Fall 2015 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Metz, Greg
Discipline and Number
HUAS 6391 Section 501
T Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Creativity: Visual Arts Workshop

Description of Course:

This course is designed to engage students of diverse interests in the creative practices of 'critical making' as a form of observation, inquiry, innovation in problem solving, and expression.

We will be examining meaningful ways in which contemporary artists use both traditional materials and technological innovations to demonstrate their role and approach in addressing the complexities of a rapidly transitioning world.

Objective components of this workshop will include 1.) critical thinking through hands on making with materials, tools and process tutorials, 2) combining analog with digital processing of ideas, narratives, research initiatives, 3) history and creative trending of 'Studio' culture, forms and applications, 4) Critical means of evaluation in the practice of art and design.

In addition to related readings and artists resources, studio field trips, critical communal discourse and application of project objectives, this course will also seek to examine how cultural development, in the various creative fields acquires, builds and contributes to the value exchange of the economy.

This course is open to all creative practice initiatives and although helpful, does not require previous studio experience.

Required Texts:

TBA: Most readings and texts will be available on line.
Suggested Reference Text: The Art of Critical Making: Rhode Island School of Design on Creative Practice
Rosanne Somerson (Editor), Mara Hermano (Editor), John Maeda (Foreword by)
ISBN: 978-1-118-51786-4

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:


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