Studio Art Courses

Details below are subject to change. Please confirm all information in the official Course Schedule.
 

Fall 2022 Teaching Formats

Online
Instruction mode "Internet" in course schedule. The course is taught entirely online and does not require in-person activities on campus.

Online with Required In-Person Component
Instruction mode "Hybrid or Blended" in course schedule. The course is a hybrid format that blends online instruction and required in-person activities on campus. Students may be divided into smaller groups for in-person instruction and will be advised by their instructor as to which days to report on campus.

In-Person
Instruction mode "Face-to-Face" in course schedule. The course is taught entirely in-person.

Fall 2022 Courses

First-Year Core

ART 311C
Core Studio: Drawing

First-year core studio class with an emphasis on techniques of drawing. Focus on line, line weight, continuous line, contour line, sighting, figure, gesture, perspective (two-point, three-point, and isometric/orthogonal drawing), value, color, and texture. Course projects will allow students to envision and understand drawing in a contemporary context.

Peter Abrami
MW 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Megan Hildebrandt
TTH 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Joy Scanlon
TTH 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 312C
Core Studio: 2D

First-year core studio class with an emphasis on creating planar works and exploring formal principles and conceptual concerns. Course projects will allow students to envision and understand planar works in a contemporary context.

Zach Meisner
MW 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Zach Meisner
TTH 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Sarah Navasse Miller
TTH 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 313C
Core Studio: 3D

First-year core studio class with an emphasis on creating spatial works and exploring formal principles and conceptual concerns. Working with space, time, structure, process, and material. Course projects will allow students to envision and understand spatial work in a contemporary context.

Erin Cunningham
MW 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Erin Cunningham
TTH 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 314C
Core Studio: Time and Technology

First-year core studio class with an emphasis on time-based media and digital technology. Course projects will allow students to gain awareness of media art and ability to utilize digital technology and time-based media in a contemporary context.

Katy McCarthy
MW 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Katy McCarthy
MW 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Ariel Wood
TTH 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Drawing

ART 315K
Beginning Drawing

This class will provide a platform for the continued development of a student’s basic understanding of line, mark, value, surface and composition. Students will experiment with various conceptual and technical methods, traditions, subjects, and expressive possibilities of drawing / works on paper.

Nicole Awai
MW 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 322K
Intermediate Drawing

Students in this course will experiment with various concepts and technical methods and traditions associated with drawing / works on paper. This class will provide a platform to explore expanded aspects of drawing to understand and represent one’s personal voice in relation to histories and contemporary practices of drawing. Students will develop their drawing and critical thinking skills through discussion, critique, assignments based on readings, art historical references, and weekly exposure to global contemporary practices of drawing / works on paper.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Troy Brauntuch
MW 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 368N
Advanced Drawing

Students in this course will experiment with various concepts and technical methods / traditions associated with drawing / works on paper. This class will provide a platform to explore expanded aspects of drawing to understand and represent one’s personal voice in relation to histories and contemporary practices of drawing. Students will develop their drawing and critical thinking skills through discussion, critique, assignments based on readings, art historical references, and weekly exposure to global contemporary practices of drawing / works on paper.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Troy Brauntuch
MW 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 316K
Beginning Life Drawing

Students in this course explore various concepts and technical methods / traditions of drawing to understand and represent the human body in relation to physical space, pictorial space, pictorial design, and themes of concern for each student. Students will develop their drawing and critical thinking skills through discussion, critique, assignments based on readings, art historical references, and weekly exposure to global contemporary practices of figurative drawing / works on paper.

Scherezade García-Vazquez
TTH 2-5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 346K
Intermediate Life Drawing

Students in this course explore various concepts and technical methods / traditions of drawing to understand and represent the human body in relation to physical space, pictorial space and pictorial design. Students will start to develop their drawing “voice” and critical thinking skills through discussion, critique, assignments based on readings, art historical references, and weekly exposure to global contemporary practices of figurative drawing / works on paper.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Sarah Navasse Miller
MW 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 366K
Advanced Life Drawing

Students in this course explore various concepts and technical methods / traditions of drawing to understand and represent the human body in relation to physical space, pictorial space and pictorial design. Students will start to develop their drawing “voice” and critical thinking skills through discussion, critique, assignments based on readings, art historical references, and weekly exposure to global contemporary practices of figurative drawing / works on paper.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Sarah Navasse Miller
MW 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Painting

ART 311K
Painting I

Students in this course will be introduced to various painting techniques / methods and histories. Additionally, they will begin an exploration of personal expression. Students will develop their work and critical thinking skills through discussion, critique, assignments based on readings, art historical references, and weekly exposure to global contemporary practices of painting and expanded field painting.

