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Studio Art Courses

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Fall 2019 Courses

AAH Core

ART 301C
Core Studio I: Surface / Image / Practice

All Instructors TBA
MW 8–11
MW 11–2
MW 2–5
TTH 8–11
TTH 2–5

Emphasizes the creation of planar works and the exploration of their formal principles and conceptual concerns. Students will work in traditional and digital media.

ART 302C
Core Studio II: Line / Mark / Observation

All Instructors TBA
MW 8–11
MW 11–2
MW 2–5
TTH 8–11
TTH 2–5

Emphasizes traditional drawing principles and their function within a contemporary context. Collaborative and technology-based projects will allow students to envision and understand drawing in a contemporary context.

ART 303C
Core Studio III: Space / Time / Process

All Instructors TBA
MW 8–11
MW 11–2
MW 2–5
TTH 8–11
TTH 2–5

Emphasizes the creation of spatial and time-based works and exploring formal principles and conceptual concerns. Students will work in traditional and digital media.

Digital Fabrication

ART 320F
Digital Fabrication I

R. Eric McMaster
TTH 8–11

Study of the artistic culture and techniques associated with digital visualization, three dimensional data acquisition, and various forms of digital fabrication including 3D Printing, CNC Milling, and Laser Cutting.

ART 340F
Digital Fabrication II

R. Eric McMaster
TTH 8–11

Advanced study of the artistic culture and techniques associated with digital visualization, three dimensional data acquisition, and various forms of digital fabrication including 3D Printing, CNC Milling, and Laser Cutting.

Drawing

ART 315K
Beginning Drawing

Polly Lanning Sparrow
MW 8–11

Exploration of various methods, subjects, and expressive possibilities in drawing.

ART 322K
Intermediate Drawing

Independent Inquiry flag

Troy Brauntuch
TTH 2–5

Exploration of various methods, subjects, and expressive possibilities in drawing.

ART 368N
Advanced Drawing

Independent Inquiry flag

Sarah Canright
TTH 2–5

Exploration of various methods, subjects, and expressive possibilities in drawing.

ART 316K
Beginning Life Drawing

Dan Sutherland
TTH 2–5

Problems in drawing and construction of the human figure in selected media.

ART 346K
Intermediate Life Drawing

Independent Inquiry flag

John Yancey
MW 8–11

Advanced problems in drawing and construction of the human figure.

ART 366K
Advanced Life Drawing

Independent Inquiry flag

John Yancey
MW 8–11

Advanced problems in drawing and construction of the human figure.

Painting

ART 311K
Painting I

John Yancey
MW 2–5

Zach Meisner
TTH 8–11

Introduction to painting techniques, composition, and exploration of personal expression.

ART 321K
Painting II

Independent Inquiry flag

Nicole Awai
MW 2–5

Sarah Canright
TTH 2–5

Problems in composition and exploration of personal expression.

ART 341K
Painting III

Independent Inquiry flag

Troy Brauntuch
TTH 8–11

Problems in composition and exploration of personal expression.

ART 361K
Painting IV

Independent Inquiry flag

Sarah Canright
TTH 8–11

Problems in composition and exploration of personal expression.

Photography & Media

ART 317K
Beginning Photography

Matthew Cronin
TTH 8–11

An introduction to still photography, including basic technical skills and concepts.

ART 335K
Intermediate Photography

Independent Inquiry flag

Eli Durst
MW 2–5

Eli Durst
MW 6–9

Practice in still photography, including materials and processes.

ART 376K
Contemporary Issues in Photography

Independent Inquiry flag

Eli Durst
TTH 2–5

Inquiry of specific themes in photography which can include: photographic intervention, photography since 1945, photo book making, abstraction in photography, appropriation in photography, and lighting for photography.

Print

ART 310P
Introduction to Print

Clarke Curtis
MW 8–11

Lee Chesney
TTH 2–5

Introduction to the concepts, methods, and materials of print including a combination of intaglio, relief, lithography, serigraphy, and/or book arts.

ART 325G
Intermediate Print: Serigraphy

Independent Inquiry flag

Instructor TBA
MW 2–5

Practice in the theories and techniques of multicolor serigraphy and photoserigraphy.

ART 325K
Intermediate Print: Lithography

Independent Inquiry flag

Annie May Johnston
TTH 8–11

Instruction in the theories and techniques of metal plate, multicolor, and stone lithography and photolithography.

ART 330P
Advanced Print Workshop

Independent Inquiry flag

Instructor TBA
MW 8–11

Focuses on the concepts and practice of print.

