Summer 2010 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Pomara John
Discipline and Number
HUAS 6391 Section 05A
MW 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 through current readings of art periodicals and art criticism. There will also be discussions from the assigned articles and texts, which cover current topics relating to content, theory and studio practice of contemporary artists. There will be weekly critiques of the students art work 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:

Critical readings will be assigned.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Expertise in a an art medium of choice such as painting, drawing, photography, video or some hybrid form. Consult instructor if unsure.

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