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The B.A. in Art program is currently undergoing review. Admissions to program have been suspended pending outcome of the review process. Please visit the Bachelor of Liberal Arts program page to learn about ways to earn a UAS bachelor's degree with a primary emphasis in Art. You may also contact an Arts & Sciences advisor to learn what other UAS degree programs may be right for you.

Art

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The Art program supports the University's goal of providing high quality undergraduate liberal arts programs with a solid base of arts and sciences courses, designed for intellectual and personal growth and the pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship. Career opportunities for graduates include artist, designer, arts administrator, art instructor, gallery and museum director, and computer-related fields.



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Northwest Coast Art O.E.

Occupational endorsements are programs of study designed to give students intensive training in a specific occupational field.

Typically an occupational endorsement is less than 30 credits, and is not an eligible program for financial aid.

Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours20
All of the following (minimum 5 credits)
ARTS181Beginning Northwest Coast Design1-3
ARTS263Northwest Coast Native History and Culture1-3
ARTS497Portfolio Review of the best work from selected classes and an independently created piece1-3
Select one emphasis from the following:
Basketry Emphasis15
Select from the following
ARTS138Natural Dye1-3
ARTS183Northwest Coast Harvesting and Preparation of Basketry Materials0.5
ARTS282Beginning Northwest Coast Basketry1-3
ARTS284Northwest Coast Basket Design1
ARTS382Intermediate Northwest Coast Basketry1-3
ARTS482Advanced Northwest Coast Basketry1-3
And other approved basketry courses. Only the courses at the 400 level may be repeated for credit.
Carving Emphasis15
Select from the following
ARTS189Northwest Coast Toolmaking2
ARTS285Beginning Northwest Coast Carving1-3
ARTS385Intermediate Northwest Coast Carving1-3
ARTS482Advanced Northwest Coast Basketry1-3
And other approved carving courses. Only the courses at the 400 level may be repeated for credit. 
Weaving Emphasis15
Select from the following (15 credits total)
ARTS116Fiber Arts-Spinning1-3
ARTS138Natural Dye1-3
ARTS286Beginning Northwest Coast Woolen Weaving1-3
ARTS386Intermediate NW Coast Woolen Weaving1-3
ARTS486Advanced NW Coast Woolen Weaving1-3
And other approved weaving courses. Only the courses at the 400 level may be repeated for credit.

Minor in Art

A minor is a student's secondary field of study.  Typically a minor is 15 credits and cannot be the same emphasis as the main bachelor's degree program.

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours18
ARTS105Beginning Drawing3
ARTS162Color and Design3
Select one from the following (3 credits):
ARTS261History of World Art I3
ARTS262History of World Art II3
Select 6 credits from 1 of the following areas:
Drawing
ARTS205Intermediate Drawing3
ARTS305Advanced Drawing3
ARTS405Senior Drawing3
Painting
ARTS213Beginning Painting (Oil or Acrylic)3
ARTS223Watercolor Painting3
ARTS313Intermediate Painting3
ARTS323Intermediate Watercolor3
ARTS413Advanced Painting3
ARTS423Advanced Watercolor3
Ceramics
ARTS201Beginning Ceramics3
ARTS226Primitive Fire Pottery3
ARTS301Intermediate Ceramics3
ARTS401Advanced Ceramics3
ARTS450Raku Pottery3
Sculpture
ARTS211Introductory Photography3
ARTS311Intermediate Sculpture3
ARTS411Advanced Sculpture3
Printmaking
ARTS209Beginning Printmaking3
ARTS309Intermediate Printmaking3
ARTS409Advanced Printmaking3
Select one from the following (3 credits):
ARTS261History of World Art I*3
ARTS262History of World Art II*3
ARTS263Northwest Coast Native Art History and Culture3
ARTS363History of Modern Art3
*Cannot use the same course to fulfill both requirements

Minor in Northwest Coast Art

A minor is a student's secondary field of study.  Typically a minor is 15 credits and cannot be the same emphasis as the main bachelor's degree program.

