Summer 2013 - Graduate Course Description
Intructor:
Pomara, John
Discipline and Number
HUAS 6391 Section: 05A
Day:
MW Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Title:
Creativity: Visual Arts Workshop

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

"Art making is a process of tremendous, hard worn distillation, fed by incalculable amounts and many different kinds of knowledge, work, and looking."
-Roberta Smith

This course will be a studio based creative workshop. Each student will pursue their own art 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, ink jet prints, video, or computer imaging. 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 contemporary artists in visual art will be investigated and discussed throughout the semester through current readings, films and slide lectures. There will be periodic critiques of the work made by each student, along with inquiry into the formality of their making as well as the content expressed. The writing and development of an artist statement will also be assigned. There will also be one field trip to the Dallas Museum of Art.

Pre-requisites: Have some expertise in a medium such as digital imaging, painting, video, etc... or other forms of creative output such as text and imaging with creative writing.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Readings will be given out in class for discussions

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

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