REALIZE YOUR

VISION

At Lyndon, we elicit creativity from our art students by valuing their unique vision. We teach a broad range of traditional and modern art mediums. Course offerings include Book Arts, Digital Arts, Painting, Life Drawing, Decorative Arts and Puppetry. Offerings that support student artist on campus include visiting artist lectures, the semi-annual Student Art Show, the Juried Student Art Show and exhibitions of regional artists at Lyndon’s Quimby Gallery.

The associates degree and minor in Visual Arts are open to all majors at the college. Many students in the BFA in Animation/Illustration, BFA in Design and BA in Visual Communications also pursue this coursework for artistic reasons and to broaden their career opportunities after graduation.

Advising Brochure, Program Literature: AS Visual Art

Degree Requirements (for 2014-2015 catalog)

Foundation Courses

This course provides an introduction to drawing mediums, techniques, and concepts, with emphasis on drawing from observation.

Prerequisites & Notes:

There is a lab fee. This course is offered every semester.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st SP or FA

This course is an introduction to the expressive and aesthetic aspects of art. The process of creating original works of art, composition, color and understanding art from an artist’s point of view will be emphasized. 

Prerequisites & Notes:

There is a lab fee. This course is offered every fall.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st FA

Studio Courses

Choose 5 (at least 3 must be 3000 level courses)

This course provides in-depth study of specific topics, themes, artists, mediums, and/or periods in the history of the visual arts. Topics rotate based on faculty expertise.

Prerequisites & Notes:

This course may be repeated once for credit with a change of topic. The prerequisites are ENG 1052 and permission. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every odd-numbered fall.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st or 2nd FA

This course explores the mechanical and electronic aspects of digital photography, as well as the basic tools of image manipulation. Instruction focuses on composition and the aesthetics of digital images. Access to a digital camera is required.

Prerequisites & Notes:

There is a lab fee. This course is offered every spring.

Credits: 2

Advised Term: 1st or 2nd FA

[LGAD3] This course is an introduction to a variety of decorative art mediums. Students will explore processes such as papermaking, marbling, pattern design, textile printing and fabric dyeing. Emphasis will be on creativity, the expressive use of color, and development of artistic technique. 

Prerequisites & Notes:

The prerequisite is sophomore standing. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every even-number spring.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st or 2nd SP

This course explores the use of digital technology as a venue for making art. Students will create original artwork using software programs in conjunction with digital photography and scans of traditional artwork. Contemporary digital artists and exhibition practices will be investigated.

Prerequisites & Notes:

There is a lab fee. This course is offered every odd spring.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st or 2nd SP

This course emphasizes perceptual and conceptual processes in drawing with an emphasis on composition and perspective drawing.

Prerequisites & Notes:

The prerequisite is ART 1011. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every fall.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st or 2nd FA

The study and practice of historical and contemporary calligraphy will be introduced in this class. Techniques of lettering by hand and the anatomy of letterforms will be studied in depth. 

Prerequisites & Notes:

There is a lab fee. This course is offered every odd-numbered fall.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st or 2nd FA

This course introduces techniques in watercolor painting, including preparation steps, paper selection, color mixing, and painting methods. Instruction covers aesthetics, composition, and possibilities of the medium.

Prerequisites & Notes:

The prerequisite is ART 1011. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every fall.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st or 2nd FA

This course introduces students to historical and contemporary sculpture. Studio projects explore form, space, and dimension utilizing a variety of mediums.

Prerequisites & Notes:

There is a lab fee. This course is offered every spring.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st or 2nd SP

This is a classic figure-drawing course, which explores human form and addresses such issues as anatomy, gesture, technique, and content. This course may be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites & Notes:

The prerequisite is ART 1011. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every spring.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st or 2nd SP

This course introduces techniques in acrylic painting, including preparation steps, canvas selection, color mixing, and painting methods. Instruction covers aesthetics, composition, and other possibilities of the medium.

Prerequisites & Notes:

The prerequisites are ART 2012 and ART 2020. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every spring.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st or 2nd SP

This course takes creative approaches to puppetry and mask making. Instruction includes the construction of puppets, masks and sets. Students are involved in various aspects of performance.

Prerequisites & Notes:

There is a lab fee. This course is offered every even-numbered fall.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st or 2nd FA

This course is an introduction to the design and construction of handmade artist’s books. Opportunity will be provided for the creation of artwork, photography, or other content in addition to learning multiple styles and bindings for books.

Prerequisites & Notes:

The prerequisite is sophomore standing. There is a lab fee. The course may be repeated once. This course is offered every fall.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st or 2nd FA

Art History

This course provides a survey of the history of Western art from prehistoric times to the early Renaissance, with emphasis on developing visual awareness and the ability to analyze works of art. This instruction examines selected works in terms of their historical and cultural elements and the phenomenon of stylistic change over the centuries.

Prerequisites & Notes:

The prerequisite is ENG 1052. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every fall.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 2nd FA

This course surveys the history of Western art from the Renaissance to the present. The instruction provides emphasis on developing the student’s visual awareness and ability to analyze works of art. The instruction consists of lectures that examine selected works in terms of their historical and cultural elements and the phenomenon of stylistic change over the centuries.

Prerequisites & Notes:

The prerequisite is ENG 1052. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every spring.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 2nd SP