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Visual Arts

Fall 2009

150. Drawing I
Carrie Scanga M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25 VAC-South Studio
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
James Mullen T 9:00 - 11:25, TH 9:00 - 11:25 VAC-South Studio
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
Amer Kobaslija M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25 VAC-North Studio
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.

170. Printmaking I
Carrie Scanga M 1:30 - 3:55, W 1:30 - 3:55 Burnett House-Printmaking Shop
An introduction to intaglio printmaking, including etching, drypoint, engraving, monotype, and related methods. Studio projects develop creative approaches to perceptual experience and visual expression that are uniquely inspired by the intaglio medium. Attention is also given to historical and contemporary examples and uses of the medium.

180. Photography I
Meggan Gould T 1:30 - 3:55, TH 1:30 - 3:55 McLellan-308
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.

195. Sculpture I
John Bisbee T 9:00 - 11:25, TH 9:00 - 11:25 Fort Andross-Basement
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.

195. Sculpture I
Nestor Gil T 1:30 - 3:55, TH 1:30 - 3:55 Fort Andross-Basement
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.

250. Drawing II
Amer Kobaslija M 1:30 - 3:55, W 1:30 - 3:55 VAC-North Studio
A continuation of the principles introduced in Visual Arts 150, with particular emphasis on figurative drawing. Studio projects develop perceptual, creative, and critical abilities through problems involving objective observation, gestural expression and structural principles of the human form, studies from historical and contemporary examples, and exploration of the abstract formal elements of drawing. Lectures and group critiques augment studio projects in various drawing media.

255. 3-D Digital Animation Studio
Carey Phillips M 1:30 - 3:55, W 1:30 - 3:55 Hatch-102
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.

281. Digital Color Photography
Michael Kolster M 1:30 - 3:55, W 1:30 - 3:55 Kanbar Hall-101 Computer Lab
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 Fort Andross-Basement
A continuation of principles introduced in Visual Arts 195, with particular emphasis on independent projects.

390. Senior Seminar
James Mullen M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25 McLellan-311
Concentrates on strengthening critical and formal skills as students start developing an individual body of work. Includes readings, discussions, individual and group critiques, as well as visiting artists.