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Nossi College of Art (2008-2010)

BD 101: Basic Drawing:

This fundamental course introduces the beginning art student to the principles of drawing. Accurate observations of shapes, forms and contours will be stressed while learning to use a variety of mediums such as pen & ink, graphite pencils, markers and colored pencils. Students will produce works of art using a variety of drawing techniques, including cross-hatching, overlaying colors, stippling and washes.
DC/CT102: Design Composition and Color Theory:
Students are introduced to design concepts using a variety of media. As they complete projects that emphasize various aspects of composition. They will learn about balance, positive & negative space, focal point, the illusion of depth and motion as well as color theory and the emotional responses to colors. The students will study the terminology used in the art world.
AF 130 Anatomy/Figure Drawing:
The structure of the human body is taught by observing the skeleton of the human figure. Understanding the bone structure is an essential prerequisite to drawing the human figure accurately. The muscular structure of the human body is also emphasized. Upon completion students will be able to produce professional drawings of anatomically correct figures which depict chiaroscuro, contrast, value and placement. Students will draw such figures using pencil charcoal, pastel and Conte crayons.
PD 204 Perspective Drawing:
This is a drawing class where students learn the rules of perspective, from one point to multi-point perspective, and apply those rules to their own drawings. The students will be able to create compositions that approximate the human visual experience
AM 218 Alternative Mediums:
This course will introduce the student to a variety of illustration mediums to enhance the versatility of the student in the visual communication industry. Projects in watercolor and airbrush will be completed. The medium of acrylics will be explored. The class will culminate in a final project utilizing a combination of at least three different mediums.
GDS 350 Graphic Design Specialty:
Both graphic art and verbal skills will be the focus of this course. Students will learn the importance of, and techniques for, generating and selling design concepts to a client. Students will move through the entire process from presentation to conclusion of design creation, designing logos, flyers, posters and more to build an entire advertising campaign.
PG 360 Package Design
: Importance of packaging in the marketplace. From Point-of-Purchase to unique product design, students will learn how to design packaging from concept to prototype. A gained knowledge of packaging’s role in culture and society as well as familiarity with brand importance will be addressed.
IL 309 Illustration:
In this course students will learn the different genres of illustration markets including editorial, advertising, corporate, technical, book publishing, and packaging. Students will be introduced to the business of illustration. Knowledge of pricing, contracts, kill feels and second rights will be taught. Upon completion students will have produced four illustrations ready for publication.
IL 310 Illustration Materials & Techniques (I):
In this course students will explore different styles of painting used in the illustration market. Various approaches will include the use of oil and acrylic paints. Students will research different illustrators who have worked in a variety of mediums.
IL 380: 3D Illustration:
Students will have the opportunity to learn techniques and procedures to create small sculptures known as maquettes. Maquettes are used as prototypes for animated characters in film as well as in the toy industry.
IL 410: Advertising Illustration:
Students will research advertising agencies, design studios and corporations and inquire about their illustration needs. Projects will range from annual reports to products and posters.

Roane State Community College (1995-2006) Art

103 Three-Dimensional Design:
Studio course dealing with solving design problems and creating art in real space using three dimensional materials.

Art 104 Introduction to Illustration:
Studio course in the fundamentals of illustration, including both black & white and color illustration.

Art 105 Illustration II: Continuation of Art 104
with a more self-actualized course of instruction and emphasis on portfolio development.
Art 111 Drawing I:

Studio course covering the exploration and refinement of the fundamental aspects of drawing with an emphasis on composition, technique and concept.
Art 113 Painting I:

Studio course introducing the techniques, materials and tools of oil and acrylic painting.
Art 121 Art Appreciation:

Lecture course designed to impart an appreciation of the function of art in society as well as a general knowledge of art history.

Art 140 Introduction to Industrial Design:
Introduction to industrial design techniques to include marker rendering and basic model-making.
Art 147 Industrial Design II:

Continuation of Introduction to Industrial Design with an emphasis on ideation and development of design philosophy.
Art 161 Printmaking I:

An introductory survey of printmaking with studio experience in intaglio, monotype, and relief techniques.
Art 181: Visions:

Emphasis on research, creative processes, scriptwriting and problem solving in the conceptualization of original projects or the visualization of assigned problems. Group critiques assist students in the formation and polishing of work to be produced with the computer or traditional media.
Art 211 Watercolor I:

Techniques, materials and tools of transparent watercolor. Lincoln Memorial University (1993-1995, 2007)
Art 205 Three-Dimensional Design:

Studio course dealing with solving design problems and creating art in real space using three dimensional materials.
Art 260 Graphic Design I:

Introduction to elements and principles of graphic design. Survey of basic graphic design tools, materials and techniques.
Art 361 Graphic Design II:

Concept development and the study of graphic design elements to include introduction to imagery and typography.
Art 362 Graphic Design III:

Continuation of Art 361; introduction to computer-aided design.
Art 380 Survey of Art History I (on-line course):
A chronological survey of the major styles and achievements of Western art from the Prehistoric period through the Gothic Period.

University of Tennessee (1991-1993

Art 460 Graphic Design IV:

Organization and assembly of portfolios, including discussion of business and professional practice.
Art 351 Intermediate Graphic Design (Lab):

Conceptual development and the study of graphic design elements with emphasis on packaging design.

University of Alaska; Kenai Peninsula Campus (1988-1989)

Art 453 Advertising Illustration:
Media and techniques as applied to advertising illustration.
Art 150 Introduction to Commercial Art:

Studio course in the fundamentals of graphic and advertising design, illustration and related production methods.
Art 258 Illustration I:
Studio course in the fundamentals of illustration. Course includes limited color illustration, preparation of art for reproduction, and development of portfolios.