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Student at wheelThe 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

Minors are areas of study that students can use to expand the scope of their bachelor degree program (for example a student in a Art major can add a Business minor).

Typically a minor is 15 credits, it cannot be the same emphasis as the main 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

Minors are areas of study that students can use to expand the scope of their bachelor degree program (for example a student in a Art major can add a Business minor).

Typically a minor is 15 credits, it cannot be the same emphasis as the main 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: Spring - 2015


CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
41186JXXJan Crichton
ARR
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $179 (additional charges may apply)

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37229J01David Woodie
SB105
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 5:15p
1/12 - 5/2

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
37231J01Benjamin Huff
HB113
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 4:30p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39020TD1Elizabeth Zacher
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
5:00p - 6:30p
1/12 - 5/2

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your distance class. Order books from MBS Direct: http://direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39021TD2Elizabeth Zacher
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
7:00p - 8:30p
1/12 - 5/2

Go to: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your distance class. Order books from MBS Direct: http://direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm.

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
41109T01Mark Sixbey
SC115
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 9:00p
2/24 - 3/5
SC115
Saturday
11:00a - 2:00p
2/24 - 3/5

Tuition and fees: $214 (additional charges may apply)

ART 193P
1 CR

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
41139T01Norman Campbell
SC215
Tuesday
7:00p - 9:00p
2/17 - 4/21

Tuition and fees: $179 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to the making and firing of clay objects. Study of clay methods of forming decorations, glazing and firing.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37232J01Jeremy Kane
SB106
Tuesday
12:00p - 5:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $662 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39031T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Monday
6:00p - 9:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $582 (additional charges may apply)

Exploration of pictorial composition and creative interpretation of subjects. Four hours lab per week required.

Prerequisite: ART S105 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37233J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 8:00p
1/12 - 5/2

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

Introduction to the history and techniques of image creation and reproduction, archaic to digital, on a variety of materials including paper, hard surfaces, and textiles. Techniques are not limited to Plexiglas, linoleum, wood block, metal plate, and silkscreen processes. Emphasis is on artistic expression vis-a-vis media and audience.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37234J01Pedar Dalthorp
SB102
Tuesday
12:00p - 5:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $607 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to elements and principles of three-dimensional sculpture using materials ranging from cardboard to plaster to welding and metal casting. Hollow, solid, modular and environmental forms will be explored as tools for abstraction, opportunities for aesthetic development, and as vehicles for content.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37235J01Pedar Dalthorp
SB102
Thursday
12:00p - 5:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $607 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to basic materials and techniques in painting in oil and acrylic mediums.

Prerequisite: ART S205 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37236J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 2:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $567 (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
37237J01Benjamin Huff
WB102
Wednesday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/12 - 5/2

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
39027T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
9:00a - 12:00p
1/12 - 5/2

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

Origins of western art and its progressive development from the beginning to contemporary art. Starts with the origins and progresses through the Romanesque period.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37254J01Anne Wedler
EG112
Mon, Wed
3:30p - 5:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

A continuation of ART 261 starting with the Gothic period and continuing through contemporary times. ART 261 and 262 may be taken in reverse order, however course content is presented in a chronological sequence starting with the fall semester.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39025TD1Elizabeth Zacher
DISTELIVE
Thursday
5:00p - 6:30p
1/12 - 5/2

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your distance class. Order books from MBS Direct: http://direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm.

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

A survey of the visual arts of the Northwest Coast Native peoples. Traditional methods, materials and images will be discussed within their cultural and historical context.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37238J01Stephen Henrikson
EG223
Monday
6:00p - 9:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $537 (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
41110T02Dave Galanin
SC115
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 9:00p
3/9 - 3/19
SC115
Saturday
11:00a - 2:00p
3/14 - 3/14

Tuition and fees: $214 (additional charges may apply)

This workshop emphasizes technique and the plasticity of metal. It is both exercise and project based through individualized instruction, tailored to the students ability and goals. The process of making chasing tools will be covered. Chasing and repousse' is a very old technique that has been used by Tlingit culture before contact with European cultures. The class goal is to introduce the student to this process and technique, giving them enough knowledge and resource to practice this process on their own.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39395T01Nicholas Galanin
SC115
Monday
6:00p - 9:00p
1/26 - 4/27

Materials Fee: $30.00

Tuition and fees: $388 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to traditional Northwest Coast carving in wood. Using traditional tools, students will carve a wooden bowl with sculptural totemic head and semi sculptural legs, while learning about the historic uses and classic forms of these bowls. Detail with paint and shallow relief carving will follow, within skill level. Projects will be appropriate to the course level and student experience. Tools and wood will be provided.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37239J01Duane Bosch
WB101
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 6:00p
1/31 - 2/22

Tuition and fees: $587 (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
37240J01Jeremy Kane
SB106
Thursday
8:00a - 1:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $773 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39032T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Monday
6:00p - 9:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $693 (additional charges may apply)

ART 305
3 CR

Advanced exploration of pictorial compositions and creative interpretation of subjects. Special topics and media will be introduced.

