Fine Art

*FNAR 1104 – Introduction to the Arts

3 credits

Creators of art, regardless of the chosen form, share many concepts. In this course, the student will explore these similarities and experience the creative process in each of the artistic disciplines thereby enhancing personal interest in and understanding of the arts.

FNAR 1105 – Basic Drawing I

3 credits

An intensive studio drawing course on the observation and interpretation of form with concern for space, line, volume, texture and composition. Varied stylistic approaches and subject matter will be studied in the pencil and charcoal mediums.

FNAR 1106 – Basic Drawing II

3 credits | Prerequisite: FNAR 1105

An intensive studio drawing course on the observation and interpretation of form with concern for space, line, volume, texture and composition. Varied stylistic approaches and subject matter will be studied in the pencil and charcoal mediums. This course is a continuation of FNAR 1105.

*FNAR 1111 – History of Art I

3 credits

An introduction to the enjoyment and understanding of the history of sculpture, painting and architecture from prehistory through the Middle Ages.

*FNAR 1112 – History of Art II

3 credits

An introduction to the enjoyment and understanding of the history of sculpture, painting and architecture from the Renaissance to the present.

*FNAR 1116 – Music Appreciation I

3 credits

This course is a survey of musical styles from the Middle Ages to the early 18th century. It includes a review of music reading and basic music theory and covers the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Early Classical Periods in music. No previous knowledge of music or musical experience is required.

*FNAR 1117 – Music Appreciation II

3 credits

This course is a survey of music from the 18th century to the present. It includes the Classical, Romantic and Impressionistic periods as well as musical styles from the 20th and 21st centuries.

FNAR 1120 – Water Media Painting I

3 credits

An intensive study of water media painting with an emphasis placed on the study of materials, technical applications, composition and color theory. The works of the Old Masters and accomplished contemporary artists will be studied to support the learning process. This course may be taken for six credit hours.

FNAR 1121 – Water Media Painting II

3 credits | Prerequisite: FNAR 1120

A continuation of FNAR 1120 with an emphasis on composition, value management and sketching as a preparatory step in the painting process.

FNAR 1130 – Oil / Acrylic Painting I

3 credits

An intensive study of the oil or Acrylic painting media with emphasis placed on the academic study of materials, technical applications, composition and color theory. The works of the Old Masters and accomplished contemporary artists will be studied to support the learning process.

FNAR 1131 – Oil Painting II

3 credits | Prerequisite: FNAR 1130

A continuation of FNAR 1130 with an emphasis on composition, value management and sketching as a preparatory step in the painting process. The works of the Old Masters and contemporary artists will be studied to support the learning process.

FNAR 1140 – Introduction to the Craft of Stained Glass I

3 credits

A course designed to teach the basic construction techniques involved in the making of stained glass art. The student will study construction techniques of the Old Masters and contemporary artists to assist the learning process.

FNAR 1141 – Introduction to the Craft of Stained Glass II

3 credits | Prerequisite: FNAR 1140

This course is a continuation of FNAR 1140 designed to teach the basic construction techniques involved in the making of stained glass art. The student will place more emphasis on color and design of the finished project. A three dimensional project will be required in this section. The student will study the construction techniques of the Old Masters and contemporary artists to assist the learning process.

FNAR 1143 – Ceramics I

3 credits

A course designed to explore the basic concepts of ceramic pottery. The basic techniques of handforming, wheel throwing, decoration, glazing and firing of earthenware, stoneware and raku ceramic pottery will be explored. This course may be taken for six credit hours.

FNAR 1144 – Ceramics II

3 credits | Prerequisite: FNAR 1143

A more advanced course designed to explore the nature of wheel throwing, advanced methods of handforming and decoration of ceramic pottery designed to fill the needs of art majors as well as those who desire to further their study of ceramic pottery. This course is a continuation of FNAR 1143 and may be taken for a total of six credit hours.

FNAR 1146 – Fused Glass Jewelry & Decor

3 credits

A basic course designed to teach many the beginning concepts of cutting glass, fusing glass in a kiln and wire wrapping to turn pieces into jewelry, decor and art.

FNAR 1147 – Fused Glass / Metal Clay

3 credits

This course continues FNAR 1146 and introduces working with metal clay.

FNAR 1152 – Concert Choir

2 credits

Concert Choir is a choral ensemble consisting of both Southern State students and community members. The ensemble performs music in a variety of styles. No audition is required for the Concert Choir.

FNAR 1180 – Concert Band

2 credits

Concert Band is a wind ensemble consisting of both Southern State students and community members. The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional symphonic band repertoire to popular music and jazz. No audition is required.

FNAR 2211 – Figure Drawing

3 credits | Prerequisites: FNAR 1105 and FNAR 1106

An intensive studio figure drawing course that emphasizes the skeletal-muscular structure, external contour and proportion of the human form. Studies and drawings from the live model, skeleton, cast, anatomical diagrams and examples of the Old Masters’ drawings will aid the learning process. Development of composition and the discipline of seeing will receive special consideration. This course will explore a variety of media and art materials.

FNAR 2220 – Advanced Water Media Painting

3 credits | Prerequisites: FNAR 1120 and FNAR 1121

An intensive and personalized course on painting problems that builds on accumulated knowledge from previous painting experiences to develop an individual creative painting style. A variety of subject matter will be considered. This course is a continuation of FNAR 1121.

FNAR 2230 – Advanced Oil Painting

3 credits | Prerequisites: FNAR 1130 and FNAR 1131

This is an intense and personalized course in advanced painting problems. The use of accumulated knowledge from previous painting experiences will apply to assist in the development of a creative and original painting style. A variety of subject matter will apply.

FNAR 2245 – Advanced Ceramics

3 credits | Prerequisites: FNAR 1143 and FNAR 1144

A more advanced course designed to explore the nature of wheel throwing, advanced methods of handforming and decoration of ceramic pottery designed to fill the needs of art majors as well as those who desire to further their study of ceramic pottery. This course is a continuation of FNAR 1143 and FNAR 1144 and may be taken for a total of six credit hours.