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Andrea J. Burney, APR

Director of  Public Relations



DANVILLE, VA  August 6, 2014 - Danville Community College (DCC) is ramping up its arts program for the fall semester with courses ranging from Sculpture and Painting in the arts department to Band Ensemble and Songwriting in the music department. Several classes are offered on both DCC’s main campus and at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHED) in South Boston, while one class is offered entirely online.

The following is a sampling of the course offerings, along with the location, day(s) and time of the classes:

Sculpture I (ART 231), a three-credit course, introduces sculptural concepts and methods of production in traditional and contemporary media and includes lectures and studio instruction. Students have their choice of enrolling in one of two sections. The first section will be taught from 9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Tuesdays in Womack 108. The second section will be taught from 10:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the same location.

Painting I, II, III & IV (ART 241-249) classes introduce abstract and representational painting in acrylic and/ or oil with emphasis on color composition and value, and includes lecture and studio instruction. Painting III and IV introduces advanced concepts and techniques of representational and abstract painting as applied to the head/ figure, still-life, landscape and other subject matter include non-objective painting, and encourage individual approaches to painting. The classes include both lecture and laboratory instruction and students must enroll in both. The lecture section will be taught from 9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m., on Mondays in Womack 108, followed by a lab from 10:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. in the same location.

Drawing I and II (ART 121-122) classes develop basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/ lecture and introduces concepts such as proportion, space, perspective, tone and composition as applied to still life, landscape and the figure. The courses include field trips and gallery assignments as appropriate. These three-credit courses will be offered on both DCC’s main campus and at the SVHED. Drawing I meets Tuesdays, from 6-9:30 p.m. in the Engineering and Industrial Technologies Building. A second section meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the SVHED. Drawing II will also be offered at the SVHED on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same time.

History and Appreciation of Art I (ART 101) presents the history and appreciation of architecture, sculpture and painting, beginning with prehistoric art and following the development of western civilization to the present. This course will be offered on DCC’s main campus, as well as at the SVHED. The three-credit class on the main campus will be taught from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays in Temple 1. The class at the SVHED meets Fridays, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Songwriting (MUS 195-W1) will meet online via Blackboard in an open discussion forum on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Renowned Nashville songwriter Hugh Moffatt is the instructor. Solo songwriting assignments, co-songwriting assignments and assignments to write a song specifically for a particular artist will be part of the workshop. The class is available as a three credit offering, or as a non-credit continuing education offering. Orientation for the class will be held on August28, with the first class meeting on September 2.

Band Ensemble (MUS 149-50) consists of performance from the standard repertories, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. The class will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Temple 108. The class is available as a two credit offering, as well as a non-credit continuing education offering.

Guitar Theory and Practice I (MUS 163) studies the fundamentals of sound production, music, theory and harmony as they apply to guitar. The course focus is to build proficiency in both the techniques of playing the guitar and in the application of music fundamentals to these techniques. The three-credit class meets Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. in Temple 108.

Class Voice I (MUS 131-50) introduces the many aspects of singing from the physical act through the aesthetic experience. The two-credit class meets on Thursdays, from 6:30-9:15 p.m. in Temple 1.

Music Appreciation I (MUS 121-01 and MUS 121-80) acquaints the student with traditional and 20th century music literature, emphasizing the relationship music has as an art form with man and society. It also increases the student’s awareness of composers and performers of all eras through listening and concert experiences. Two sections of the class will be offered. The first section (MUS 121-01) meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2 - 3:15 p.m. in Temple 108, while the second section (MUS 121-80), which starts September 30, meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:30 -5:25 p.m. in Temple 108.

Fall registration is underway. Classes begin the week of August 25. For more information about the courses detailed above, contact the College at 434.797.8462, or click here.


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