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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.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 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

Emphasis Areas (Select One)

Basketry Emphasis

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 Emphasis

Select from the following:

Minimum Credit Hours15
ARTS189Northwest Coast Toolmaking2
ARTS285Beginning Northwest Coast Carving1-3
ARTS385Intermediate Northwest Coast Carving1-3
ARTS485Advanced Northwest Coast Carving1-3

And other approved carving courses. Only the courses at the 400 level may be repeated for credit.

Weaving Emphasis

Select from the following:

Minimum Credit Hours15
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 (2015-2016 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 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

Areas

Select 6 credits from one of the following areas:

Drawing

ARTS205Intermediate Drawing3
ARTS305Advanced Drawing3
ARTS405Senior Drawing3

Painting

ARTS213Beginning Painting (Oil or Acrylic)3
ARTS313Intermediate Painting3
ARTS413Advanced Painting3

Ceramics

ARTS201Beginning Ceramics3
ARTS301Intermediate Ceramics3
ARTS401Advanced Ceramics3

Sculpture

ARTS211Introductory Photography3
ARTS311Intermediate Sculpture3
ARTS411Advanced Sculpture3

Printmaking

ARTS209Beginning Printmaking3
ARTS309Intermediate Printmaking3
ARTS409Advanced Printmaking3

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 (2015-2016 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 one from the following (2 credits total):

ARTS181Beginning Northwest Coast Design1-3
ARTS281Intermediate Northwest Coast Design1-3
ARTS381Advanced Northwest Coast Design1-3

Areas

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 Materials0.5
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 - 2016


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

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38974J01Christofer Taylor
SB105
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $640 (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.

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36131J01Benjamin Huff
EG112
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 4:30p
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

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37327TD1Elizabeth Zacher
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
5:00p - 6:30p
1/11 - 4/30

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Explore the world of clay through hand building, slab construction, extruding and glazing which will be covered during this fun, intensive class. This crash course is specifically designed for students new to ceramics. By the end of the workshop, students will complete four projects (or more) and gain a better understanding and appreciation of the ceramic medium. This course has a $40 lab fee.

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39800T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Tuesday
6:00p - 9:00p
2/23 - 3/29
DISTWEB
2/23 - 3/29

Tuition and fees: $230 (additional charges may apply)

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

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36132J01Jeremy Kane
SB106
Tuesday
12:00p - 5:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $695 (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.

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36133J01Christofer Taylor
SB105
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 2:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $600 (additional charges may apply)

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

Prerequisite: ART S205 or instructor permission.

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36136J01David Woodie
SB105
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 8:30p
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $600 (additional charges may apply)

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38678K01Steven Villano
ROBT115
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 8:30p
1/11 - 4/30

Students must purchase their own art supplies. List of required supplies available at the course website and at the Records/Registration office on campus.

Tuition and fees: $570 (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.

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36137J01Benjamin Huff
WB102
Wednesday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

ART 230
1 - 3 CR

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

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37344T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
10:00a - 1:00p
1/11 - 4/30
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

This section of artist studio is designed for all art media except ceramics. Students interested in artist studio for ceramics should register for section T02.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $190; $50 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

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38671T02Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
10:00a - 1:00p
1/11 - 4/30
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

For CERAMIC students ONLY. This special section of artist studio is designed for all levels of ceramic students. For any other media, students should register for section T01.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $190; $105 additional flat fee (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.

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37349TD1Elizabeth Zacher
DISTELIVE
Thursday
5:00p - 6:30p
1/11 - 4/30

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

This workshop emphasizes technique and the plasticity of metal. It is both exercise and project based through individual 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.

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40129T02Nicholas Galanin
SC
Mon, Tue
6:00p - 9:00p
3/7 - 4/12

Material fee: $30

Tuition and fees: $410 (additional charges may apply)

Continued study of traditional Northwest Coast design principles and elements. Students will learn about the interrelationship of foundational formline elements and how to combine them to create complex and intricate images. Students will gain experience composing original designs for their own carving, painting and regalia projects while working on a dance apron.

Prerequisite: Three credits ART S181.

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40075K01
HC
Saturday
10:00a - 4:00p
2/24 - 3/5
HC
Mon - Fri
5:30p - 9:00p
2/24 - 3/5

Tuition and fees: $50 (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.

