DSC Summer Hours from May 16 - Aug. 6.

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - Noon

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Who We Are

The Studio arts are an essential cornerstone in developing well-rounded and innovative individuals for both art and non-art majors alike. Students learn the specifics of studio art mediums in a hands-on program designed to develop creative skills while fostering a theoretical and historical understanding of the arts. The fundamental building blocks of all studio art courses are to instill skills in: divergent thinking, creative problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity.

Outcomes

Students learn divergent thinking through self-exploration and personal experimentation. Discovering innovative solutions through examination, education, and perseverance develops creative problem solving skills. Critical thinking skills are honed when students are asked to respond conceptually and formally to challenges with consideration of their own personal experiences and observations. Creativity is fostered through challenging and goal driven projects that are open to individual interpretation and self-exploration. These qualities learned in our studio art classes are also skills that are utilized in nearly every aspect of a person’s education, career and journey through life. 

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Painting

The Painting program at DSC emphases on the exploratory work in oil, acrylic, and water based medium, achieved by means of research, evaluation of traditional and contemporary compositions. The students explore a variety of painting techniques, surfaces, and elements of color. 

Painting II may be taken for a second semester as an advanced course to create a cohesive portfolio. 

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Drawing

The Drawing program at DSC will develop drawing skills and enhance observational skills through perceptual drawing with traditional as well as non-traditional drawing materials. Students will effectively render the effect of light on form, including the figure, to create the illusion of three dimensional forms by integrating the drawing techniques. Assignments and projects will introduce and enhance the technical skills of the student.

Drawing II will introduce the student to life drawing, the representation of the human form, through the process of image making. Coursework will include direct observation and subsequent drawings from a live model, in some cases a nude model, with emphasis on achieving correct form and proportions.  

student creating intaglio art

Printmaking

Printmaking is a survey course that introduces students to relief, intaglio, and monotype processes. Students will gain a working knowledge of printmaking processes. They will also learn safe and appropriate uses of materials and equipment in the print studio.

Printmaking may be taken for a second semester to build on their knowledge of relief and intaglio print processes. Students will expand their technical skills by utilizing new image making and printing processes and by executing and editioning more complex prints. Students will develop a conceptually cohesive portfolio of prints. In addition, students will learn about the history of printmaking process and noted printmaking artists to understand the context of the development of printmaking, the evolution of the printmaking technique of interest and its role in modern art.

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Ceramics

The Ceramic program at DSC embraces the core fundamentals of the artistic process by developing skills in divergent thinking, creative problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. Inspirational and stimulating projects enable students to select their own creative goals within a well-prepared strategy, and encourage exceptional, distinctive, and intimate art. Individuals’ gift of artistic discovery and innovation are nurtured in a safe and tolerant environment that promotes prolific creativity.
student creating sculpture

Design/Sculpture

Students will develop a basic understanding of 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and digital design. This courses will introduce the language and syntax of visual communication through the elements and principals of design. Students will learn formal and compositional skills of design as well as develop conceptual understanding and application of these skills through 2-D, 3-D, and digital formats.

Launch your path into the field of Studio Arts

career options

Writing/Analytical: Curriculum Writer, Critic, Historian, Administration, Arts & Cultural Planner, Website Owner/Blogger, Graphic Novel Author

Fashion/Textiles: Fiber Artist, Accessory Designer, Dressmaker, Embroiderer, Linen Designer, Costume Designer, Pattern Maker, Fashion Consultant, Fashion Designer

Spatial Design: Architect, Set/Stage Designer, Interior/Exterior Decorator, Playground/Theme Parks/Sports Area Designer, Urban Designer/Town Planner, Landscape Architect 

3D Product Design: Glass Artist, Weaver, Jeweler, Mosaic Designer, Wood Turner/Carver, Industrial Designer, Toy Designer, Bridge Designer, Model Maker, Prop Designer, Food Product Designer, Potter/Ceramics Designer

Fine Art: Mural Artist, Tattoo Artist, Fine Artist, Cartoonist/Caricaturist, Commercial Artist, Special Effects Makeup, Airbrush Artist/Spray Painter, Architectural Illustrator, Book Illustrator, Graphic Illustrator, Story Board Illustrator, Technical/Textbook Illustrator, Printmaker/Screen Printer, Art Conservationist 

Organization/People Management: Art School Director, Art Supplies Retailer, Artist Agent, Teacher, Professor, Art Therapist, Art Dealer

Arranging/Display: Online Curator, Picture Framer, Food Stylist, Floral Arranger, Museum Curator, Personal Stylist, Gallery Owner/Assistant, Art/Design/Color Consultant, Display & Exhibition Consultant

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Additional Information about the Associate of Arts Degree

Suggested Course of Study

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  • Spring 2022 Available Courses Jan 18 - May 11

    ART1201C - Design I 
    T/R • 11 - 12:50 PM
    Daytona - 520/111G
    Instructor - Reynolds

    ART1300C - Drawing I 
    T/R • 9 - 10:50 AM
    Daytona - 520/111C
    Instructor - Reynolds

    ART1301C - Drawing II 
    M • 1- 4:50 PM
    Daytona - 520/111C
    Instructor - Reynolds

    ART1500 & 1501 - Painting I & II 
    W • 1- 4:50 PM
    Daytona - 520/111L
    Instructor - Reynolds

    ART1300C - Drawing I
    M/W • 11 - 12:50 PM
    Daytona - 520/111L
    Instructor - Reynolds

    ART1300C - Drawing I
    R • 1- 4:50 PM
    Deltona - Portable 97 
    Instructor - Bennett

    ART1203C - Design II
    T • 1- 4:50 PM
    Daytona - 520/109 
    Instructor - Montenegro

    ART2752 & 2754 - Ceramics
    T/R • 1 0-11:50 AM
    Daytona - 520/109 
    Instructor - T. Berning

    ART2753 & 2755 - Ceramics
    W • 5-8:50 PM
    Daytona - 520/109 
    Instructor - Montenegro

    ART2752 & 2754 - Ceramics
    M/W • 1 - 2:50 PM
    Daytona - 520/109 
    Instructor - Montenegro

  • Freshman - Fall Term

    ART1201C (2-Dimensional Design)
    3 credits

    ART1300C (Drawing I)
    3 credits

    General Education Classes
    6-9 credits

    Total: 12-15 Credit Hours

  • Freshman - Spring Term

    ART1203C (3-Dimensional Design)
    3 credits

    ART1301C (Drawing II)
    3 credits

    General Education Classes
    6-9 credits

    Total: 12-15 Credit Hours

  • Summer Term I

    General Education Classes
    6-12 credits

  • Sophomore - Fall Term

    ARH2050 (Art History Survey I)
    3 credits

    ARTxxxxC (Painting/Sculpture/Ceramics/Printmaking)
    3-6 credits

    General Education Classes
    6-9 credits

    Total: 12-18 Credit Hours

  • Sophomore - Spring Term

    ARH2051 (Art History Survey II)
    3 credits

    ARTxxxxC (Painting/Sculpture/Ceramics/Printmaking)
    3-6 credits

    General Education Classes
    6-9 credits

    Total: 12-18 Credit Hours

  • Summer Term II

    General Education Classes
    6-12 credits

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