Dan Sutherland
MW 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Peter Abrami
TTH 8-11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 321K
Painting II

Students in this course will continue to explore various concepts and technical methods / traditions of painting in order to develop their own painting “voice” and to begin to understand the context of contemporary painting. Students will develop their work and critical thinking skills through discussion, critique, assignments based on readings, art historical references, and weekly exposure to global contemporary practices of painting and expanded field painting.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Nicole Awai
MW 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Anna Teiche
TTH 2-5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 341K
Painting III

Students in this course will continue to explore various concepts and technical methods / traditions of painting while further refining their specific concerns or painting “voice” and developing a deeper understanding of the context of contemporary painting. Students will develop their work and critical thinking skills through discussion, critique, readings, art historical references, and weekly exposure to global contemporary practices of painting and expanded field painting.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Alexandre Pepin
MW 2-5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Scherezade García-Vazquez
TTH 8-11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 361K
Painting IV

Students in this course will continue to explore various concepts and technical methods / traditions of painting with an emphasis on developing an ambitious, mature, distinct body of work that takes into account an understanding of the context of contemporary painting. Students will continue to develop critical thinking skills through discussion, critique, readings, and weekly exposure to global contemporary practices of painting and expanded field painting.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Troy Brauntuch
MW 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Photography & Media

ART 317K
Beginning Photography

This class will introduce you to the fundamentals of black & white photography. You will learn how to use a manual medium-format camera, expose and develop black & white film, and make gelatin silver prints. You will also study aspects of photographic history and begin to define your individual voice as an artist using photography. For the first part of the semester, assignments will be given in order to challenge how you think about and make pictures, both technically and conceptually. The second half of the semester’s assignments are designed to allow for more of your own interpretation. Your final assignment will be to develop a personal project that consists of 20 cohesive images. Class time will be dedicated to slide lectures and discussions, group critiques, class printing, supervised darkroom time, and field trips. You are expected to work hard, complete the following requirements and be dedicated and attentive to your photography and the class.

Eli Durst
TTH 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 335K
Intermediate Photography

This studio course is centered around creating film and digital images and serves as an introduction to theoretical discourse examining the multiple roles that contemporary photography plays in our cultural time. Assigned projects will encourage you to create photographs as a mode of personal expression, as well as consider how photographs can obscure as much as they reveal and how what we see is often determined by our beliefs. The core structure of the semester is geared towards gaining knowledge of the tools of digital photography and applying this information towards the creation of compelling images. We will concentrate on the computer and inkjet printer as the counterpart to the wet darkroom. In this class, you will learn about the properties of digital files and how to process images in Photoshop to produce the best possible prints. You will become familiar with the tools available for creating or capturing images (how is the visible made digital?) and disseminating or outputting images (how is the digital made tangible?)

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Teresa Hubbard
MW 6–9
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Eli Durst
TTH 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 376K
Contemporary Issues in Photography

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.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Alexander Birchler
MW 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Print

ART 310P
Introduction to Print

This course will introduce students to a wide range of printmaking processes. Students will be presented with demonstrations and hands-on instruction, with projects using the modern mediums of silkscreen and risography to the more traditional processes of relief, intaglio and lithography. Completion of this intensive course will allow students to choose which intermediate printmaking courses they wish to pursue further.

Annie May Johnston
TTH 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Enrique Figueredo
TTH 5–8
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 325G
Intermediate Print: Serigraphy

This course will allow students to work with a wide range of silkscreen approaches, starting with stencils, hand-drawn techniques and photoemulsion, to photo-realistic CMYK processes, digital manipulation and repeat pattern. Using demonstrations and hands-on instruction, projects will be framed around the history of print and the multiple, production, publication and popular culture, print as protest, and its role in pattern and decoration. Students are encouraged to experiment and incorporate other mediums as they create and develop their work.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Enrique Figueredo
MW 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 325K
Intermediate Print: Intaglio

This course expands on traditional intaglio techniques with an in-depth focus on aquatint, Chine-collé, drypoint, soft ground, spit bite, and surface rolls. Students will investigate the possibilities of digital printing methods using the FabLab to laser engrave plexiglass sheets, and study the modern applications of the media. Projects will demand time and dedication, and rely heavily on drawing. Demonstrations of the processes will be supplemented by lectures on the historical development of intaglio and its impact on art history. In addition to the hands-on instruction, conceptual ideas will be broadened by readings, group critiques, a visiting artist talk, and a trip to the Blanton Museum.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Enrique Figueredo
TTH 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 325M
Intermediate Print: Lithography

This course is designed to allow for an in-depth study of the varied methods and techniques of lithography, covering the fundamental concepts and techniques from stone to photo-sensitive plates. The structure will include a mix of demonstrations, hands-on instruction, and lectures on historical and contemporary artists using lithography and its history in advertising. Students are encouraged to experiment and incorporate other mediums as they create and develop their work.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Annie May Johnston
MW 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 330P
Advanced Print Workshop

This course supports students in the development of an independently driven body of print based work. Students are expected to create work that builds upon and/or hones their pre-existing knowledge of print processes and techniques in the development of a chosen thematic, research based, and/or material focus for the semester. Alongside creating work, students will begin to develop specific language to discuss their work and art practice. Students are encouraged to experiment and incorporate other mediums into their print work. In addition to the introduction of new concepts and techniques through hands-on instruction, readings, and critiques, this course may also feature visiting artist talks, trips to the Blanton, and short writing responses.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Kerry Maguire
MW 6–9
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 376P
Contemporary Issues in Print: One of One

