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Visual Arts

Spring 2009

150. Drawing I
Mark Wethli T 1:30 - 3:55, TH 1:30 - 3:55 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 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.

160. Painting I
James Mullen M 1:30 - 3:55, W 1:30 - 3:55 McLellan-310
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
Anna Hepler M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25 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.

233. Architecture and Sustainability
Wiebke Theodore T 9:00 - 11:25, TH 9:00 - 11:25 McLellan-305
Explores the critical components, principles, and tools of good sustainable design. Uses design exercises, readings, class discussion, field visits, and case studies to investigate why and how buildings can be designed in ways that are environmentally responsive and responsible. Issues include the relationship between sustainability and creative architectural form, as well as the importance of place and community in design.

250. Drawing II
Mark Wethli T 9:00 - 11:25, TH 9:00 - 11:25 VAC-South 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.

270. Printmaking II
Anna Hepler M 1:30 - 3:55, W 1:30 - 3:55 Burnett House-Printmaking Shop
A continuation of the principles introduced in Visual Arts 170, with particular emphasis on independent projects.

275. Architectural Design II
Wiebke Theodore T 1:30 - 3:55, TH 1:30 - 3:55 Fort Andross-Basement
A continuation of the principles introduced in Visual Arts 190, with greater emphasis on projects that focus on the transformation of areas of blight or assist local non-profits. Structure and materials are examined in the context of sustainable design.

280. Photography II--Large Format
Michael Kolster M 1:30 - 3:55, W 1:30 - 3:55 McLellan-308
Review and expansion of concepts and techniques fundamental to black-and-white photography, with exploration of image-making potentials of different formats such as 35mm and view cameras. Seminar discussions and field and laboratory work. Students must provide their own non-automatic 35mm camera.

286. Make. Believe. Sculpture
Randy Regier T 9:00 - 11:25, TH 9:00 - 11:25 Fort Andross-Basement
Everyone has a story to tell, and that – particularly in our culture –objects waiting to help tell it surround us. Over the course of the semester each student will construct, acquire and manipulate a small container of objects and ephemera that will ultimately tell a story and give a portrait of a fictional person, event, time and/or place. The group exhibit at semester's end will be modeled after that of a small historical society, where each student's project is given a modest but dignified presentation.

350. Advanced Studies in Visual Arts
Michael Kolster M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25 McLellan-311
A continuation of principles introduced in lower division studio courses, with increasing emphasis on independent projects.

351. Advanced Studies in Visual Arts
Michael Kolster M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25 McLellan-311
A continuation of principles introduced in lower division studio courses, with increasing emphasis on independent projects.

352. Advanced Studies in Visual Arts
Michael Kolster M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25 McLellan-311
A continuation of principles introduced in lower division studio courses, with increasing emphasis on independent projects.

353. Advanced Studies in Visual Arts
Michael Kolster M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25 McLellan-311
A continuation of principles introduced in lower division studio courses, with increasing emphasis on independent projects.

354. Advanced Studies in Visual Arts
Michael Kolster M 9:00 - 11:25, W 9:00 - 11:25 McLellan-311
A continuation of principles introduced in lower division studio courses, with increasing emphasis on independent projects.