The art program provides a positive environment where students can explore their own creativity and freely express themselves through art. Students will have the opportunity to improve their artistry by honing their technical, analytical and writing skills. The faculty are committed to helping students explore and perfect the individual expression of their own identities as artists and persons, according to their abilities and interests.
A thorough and varied curriculum offers a solid base for careers in art education, commercial design, studio art, or graduate study. Courses in drawing, painting, watercolor, commercial art, design and color theory, ceramics, jewelry, fibers, sculpture, art history, printmaking and art education are offered.
Students make a serious commitment to their art and routinely participate in local, state, and national art competitions. Over the past ten years, Lincoln University art majors have won an average of 30 awards per year in various art competitions.
Art students will be able to take advantage of the MAC computer lab with terminals for each student, color printers, color scanners, and some of the latest software for design, illustrating, photo imaging and photo editing.
Art Course Descriptions
Listed courses may not be taught every semester or every year. The department head and art advisors have information about projected course offerings for a semester/year.
ART 100 INTRODUCTION TO ART (3, fa, sp, su). An introduction to the visual arts including the study of the elements, principles, media, techniques, and critical appreciation. (Satisfies a humanities requirement of general education.) MOTR ARTS 100, transfer guaranteed.
ART 104 THEORY OF DESIGN AND COLOR (3, sp, LF). A studio course dealing with the elements and principles of design. Emphasis on two- dimensional composition, craftsmanship, expressive skills, and color theory. Five hours per week, 1 lecture and 4 studios.
ART 107 DRAWING I (3, fa, LF). A studio course in drawing. A selection of methods and media will be introduced. Emphasis will be on developing skills in composition, perspective, value, volume, craftsmanship, and working from observation. Five hours per week. MOTR PERF 105D, transfer guaranteed.
ART 175 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-5). Topic to be listed in course schedule. May re- enrolls as topic changes. May not be used as a general education requirement.
ART 200 ART HISTORY I (3, fa). Art History I is a survey course covering the creative and aesthetic efforts of various cultures from prehistoric times to the medieval period. Students will read, discuss, and write about art, architecture and decorative arts of selected different world cultures. Course topics include art, artists and art styles of the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania. The course consists of a writing component in which students will write essays on selected art history topics. Lectures/discussions, demonstrations, class presentation, videos, collaboration, problem solving, and group critiques are the means of learning. This course satisfies a humanities requirement for general education.
ART 201 ART HISTORY II (3, sp) Art History II is a survey course covering the creative and aesthetic efforts of various cultures from the medieval period to present day. Students will read, discuss and write about art, architecture and decorative arts of selected different world cultures. Course topics include art, artists and art styles of the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania. The course consists of a writing component in which students will write essays on selected art history topics. Lectures/discussions, demonstrations, class presentation, videos, collaboration, problem solving, and group critiques are the means of learning. This course satisfies a humanities requirement for general education. MOTR ARTS 102, transfer guaranteed.
ART 203 ELEMENTARY ART EDUCATION (1-3, sp) or ELEMENTARYART EDUCATION AND OBSERVATIONS Art education history, philosophy, stages of development, teaching methods, classroom management, and organization of materials. In addition, the enrollment for 3 credit hours will include observations in a variety of actual classroom settings for 16 one-hour periods. Four or five hours per week. Co-requisite: Should be taken concurrently with EDU 204 and SE 221.
ART 206* FIBERS (3, LF). An introductory course in fibers stressing various processes which include the following units: weaving, surface design, and papermaking. Five hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 104.
ART 207* BASIC COMMERCIAL DESIGN (3, fa, LF). Introduction to problems and practices in commercial art: layouts, basic lettering and advertising designs. Five hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 104.
ART 208* WATERCOLOR PAINTING (3, LF). A beginning course in watercolor painting. Five hours per week. Prerequisites: ART 104 and 217.
ART 209 CERAMICS I (3, fa, LF). Ceramics I is an introductory studio course designed to acquaint students with the history, terminology and processes involved in ceramic pottery. The course introduces the students to ceramic hand construction techniques with major emphasis on the coil method of construction and the basic use of the potter’s wheel. Lectures, discussions, demonstrations, class presentations, videos, collaboration, problem-solving and critiques are the means of learning.
ART 210* PRINTMAKING (3, fa LF). An introduction to the history, materials and techniques of printmaking intended to develop technical and expressive abilities
ART 217 DRAWING II (3, sp, LF). Advanced studio course in drawing. A continuation of Drawing I. Emphasis on developing individual areas of strength and interest. Five hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 107.
ART 222 PAINTING I (3, fa, LF). An introductory studio course covering media and techniques of painting and safe studio practices. Emphasis on the use of oil media to create a variety of subjects such as landscapes, still life, self -portraits and the human figure. Prerequisites: ART 104 and 217.
ART 301* FIGURE DRAWING (3, LF). A course in drawing the human figure from life. Five hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 217.
ART 303 GRAPHIC DESIGN I (3, sp). Intermediate course in page layout techniques and graphics-related software. Students in this course will assist in the layout and design of Arts & Letters, the student art and literature journal. Prerequisite: ART 207.
ART 304 AFRICIAN AMERICIAN ART HISTORY (3, fa, sp, su). Art 305 is a survey of African American art and artists from the 1600’s to the present. The course considers the artistic development of artists in the context of the prevailing social, political, cultural and economic conditions. Prerequisite: ENG 102 Comp & Rht II.
ART 307* JEWELRY (3, LF). An introductory course in design and execution of jewelry. Five hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 104.
ART 309* CERAMICS II (3, sp, LF). Ceramics II is a studio course designed to acquaint students with the history, terminology and processes involved in ceramic pottery. The course builds on students prior experiences in ceramic hand construction and use of the potter’s wheel with emphasis on advanced wheel projects. Lectures, discussions, demonstrations, class presentations, videos, collaboration, problem-solving and critiques are the means of learning. Prerequisite: ART 209.
ART 310 PRINTMAKING II (3, sp LF) Advanced exploration into materials and techniques of stone lithography and multi-viscosity intaglio processes. Prerequisite: ART 210
ART 323* PAINTING II (3, sp, LF). This course is a continuation of the study of materials and techniques of oil painting intended to develop technical and expressive abilities. Development of composition and observational skills will be stressed, as well as an emphasis on painting as communication. Prerequisite: ART 222.
ART 401 GRAPHIC DESIGN III (3, fa, odd). An advanced design course emphasizing more advanced development of graphics-related products including page layout, animation and packaging design. Prerequisite: ART 207 and ART 303.
ART 421* FIGURE PAINTING (3, sp, even LF). An advanced course in painting from the live model. Five hours per week. Prerequisites: ART 301 and 323.
ART 422* SCULPTURE (3, fa, odd, LF). A basic course in sculpture. Five hours per week. Prerequisites: ART 104 and 217.
ART 423* ADVANCED TECHNICAL PROBLEMS (3, fa, sp, LF). A culminating course in art based on experiences and skills acquired during the freshman, sophomore, and junior years. A senior exhibit is required as a part of this course. Prerequisite: All required art courses in the art sequence prior to the senior year.
ART 475 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART AND ART EDUCATION (1-5). Selected topics in art and art education dealing with special subjects of professional interest (studio skills, current practices, developmental processes, commercial uses, etc.).
ART 498* ART INTERNSHIP (3, fa, even). This course is designed to offer art majors the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as they learn. Students are afforded the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge obtained in the classroom.