Summer 2016 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Pomara, John
Discipline and Number
HUAS 6391 Section 051
TR Time 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Title
Visual Arts Workshop

Description of Course:

This course will be a studio based creative workshop where 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, ink jet prints, video. digital imaging, or other hybrid forms. The student is expected to have had some prior experience in a medium(consult 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 from art periodicals, films, and visual lectures on contemporary art. There will also be discussions from assigned articles and texts, which cover current topics relating to content, theory, and studio practice.There will be periodic critiques of the students work along with inquiry into the formality of its making as well as expressed content. Each student is encouraged to meet privately with the instructor to discuss more in depth his or her work.

Required Texts:

Readings will be given out in class.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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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