Spring 2015 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course prepares students for Advanced Visual Arts and explores traditional and nontraditional concepts and techniques of painting. Emphasis is on the development of personal vision. Lectures will discuss historical and contemporary artists, as well as encourage research into the concepts behind how art is investigated and how to manipulate visual imagery in a work of art. Topics may include color theory, 2D design, and the nature of representation. This course may not be repeated.
While observation and the ability to convey convincing form, light, space and depth in a painting often drives the Foundation painting class (along with an introduction to the materials and properties of painting), an Intermediate painting class invites students to inquire with regards to what may incite his or her personal painting path and the content therein. Additionally, the intermediate level does not necessarily give up on perceptual concerns and the complexity the outside world provides, but asks students to address varying theoretical points of view.
Visual problems, contemporary artists, historical examples, and creative process strategies are introduced to the class, allowing each individual to begin investigating the various paths one may take when constructing a painted image, or a series of works. Concepts are explored to push the boundaries of material, subject, vision, process and interpretation. Digital and analog tools as well as an image bank project encourage the student to pursue the expansive interior (dreams, imagination, sensory perception) and exterior world (observed forms, design, information, culture, advertising) as catalysts for visual imagery. â€¨â€¨Class includes readings and research of contemporary painters to help assist with the understanding of the artist's intent, the critique, and the technical manipulation of paint. Personal voice and investigation is encouraged.
Pre-requisite is ARTS 2316 Painting Foundations. Students with painting experience are still highly encouraged to enroll in this college level course prior to this class.
Research and readings provided in class.
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