Location: Bowdoin / Visual Arts / courses / Spring 2012

Visual Arts

Spring 2012

150. Drawing I
James Mullen 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
Carrie Scanga 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
Mark Wethli 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 1:30 - 3:55, W 1:30 - 3:55
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 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
Elizabeth Atterbury T 9:00 - 11:25, TH 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.

190. Architectural Form and Space
Alicia Eggert T 1:30 - 3:55, TH 1:30 - 3:55
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.

260. Painting II
Mark Wethli T 1:30 - 3:55, TH 1:30 - 3:55
A continuation of the principles introduced in Visual Arts 160, with studio problems based on direct experience.

283. Art and Time
Alicia Eggert T 9:00 - 11:25, TH 9:00 - 11:25
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.

380. Photo Seminar
Meggan Gould 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.

395. Senior Studio
Meggan Gould M 6:30 - 8:55, W 6:30 - 8:55
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.