Prerequisite: ART S205.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37241J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 8:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $678 (additional charges may apply)

Development and refinement of skills previously acquired in Art S209.

Prerequisite: ART S209.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37242J01Pedar Dalthorp
SB102
Tuesday
12:00p - 5:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $718 (additional charges may apply)

More advanced exploration of the sculptural idea; work on an individual basis with more advanced use of a variety of techniques and materials.

Prerequisite: ART S211 or permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37243J01Pedar Dalthorp
SB102
Thursday
12:00p - 5:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $718 (additional charges may apply)

Development of expressive skills in painting in any media. Emphasis on pictorial and conceptual problems.

Prerequisite: ART S213.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37244J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 2:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $678 (additional charges may apply)

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39028T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
9:00a - 12:00p
1/12 - 5/2

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

This workshop emphasizes technique and the plasticity of metal. It is both exercise and project based through individualized instruction, tailored to the students ability and goals. The process of making chasing tools will be covered. Chasing and repousse' is a very old technique that has been used by Tlingit culture before contact with European cultures. The class goal is to introduce the student to this process and technique, giving them enough knowledge and resource to practice this process on their own.

Prerequisite: Previous experience in area of study.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39397T01Nicholas Galanin
SC115
Monday
6:00p - 9:00p
1/26 - 4/27

Materials Fee: $30.00

Tuition and fees: $462 (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
41111T02Dave Galanin
SC115
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 9:00p
3/9 - 3/19
SC115
Saturday
11:00a - 2:00p
3/14 - 3/14

Tuition and fees: $251 (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
40535K01Diane Willard
HC
Mon - Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
1/19 - 1/30

Haida weaver Diane Douglas-Willard will guide students in mixed-level cedar bark weaving projects appropriate for each student's skill level, experience and interest. Intermediate students will be encouraged to practice specialized weaving techniques and design elements.

Tuition and fees: $66 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to traditional Northwest Coast carving in wood. Using traditional tools, students will carve a wooden bowl with sculptural totemic head and semi sculptural legs, while learning about the historic uses and classic forms of these bowls. Detail with paint and shallow relief carving will follow, within skill level. Projects will be appropriate to the course level and student experience. Tools and wood will be provided.

Prerequisite: ART S285 (3 credits).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37246J01Duane Bosch
WB101
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 6:00p
1/31 - 2/22

Tuition and fees: $698 (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
40534K01Evelyn Vanderhoop
HC
Sunday
12:00p - 5:00p
3/30 - 4/9
HC
Mon - Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
3/30 - 4/9
HC
Saturday
9:00a - 5:00p
3/30 - 4/9

Guest instructor Haida weaver Evelyn Vanderhoop returns to Ketchikan to teach weaving students of all levels the methods and rich patterns of ravenstail weaving. Ravenstail is characterized by intricate geometric designs in striking black and white, creating some of the finest regalia for those of high status and great power. This ancient weaving technique predates Chilkat and builds upon the techniques used in Northwest Coast-style basketry.

Tuition and fees: $66 (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
37248J01Jeremy Kane
SB106
Wednesday
12:00p - 5:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $773 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39033T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Monday
6:00p - 9:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $693 (additional charges may apply)

ART 405
3 CR

Individual development and exploration of creative interpretation in a variety of drawing media. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Four hours lab per week required.

Prerequisite: ART S305.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37249J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 8:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $678 (additional charges may apply)

Advanced development of printmaking techniques and ideas. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: ART S309.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37250J01Pedar Dalthorp
SB102
Tuesday
12:00p - 5:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $718 (additional charges may apply)

Advanced exploration of the sculptural idea in various media; metal techniques, mixed media inlay and architectural sculpture (stone and concrete). May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: ART S311.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37251J01Pedar Dalthorp
SB102
Thursday
12:00p - 5:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $718 (additional charges may apply)

Individual development of technical and creative processes in painting in any media. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisite: ART 313 (314 not required).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37252J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 2:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $678 (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
39030T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
9:00a - 12:00p
1/12 - 5/2

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

Advanced traditional Northwest Coast carving in wood, with emphasis on advanced design and technique. Using traditional tools, students will carve a wooden bowl with sculptural totemic head and semi sculptural legs. Detail with paint and shallow relief carving will follow. Projects will be appropriate to the course level and student experience. Tools and wood will be provided. ART 485 level only may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: ART S385 ( 3 credits).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37253J01Duane Bosch
WB101
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 6:00p
1/31 - 2/22

Tuition and fees: $698 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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