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38934T01Delores Churchill
SC106
Saturday
9:00a - 3:00p
1/11 - 1/22
SC106
Mon - Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
1/11 - 1/22

Large Basket 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: $430 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38935T02Delores Churchill
SC106
Saturday
9:00a - 3:00p
1/11 - 1/22
SC106
Mon - Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
1/11 - 1/22

Hat 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: $580 (additional charges may apply)

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39594T03Delores Churchill
SC106
Saturday
9:00a - 3:00p
1/11 - 1/22
SC106
Mon - Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
1/11 - 1/22

Tuition and fees: $380 (additional charges may apply)

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39820K01Holly Churchill-Burns
HC
Saturday
9:00a - 4:00p
1/23 - 1/30
HC
Mon - Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
1/23 - 1/30
HC
Sunday
9:00a - 5:00p
1/23 - 1/30

Students will be introduced to material preparation and traditional Haida-style weaving techniques. Students will create a rattle-top basket with basic alternating colors and primary and secondary design.

Tuition and fees: $70 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to traditional Northwest Coast carving in wood. Using traditional tools, students will carve a wooden mask in the form of a mountain goat. Projects will be appropriate to the course level.

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36140J01Duane Bosch
SB105
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 6:00p
1/16 - 2/7

Short-term class. Drop by 1/15 for refund, or withdraw by 1/29.

Tuition and fees: $620 (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.

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37706T01Tommy Joseph
SITKA
Tuesday
6:00p - 9:00p
2/8 - 4/30

$5.15 - Student Accident Insurance TINS Students with their own tools should bring them to class.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $190; $5 additional flat fee (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.

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36141J01Jeremy Kane
SB106
Thursday
8:00a - 1:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $815 (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
36142J01Christofer Taylor
SB105
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 2:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $720 (additional charges may apply)

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

Prerequisite: ART S213.

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36145J01David Woodie
SB105
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 8:30p
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $720 (additional charges may apply)

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37346T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
10:00a - 1:00p
1/11 - 4/30
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

This section of artist studio is designed for all art media except ceramics. Students interested in artist studio for ceramics should register for section T02.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $230; $50 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38672T02Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
10:00a - 1:00p
1/11 - 4/30
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

For CERAMIC students ONLY. This special section of artist studio is designed for all levels of ceramic students. For any other art media, students should register for section T01.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $221; $114 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.

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40205T02Nicholas Galanin
SC
Mon, Tue
6:00p - 9:00p
3/7 - 4/12

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 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 techique, giving them enough knowledge and resource to practice this process on their own.

Tuition and fees: $490 (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.

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38936T01Delores Churchill
SC106
Saturday
9:00a - 3:00p
1/11 - 1/22
SC106
Mon - Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
1/11 - 1/22

Large Basket 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: $510 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38937T02Delores Churchill
SC106
Saturday
9:00a - 3:00p
1/11 - 1/22
SC106
Mon - Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
1/11 - 1/22

Hat 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: $660 (additional charges may apply)

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39595T03Delores Churchill
SC106
Saturday
9:00a - 3:00p
1/11 - 1/22
SC106
Mon - Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
1/11 - 1/22

Tuition and fees: $460 (additional charges may apply)

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40076K01Holly Churchill-Burns
HC
Saturday
10:00a - 3:00p
2/8 - 2/20
HC
Mon - Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
2/8 - 2/20

Tuition and fees: $50 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to traditional Northwest Coast carving in wood. Using traditional tools, students will carve a wooden mask in the form of a mountain goat. Projects will be appropriate to the course level.

Prerequisite: ART S285 (3 credits).

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36146J01Duane Bosch
SB105
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 6:00p
1/16 - 2/7

Short-term class. Drop by 1/15 for refund, or withdraw by 1/29.

Tuition and fees: $740 (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).

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37707T01Tommy Joseph
SITKA
Tuesday
6:00p - 9:00p
2/8 - 4/30

$5.15- Student Accident Insurance. Students with their own tools should bring them to class.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $230; $5 additional flat fee (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.

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36147J01Jeremy Kane
SB106
Wednesday
12:00p - 5:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $815 (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.

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36148J01Christofer Taylor
SB105
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 2:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $720 (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.

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36151J01David Woodie
SB105
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 8:30p
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $720 (additional charges may apply)

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

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37348T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
10:00a - 1:00p
1/11 - 4/30
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

This section of artist studio is designed for all art media except ceramics. Students interested in artist studio for ceramics should register for section T02.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $230; $50 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38673T02Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
10:00a - 1:00p
1/11 - 4/30
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

For CERAMIC students ONLY. This special section of artist studio is designed for all levels of ceramic students. For any other art media, students should register for section T01.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $230; $105 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 mask in the form of a mountain goat. Projects will be appropriate to the course level. ART 485 level only may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: ART S385 ( 3 credits).

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36152J01Duane Bosch
SB105
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 6:00p
1/16 - 2/7

Short-term class. Drop by 1/15 for refund, or withdraw by 1/29.

Tuition and fees: $740 (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).

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37709T01Tommy Joseph
SITKA
Tuesday
6:00p - 9:00p
2/8 - 4/30

$5.15 - Student Accident Insurance Students with their own tools should bring them to class.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $230; $5 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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