This course delves into the endless possibilities of the unique print. Known as monotypes and monoprints, these techniques break away from the printmaking tradition of creating editions of identical prints, instead yielding unique images through painterly, flexible, and immediate processes that branch from painting and drawing. Students will be introduced to monotype and monoprint techniques utilizing various print media and both traditional and non-traditional matrices. Monoprints allow for direct mark making, gestural marks, use of stencils, the creation and manipulation of a matrix, chance outcomes, variable editions, and more. We will focus on plexi plate oil based and watercolor monotype techniques, the use of found objects and materials, and may also explore: screenprint monotype, photopolymer plates, drypoint, and/or etching. Assignments will encourage experimentation and individual exploration of the techniques presented. In addition to critiques, this course may also feature visiting artist talks, trips to the Blanton, readings, and short writing responses.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Alex Boeschenstein
MW 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Sculpture & Extended Media

ART 313K
Beginning Sculpture

In this course students will receive an in-depth introduction into the field of sculpture and will explore many different methods of making and relating to objects. Students will learn to think of their immediate environment and familiar objects as potential sculptural materials and exhibition spaces. We will cover basic technical processes including mold-making and armature construction as well as general principles on how to develop concepts, finish surfaces, and display completed work. We will read about and discuss various issues and practices in contemporary sculpture and students will work to develop their own focused studio practice as well as the specific language to discuss their work and the work of their peers.

John Stoney
MW 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Margo Sawyer
TTH 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 323K
Intermediate Sculpture

Consult Course Schedule or inquire with instructor for course description and information.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Margo Sawyer
TTH 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 363K
Advanced Sculpture

Consult Course Schedule or inquire with instructor for course description and information.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Margo Sawyer
TTH 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 323S
Installation Sculpture

In this course we will focus on installation art. Through critical texts, videos, and readings, the course will look at the history of installation and its conceptual underpinnings. In addition, students will make site-specific installation work, use digital tools to create virtual spaces, participate in generative exercises, and respond to installation related readings.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Beili Liu
MW 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 320F
Digital Fabrication I

This course introduces students to computer modeling, 3D data acquisition, and various forms of digital fabrication. Specifically, students will use Rhinoceros 3D to digitally model and render virtual forms. Photogrammetry, structured light and laser scanning will be used to digitally capture 3D data and the department’s laser cutters, 3-axis CNC router, 4-axis CNC milling machine, 3D printers, UV printer, and vinyl cutter will be used to physically realize student designs. Personal research, lectures, media, readings and discussions will supplement software and hardware demonstrations during the course.

Mark Kovitya
MW 11–2
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 340F
Digital Fabrication II

This course introduces students to computer modeling, 3D data acquisition, and various forms of digital fabrication. Specifically, students will use Rhinoceros 3D to digitally model and render virtual forms. Photogrammetry, structured light and laser scanning will be used to digitally capture 3D data and the department’s laser cutters, 3-axis CNC router, 4-axis CNC milling machine, 3D printers, UV printer, and vinyl cutter will be used to physically realize student designs. Personal research, lectures, media, readings and discussions will supplement software and hardware demonstrations during the course.

Mark Kovitya
MW 11–2
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Transmedia

ART 316V
Transmedia: Expanded Media I

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 and their relation to the Internet and social media networks.

Ariel Jackson
TTH 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 336V
Transmedia: Expanded Media II

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.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Kristin Lucas
TTH 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 356V
Transmedia: Expanded Media III

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.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Hannah Spector
TTH 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 317C
Transmedia: Performance Art I

Katy McCarthy
TTH 5–8
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 337C
Transmedia: Performance Art II

Michael Smith
TTH 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 357C
Transmedia: Performance Art III

Michael Smith
TTH 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 318C
Transmedia: Digital Time Art I

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.

Bogdan Perzynski
MW 8–11
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 338C
Transmedia: Digital Time Art II

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.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Bogdan Perzyński
MW 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 358C
Transmedia: Digital Time Art III

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.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

Bogdan Perzyński
MW 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

Other

ART 350
Color in Theory and Practice

Explore contemporary color notation systems and color management techniques. Survey economic, health and safety, environmental, cultural, legal, political, and other ethical considerations pertinent to using color.

Carma Gorman
TTH 11–12:30
Teaching Format →  Consult Course Schedule

ART 350P
Professional Practices

The Professional Practices course focuses on the exploration of professional practices as they relate to the field of visual arts. This course leads students to investigate and gain knowledge of the many options available to help achieve their professional goals. Students will go through a series of exercises to improve their writing, presentation and organization skills to best support their artist career.

Fulfills →  Writing flag

Rachael Starbuck
W 6–9
Teaching Format →  In-Person

ART 376
Independent Study: Studio Art

Individual projects to be completed under faculty supervision.

Restricted to Studio Art and Art Education Majors, requires approval by Studio Art Assistant Chair to register.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

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