Art 281 and Art 282, instructed by Professor Melissa Hebert-Johnson, are courses based on art history. Art 281 specifically focuses on a variety of different artworks from the Ancient World to the Gothic Age. In comparison, Art 282 focuses on artworks from the Renaissance to the 21st Century. Next semester (Spring 2017), Art 281 will be offered as an online course, whereas Art 282 will be offered as a typical lecture class at BHC. These classes are also offered in the fall. If you’re very interested in art history, Professor Hebert-Johnson will also be teaching Art 286, “Survey of Non-Western Art” in the spring. In this class, students learn about art from non-Western cultures like Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. These courses are lecture-based, and students will get the opportunity to view outstanding examples of art from many different time periods. These artworks include paintings, sculpture, ceramics, architecture, and many more. Not only will students view examples of the art itself, but also learn about the artists behind the masterpieces, the techniques they used, and the stories that some artworks portray. Although these courses are not lab-based like most art classes are, learning about the history of art is not only fascinating, but can lend a hand in enhancing a student’s own creativity. After learning about the history of art, students can apply their new found knowledge to their own artistic creations. Artists from the past have given us the gift of inspiration, use it wisely.
Black Hawk College is a community college with campuses located in Moline, IL (Quad Cities) and Kewanee, IL.
Students majoring in art at Black Hawk can pursue an Associate's Degree in Visual Communication, Art or Fine Art, or a certificate in Art Technology.
ArtSpace is Black Hawk College’s art gallery. Located in the hallway of Building 4 of the Quad-Cities Campus, ArtSpace displays exhibits that rotate on a monthly basis.