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Visual Arts

Spring 2010

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
Amer Kobaslija 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 T  1:30 - 3:55
TH 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
Carrie Scanga 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
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. Architectural Design I
Wiebke Theodore T  1:30 - 3:55
TH 1:30 - 3:55
Fort Andross-Studio
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.

262. Portraiture and the Politics of Identity
James Mullen T  9:00 - 11:25
TH 9:00 - 11:25
McLellan-310
Explores the traditions and contemporary practice of portraiture. Examines the role of individuality, authority, and definitions of community through the visual arts. Students encouraged to work with a range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture.

285. Sculpture II
Nestor Gil 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.

380. Photo Seminar
Michael Kolster M  1:30 - 3:55
W  1:30 - 3:55
McLellan-308
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.

395. Senior Studio
Carrie Scanga M  1:30 - 3:55
W  1:30 - 3:55
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.