Art

Courses

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  • 68-114 Drawing I: Beginning
    A study of the nature of drawing with an emphasis on descriptive rendering, including instruction in linear perspective, and the use of line and tone as specific visual languages capable of articulating expressive content. Lab may be required. (FAP) (Spring and Fall)
  • 68-124 Design
    An introduction to the history, theory and practice of design. This course deals with the analysis of visual perception directed toward understanding the expressive nature of creative design. The objective of this course is to encourage visual awareness and to promote the development of various skills necessary to visualize personal design concepts. Lab required. (FAP)
  • 68-134 Arch Studio I: Intro Draft & Prgm Design
    Introduction to fundamentals of architectural drafting (drawing plans, sections, elevations, mechanical perspective, rendering, model building) and principles of design (design to a program, parti, formal systems), site analysis and presentation, and introduction to design with structure. Material is presented in terms of one long and one or two short projects. Lab required. (Fall) (FAP)
  • 68-204 Ceramics: Hand-Forming
    A study of various hand-forming methods used in the production of ceramic art with a focus on the vessel form. Other topics include: ceramic materials and their use; low-fire clay and glaze formulation; studio procedures, contemporary ceramic artists, an introduction to the history, theory and criticism of art made of ceramic materials. This course is intended for first- and second-year students; no previous experience required. Lab required. (Spring) (FAP)
  • 68-214 Ceramics: Wheel-Forming
    A study of the various wheel-forming methods used in the production of ceramic art with a focus on the vessel form. Other topics include: ceramic materials and their use; high-fire clay and glaze formulation; decorating techniques; studio procedures, contemporary ceramic artists; and an introduction to the history, theory and criticism of art made from ceramic materials with an emphasis on the modern period (c. 1850-1970). This course is intended for first- and second-year students; no previous experience required. See online course schedule notes for instructions. Lab required. (Fall) (FAP)
  • 68-224 Ceramics: Raku
    Various pottery forming techniques will be considered in the study of contemporary ceramic art, including basic hand-forming and wheel-forming, firing the kiln, and simple glaze formulation. The aesthetic theory that informs this approach to making pottery will be discussed, and the history of raku will be covered. No previous experience required. Lab required. (Summer, if offered) (FAP) (IP)
  • 68-234 Painting: Representational
    A beginning studio course emphasizing the production of paintings that relate to the history and theory of art in various representational styles. This course takes a contemporary approach to strategies of creativity, using historical and contemporary stylistic techniques and color theory to create representational ideas and theories in contemporary art. This course is intended for first- and second-year students; no previous experience required; some drawing ability is useful but not required. Lab required. (FAP) (Fall)
  • 68-244 Painting: Abstract
    A beginning studio course emphasizing the production of paintings that relate to the history and theory of art in various abstract styles. This course takes a contemporary approach to: materials; historical stylistic techniques; color theory: and abstract painting practices and theories as they pertain to contemporary abstract art. This course is intended for first- and second-year students; no previous experience required. Lab required. (FAP) (Spring)
  • 68-254 Sculpture: Figurative
    A studio course that introduces the study of the methods, materials and tools of sculpture and general concepts of sculptural forms in contemporary art. A significant portion of this course is devoted to the study of figure structure via clay, wax, wood and 3-D digital modeling. Students are expected to work toward innovation and extension of the figure as image. This course is intended for first and second year students; no previous experience required. Lab required. (Fall) (FAP)
  • 68-264 Sculpture: Abstract
    The study and manipulation of space, form and materials available to the contemporary artist. Assignments emphasize an investigation of the expressive qualities of form in space using wood, clay, metal and 3D digital modeling. This course is intended for first and second year students; no previous experience required. Lab required. (Spring) (FAP)
  • 68-274 Digital Art: 3D Animation & Cybersculptu
    A studio art course that explores computer animation and digital sculpture as a form of visual expression. Students produce an original animated short work informed by theoretical study and showing evidence of artistic skill in using 3D modeling software to communicate a visual statement. Final projects may take the form of an animated short film, a 3D printed sculpture, or a projection installation. Lab required. (Fall) (FAP)
  • 68-284 Photography: Digital
    A study of a variety of digital photographic techniques for both black and white and color. Assignments emphasize the development of compositional and critical skills in producing an expressive image. Technical skills covered include refinement of exposure, post-image capture processing, compression and image manipulation using Adobe Photoshop software and printing processes for the digital image. Digital single lens (DSL) reflex camera required; aperture and shutter speed must be adjustable. Lab required. (Spring) (FAP)
  • 68-294 Printmaking
    A beginning study of fundamental techniques, history and theory of printmaking. Assignments are designed to explore the creative, technical, and formal means toward expressive form. Previous drawing experience is desirable. Lab required. Repeatable with a change in content. (Spring) (FAP)
  • 68-354 Architectural Studio II: Historical Des
    Five three-week design projects designing with the formal vocabularies and structural systems of ancient Greek, French Neo-Classicism, Italian Baroque, Gothic, and early Frank Lloyd Wright. Prerequisite: Art 68-134 or ability to draw plans, sections and elevations. Lab required. (Spring, even years) (FAP)
  • 68-364 Architect Studio Iii: Modern Structures
    Empirical introduction to design with modern structures with three projects in different media: poured in place concrete; steel frame and truss; tensile, or curtain wall skyscraper. Prerequisite: Art 68-134 or ability to draw plans and sections. Lab Required. (Spring, odd years)
  • 68-374 Drawing II: Intermediate
    Figure drawing with an emphasis on the enduring historical, aesthetic, and contemporary significance of figurative art. Models will be provided for the study of proportion, structure and articulation of the human body as the formal means toward expressive drawing. Related topics will also be studied. Various media. Prerequisite: Art 68-114. Lab required. (Spring) (FAP)
  • 68-384 Drawing III: Advanced
    An advanced course in contemporary figure drawing and non-figurative contemporary drawing. The course is an extension of the concepts introduced in Drawing II with a greater emphasis on understanding the structure of the human body and the expressive potential of contemporary drawing. Other related topics are covered and may vary each semester. Prerequisite: Art 68-374. May be repeated with a change in content. Lab required. (FAP)
  • 68-502 Professional Practices
    A course in the professional practices in art including photographing artworks and constructing the elements of a professional portfolio and website. This course is to be taken as a co-requisite course with the Intermedia Seminar: Ceramics, Design (68-504); the Intermedia Seminar: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing (68-514); or the Intermedia Seminar: Sculpture, Digital Arts, Photography (68-524).
