Spring 2016 - 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

This continuing level painting course is for the student that has completed Foundation Painting and Painting 3369, or the equivalent experience. Check with the instructor for approval if in doubt.

Artists define themselves by developing their ideas into a visual experience. They choose among various media creating a wide range of imagery. The core of this course will explore the creative possibilities that are open to painting ranging for the more traditional mediums of oil and acrylic, to the more experimental. This will allow the student the freedom to explore their ideas through various other strategies of picture making of their choice ranging from painting to computer imaging, ink jet prints or video-painting.

During the course of the semester we will view contemporary art and hold class discussions. We will discuss artistic practices of contemporary artists focusing on the “intentions, motivations, and strategies” in creating their work. 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. 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 Text for this course

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Should have completed a 3000 level arts course such as ARTS 3369 Painting 2 or equivalent experience of expertise in Photography, Drawing or Mixed media. Consult instructor for approval.

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