Fall 2013 Courses

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150. Drawing I
Jessica Gandolf 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.
150. Drawing I
James Mullen 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
James Mullen 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 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25
An introduction to printmaking, including etching, drypoint, engraving, monotype, and relief printing methods. Studio projects develop creative approaches to perceptual experience and visual expression that are uniquely inspired by printmaking. Attention is also given to historical and contemporary examples and uses of the medium.
180. Photography I
Michael Kolster M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25
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
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, wood, and other media.
195. Sculpture I
John Bisbee 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, wood, and other media.
250. Drawing II
Mark Wethli T 1:30 - 3:55, TH 1:30 - 3:55
A continuation of the principles introduced in Visual Arts 1101 {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.
270. Printmaking II
Carrie Scanga M 1:30 - 3:55, W 1:30 - 3:55
A continuation of the principles introduced in Visual Arts 1201 {170}, with particular emphasis on independent projects.
365. Public Art
Mark Wethli T 9:00 - 11:25, TH 9:00 - 11:25
An examination of public art through direct participation in its various forms, from independent initiatives outside conventional exhibition spaces to art commissioned and produced to serve public needs (through service learning). Topics include working with public and private agencies, as well as exploring the means and materials to create larger-scale artworks. Not open to students who have credit for Visual Arts 2804 {265}.
380. Photo Seminar
Michael Kolster M 1:30 - 3:55, W 1:30 - 3:55
An extension of principles and techniques developed in Visual Arts 180 and Visual Arts 280, with increased emphasis on independent projects. Seminar discussion and critiques, and field and laboratory work. Participants must provide their own non-automatic 35mm camera.
383. Art and Time
Julie Poitras Santos T 1:30 - 3:55, TH 1:30 - 3:55
An exploration of the role of time in the visual arts. Through class assignments and independent projects, examines how artists can invoke and transform time. Attention given to historical and contemporary precedents. Seminar discussions, field trips, and class critiques. Not open to students who have credit for Visual Arts 2801 {283}.