  • 68-504 Intermedia Seminar: Ceramics, Design
    An examination and discussion of new strategies of artistic production in contemporary art within the context of recent technological, intellectual, cultural and political developments. Issue and media-based topics related to the field of ceramics, design and intermedia work inform the artwork produced in this studio. Lab required. Prerequisites: two courses from: Art 68-204, 68-214, 68-124, or permission of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with Art 68-502 Professional Practices. (Spring)
  • 68-514 Intrmda Sem: Painting, Printmaking, Draw
    An examination and discussion of new strategies of artistic production in contemporary art within the context of recent technological, intellectual, cultural and political developments. Issue and media-based topics related to the fields of painting, drawing, printmaking, and intermedia work inform the artwork produced in this studio. Prerequisites: two courses from: Art 68-234, 68-244, 68- 294; Lab required. Must be taken concurrently with Art 68-502 Professional Practices. (Fall)
  • 68-524 Intrmda Sem: Sculpture, Dig Arts, Photog
    An examination and discussion of new strategies of artistic production in contemporary art within the context of recent technological, intellectual, cultural and political developments. Issue and media-based topics related to the field of sculpture, photography, digital arts, and intermedia work inform the artwork produced in this studio. Prerequisites: Two courses from: Art 68-254, 68-264, 68-274, 68-284, or permission of instructor. Lab required. Must be taken concurrently with Art 68-502 Professional Practices. (Fall)
  • 68-604 Intermed Capstone: Ceramics, Design
    A further examination and discussion of new strategies of artistic production in contemporary art within the context of recent technological, intellectual, cultural and political developments. Issue and media-based topics related to the field of ceramics, design and intermedia work inform the artwork produced in this studio, which constitutes the portfolio required for the capstone portfolio review for BAs and BFAs. Labs required. Prerequisite: Art 68-504 and 68-502, or permission of instructor. (Spring)
  • 68-614 Intrmda Cap: Painting, Printmaking, Draw
    A further examination and discussion of new strategies of artistic production in contemporary art within the context of recent technological, intellectual, cultural and political developments. Issue and media-based topics related to the fields of painting, drawing, printmaking, and intermedia work inform the artwork produced in this studio, which constitutes the portfolio required for the capstone portfolio review for BAs and BFAs. Labs required. Prerequisites: Art 68-514 and 68-502, or permission of instructor. (Fall)
  • 68-624 Intrmda Cap: Sculpture, Dig Arts, Photog
    A further examination and discussion of new strategies of artistic production in contemporary art within the context of recent technological, intellectual, cultural and political developments. Issue and media-based topics related to the field of sculpture, photography, digital arts, and intermedia work inform the artwork produced in this studio, which constitutes the portfolio required for the capstone portfolio review in Studio Art for BAs and BFAs. Labs required. Prerequisite: Art 68-524 and 68-502, or permission of instructor. (Fall)
  • 68-702 Exhibition Practicum
    Professional gallery and museum practices and exhibition preparation, design, and execution are the course topics. B.A. students who have been approved by the department for senior exhibitions must take this course during the semester of their senior exhibition; B.F.A. students are required to take it twice with one during the semester of their senior exhibition. Coursework in the gallery will be required at irregular days and hours. Open to juniors and seniors; repeatable with a change in content. (Fall and Spring)
  • 69-244 Ceramics: Raku
    Various pottery forming techniques will be considered in the study of contemporary ceramic art, including basic hand-forming and wheel-forming, firing the kiln, and simple glaze formulation. The aesthetic theory that informs this approach to making pottery will be discussed, and the history of raku will be covered. No previous experience required. Lab required. (Summer) (FAP) (IP)