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Visual Arts

Fall 2010

150. Drawing I
Mark Wethli 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
Amer Kobaslija M  1:30 - 3:55
W  1:30 - 3:55
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
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
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
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
Alicia Eggert T  9:00 - 11:25
TH 9:00 - 11:25
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.

195. Sculpture I
Alicia Eggert T  1:30 - 3:55
TH 1:30 - 3:55
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. 3-D Digital Animation Studio
Carey Phillips M  1:30 - 3:55
W  1:30 - 3:55
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.

282. Photography and Color
Michael Kolster M  1:30 - 3:55
W  1:30 - 3:55
A continuation of principles encountered in Visual Arts 180, with an added emphasis on the expressive potential of color. Cameras of various formats, from the 35mm to the 4x5, are used to complete assignments. Approaches to color film exposure and digital capture, manipulation, and printing are practiced and the affect of color is examined. Through reading assignments, slide presentations, and discussions, students explore historical and cultural implications of color photography. Weekly assignments and group critiques 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.

287. Relational Aesthetics Laboratory
Nestor Gil T  9:00 - 11:25
TH 9:00 - 11:25
An in-depth exploration of how the aesthetics of the encounter and of relationship can be brought into focus through contemporary art practice. Studio projects experiment with strategies for intervention, direct engagement, viewer empowerment, collaboration, and performance. Readings, viewings, and discussions contextualize such practice within the larger art world.

310. Narrative Structures
Carrie Scanga M  9:00 - 11:25
W  9:00 - 11:25
Explores narrative content, forms, processes, meanings, and approaches in the visual arts, especially in the context of contemporary practice, through interdisciplinary media, as determined jointly by faculty and students in the course.

390. Senior Seminar
Mark Wethli M  1:30 - 3:55
W  1:30 - 3:55
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.