Spring 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Pomara, John
Discipline and Number
ARTS 4368 Section 001
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

ARTS 4368 is an advanced course for the student who has some completed ARTS 3369 - Intermediate Painting or the equivalent experience in another 3000 level course. Check with the instructor for approval if in doubt.

Artists define themselves by developing their ideas into a visual experience. The student may choose among various media creating a wide range of imagery. The core of this course will explore the creative possibilities that are open to either painting, digital imaging, ink jet prints, video, and hybrid forms (employing sculptural material using a painterly vocabulary.) The student may explore such mediums ranging from the more traditional ones such as oil and acrylic paint, to the more experimental. This will allow students the freedom to express their ideas through various other strategies of picture making.

During the course of the semester we will do readings and hold class discussions with visual lectures from the book, “No.1 First Works by 362 Artists". This book focuses briefly on the artistic practices of contemporary artists and illuminates the “intentions, motivations, and strategies” discovered in their early work as young artists. 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 work. 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:

"No. 1 First Works by 362 Artists." Francesca Richer and Matthew Rosenzweic

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Must have completed one 3000 level ARTS course such as ARTS 3368 Drawing, ARTS 3369 Intermediate Painting , ARTS 3368 Mixed Media, ARTS 3373 Printmaking, or equivalent experience of expertise in drawing, sculpture, digital imaging or video. Consult instructor for approval

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