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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: Summer - 2016


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 Sitka 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.fineartscamp.org/index.html

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52607T01Elizabeth Zacher
SITKA
All Week
9:00a - 9:00p
6/26 - 7/10

Tuition and fees: $90 (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
51963TD1Elizabeth Zacher
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
5:00p - 6:30p
5/16 - 8/6

Additional information available at the course website: www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 800-478-6653. Books available 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)

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
52665T01Mark Sixbey
SC
Mon, Wed
6:00p - 9:00p
7/11 - 7/27

Tuition and fees: $220 (additional charges may apply)

ART 230
1 - 3 CR

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51809T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
10:00a - 1:00p
5/16 - 8/6

This section of artist studio is designed for all 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)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51812T02Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
10:00a - 1:00p
5/16 - 8/6

For CERAMIC students ONLY. This 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: $190; $105 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to silver carving techniques, includes application of design, tools, making of engravers, cutting angles of engraving tools, methods of carving formline design, practice of carving and designing and carving a copper project. A history of carving in NWC Art will also be covered.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52025T01Dave Galanin
SC
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 9:00p
6/13 - 6/22

Material Fee: $30

Tuition and fees: $220 (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
52445J01Delores Churchill
EG223
Saturday
9:00a - 3:00p
7/6 - 7/16
EG223
Mon - Fri
5:30p - 9:00p
7/6 - 7/16

Tuition and fees: $508 (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
51989T01Delores Churchill
SC115
Mon - Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
6/20 - 7/2
SC115
Saturday
9:00a - 3:00p
6/20 - 7/2

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
51991T02Delores Churchill
SC115
Mon - Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
6/20 - 7/2
SC115
Saturday
9:00a - 3:00p
6/20 - 7/2

Hat Students should bring the following items to class: 1) Mold for hat (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)

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52446J01Kay Parker
EG223
Saturday
9:00a - 2:45p
5/23 - 6/4
EG223
Mon - Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
5/23 - 6/4

No class 5/30 Memorial Day, campus closed. Beginning students will complete a small Ravenstail medicine bag.

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

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51810T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
10:00a - 1:00p
5/16 - 8/6

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
51813T02Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
10:00a - 1:00p
5/16 - 8/6

For CERAMIC students ONLY. This 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)

Intermediate silver carving techniques. Includes application of design, tools, making of engravers, cutting angles of engraving tools, methods of carving formline design, practice of carving and designing and carving a copper project. A history of carving in NWC Art will also be covered.

Prerequisite: Previous experience in area of study.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52026T01Dave Galanin
SC
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 9:00p
6/13 - 6/22

Material Fee: $30

Tuition and fees: $260 (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
52447J01Delores Churchill
EG223
Mon - Fri
5:30p - 9:00p
7/6 - 7/16
EG223
Saturday
9:00a - 3:00p
7/6 - 7/16

Tuition and fees: $582 (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
51992T01Delores Churchill
SC115
Saturday
9:00a - 3:00p
6/20 - 7/2
SC115
Mon - Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
6/20 - 7/2

Large Basket Students should bring the following items to class: 1) Mold for basket 2) Basin for water (i.e., large cool whip container 3) Paring knife

Tuition and fees: $510 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51993T02Delores Churchill
SC115
Saturday
9:00a - 3:00p
6/20 - 7/2
SC115
Mon - Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
6/20 - 7/2

Hat Students should bring the following items to class: 1) Mold for hat 2) Basin for water (i.e., large cool whip container) 3) Paring knife

Tuition and fees: $660 (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
52448J01Kay Parker
EG223
Saturday
9:00a - 2:45p
5/23 - 6/4
EG223
Mon - Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
5/23 - 6/4

No class 5/30 Memorial Day, campus closed. Intermediate students will make substantial progress on an approved Ravenstail legging project.

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

Student will create pottery pieces that represent different cultures. A presentation and paper on each piece explaining how they relate to the culture in which they originated will be REQUIRED, along with other assignments.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52728TD1Elizabeth Zacher
DISTWEB
5/16 - 8/6

Directed Study for : Constance Stanford

Tuition and fees: $690 (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
51811T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
10:00a - 1:00p
5/16 - 8/6

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
51814T02Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
10:00a - 1:00p
5/16 - 8/6

For CERAMIC studetns 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)

Intermediate silver carving techniques. Includes application of design, tools, making of engravers, cutting angles of engraving tools, methods of carving formline design, practice of carving and designing and carving a copper project. A history of carving in NWC Native Art will also be covered.

Prerequisite: Proficiency in area of study.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52027T01Dave Galanin
SC
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 9:00p
6/13 - 6/22

Material fee: $30

Tuition and fees: $260 (additional charges may apply)

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

Prerequisite: ART S382.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52449J01Delores Churchill
EG223
Saturday
9:00a - 3:00p
7/6 - 7/16
EG223
Mon - Fri
5:30p - 9:00p
7/6 - 7/16

Tuition and fees: $582 (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
52450J01Kay Parker
EG223
Saturday
9:00a - 2:45p
5/23 - 6/4
EG223
Mon - Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
5/23 - 6/4

No class 5/30 Memorial Day, campus closed. 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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