Painting: Representation and Abstraction

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This course is intended as an overview of painting techniques, concepts, and related history. It has been designed for a broad range of students to become competent with composition, perspective, brushwork and color application. It is highly recommended that students have some previous experience with college-level drawing courses. Projects will include still-life, landscape, and color field abstraction. Students will explore specific techniques through group activities which will provide the basis for individual exploration.

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Musicianship

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Students will learn fundamentals of music literacy and piano technique, and develop free, healthy singing voices. This class emphasizes the value of live performance and collaboration with other musicians. At the end of the quarter, students will perform both vocally and on piano for other class participants and invited family and friends. This class requires excellent attendance and a commitment to practice every day. Credit will be awarded in Musicianship.

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Musicianship

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Students will learn fundamentals of music literacy and piano technique, and develop free, healthy singing voices. This class emphasizes the value of live performance and collaboration with other musicians. At the end of the quarter, students will perform both vocally and on piano for other class participants and invited family and friends. This class requires excellent attendance and a commitment to practice every day. Credit will be awarded in Musicianship.

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Critical Reasoning

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In this intensive writing course, students will learn how to critically evaluate persuasive writing as well as how to write well-reasoned, persuasive writing of their own. Students will study informal reasoning and develop their own abilities to give good reasons in writing for their own views. Students will develop their reasoning and writing skills through sustained engagement with a particular theme. This quarter's theme will be the evaluation of online sources of information. 

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Drawing: The Portrait

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This course is an introduction to principles and techniques for drawing the portrait. Emphasis will be on learning to draw what you see through close observation from life, master artists, and experimental approaches. This class will investigate why drawing is significant and how a portrait can be expressed. Students will be introduced to a variety of drawing materials and techniques as well as proportion, sighting, perspective, value and composition. Students will develop a context for their work through readings and research projects about influential artists.

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Cornerstone: Foundations for Success

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Why are you going to college? What is the value of a liberal arts education? How do you make the best of your time at Evergreen? This 4-credit class is designed to help beginning and returning students make sense of their education, to develop skills and confidence to succeed in their college education as well as charting a course toward career goals and lifelong learning. Students will identify areas of academic interest, personal learning styles and align those with the unique Evergreen pedagogy.

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Photography: Documentary

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This class will explore how photography can be effectively used as a tool for creative documentation. You may work in any photographic mediums with which you are experienced-- analog B/W, color, or digital (most students opt for digital.)  Students will be expected to maintain an online blog/web gallery showing in-progress photography with appropriate text.  Final projects must address a particular topic (from your perspective) and clearly communicate your message to a broad audience.

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Photography: Digital

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This course will introduce students to photographic practice through digital means. Building from students' existing photographic skills and vocabulary, we will explore image-making with digital cameras and work with computers, scanners and inkjet printers. A brief introduction to digital video will also be included.  Students will create work as exhibition-quality prints, and also create a photographic portfolio for the Web.

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Photography: Beginning

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This course emphasizes beginning-level skill development in camera use, lighting, exposure, b/w film and print processing. We will also briefly explore digital photography techniques. The essential elements of the class will include assignments, critiques and surveys of images by other photographers. Students of this class will develop a basic understanding of the language of photography, as a communications tool and a means for personal expression. Students must invest ample time outside of class to complete assignments.

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Chinese - First Year I

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This introductory Chinese course will emphasize the standard Chinese pronunciation and the building of useful vocabularies. Students with no or little prior experience will learn Chinese pinyin system and modern Mandarin Chinese through interactive practice and continuous small group activities. Learning activities may also include speaker presentations and field trips. Chinese history and culture will be included as it relates to each language lesson.

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