College of the Sequoias Art Department
consists of three programs: Art History, headed by Allyson Sullivan;
2D, headed by Richard Peterson; 3D, headed by Richard Flores. The
mission of the art department is to prepare transfer students for
university life. The department focuses on foundations so that our art
majors are well prepared when they transfer.
dimensional program has nine faculty who teach drawing and design. Most
of the art faculty are terminally degreed and are practicing artists.
The art faculty exhibit and continually win awards for their work. They
attend workshops and conferences so that they are current in their
There is a Mac lab with 20 stations for the
digital arts area. Classes taught are Macintosh Basics, Digital Imaging,
Digital Painting, and Web Design. The faculty are very supportive of
the digital program and Macintosh Basics is required of art majors.
There is a print shop with three lithography
presses , three etching presses, a four color serigraphy press and
exposure unit for photo processes. Classes include: beginning and
advanced printmaking, which covers intaglio, relief, collotype, and
monotype; silkscreen; and lithography, both stone and plate.
The 3-D department
at COS provides classes and facility for instruction and exploration
into all levels of Ceramics, Sculpture, Glass, 3-D Design and Arts and
Crafts. There are more than nine high-fire kilns, a glaze chemistry and
clay formulation studio/laboratory, a large fabrication studio and ware
storage rooms. There are 26 potter’s wheels, slab-rollers,
professional grade clay mixers and pug mills, glass slumping and fusing
kilns, a workshop with table saw, band saw and drill press and studio
facility for stained glass. The emphasis of the 3-D Program supports
all aspects of studio art and design and students are greatly supported
using all media/materials and methods of application.
History/Art Appreciation department offers several lower division
courses that are a foundation for general education requirements at
community colleges and universities. Our courses meet lower division
requirements for transfer students majoring in Art. The department is
made up of four Art Historians who specialize in Renaissance/Baroque,
Modern, and Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican traditions.
explore the study of world cultures. By studying art from around the
world, the facets of the archeological and anthropological realm are
examined. The field of Art History is also based upon the
interrelationships between the political, socio-economic, psychological,
religious and technological factors that relate to the creative
process. Studying architecture, painting and sculpture from these
perspectives reveals the amazingly intricate connections art shares
across time and place.
Art Degree Requirements:
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