A study in painting in oils on canvas with brush and palette-knife. The older adult student learns a variety of styles in painting including representational, impressionism, post-impressionism, cubism and abstract expressionism (non-objective and geometric). They will receive both group and individual guidance, and the assignments will include a variety of subject matter. Some of the assignments are in coordination with local the museum. Students are also encouraged to do some original painting of their own choosing. Can improve focus on visual detail, retention and understanding of information, and manual dexterity in using painting tools.

ART NC193: Artist's Open Studio: For Older Adults

Older adult students identify and examine personal interests and aptitudes in the arts. Students of all levels sketch and paint in an open lab setting assimilating the principles and ideas derived from studying master artists and viewing great works of art.

ART NC211: Beginning Drawing: For Older Adults

This course is designed for the older adult who wants to draw and deepen their understanding of drawing and composition. Students will expand their observational skills and learn to develop skills to create interesting compositions. Students will learn about gesture, shadows and shading with the use of a variety of materials, enhancing ability to focus on visual detail. Two outside campus field trips to Santa Barbara Mission and Natural History Museum.

ART NC218: Figure Drawing: For Older Adults

Beginning and intermediate level older adult students have the opportunity to draw directly from a live model for three hours. Older adults develop manual dexterity and coordination and benefit from brain enhancing, creative self-expression. Individualized instruction is provided to address student’s diverse learning styles and abilities.

ART NC220: Printmaking Like a Pro: For Older Adults

Older adult students explore a variety of drypoint printmaking processes in both intaglio and relief formats. Students develop creative self-expression, exercise manual dexterity, and enhance mental acuity while using printmaking tools, equipment, papers, and inks.

ART NC226: Figure Drawing and Painting: For Older Adults

Older adults will enhance their ability to draw and paint the human figure. Short and long poses by live models contribute to skill acquisition in perception, expression, composition, and proportion.

ART NC243: Figure Portrait Drawing Studio for Older Adults

Basic drawing instruction for beginners and mature older adult artists who seek to improve their skills in portraiture using dry media such as pastel, charcoal, pencil, and crayon, face to full figure, working from the model. Longer poses will allow time to create a finished picture. Lessons include gesture drawing, form, contour drawing and composition. Includes demonstrations and individual critique by the instructor. Improves dexterity, focus on visual detail, and socialization skills.

ART NC252: Drawing for the True Beginner: For Older Adults

This course teaches older adults basic drawing skills and techniques. The class focuses on the needs of students who have never drawn, teaching them to see and record observations on paper with the use of pencils, charcoal, and pastel.

ART NC258: Figure Drawing: For Older Adults

Beginning and intermediate level older adult students have the opportunity to draw directly from a live model . Older adults develop manual dexterity and coordination and benefit from brain enhancing, creative self-expression. Individualized instruction is provided to address student’s diverse learning styles and abilities.

ART NC277: Beginning Drawing, Introduction to the Human Figure: For Older Adults

Beginning level older adult students have the opportunity to draw directly from a live model for three hours. Older adults develop manual dexterity and coordination and benefit from brain enhancing, creative self-expression.

ART NC356: Beginning Stone Carving: For Older Adults

Older adult students will learn the fundamentals of stone carving, focusing on the basic techniques of carving and the development of ideas and forms. Hand tools will be used to carve alabaster.

ART NC422: Bead Creations I: For Older Adults

Students design jewelry and learn essential techniques for making beaded jewelry, including crimping and plain and wrapped loops. Older adults exercise manual dexterity, develop core body strength, and improve cognitive function such as focus and retention of information. Topics include types and history of beads, sources for beads, and design ideas. Course designed for beginning older adult student.

ART NC433: Southwest Style Jewelry: For Older Adults

Older adult students will receive instruction on how to use various jewelry making tools and equipment to create Southwest style jewelry. Students will improve mental focus and physical dexterity, exercise creative self-expression, and benefit from social engagement in a group activity.

ART NC434: Specialized Jewelry Techniques: For Older Adults

Older adult students learn the technical and challenging processes used in art jewelry. Techniques may include but are not limited to one of the following; roller printing and stamping, hydraulic press, repoussage and chasing, chain making, filigree, fabric techniques in metal, engraving, metal inlay, etching, reticulation, fusing, granulation, mokume gane and metal lamination, cold connections, boxes and lockets, bone carving and hanging, keum boo, stone setting or coloring metals.

ART NC439: The Art of Jewelry Making - Level 1: For Older Adults

Older adult students learn how to make silver rings, earrings, pins, and pendants. Techniques and applications for the older adult student in use the tools, work with materials, set gemstones and other fabrication techniques. Developed for the beginning older adult student.

ART NC441: Jewelry Soldering-Information, Focus, Practice: For Older Adults

Older adult students develop mental focus and hand-eye coordination through practice of jewelry making soldering skills. Students develop confidence and self-esteem through mastery of torch use and complex design issues that require many solder connections. Topics include health and safety considerations, torches, fluxes, solders, and special set-ups.

ART NC443: Lost Wax Casting: For Older Adults

This course teaches older adults jewelry making skills through the Lost Wax Casting method. Includes instruction in wax carving, preparation, burnout, and the casting process. Students will improve dexterity and mental acuity in the completion of a cast silver jewelry item.

ART NC444: Jewelry Workshop: For Older Adults

A class for older adults to create and/or finish a jewelry related project with guidance based on using proper procedure in developing, executing, and finishing a design. Students learn how to research and integrate design forms, develop step by step procedure utilizing the characteristics of the materials involved, finish and present their completed pieces.

