Browse Exhibits (7 total)

ARTS 110, Introduction to Sculpture, Spring 2020

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This course will introduce students to the fundamental sculptural processes of addition, subtraction and substitution. Emphasis will be on students executing, understanding and discussing quality craft, successful composition, productive conceptualization and creative problem solving. Students will explore various sculptural methods including steel fabrication, wood construction, plaster construction, assemblage and mold-making.

ARTS 116, Introduction to Drawing, Spring 2020

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In this course, students explore processes used to produce drawings on two-dimensional surfaces. A series of studio problems provides direct experience with the instruments and materials employed to produce drawings. Instruction and assigned work emphasizes skill-building in observational drawing and engagement with two dimensional design principles and visual communication.

Students will be exposed to a variety of tools and perspectives that will challenge their preconceptions regarding the role of drawing in contemporary art practice today. Through guided demonstrations, instruction, and self-practice, students will develop and improve upon their technical skills across a variety of media and techniques. As foundational visual vocabulary grows, students will begin to expand upon their definition of drawing by studying and applying ways of drawing that don’t rely upon paper and graphite. By the end of the term, students will explore how to use drawing applications and concepts in collaborative projects. Grades will be determined by accumulation of points on assignments, active participation in the studio community, and exceptional stewardship of the studio.

ARTS 132, Introduction to Experimental Photography, Spring 2020

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This course engages photography through experimental techniques including hand-building pinhole and lensed cameras and working in historic and new media processes. It is designed for beginners but will also be enlightening for students familiar with photography. Students will gain a deep understanding of photographic principles as they learn techniques and create photographs in response to thematic prompts.

ARTS 135, Introduction to Painting, Spring 2020

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Introduction to Painting provides an introduction to the perceptual, expressive, and conceptual possibilities that the practice of painting offers. Working primarily from observation and within a Modernist tradition, students will learn to mix colors and create illusion of mass, volume, and space. There will be a strong emphasis on the exploration of formal elements and composition through painting.

The organic nature of creating a painting will also be a focus in this class. It is not a “how-to” painting class. Students will be challenged to embrace the creative process and appreciate the unexpected and individual outcomes that will result in their work. Personal and conscious choices in regards to composition, paint application, and subject matter will be explored and expected.

In addition, the course will examine historical and contemporary approaches to painting through class discussion, readings, and looking at paintings (at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art and through reproductions in books and digital presentations). Students will also present their work for discussion within group critiques and participate in class discussions about paintings we have looked at together.

ARTS 152, Introduction to Printmaking, Spring 2020

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This course provides a series of studio problems using systems of design, composition and techniques that study the diverse ways of producing prints. Demonstrations will be presented on the techniques necessary to produce intaglio etching, woodcuts, monoprints, collagraphs and digital prints.

Students will be exposed to a variety of tools and perspectives that will challenge their preconceptions regarding the role of printmaking in contemporary art practice today. Through guided demonstrations, instruction, and self-practice, students will develop and improve upon their technical printmaking skills, including learning how to prepare papers for the press to how to create fixed matrices. As foundational visual vocabulary grows, students will begin to expand upon the definition of printmaking by studying and applying ways of making unique multiples that don’t rely upon a traditional press. By the end of the term, students will explore how to use printing in mixed media and/or interdisciplinary contexts and that are meaningful to each individual. Grades will be determined by accumulation of points on assignments, active participation in the studio community, and exceptional stewardship of the printmaking studio.

ARTS 231, Etching: Processes and Themes in the Printed Image, Spring 2020

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Studio demonstrations are given in the use of tools and materials needed to produce etchings. Color printing techniques are introduced with an emphasis on modern and contemporary techniques.

Students will be exposed to a variety of intaglio tools and methodologies related to solar copper plate, drypoint etching, and solar plate printmaking. Starting from the ground-up, students will develop an understanding of the materials and processes used to make fixed matrices, proofs, and editions of prints. As foundational vocabulary grows, students will begin to expand upon their definition of intaglio printmaking by studying and applying ways of making unique multiples by applying mixed media and, potentially digital media, to their work. Students will get to participate in print-related experiences including a print exchange, art exhibitions, and a guest artist presentation. Grades will be determined by accumulation of points on assignments, active participation in the studio community, and exceptional stewardship of the printmaking studio.

ARTS 331, Installation Art, Spring 2020

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Installation Art is an inherently interdisciplinary contemporary art practice in which artists construct artwork designed to transform the perception of space. This course will introduce analog (material exploration and transformation) and digital (video, sound, digitally rendered graphics) studio techniques, as well as provide a historical and contemporary context for
Installation Art. Emphasis will be placed on site specificity, perception and the senses, and conceptually driven art-making practices.