Spring 2013 Courses

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150. Drawing I
James Mullen 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
Mary Hart 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
Mark Wethli M 1:30 - 3:55, W 1:30 - 3:55 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
Mary Hart T 1:30 - 3:55, TH 1:30 - 3:55 Burnett House-Printmaking Shop
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 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.

190. Architecture I
Alicia Eggert T 9:00 - 11:25, TH 9:00 - 11:25 VAC-Center Studio
An introduction to architectural form and space. Studio projects investigate the built environment through site analysis, drawing, and three-dimensional design. Assigned readings and class discussions develop a vocabulary of architectural design principles. Studio projects and presentation methods are analyzed in lectures and group critiques.

195. Sculpture I
Alicia Eggert T 1:30 - 3:55, TH 1:30 - 3:55 Fort Andross-Studio
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.

260. Painting II
James Mullen M 1:30 - 3:55, W 1:30 - 3:55 McLellan-310
A continuation of the principles introduced in Visual Arts 160, with studio problems based on direct experience.

271. Drawing on Science
Barbara Putnam T 9:00 - 11:25, TH 9:00 - 11:25 Burnett House-Printmaking Shop
An introduction to relief printmaking, with particular emphasis on observation of the natural world. Course assignments develop new approaches to generating ideas by working directly onto the block, exploring textural possibilities to create depth and surface, and exploring the print's potential to create tessellated patterns. Readings in historical nature writing, poetry, art historical references, and contemporary environmental articles and essays provide a background for studio work. Field trips will make use of the Arctic Museum and the Coastal Studies Center.

282. Photography and Color
Michael Kolster M 1:30 - 3:55, W 1:30 - 3:55 216 Maine St-Digital Lab
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.

395. Senior Studio
Mark Wethli M 7:00 - 9:25, W 7:00 - 9:25 McLellan-311
A continuation of the Senior Seminar, with emphasis on the creation of an individual body of work. Includes periodic reviews by members of the department and culminates with a group exhibition at the conclusion of the semester.