Spring 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course prepares students for Advanced Visual Arts (Advanced Painting) and explores traditional and nontraditional concepts and techniques of painting. Emphasis is on the development of personal vision, whether perceptual or abstract, conceptual or hybrid. Lectures will discuss historical and contemporary artists.
In this studio workshop various concepts are catalysts for the investigation of a visual image/idea. This includes how a a visual image/idea changes through its manipulation and variation of process, medium, tool, and presentation. Topics may include color theory, 2D design, and the nature of representation. Visual problems, contemporary artists, historical examples, and creative process strategies are introduced, 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. 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.
Research and readings provided in class.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Pre-requisite: ARTS 2316 Painting Foundations. Students with painting experience are still highly encouraged to enroll in ARTS 2316, a college level course.
This course may not be repeated.
Studio Materials (suggested on syllabus and class discussions.) A research project requiring the visit of local Galleries. Completion of Image Book. Works of art investigating class concepts.