Fine Arts

Art and design have permeated human experience for thousands of years. The fine artist and the designer both require knowledge of the same visual principles. An art major is trained in visual perception, design principles and manual skills necessary for personal expression or a commercial career in various art media. The graduate of the AA program in art at Allan Hancock College will: Participate in a variety of visual arts through the application of developed skills in visual perception, analysis, design principles and technical abilities and demonstrate these in a portfolio work. A major of 27-28 units) is required for the associate in arts degree.

Information about Fine Arts Courses at Allan Hancock College

Drawing

ART 120 Drawing 1 (3 units)
An exploration of freehand drawing using a variety of drawing media with emphasis on 2D and 3D spatial composition.
ART 121 Drawing 2 (3 units)
A continuation of ART 120 with greater emphasis on pictorial composition, style and color drawing techniques.
ART 122 Life Drawing 1 (3 units)
A fundamental course in the study of the human figure including anatomy, form, movement and composition.
ART 123 Life Drawing 2 (3 units)
A continuation of life drawing in the study of the human figure.

Design

ART 108 Design 1 on the Computer (3 units) A basic study of visual design elements and principles, using the computer.
ART 110 Design 1 (3 units)
An introduction to the elements and principles of design.
ART 112 Design Color Theory (3 units)
An intensive study and application of color theory.
ART 113 Three-Dimensional Design (3 units)
Investigates a series of spatial design problems as they might apply to professional fields, including architecture, interior design, display and sculpture.

Mixed Media

ART 107 Computer Fine Art (3 units)
An examination of the styles and techniques of computer fine art.
ART 124 Mixed Media (3 units)
An exploration of a variety of traditional and distinctly unique two-dimensional art media as they relate to drawing and painting mediums.

Painting

ART 125 Painting in Acrylics 1 (3 units)
A study of acrylic painting techniques.
ART 126 Painting in Acrylics 2 -3 units)
An intermediate course with emphasis on the development of an individual style in acrylic painting.
ART 127 Painting in Watercolor 1 (3 units)
A study of watercolor techniques.
ART 128 Painting in Watercolor 2 -3 units)
An intermediate course with emphasis on the development of an individual style in watercolor painting.
ART 129 Painting in Oils 1 (3 units)
A study of oil painting techniques.
ART 130 Painting in Oils 2 (3 units)
An intermediate course with emphasis on the development of an individual style in oil painting.
ART 131 Portraits (1.5 units)
A study of portrait drawing and painting.
ART 132 Landscape (1.5 units)
An examination of the styles and techniques of landscape painting and drawing.
ART 133 Painting the Figure 1 (0.5 units)
Painting the human figure, exploring color, composition and style. Students may choose to work in acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels or other painting media.