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours22
All of the following (5 credits total)
ANTHS225Artistic Expressions and Oral Narratives of Alaska Natives3
ARTS263Northwest Coast Native History and Culture1-3
ARTS493/S497Portfolio Review of the best work from elective classes and an independently created piece1-3
Select from the following (2 credits total)
ARTS181Beginning Northwest Coast Design1-3
ARTS281Intermediate Northwest Coast Design1-3
ARTS381Advanced Northwest Coast Design1-3
Select 15 credits from one of the following areas:
Weaving
ARTS116Fiber Arts-Spinning1-3
ARTS138Natural Dye1-3
ARTS286Beginning NW Coast Woolen Weaving1-3
ARTS386Intermediate NW Coast Woolen Weaving1-3
ARTS486Advanced NW Coast Woolen Weaving1-3
Basketry
ARTS183Northwest Coast Harvesting and Preparation of Basketry Materials.5
ARTS284Northwest Coast Basket Design1
ARTS282Beginning Northwest Coast Basketry1-3
ARTS382Intermediate Northwest Coast Basketry1-3
ARTS482Advanced Northwest Coast Basketry1-3
Carving
ARTS189Northwest Coast Tool Making2
ARTS285Beginning Northwest Coast Carving1-3
ARTS385Intermediate Northwest Coast Carving1-3
ARTS485Advanced Northwest Coast Carving1-3
Other approved elective topics in Carving and Northwest Coast Arts.

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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ART Classes: Summer - 2015


Sitka Fine Arts Camp provides an intensive arts experience for high school students. Students work with professional artists in their areas of interest or explore new forms of arts. The Fine Arts Camp offers an incredible selection of classes taught by extraordinary teachers and artists. Classes meet daily. Many of the classes are designed for exploration and are open to anyone regardless of experience. In addition, many classes are designed for the more advanced student and have prerequisites or require audition or submission of work samples. Interested high school students need to register and be accepted to the Fine Arts Camp before signing up for college credit. For more information on classes and schedules, go to: www.finartscamp.org/index.html

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52068T01Elizabeth Zacher
SITKA
All Week
9:00a - 9:00p
6/28 - 7/12

Only for students accepted and attending the Fine Arts Camp in Sitka, Alaska.

Tuition and fees: $90 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to basic elements in drawing. Emphasis on a variety of techniques and media.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51854J01Christofer Taylor
SB105
Mon - Thu
6:30p - 9:15p
6/29 - 8/6

No class July 2, 3 (Independence Day holiday).

Tuition and fees: $567 (additional charges may apply)

ART 160
3 CR

Course is designed to stimulate thought and develop an appreciation of the visual arts. There will be an emphasis on how art is useful in everyday life, how it speaks and what it means.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52069TD1Elizabeth Zacher
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
7:00p - 8:30p
5/18 - 8/8

Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start to get started in your distance course. Order your books from MBS Direct.

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

Study of the basic elements of traditional Northwest Coast Design. Includes the use of ovoids, u-shapes, and form lines to develop traditional as well as contemporary designs. Methods for transferring designs to other media, such as wood or cloth.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52473T01Mark Sixbey
SC115
Tue, Thu
4:30p - 7:00p
6/9 - 6/25

Tuition and fees: $209 (additional charges may apply)

Methods of collecting, harvesting and preparing materials for basket making. May be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51870J01Janice Criswell
FIELD
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 5:00p
5/23 - 5/24
SB102
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 5:00p
5/23 - 5/24

Tuition and fees: $89 (additional charges may apply)

Students will make a set of Traditional Northwest Coast carving tools by grinding, shaping, tempering, polishing, sharpening, and fitting to wooden handles: a straight knife, curved knife and adze.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52372J01James Heaton
SB105
Friday
6:00p - 10:00p
7/24 - 8/2
SB105
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 7:00p
7/24 - 8/2

Tuition and fees: $558 (additional charges may apply)