ART NC452: A Taste of Jewelry-Wire Wrapping: For Older Adults

Older adult students learn the art of wire wrapping and wire sculptures using fused glass, beads, pearls and gemstones to create pendants, rings and bracelets. Course is designed as an easy and creative application for the older adult. No soldering required in completing jewelry pieces.

ART NC468: Bead Creations II: For Older Adults

Older adults will improve beadwork skills by creating more advanced necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Students exercise manual dexterity, develop core body strength, and improve cognitive functions such as focus and retention of information. Decision making and problem solving skills are practiced to complete complex assemblage projects as well as bead weaving techniques and beaded appliqué. Previous beading experience recommended.

ART NC525: Antiques for Older Adults

Always new and fresh, this class is vital if you have inherited pieces or are fascinated by antiques, cultures, art and history. This is a "road show"-type class without values, but with the keys to telling genuine from fake. Short lectures are followed by physical examination of antiques and discussions about our cultural history. Antique collectors will have an opportunity to share their knowledge. Covers topics as diverse as: plein air painting, furniture, folk art, antique silver, Oriental arts, Americana, arts and crafts, art glass, ceramics, Native American basketry, quilts, textiles, prints, book arts and much more.

ART NC585: Art Experiences and Conversations: For Older Adults

Older adult students practice self-expression by viewing works of art and discussing basic art principles. Students familiarize themselves with the work of a number of artists by viewing prints of the artwork, then express their feelings discussing the prints and the artist’s background. Discussion topics include art principles such as color, line and shape, and recollections and associations about art, history and life.

ART NC701: Beginning Calligraphy: For Older Adults

The older adult student will learn how to write an alphabet based on correct use of pen nibs and pen angles. Topics include correct letter formation and basic techniques and equipment used by contemporary calligraphers.

ART NC709: Flower Arranging: For Older Adults

Students learn techniques and methods of flower arranging for applications in the home or office. Topics include the principles of using a wide variety of plants, materials, and accessories.

ART NC713: Floral Design-Florist Style: For Older Adults

Older adult students learn the design techniques and applications used by professional florists. Prepares students for professional or at home applications. Topics include bouquets, high style arrangements and flowers to wear and carry. One-on-one instruction by a professional florist helps students create floral projects that enhance self-esteem and confidence. Students must transport final products from classroom upon completion.

ART NC722: Chinese Calligraphy and Brush Painting: For Older Adults

Older adult students will learn Chinese calligraphy and brush painting. Students will practice basic calligraphy strokes and color loading techniques. Students will write Chinese words, learn the spiritual meaning behind each character, and paint traditional Asian subjects (bamboo, blossom, orchid, iris, and lotus.)

ART NC725: Weaving using a Floor Loom: For Older Adults

Older adult students will increase manual dexterity and strength as they create useful and decorative projects by learning the age-old craft of hand weaving on a loom. Topics include project planning, warping the loom and finishing projects as well as weaving theory and techniques. Designed for beginning, intermediate and advanced students.

ART NC742: Beginning Decorative Painting: For Older Adults

Older adult students in this beginning class learn the basic techniques of decorative art to use for the home or as gifts. Using bottled acrylic paints older adult students learn techniques in shading, highlighting and use of color. Students build self-esteem and confidence as they receive instructor guidance to create distinctive projects.

ART NC823: Ceramics, an Option for Creative Learning: For Older Adults

Older adult students make clay objects using hand techniques or the potter’s wheel. Students will improve hand strength and coordination, develop cognitive flexibility to learn and execute a new skill, experience the sensory and creative stimulation fostered by working with clay and exercise socialization skills. Topics include the principles of clay construction, glazing, the kiln firing process, and increasingly difficult clay techniques.

ART NC851: Beginning Porcelain: For Older Adults

The beginning-level older adult student will learn to work with the most refined of the high fire clays. Challenges of forming and decorating porcelain, as well as the techniques necessary to develop personal style will be addressed.

ART NC896: Clay Handbuilding: For Older Adults

Beginning level older adult students make clay objects using a combination of pinch, coil, and slab techniques. Students will improve hand strength and coordination, develop cognitive flexibility to learn and execute a new skill, and exercise socialization skills to effectively advocate for themselves in daily life activities. Topics include the principles of clay construction, glazing, the kiln firing process, and increasingly difficult clay techniques.

ART NC902: Beginning Knitting: For Older Adults

The older adult student will learn basic knitting techniques and make simple projects to practice techniques. Class will help students improve manual dexterity, concentrate on detail, and enhance socialization skills.

ART NC906: Individualized Sewing

This class is designed for the student who has a desire to learn to sew and/or improve their sewing skills. Students will be guided through the techniques necessary to construct a project of their choice. Projects will provide the opportunity for creativity, achievement and success through a combination of theory and practical experience.

ART NC950:

For older adult students that knit or would like to learn how to knit. This workshop offers an opportunity for beginners to learn to knit and for experienced knitters to conquer problems, learn new techniques and increase confidence and ability in knitting. Begin or complete projects and to receive expert personal attention in the craft of knitting in a supportive and relaxing atmosphere.

ART NC997: Knitting Beyond the Basics: For Older Adults

Designed to help older adult students with basic knitting skills learn new techniques and finishing methods. Techniques include laces, cables, color knitting, smocking and circular knitting. Course includes new finishing methods and fixing mistakes without ripping. Provides the older adult student a relaxed enjoyable environment to develop new skills and enhance socialization while working with fellow students.

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