Spring 2012 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Pomara, John
Discipline and Number
HUAS 6391 Section 001
F Time 10:00 AM - 12:45 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 throughout the semester through current readings of art periodicals, films and visual lectures. 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 periodic critiques of the students art work along with inquiry into the formality of its making as well as the content expressed. Each student is encouraged to meet privately with the instructor to discuss more in depth his or her individual work.

Required Texts:

press_Play, Contemporary Artists in Conversation, Phaidon Press.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

1.Students will explore a medium of choice of which they have some expertise, while focusing on creating a personal vision. Along with content they will develop formal aspects and skill techniques to express their vision. The student will be graded on the content objective, creative application, effort, and critical assessment through your artist statement.

2. Students will develop visual perception and verbal analysis through class critiques and evaluations of projects. A critical analysis will follow in the form of group dialogues.

3.Students will learn to create a visual presentation of their artwork within a set time frame for public speaking. This will enable them to articulate verbally about their visual art works to a larger audience.

4.Students will develop a broader understanding of their art and its’ connection to art historically as well as current contemporary issues.

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