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The Art department has a place for expressive people like you. We provide supplies, studio experience, and teachers dedicated to sharing their knowledge and love for the arts. Through fine art, we are able to preserve and share culture, feelings, history and knowledge. The curriculum available to you in the Art department will allow you to develop a portfolio, gain better insight into the fine arts, and help you grow and develop personally.

The faculty of the Art Department is committed to the objective of making the arts of the past and present available to the students through historical surveys and the studio experience. It is believed that this heritage of thought and skill, going beyond our immediate time and culture, will enrich the students' lives, their personal view of their world, and their communication of ideas, through added knowledge and inter-cultural understanding.

TRANSFER MAJOR REQUIREMENTS in Art are available in the Counseling Center. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for specific transfer requirements. Positions for which four-year graduates in Art are qualified are professional artist, teacher, fine artist and crafts artist.

Art History for Transfer

AA-T Degree

Art History is a program that provides students with an understanding of the history of visual arts and architecture. The program curriculum introduces students to the different art historical methodologies that shape the study of art of the past and present. Students examine art objects stylistically and contextually while highlighting a relationship between the object and the cultural values and beliefs of its creators. Students also explore the role of the artist, the patrons and the audience of art throughout history. The courses emphasize the fundamentals of visual analysis resulting in critical thinking and writing, as well as visual literacy.

The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer degree (AA-T) prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in Art History. Students completing the Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer degree and meeting the CSU minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 units to earn a bachelor’s degree.

To earn the Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, including:

  • completion of the major requirements with grades of C or better; and
  • certified completion of either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum.

It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

Studio Arts for Transfer

AA-T Degree

Studio Arts is a program that provides students with broad exposure to the visual arts through basic requirements in two and three-dimensional studio and art history. Program curriculum introduces students to the fundamental concerns of art, including lab and material safety, visual literacy, design, problem solving, and critical thinking. Through various hands on projects, students develop the skills necessary to approach problems, analyze constraints and requirements, and use appropriate techniques to invent creative solutions in a variety of media.

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree (AA-T) prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts or a major deemed similar by a CSU campus. Students earning an associate degree for transfer and meeting the CSU minimum transfer admission requirements are guaranteed admission with junior standing to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 additional prescribed units to earn a bachelor’s degree.

To earn the Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.0, including both of the following:

  • completion of all courses required for the major with grades of “C” or better; and
  • completion of the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE) pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

Art

A.A. Degree

The key to a successful career in art is a high-quality portfolio. In our Art A.A. program, you will fine-tune the skills you need to develop a portfolio that will serve you well in finding a career. With the knowledge you gain in our curriculum, you will become better prepared for an entry-level position in the fine and applied arts fields. We provide workshops for classes such as drawing, sculpture, painting, and a host of other artistic media. Whether you are taking classes to develop a portfolio, or simply for personal enrichment, we can meet your interests.

Art History

A.A. Degree

Learn about the styles, themes, and creators ofthe art that influences culture today. Our A.A. program in Art History will give you an understanding of the history of visual arts and architecture. You will learn the progress and development of the different historical art styles thatshape the study of arts in the past and present. Learn to interpret themeanings of various works and gain insight into the cultural values and beliefsof their creators. This program will prepare you for transfer to a university, while enhancing your writing and critical thinking skills.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Verbal and written evaluation: Differentiate and evaluate verbally or in written form a work of art (his or her own art, the work of other students, and/or historical works of art) in terms of technical and aesthetic success and historical/cultural references
  • Analyze, invent and construct solution: Analyze problem, formulate/invent idea then execute and use appropriate techniques to build or construct a solution/project that meets assignment criteria.
  • Best studio practices: Practice and demonstrate appropriate, safe and sustainable studio/lab practices, when inventing and producing solutions, to meet assigned project criteria.
  • Visual Literacy: Use both pre-compiled knowledge and devise alternative knowledge structures to demonstrate understanding of works of art. Identify, analyze, and/or create images and objects which may contain multiple meanings and ways of communicating.
  • Historical: Identify and analyze the achievements and contributions of significant artists and cultures throughout history.

Contact

  • Image Location: W 107
  • W 107
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • Fall and Spring M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Brenna Chapman Department Chair, Art

  • W 226
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

James Albertson Part-time Instructor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Alexsander Bohnuk Part-time instructor, Art, Rocklin

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Catherine Borcz Part-time Instructor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Cynthia Charters Part-time Instructor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

James DeVore Part-time Instructor, Art

  • H 6-A
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Richard Downs Part-time Instructor, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Sandi Escobar Instructor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • (916) 660-8000

Ianna Frisby Part-time Instructor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Nicholas Gagliardi Part-time Instructor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Martin Gessler Part-time Instructor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Ray Gonzales Part-time Instructor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Elizabeth Higgins-O'Connor Part-time instructor, Art, Rocklin

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Bobby Lukas Part-time Instructor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Lisa Marasso Part-time Instructor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Patrick Marasso Full-time Instructor, Art

  • D 21
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Linda Miller Part-time instructor, Art, Rocklin

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • (916) 660-8000
  • (916) 630-4529

Shadieh Mirmobiny Part-time Instructor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Kyle Monhollen Part-time Instructor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Kenneth Myatt Part-time Instructor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Casey O'Connor Instructor, Art

  • E 7
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Kathleen Oliver Part-time Instructor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Larry Ortiz Part-time Instrutor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Patricia Perbetsky Part-time Instructor, Distance Learning, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Susan Riegel Part-time Instructor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Manuel Rios Part-time Instructor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Eric Wood Part-time instructor, Art, Rocklin

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Lisa Zdybel Part-time Instructor, Art

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

David Adams Part-time Instructor, Art

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Stephanie Adams Part-time Instructor, Art

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

John Baca Laboratory Technician Art/Applied Art and Design/Photography, Nevada County Campus

  • N10 102
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Ed Blackburn Part-time Instructor, Art

  • N1 113
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Linda Byrne Part-time Instructor, Art

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Michael Conlen Part-time Instructor, Art

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Nicholas Gagliardi Part-time Instructor, Art

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Gary Graham Part-time Instructor, Art

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Richard Hotchkiss Part-time Instructor, Art

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

John Michael Keating Instructor, Art / Humanities, Nevada County Campus

  • N11 103
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Howard Levine Part-time Instructor, Art

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Faye Schoolcraft Part-time Instructor, Art

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Lewis Toll Part-time Instructor, Art

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Samuel Tubiolo Instructor, Art, Nevada County Campus

  • N11 103
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Melanie Frakes Part-time Instructor, Tahoe/Truckee Campus, Art

Melanie currently resides in Tahoe City, Ca and works as a ceramic instructor at Sierra College in Truckee, Ca. During the summer months she works... More

Pamela Mcadoo Part-time Instructor, Art

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