Fall 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Pomara, John
Discipline and Number
ARTS 4368 Section 001
T Time 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Course Title
Painting & Advanced Imaging

Description of Course:

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

This continuing level painting course is for the student that has completed Foundation Painting and Painting 3369, or the equivalent experience. Check with the instructor for approval if in doubt.

Artists define themselves by developing their ideas into a visual experience. They freely can choose among various media creating a wide range of imagery developing a pictorial style. The core of this course will explore the creative possibilities that are open to painting, video and digital imaging, ranging for the more traditional to the more experimental. This will allow the student the freedom to explore and focus their ideas through various other strategies of picture making of their choice ranging from painting to computer imaging, ink jet prints, video-painting or hybrid forms of object making with paint.

During the course of the semester we will hold class discussions with digital lectures on contemporary artists. A book will be used that focuses on the artistic practices of contemporary artists and illuminates the “intentions, motivations, and strategies” in creating their work. This will give the student first hand knowledge of artists and their creative process thus helping each student 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:

to be announced

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Must have completed ARTS 2316 Foundations Painting and ARTS 3369 Painting 2 or equivalent experience of expertise. Consult instructor for approval.

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