Areas of Study
Our Art History classes cover a broad range of subjects from Western and Non-Western Art History. Courses introduce students to the formal, conceptual and technical language of art, while investigating art as an expression of societal beliefs and values. The Art History classrooms are H-111 and H-219 on the first and second floor of the Humanities Building on SBCC's Main Campus.
Our sculpture program has on-site facilities for welding, stone-carving as well as bronze and aluminum casting. Sculpture students are instructed in the use of hand-held and stationary power tools used in wood and metal construction. The well-equipped sculpture facility is available for sculpture students to work outside of class under supervision of professional tutors. The Sculpture Classrooms and Sculpture Yard are H-102 and H-111 on the first floor of the Humanities Building on SBCC's Main Campus.
Our Printmaking Lab is equipped with state of the art equipment for intaglio, relief and silkscreen process including two Takach presses, a darkroom with silkscreen exposure unit and a wash-out booth. Classes include; Introduction to Printmaking - ART 190 and Introduction to Silkscreen - ART 193. We also offer intermediate, advanced and theory classes for upper-level continuation of print study. The Printmaking Lab is located in H-112 on the first floor of the Humanities Building on SBCC's Main Campus.
Studio Art Foundations (2-D)
Our design classes cover the theory and application of image-making, using the elements of art, with emphasis on the creative process. The Design Classroom is located in H-221 on the second floor of the Humanities Building on SBCC's Main Campus.
Our Painting department offers classes that focus on a wide range of subject and media at beginning, intermediate and professional levels. The Painting Classroom is H-204, which is located on the second floor of the Humanities Building on SBCC's Main Campus.
The Ceramics Classroom and Lab is H-107, which is located on the first floor of the Humanities Building on SBCC's Main Campus.
Our Drawing program offers important foundation level training in observational drawing. We also explore a wide range of contemporary approaches to the medium.
Students develop proficiency with the visual elements of line, contour, value, mark making and compositional approaches. They also develop material knowledge in a range of media including pencil, charcoal, pen and ink and water based paint. There is a focus on research, sketching and material experiments as a critical part of the creative working process. Courses offered include: ART 120 Fundamentals of Drawing, ART 130 Integrated Drawing and Painting, ART 121 Intermediate Drawing, ART 123 Figure and Portrait Drawing and ART 119 Field Studies in Art. The Drawing Lab is located in H-220, on the second floor of the Humanities Building on SBCC's Main Campus.