Location: Bowdoin / Visual Arts / courses / Fall 2008

Visual Arts

Fall 2008

150. Drawing I
James Mullen M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25
An introduction to drawing, with an emphasis on the development of perceptual, organizational, and critical abilities. Studio projects entail objective observation and analysis of still-life, landscape, and figurative subjects; exploration of the abstract formal organization of graphic expression; and the development of a critical vocabulary of visual principles. Lectures and group critiques augment studio projects in various drawing media.

150. Drawing I
Mark Wethli T 9:00 - 11:25, TH 9:00 - 11:25
An introduction to drawing, with an emphasis on the development of perceptual, organizational, and critical abilities. Studio projects entail objective observation and analysis of still-life, landscape, and figurative subjects; exploration of the abstract formal organization of graphic expression; and the development of a critical vocabulary of visual principles. Lectures and group critiques augment studio projects in various drawing media.

160. Painting I
Mark Wethli M 1:30 - 3:55, W 1:30 - 3:55
An introduction to painting, with an emphasis on the development of perceptual, organizational, and critical abilities. Studio projects entail objective observation and analysis of still-life, landscape, and figurative subjects; exploration of the painting medium and chromatic structure in representation; and the development of a critical vocabulary of painting concepts. Lectures and group critiques augment studio projects in painting media.

180. Photography I
Michael Kolster M 1:30 - 3:55, W 1:30 - 3:55
Photographic visualization and composition as consequences of fundamental techniques of black-and-white still photography. Class discussions and demonstrations, examination of masterworks, and field and laboratory work in 35mm format. Students must provide their own 35mm non-automatic camera.

180. Photography I
Meggan Gould T 1:30 - 3:55, TH 1:30 - 3:55
Photographic visualization and composition as consequences of fundamental techniques of black-and-white still photography. Class discussions and demonstrations, examination of masterworks, and field and laboratory work in 35mm format. Students must provide their own 35mm non-automatic camera.

190. Architectural Design I
Wiebke Theodore T 1:30 - 3:55, TH 1:30 - 3:55
An introduction to architectural design. A sequence of studio projects develops ability in site analysis, design principles, and presentation techniques. Studio projects and precedents are analyzed in lectures and group critiques.

195. Sculpture I
John Bisbee T 9:00 - 11:25, TH 9:00 - 11:25
An introduction to sculpture, with emphasis on the development of perceptual, organizational, and critical abilities. Studio projects entail a variety of sculptural approaches, including exploration of the structural principles, formal elements, and critical vocabulary of the sculpture medium. Lectures and group critiques augment studio projects in paper, clay, and other media.

255. 3D Digital Animation Studio
Carey Phillips M 1:00 - 2:25, W 1:00 - 2:25
Explores the uses of art and three-dimensional animations in communicating complex dynamic and spatial relationships, primarily as they pertain to explaining scientific concepts. Students use primary literature to explore a science problem in a seminar-type format. Study of filmmaking and use of high-end three-dimensional animation software. Concludes with a team effort to create a three-dimensional animated film of the science problem.

272. Landscape Painting
James Mullen M 1:30 - 3:55, W 1:30 - 3:55
A continuation of principles introduced in Visual Arts 160, with an emphasis on landscape painting. Studio projects investigate various relationships to nature through painting at a variety of sites and through the changing seasons of the coastal landscape, primarily through the use of the Bowdoin Coastal Studies Center and its grounds. Painting activity is augmented with readings and slide presentations to offer a historical perspective on different languages, approaches, and philosophies in relation to the pictorial interpretation of landscape experience.

281. Digital Color Photography
Meggan Gould T 9:00 - 11:25, TH 9:00 - 11:25
A continuation of principles introduced in Visual Arts 180, with an added emphasis on the expressive potentials of color and digital photographic techniques. Different approaches to digital capture, manipulation, and printing are practiced, with a focus on the theory and technical realities of color photography. Through reading assignments, slide presentations, and discussions, students explore historical and cultural implications of digital photography. Assignments and group critiques are used to structure class discussion.

285. Sculpture II
John Bisbee T 1:30 - 3:55, TH 1:30 - 3:55
A continuation of principles introduced in Visual Arts 195, with particular emphasis on independent projects.

350. Advanced Studies in Visual Arts
Anna Hepler M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25
A continuation of principles introduced in lower division drawing and painting courses, with increasing emphasis on independent projects.

351. Advanced Studies in Visual Arts
Anna Hepler M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25
A continuation of principles introduced in lower division drawing and painting courses, with increasing emphasis on independent projects.

352. Advanced Studies in Visual Arts
Anna Hepler M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25
A continuation of principles introduced in lower division drawing and painting courses, with increasing emphasis on independent projects.

353. Advanced Studies in Visual Arts
Anna Hepler M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25
A continuation of principles introduced in lower division drawing and painting courses, with increasing emphasis on independent projects.

354. Advanced Studies in Visual Arts
Anna Hepler M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25
A continuation of principles introduced in lower division drawing and painting courses, with increasing emphasis on independent projects.

355. Advanced Studies in Visual Arts
Anna Hepler M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25
A continuation of principles introduced in lower division drawing and painting courses, with increasing emphasis on independent projects.

356. Advanced Studies in Visual Arts
Anna Hepler M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25
A continuation of principles introduced in lower division drawing and painting courses, with increasing emphasis on independent projects.

357. Advanced Studies in Visual Arts
Anna Hepler M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25
A continuation of principles introduced in lower division drawing and painting courses, with increasing emphasis on independent projects.

358. Advanced Studies in Visual Arts
Anna Hepler M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25
A continuation of principles introduced in lower division drawing and painting courses, with increasing emphasis on independent projects.

359. Advanced Studies in Visual Arts
Anna Hepler M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25
A continuation of principles introduced in lower division drawing and painting courses, with increasing emphasis on independent projects.