Basic principles of photography, with emphasis on digital media. Introduces digital imaging technology, photo composition and lighting, using leading software to process images, and printing and electronic distribution. Emphasis is on the artistic value of digital imaging as a medium, as well as in relation to traditional photography and other forms of artistic expression. Students must have basic computer skills and access to a digital camera.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51857J01Benjamin Huff
WB102
Tue, Thu
9:00a - 2:45p
5/19 - 6/25

Tuition and fees: $597 (additional charges may apply)

ART 230
1 - 3 CR

Presents exploration of a variety of media. Students will design and complete independent projects.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52070T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Wednesday
9:00a - 12:00p
5/18 - 8/8

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $179; $40 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

Materials and techniques used in Northwest Coast art works. The subtitle of each course gives the specific art form covered. Lab requirements vary.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
53026T01Dave Galanin
SC115
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 9:00p
6/30 - 7/21

No class July 2, Thursday. Campus Closed for 4th Holiday.

Tuition and fees: $211 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to basket weaving practiced by coastal Indians of Alaska. Projects will include twined or plaited weaving in spruce roots or cedar bark to produce a basket or plaited hat, with particular attention to traditional standards of design.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51860J01Delores Churchill
EG223
Mon - Fri
5:00p - 9:00p
5/26 - 6/5
EG223
Sunday
9:00a - 3:00p
5/26 - 6/5

Tuition and fees: $558 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to basket weaving practiced by coastal Indians of Alaska. Projects will include twined or plaited weaving in spruce roots or cedar bark to produce a basket or plaited hat, with particular attention to traditional standards of design.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52085T01Delores Churchill
SC
Mon - Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
6/22 - 7/1
SC
Saturday
9:00a - 3:00p
6/27 - 6/27

Material Fee (cedarbark) to be paid directly to instructor the first day of class. Large Basket $50 material fee. Students should bring the following items to class: 1) Mold for basket (beginners should bring a cap/top from a spray can like PAM) 2) Basin for water (i.e., large cool whip container) 3) Paring Knife

Tuition and fees: $358 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to traditional Northwest Coast carving in wood. Possible projects may include carving spoons, halibut hooks, relief panels, bentwood bowls or boxes.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52648T01Tommy Joseph
SITKA
Tuesday
6:00p - 9:00p
5/18 - 8/8

Students with their own tools should bring them to class.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $179; $5 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to traditional twining techniques that were used in ceremonial garments along the Northwest Coast will be studied through creation of regalia.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51866J01Kay Parker
EG223
Mon - Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
6/8 - 6/20
EG223
Saturday
9:00a - 1:00p
6/8 - 6/20

Beginning students will complete a small Ravenstail medicine bag.

Tuition and fees: $358 (additional charges may apply)

A continuation of basic ceramics with an emphasis on the potter's wheel, glaze calculations and plaster as it relates to pottery. Four hours lab per week required.

Prerequisite: ART S201 or permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51871J01Jeremy Kane
SB106
Mon - Thu
8:45a - 1:00p
5/18 - 6/11

No class Monday 5/25 (Memorial Day holiday).

Tuition and fees: $748 (additional charges may apply)

A continuation of exploration of a variety of media. Students will design and complete independent projects.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52071T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Wednesday
9:00a - 12:00p
5/18 - 8/8

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $216; $40 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

Materials and techniques used in Northwest Coast art works. The subtitle of each course gives the specific art form covered. Lab requirements vary.

Prerequisite: Previous experience in area of study.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
53027T01Dave Galanin
SC115
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 9:00p
6/30 - 7/21

No class July 2nd, Thursday. Campus closed for 4th Holiday.

Tuition and fees: $248 (additional charges may apply)

Continued study of basket weaving, with emphasis on false embroidery, more complex weaving techniques and mastery of endings.

Prerequisite: ART S282.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51863J01Delores Churchill
EG223
Mon - Fri
5:00p - 9:00p
5/26 - 6/5
EG223
Sunday
9:00a - 3:00p
5/26 - 6/5

Tuition and fees: $632 (additional charges may apply)

Continued study of basket weaving, with emphasis on false embroidery, more complex weaving techniques and mastery of endings.

