OF ART AND CRAFTS
basic course is a program of a year's duration for all
students beginning their studies in the Department of
Art and Crafts. This program seeks to present the fundamental
ideas of creative activities of the past as well as
help the student relate himself to the variety of current
course of study is general in nature and emphasizes
technical skill with progress measured against rigid
standards. As a student nears completion of his training,
he is encouraged to develop his own style and to choose
his area of specialization.
Art - Introduction to Art (History)
principles of design are emphasized. Color is explored.
Various projects are executed with specific design problems
in mind. The student is encouraged to create and express
original ideas in the working out of each particular
problem. Skill in using various mediums such as pencils,
pastel, charcoal, water-color and the pen and ink is
attained through practice. The course also includes
the study of the following periods of art: Pre-historic,
Egyptian, Middle Eastern, Eegean, Greek, Etruscan, Roman
and the Renaissance. Through the Study of photographs
and slides, the student learns to distinguish the various
styles, periods and peoples. Art exhibitions held within
the city of Monrovia are attended by the class. (Studio)
Art - Color and Design
course includes projects in oils and watercolor. Still-life.
abstract composition and outdoor scenery are some of
the projects executed by the students. Skill in handling
the medium is emphasized. Art exhibitions held within
the Monrovia area are attended by the class. (Studio)
Art - Art of Africa
is an introductory art history course Tn which Art South
of the Sahara is studied. Emphasis is placed on the
study of Liberian Art, both traditional and modern.
Through the study of photographs, slides and occasional
movies, the student learns to distinguish the various
styles periods and peoples. Art exhibitions held within
the Monrovia area are attended by the class.
Art - Sculpture Composition
Pre-requisite: Art 201
course involves theoretical as well as practical work.
Students are Introduced to direct and indirect methods
of sculpture. Sculpture in the round as well as relief
sculpture are executed.
Art - Life and Figure Drawing
ability to draw forms is the basis for the art course;
therefore this course is required for a minor. The course
introduces students to basic elements of anatomy. Students
are required to develop a certain level of skill in
drawing various objects with emphasis on shape and form.
Art - Advanced Painting
advanced student executes paintings In oils, watercolor,
tempra and mixed media concentrating on the media of
his choice. The student may work in a realistic or abstract
manner and he is encouraged to develop an original style.
Crafts -Introduction to Crafts
course is designed to acquaint the student with the
general background of crafts with special emphasis on
the fundamentals, which include creative drawing, design
paper craft and color value. Visits to the National
Museum, the William V.S. Tubman High School Museum and
other Crafts exhibitions help to enrich the students'
appreciation and interest in crafts. (Studio)
Sculpture - Introduction to Sculpture
fundamentals of sculpture including direct, indirect
and metal sculpture are explored. Traditional and contemporary
African designs, materials and tools are used. Visits
to museums, studios and workshops are required. (Studio)
Crafts -Craft Design Methods of Craft
student is taught design in relation to crafts such
as weaving and basket making.
Crafts - Ceramics and Mental Craft
is an introductory course in which the student learns
how to prepare the clay for use in the slab and coil
method. The Pottery is hand built, glazed and fired
to produce the finished project. Movies on studio technique
are shown to enable the student to increase his skill
in his medium. (Studio).
Crafts - Methods of Craft
course teaches the student various basic projects which
can be taught to young students at the elementary and
high school levels. Emphasis is placed on use of indigenous
materials. Creative drawing and color value are also