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Studio Art Courses

Additional information can be found in the official Course Schedules.

Fall 2018 Courses

AAH Core

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

Instructor TBA
MW 8–11

Instructor TBA
MW 5:30–8:30

Instructor TBA
TTH 8–11

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

Instructor TBA
MW 2–5

Instructor TBA
TTH 2–5

Instructor TBA
TTH 5:30–8:30

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.

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

Sarah Canright
MW 8–11

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

ART 322K
Intermediate Drawing

Independent Inquiry flag

John Yancey
TTH 2–5

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

ART 368N
Advanced Drawing

Independent Inquiry flag

John Yancey
TTH 2–5

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

ART 316K
Beginning Life Drawing

Nicole Awai
TTH 2–5

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

ART 346K
Intermediate Life Drawing

Independent Inquiry flag

Dan Sutherland
MW 8–11

Advanced problems in drawing and construction of the human figure.

ART 366K
Advanced Life Drawing

Independent Inquiry flag

Dan Sutherland
MW 8–11

Advanced problems in drawing and construction of the human figure.

Painting

ART 311K
Painting I

Dan Sutherland
MW 2–5

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

ART 321K
Painting II

Independent Inquiry flag

Sarah Canright
MW 2–5

Problems in composition and exploration of personal expression.

ART 341K
Painting III

Independent Inquiry flag

Troy Brauntuch
MW 2–5

Problems in composition and exploration of personal expression.

ART 361K
Painting IV

Independent Inquiry flag

Nicole Awai
TTH 8–11

Problems in composition and exploration of personal expression.

Photography & Media

ART 317K
Beginning Photography

Anika Steppe
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
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

In this course, we will trace the evolution of documentary photography from the Civil War to FDR’s Farm Security Administration to the rise of picture magazines and beyond. Studying the ways in which artists have used and transformed this genre for their own ends, we will develop an updated and expanded definition of what constitutes documentary photography in today’s complex and fluid world. Students will use this self-generated definition to guide them as they make work throughout the semester.

Note: this is not a photojournalism course nor will you be restricted to making what is traditionally considered documentary photography—instead we will be looking at the history of this tradition to better understand how contemporary artists both borrow from and subvert the genre to produce socially-conscious photographs that seek to deepen and complicate our understanding of the world.

Print

ART 310P
Introduction to Print

Clarke Curtis
MW 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

Jason Urban
MW 8–11

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

ART 325M
Intermediate Print: Lithography

Independent Inquiry flag

Lee Chesney
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

Lee Chesney
TTH 2–5

Focuses on the concepts and practice of print.

Sculpture & Extended Media

ART 313K
Beginning Sculpture

John Stoney
MW 8–11

Margo Sawyer
TTH 8–11

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

Margo Sawyer
TTH 11–2

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 323S
Installation Sculpture

Independent Inquiry flag

Amy Hauft
MW 6–9

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.

ART 363K
Advanced Sculpture

Independent Inquiry flag

Margo Sawyer
TTH 11–2

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

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 337C
Transmedia: Performance Art II

Independent Inquiry flag

Michael Smith
TTH 6–9

Advanced workshop in performance art that focuses on the development of researched solo and collaborative projects.

ART 357C
Transmedia: Performance Art III

Independent Inquiry flag

Michael Smith
TTH 6–9

Advanced independent inquiry into the development of performance art projects requiring focused research and time.

ART 336V
Transmedia: Expanded Media II

Independent Inquiry flag

Kristin Lucas
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

Kristin Lucas
TTH 2–5

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

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

Alexander Birchler
W 6–9

Advanced exploration of philosophy, theory, and criticism from a studio art perspective.

ART 350P
Professional Practices

Writing flag

Kristin Lucas
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
Concepts Class: #artbook

Independent Inquiry flag

Jason Urban
M 11–2

#artbook is an exploration of the history, theory and practice of the book as an artistic medium. From manifestos and zines to artist's books and sculptural objects, the class will use readings, presentations, debates, film screenings, and various site visits around campus to research the book as a vehicle for art ideas and creative production. Broader notions of publishing and the relationship of analog and digital will provide critical context for investigation.

ART 350T
Degree Track Perspectives Studio
Concepts Class: The Thing Itself

Independent Inquiry flag

John Stoney
W 11–2

This is an exploration of the history, theory and practice of the sculptural form. From the 1.5 million year old Olduvai handaxe to large topiary puppies, through readings, film screenings, presentations, studio visits and long walks the class will research full range of three dimensional meaning and creative production.

ART 350T
Degree Track Perspectives Studio
Concepts Class: Artificial Hells

Independent Inquiry flag

Marie Lorenz
TH 6–9

In this Concepts Class, students will study site-based and experimental work from the 1920's onward. Artificial Hells was the title of a 1921 André Breton essay about the Dada movement, then used again by Claire Bishop in her theoretical overview of Participatory Art. These two movements will provide a framework to study contemporary practices, and students will have the opportunity to develop their own work in relation to material discussed.

ART 376
Independent Study: Studio Art

Independent Inquiry flag

Individual projects to be completed under faculty supervision.