Prerequisite: ART S282.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52086T01Delores Churchill
SC
Mon - Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
6/22 - 7/1
SC
Saturday
9:00a - 3:00p
6/27 - 6/27

Material Fee (cedarbark) to be paid directly to instructor the first day of class. Large Basket - $50 material fee. Students should bring the following items to class: 1) Mold for basket (beginners should bring a cap/top from a spray can like PAM) 2) Basin for water (i.e., large cool whip container) 3) Pairing Knife

Tuition and fees: $432 (additional charges may apply)

Continued study of traditional Northwest Coast carving in wood. Emphasis on more complex relief or three-dimensional carving using Northwest Coast Designs.

Prerequisite: ART S285 (3 credits).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52649T01Tommy Joseph
SITKA
Tuesday
6:00p - 9:00p
5/18 - 8/8

Students with their own tools should bring them to class.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $215; $5 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

Continued study of traditional twining techniques from the Northwest Coast Native cultures. Discussion of the history of twined regalia, dyeing and spinning techniques, as well as traditional designs.

Prerequisite: ART S286 (3 credits).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51867J01Kay Parker
EG223
Mon - Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
6/8 - 6/20
EG223
Saturday
9:00a - 1:00p
6/8 - 6/20

Intermediate students will make substantial progress on an approved Ravenstail legging project.

Tuition and fees: $432 (additional charges may apply)

Advanced wheel work and hand building; advanced clay body and glaze calculation as needed. Study of the practical application of ceramics in commercial fields. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: ART S301 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51872J01Jeremy Kane
SB106
Mon - Thu
8:45a - 1:00p
5/18 - 6/11

No class Monday 5/25 (Memorial Day holiday).

Tuition and fees: $748 (additional charges may apply)

Advanced studio work in a variety of media. Students will design and complete independent projects. May be repeated for credit.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52084T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Wednesday
9:00a - 12:00p
5/18 - 8/8

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $216; $40 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

Materials and techniques used in Northwest Coast Indian art works. The subtitle of each course gives the specific art form covered. Lab requirements vary.

Prerequisite: Proficiency in area of study.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
53028T01Dave Galanin
SC115
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 9:00p
6/30 - 7/21

No class on July 2nd, Thursday. Campus closed for 4th holiday.

Tuition and fees: $248 (additional charges may apply)

Advanced study of basket weaving, with an emphasis on design. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: ART S382.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51865J01Delores Churchill
EG223
Mon - Fri
5:00p - 9:00p
5/26 - 6/5
EG223
Sunday
9:00a - 3:00p
5/26 - 6/5

Tuition and fees: $632 (additional charges may apply)

Advanced study of basket weaving, with an emphasis on design. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: ART S382.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52087T01Delores Churchill
SC
Mon - Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
6/22 - 7/1
Saturday
9:00a - 3:00p
6/27 - 6/27

Material Fee (cedarbark) to be paid directly to instructor the first day of class. Large Basket $50 material fee. Students should bring the following items to class: 1) Mold for basket (beginners should bring a cap/top from a spray can like PAM) 2) Basin for water (i.e., large cool whip container) 3) Paring Knife

Tuition and fees: $432 (additional charges may apply)

Advanced study of Northwest Coast carving in wood, with increased emphasis on both contemporary and traditional designs. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: ART S385 ( 3 credits).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52650T01Tommy Joseph
SITKA
Tuesday
6:00p - 9:00p
5/18 - 8/8

Students with their own tools should bring them to class.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $215; $5 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

Advanced study of traditional twined woolen weaving, with increased emphasis on complex designs. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: ART S386 (3 credits).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51868J01Kay Parker
EG223
Mon - Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
6/8 - 6/20
EG223
Saturday
9:00a - 1:00p
6/8 - 6/20

Advanced students will make substantial progress on completing a Ravenstail legging project, and are expected to be self-directed.

Tuition and fees: $432 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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