Summer 2011 - Graduate Course Description
Intructor:
Pomara, John
Discipline and Number
HUAS 6391 Section: 05A
Day:
TR Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Title:
Creativity: Visual Arts Workshop

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

This course will be a studio based, creative workshop were the student will pursue their own creative work in a medium of their preference or expertise. An emphasis will be placed on developing an individual style with personal content using either painting, drawing, sculpture, ink jet prints, video, computer imaging or some hybrid forms. The student is expected to have had some prior experience in a medium of their choice (consult the instructor if unsure). A focus on various topics of the current art discourse in the visual arts will be investigated and discussed throughout the semester through current readings of art periodicals, films and visual lectures. There will also be discussions from the assigned articles and texts, which cover current topics relating to content, theory and studio practice. Periodic critiques of the students art work will be held along with inquiry into the formality of its making as well as the content expressed. Studio workdays will be giving for each student to facilitate the creation of a focused body of work for group critique sessions. There will also be 1 day that each student will sign up to meet privately with the instructor to discuss more in depth their individual work.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

To be announced

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

The student is expected to have had some prior experience in a medium of their choice (consult the instructor if unsure). It can be an form of new media, such as video, digital prints or more traditional medium such as painting.

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