Department of Art

http://www.wku.edu/art

Brent Oglesbee, Department Head
Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center 443
(270) 745-3944
art@wku.edu

Faculty

Professor

Michael A. Nichols, MFA (Fine Arts, Painting), Fontbonne College, 2000

Brent T. Oglesbee, MFA (Art), PA State University Main Campus, 1983

Yvonne Petkus, MFA (Art, Painting), University of Washington, 1996

Associate Professor

Kristina E. Arnold, MFA (Art, Painting), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2003

Ingrid A. Cartwright, PhD (Art History), University of Maryland College Park, 2007

Miwon Choe, PhD (Curriculum and Instruction), Indiana University at Bloomington, 2001

Michael B. Dedas, MFA (Art), University of Cincinnati Main Campus, 2003

Guy D. Jordan, PhD (Art History), University of Maryland College Park, 2007

Joon G. Sung, MFA (Computer Graphics), Syracuse University Main Campus, 2001

Assistant Professor

David M. Marquez, MFA (Art), University of Iowa, 2003


Art Courses

ART 401G   Art of the Italian Renaissance    3 Hours

This course analyzes the architecture, sculpture and paintings of Italian Renaissance with an emphasis on the examination of selected examples. Graduate students will be required to display advanced research skills.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016

ART 405G   Art Theory and Criticism    3 Hours

Major theories of art, both historical and contemporary, and various approaches to qualitative judgments about individual works of art. Graduate students will be required to display advanced research skills.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015

ART 411G   Foundations of Art Education and Methods II    3 Hours

Provide diverse experiences related to art education theory and practice in elementary schools. Field experiences in public schools outside the regular class sessions are required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.
Prerequisite(s): ART 311 or equivalent, PSY 510, SPED 516 or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 413G   Foundations of Art Education and Methods III    3 Hours

Long-term curriculum design, assessment, and classroom management methods, appropriate for visual arts instruction in secondary schools. Field experience is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.
Prerequisite(s): ART 411G.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 420G   Ceramics    3 Hours

A continuation of production in clay form and research in experimental clay and glaze composition.
Prerequisite(s): ART 321.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 421G   Ceramics    3 Hours

This course requires advanced individual performance in creative design concepts and in research and recording.
Prerequisite(s): ART 420.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 422G   Ceramics    3 Hours

This course is a continuation of ART 421.
Prerequisite(s): ART 421.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 440G   Drawing    3 Hours

Advanced drawing explorations through individual problem solving.
Prerequisite(s): ART 341.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 450G   Printmaking    3 Hours

Stresses advanced printmaking techniques and requires students to have strong personal imagery.
Prerequisite(s): ART 351.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 451G   Printmaking    3 Hours

Printmaking exploration through research and creative activity.
Prerequisite(s): ART 450.
Corequisite(s): ART 452.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 452G   Printmaking    3 Hours

This course consists of advanced research problems in printmaking.
Corequisite(s): ART 451.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 460G   Painting    3 Hours

Research problems in selected painting materials are provided in this course.
Prerequisite(s): ART 361.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 461G   Painting    3 Hours

This course consists of advanced individual research problems in painting.
Prerequisite(s): ART 460.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 462G   Painting    3 Hours

This course is a continuation of ART 461.
Prerequisite(s): ART 461.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 470G   Sculpture    3 Hours

Sculptural problems. Introduction to metal casting using sand molds.
Prerequisite(s): ART 371.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 471G   Sculpture    3 Hours

Sculptural problems. Introduction to the lost-wax method of casting.
Prerequisite(s): ART 371 and ART 372.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 472G   Sculpture    3 Hours

Experience in solving problems met in professional practice.
Prerequisite(s): ART 471.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 480G   Weaving    3 Hours

This course consists of creative research in the areas of double-weave, ikat, the use of indigenous fibers and other more complicated techniques.
Prerequisite(s): ART 381.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 481G   Weaving    3 Hours

This course provides for the development of special creative problems involving techniques investigated in ART 480.
Prerequisite(s): ART 480.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 482G   Weaving    3 Hours

This course involves advanced individual research in weaving.
Prerequisite(s): ART 481.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 490G   Special Problems    3-6 Hours

Independent course work done on an individual basis under the guidance of a selected faculty member.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015

ART 491G   Special Studies    3 Hours

Independent course work done on an individual basis under the guidance of a selected faculty member.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2016

ART 496G   Studio Art Topic    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Investigates different topics in art through process or technique in a studio practice.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; spring 2017

ART 511   Independent Investigation/Art Education    3 Hours

Independent study in art curriculum and methodology, with emphasis on the literature, selected art history, and studio areas.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015

ART 512   Independent Investigation/Art Education    3 Hours

Independent study in art curriculum and methodology (including art history and studio). Emphasizes the use of surveys, observations, and experimental techniques.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015

ART 520   Ceramic Art    3 Hours

Advanced levels of clay forming techniques and clay glaze composition. Research in various phases of the ceramic process.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 540   Drawing    3 Hours

Independent study utilizing traditional methods of drawing. Students are encouraged to investigate and utilize new directions.
Course Fee: $50
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 550   Printmaking    3 Hours

Independent study utilizing traditional methods of printmaking. Encourages the exploration of new directions in personal expression.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 560   Painting    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Advanced aspects of painting, with emphasis on experimentation in different styles and on individualized approaches.
Course Fee: $50
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016; fall 2016

ART 570   Sculpture    3 Hours

Independent study and experimentation in sculpture.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 580   Weaving    3 Hours

Individual study of weaving utilizing traditional and experimental techniques: the production of works that are highly individualistic and are of exhibition quality.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 590   Workshop in Arts and Humanities Education    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Integrated arts and humanities curriculum development in P-12 settings.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; spring 2016

ART 591   Investigation/Art History    3 Hours

Topics and approaches for special areas of interest. Emphasis on the traditional periods of art history.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; summer 2017

ART 599   Thesis Research/Writing    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Thesis research and writing directed by faculty committee.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ART 600   Maintaining Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.
Grade Mode: Non-graded
Recent Term(s) Offered: None