Student Art Show 2014

Student Art Show

You’ve always been a little bit different.

You’d look for faces in clouds, collect rocks shaped like rabbits, or pretend your next bite of broccoli was a miniature tree. You were different, but from your first box of crayons, something clicked.

Something inside you begged to be drawn, painted, carved, printed, and pushed out into the world.

At Texarkana College, our fine and studio arts program is a little bit different, just like you. Our classes are small and structured to give your creativity a way to blossom and grow. With one-on-one, experienced guidance we’ve built a place where both collaboration and self-expression can thrive. Find out what you can do, and do it so much better than you’d dreamed possible.

Create your career in the arts today. Start here.

Associate of Arts – Concentration in Fine & Studio Arts

The curriculum in art is designed for either students who wish to transfer to other colleges and universities, or those who only wish to acquire skill or knowledge in creating. Drawing, painting, sculpting, and observing will allow each student to discover their own unique means of expression. Texarkana College art classes offer a very rare ingredient in art training today – individual attention. Small classes form the backbone of the structure necessary for creativity. This is not just a convenience; it is a way of teaching. Although Texarkana College offers many advantages over a larger four-year university, all the classes are geared for transfer into any accredited college or university. The following is a suggested course of study which will satisfy the requirements for this Associates of Arts degree at Texarkana College.

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3   ENGL 1302 (core)
Composition II
ARTS 1301 (Creative Arts core)
Art Appreciation
3   SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
HIST 1301 (core)
United States History I
3   HIST 1302 (core)
United States History II
EDUC/PSYC 1300 (core)
Learning Frameworks
3   ARTS 1316
Drawing I
MATH 1332* or MATH 1314 (core)
Math for Liberal Arts or College Algebra
3   ARTS 1311
Design I
Total 15   Total 15

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
Pick one: Language, Philosophy, & Culture (core)
ENGL 2327 / 2328 American Literature I/II
ENGL 2332 / 2333 World Literature I/II
HIST 2321 / 2332 World Civilizations I/II
3   Pick one: Social & Behavioral Science (any core course)
PSYC 2301/2308 General or Child Psychology
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology
GOVT 2305 (core)
Federal Government
3   GOVT 2306 (core)
Texas Government
BIOL 1308* Biology for Non-Science Majors I
or BIOL/GEOL/CHEM/PHYS (any core course/no lab)
2   BIOL 1309* Biology for Non-Science Majors II
or BIOL/GEOL/CHEM/PHYS (any core course/no lab)
ARTS 2316 or ARTS 2317 or ARTS 2366
Painting I or Painting II or Watercolor I
3   ARTS 2316 or ARTS 2317 or ARTS 2366
Painting I or Painting II or Watercolor I
ARTS 2326 or ARTS 2346 or ARTS 2347
Sculpture I or Ceramics I or Ceramics II
3   ARTS 2326 or ARTS 2346 or ARTS 2347
Sculpture I or Ceramics I or Ceramics II
Total 15   Total
Arts (Fine & Studio Arts) AA Total

* Recommended or Preferred course
Consult the catalog of the four-year institution to which you intend to transfer.

Fine & Studio Arts Course Descriptions

Core Courses

Several courses for this degree can be found in the Academic Core. View the Academic Core

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation

This is a course on the appreciation of art. The content is based on looking at works of art. The objective of this is to broaden and enlighten the cultural background of the student. Art Appreciation is required for all art majors. Elementary Education and various other degree majors should consult the catalog of the four-year institution to which you intend to transfer.

ARTS 1311 Design I

Emphasis upon two-dimensional design; includes the fundamentals of line, color, form, texture, shape, space and arrangement. A foundation course structured to solving compositional problems through various mediums such as drawing and painting.

ARTS 1316 Drawing I

A fundamental course investigating a variety of media, techniques and subjects, exploring perceptual and descriptive possibilities. Emphasis is placed on visual perceptions and final works ready for exhibit.

ARTS 2316 Painting I

A disciplined study of the use of oil, color mixing, methods of application on canvas and panels using genre, portraits, still life, and landscape subjects. Exploring the potentials of painting media with emphasis on color and composition.

ARTS 2317 Painting II

Continuation of ARTS 2316. Advanced techniques in oil, with an emphasis on works to be exhibited. Prerequisite: ARTS 2316.

ARTS 2326 Sculpture I

An exploration of various sculptural approaches in a variety of media including additive and subtractive techniques.

ARTS 2327 Sculpture II

A continuation of ARTS 2326, with more emphasis on individualized work. Students can select to engage in additive and subtractive type sculptures. Prerequisite: ARTS 2326.

ARTS 2346 Ceramics I

Creating pottery forms by use of the slab, pinch, coil and throwing methods; firing and glazing.

ARTS 2347 Ceramics II

Continuation of Ceramics 2346 with original glaze experiments in clay. Prerequisite: Arts 2346.

ARTS 2366 Water Color I

This course provides experience with watercolor painting using wet and dry paper. Emphasis on techniques and individual exploration.

ARTS 2367 Water Color II

Continuation of Water Color I. Emphasis placed on final works to be exhibited. Prerequisite: ARTS 2366.

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To learn more, please contact us.

Valerie Owen
Art Professor
(903) 823-3275
Mary Ellen Young
Dean of Liberal & Performing Arts