Spring 2014 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Pomara, John
Discipline and Number
ARTS 4368 Section: 001
Day:
R Time: 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Course Title:
Advanced Visual Arts

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

“An image can picture one thing while representing another.” –Michael Craig-Morton

This advanced level course is for the student who has completed several lower level courses such as ARTS 2380, 2316, 2380, 3369, 3365, or the equivalent experience in other mediums such as digital imaging or video. Check with the instructor for approval if in doubt.

Artists define themselves by developing their ideas into a visual experience. Today they can choose among various media creating a wide range of imagery. The core of this course will explore the creative possibilities that are open to painting, digital photo, video, and various hybrid forms of art making, ranging for the more traditional mediums of oil and acrylic, to the more experimental forms in new media. This will allow students the freedom to explore their ideas through various other strategies of picture making of their choice ranging from painting, or drawing to computer imaging, ink jet prints or video-painting.

During the course of the semester we will view contemporary art and hold class discussions. We will discuss artistic practices of contemporary artists focusing on the “intentions, motivations, and strategies” in creating their work. This will give students first-hand knowledge of artists and their creative process, thus helping students to formulate the beginning of their own. Topics of discussion will cover such issues as internal and external sources of inspiration, crafting an artistic self, and expressing an artistic attitude.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Art Now Volume 4, Hans Warner Holzwarth

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

This advanced level course is for the student who has completed several lower level courses such as ARTS 2380, 2316, 2380, 3369, 3365, or the equivalent experience or expertise in other mediums such as digital imaging or video. Check with the instructor for approval if in doubt

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