Sculpture & Extended Media

ART 313K
Beginning Sculpture

Rachael Starbuck
MW 8–11

John Stoney
TTH 2–5

Introduction to the processes involved in the production of object-oriented sculpture using direct methods of hot and cold construction.

ART 323K
Intermediate Sculpture

Independent Inquiry flag

R. Eric McMaster
MW 2–5

Exploration of the concepts and processes involved in the production of object-oriented sculpture, with emphasis on indirect methods of mold-making and casting. Encourages individual direction.

ART 363K
Advanced Sculpture

Independent Inquiry flag

R. Eric McMaster
MW 2–5

Advanced research in the theory, technology, and methods involved in the production of sculpture, with emphasis on individual direction.

ART 323S
Installation Sculpture

Independent Inquiry flag

Margo Sawyer
TTH 8–11

Exploration of the theories and methods involved in the production of installation sculpture through the investigation of form and space and of their function in transforming environmental, architectural, or invented sites.

Transmedia

ART 317C
Transmedia: Performance Art I

Michael Smith
TTH 2–5

An introduction to the practice, history, and theory of performance art in a variety of contexts and spaces, including theatrical, the white cube, and the workaday world.

ART 316V
Transmedia: Expanded Media I

Katy McCarthy
TTH 8–11

Introduction to video, digital, net.art, and multiple media art forms with an emphasis on experimentation and a DIY approach to production. Focuses on the history, theory, and evolution of media art practices andtheir relation to the Internet and social media networks.

ART 336V
Transmedia: Expanded Media II

Independent Inquiry flag

Katy McCarthy
TTH 2–5

Advanced practice of media art exploring time, space, and reality through multidimensional forms. An investigation of media technologies and networks: aesthetically, formally, theoretically or conceptually using traditional media, new media, and immaterial approaches.

ART 356V
Transmedia: Expanded Media III

Independent Inquiry flag

Katy McCarthy
TTH 2–5

Student-initiated research and development of complex media art and hybrid media art projects.

ART 318C
Transmedia: Digital Time Art I

Bogdan Perzyński
MW 8–11

Study in digital video, sound, and animation, with emphasis on the exploration of cinematic time and its time-based installation. Guided inquiry into the relationship between video and video projections, and technics and technology.

ART 338C
Transmedia: Digital Time Art II

Independent Inquiry flag

Bogdan Perzyński
MW 2–5

Study in digital video, sound, and animation, with emphasis on the exploration of cinematic time and its time-based installation. Guided inquiry into the relationship between video and video projections, and technics and technology.

ART 358C
Transmedia: Digital Time Art III

Independent Inquiry flag

Bogdan Perzyński
MW 2–5

Advanced study in video, sound, and animation with an emphasis on individual research reflecting students' artistic goals.

Theory & Practice

ART 350
Philosophy / Theory / Criticism

Ethics & Leadership flag • Writing flag

Ariel Evans
W 6–9

This course is an introduction to the role of philosophy, theory, and criticism in artistic practice. It studies how artists use the history of written ideas in the production of images, objects, and performances. The course first historicizes the role of theory, philosophy, and criticism in the American art world, introducing key concepts while also grounding our readings in the students’ and professor’s immediate material and social lives. Weeks of the second section focus on individual artists who explicitly engage with a philosophical tradition, allowing us to analyze specific theoretical and critical ideas within an artistic practice. In the third section, groups of students develop and lead their own half-class-length seminars, exploring whatever philosophical (etc) ideas that may be relevant to their own interests.

ART 350P
Professional Practices

Writing flag

Alexander Birchler
T 6–9

Exploration of professional practices as they relate to the field of visual arts. Focus on writing an artist statement and resume, as well as learning about writing and applying for exhibition, grant, and residency opportunities.

ART 350T
Degree Track Perspectives Studio

Independent Inquiry flag



Audry Blood
M 11–2

Unearthing Material Meaning
Geography, landscape, architecture, topography, and movement are all ways of understanding place. So are: emotional presence, light, color, mood, atmosphere, memory, imagination, and our personal definitions of “home.” This seminar will explore the ways materiality, process, and the sensorial are tools for understanding our multifaceted relationships with place. From the personal exploration of defining and identifying “home,” to the collective understanding of nature-society relationships in the context of climate futures. In our discussions, we will explore human geographic concepts including space and place, representation, and scale. We will also focus on the work of writers who explore “home” outright, and the work of painters, filmmakers, photographers, and printmakers who use materials and sensorial experiences to address “home,” place, landscape, and geography in their work.



Margo Sawyer
TH 11–2

Required degree track critique course placing an emphasis on conceptual development, practice, and critique within any given degree track.

ART 376
Independent Study: Studio Art

Independent Inquiry flag

Individual projects to be completed under faculty supervision.

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