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ART0159A-F16

CRN: 90004

Studio Art I
Studio Art I: Drawing
This course is a complete and thorough basic drawing course. Mediums used will be pencil, charcoal, and ink, among others. Work will be done from observation and invention. Line, perspective, value, composition, and introduction to color will be discussed. Assignments will involve students with the formal and technical aspects of drawing and with the idea of drawing as an individual means of expression. No prior drawing experience is assumed or expected. This course is required of all art majors and minors. 6 hrs. lect./lab

ART0180A-F16

CRN: 91799

Sculptural Architecture
Sculptural Architecture
Architecture is a projection of our dreams as well as a practical necessity. In this course we will explore making architecture as imaginative sculpture. Working on a table-top scale, we will draw, build, and digitally photograph structures confronting challenges of site, population, and aesthetics. Specific and useful skills, such as hand and power tool operation, will be taught. Students will learn how to make sophisticated three-dimensional forms using foam-core, balsa, mahogany, and other woods. In addition, unusual processes of flame-worked and fused glass will be introduced. Weekly image-lectures on the history of sculpture, design, and architecture will be included. This class is recommended for those interested in bridging architectural practice with studio art freedom. No experience is required or expected. 6 hrs. lect./lab
 

ART0185A-F16

CRN: 92574

Draw:Observe/Visualize/Imagine
I Draw Therefore I See: Observe, Visualize, and Imagine
Observation. Visualization. Imagination…these are the foundational principles of expressive images. In this course we will learn how to make drawings using graphite, conté, ink, markers, and collage to develop confidence and a solid understanding of line, value, and perspective. We will also draw the human figure to understand portraiture and anatomy to express our human condition. Conceptually starting in the caves of Altamira with a pit stop at Plato’s cave, spending some time in Obscure Chambers, and emerging enlightened and squinting in a 21st century where nearly every reality is virtual, our class will literally start blindfolded and finish with a short drawing animation. 3 hrs. lect./lab

ART0200A-F16

CRN: 92575

Animation
Animation: Analog Drawings Set to Sound and Motion
Animating drawings is the foundation of moving images, linking static art with illusory movement. In this course we will start by examining the history of animation, from DaVinci to Duchamp to Pixar. We will then draw live models to learn to represent anatomy and physiognomy with control and nuance. Using this knowledge, we will set out to create individual “drawing-movies” by making handmade images and 3-D physical constructions. In developing their own graphic style students will explore conceptual issues of character, narrative, history, and setting. Although there are no prerequisites for this course, visual art experience and foundation drawing skills are recommended. 3 hrs. lect./lab

ART0309A-F16

CRN: 91800

The Landscape Re-Imagined
The Landscape Re-Imagined: Painting, Drawing, Photography, and Glass
In this course we will explore various art-making methods to depict our campus landscape and architecture. We will use oil paint on canvas, color drawing media, photography, and kiln-fused glass in a multi-disciplinary approach to two-dimensional picture-making. We will then explore how to integrate these technical processes with a goal of creating new and contemporary painted images. In addition to weekly image-based lectures on the history of landscape painting, the class will involve a collaborative studio workshop atmosphere, close individual instruction, and personal artistic development. (ART 0157, ART 0158, ART 0159 or by approval) 6 hrs. lect./lab

ART0313A-F16

CRN: 92553

Art of Survival
Art of Survival: Sculpture of Staying Alive
What does it mean to have the basic necessities of life? Are food, water, and shelter enough? Do we not need human interaction, culture, and art? We will apply basic survival strategies (indoors and out) to questions of environmental need and sustenance. Sculpture projects will involve making devices for foraging food, building shelter, and constructing community. Artwork will be born of necessity but driven by aesthetics, using our hands to shape the world we inhabit. We will employ sculptural methods developed throughout human history to confront tensions between individual desires and collective societal needs. Our goal is to illuminate our choices and how they impact survival. 3 hrs. lect./lab

ART0318A-F16

CRN: 90992

Silkscreen Printmaking
Silkscreen Printmaking
In this course students will explore the silkscreen medium with guided studio instruction. This will include paper stencil method, film stencil method, photographic stencil method, and multicolor printing. Concentration will be on drawing. Towards the end of the semester, students will learn to use basic computer-aided imagery. Students will explore the roll of silkscreen printing in contemporary art as well as its use in popular culture. Depending on resources, students may have the opportunity to be part of an intensive collaborative print project to produce an edition of prints with a professional artist. (ART 0157, ART 0158, ART 0159 or by approval) 6 hrs. lect./lab

ART0328A-F16

CRN: 92424

Color Photography
Color Photography
This course is an introduction to color photography with an emphasis on the construction of images using personal and social ideas. It will include some study of the history of photography and basic digital imaging techniques to make color prints. Students must have an 8MP (or bigger) digital DSLR camera with manual controls of focus, aperture, and shutter. Non-sectarian mindfulness practice will be part of this class. (ART 0157, ART 0158, or ART 0159, or by approval) 6 hrs. lect./lab.

ART0500A-F16

CRN: 91766

Special Project
Special Project
Supervised independent work with a special project proposed by a student or a collaboration between a student and a faculty member on a special project. Admission by permission of a faculty member. 3 hrs. lect.

ART0500B-F16

CRN: 91767

Special Project
Special Project
Supervised independent work with a special project proposed by a student or a collaboration between a student and a faculty member on a special project. Admission by permission of a faculty member. 3 hrs. lect.

ART0700A-F16

CRN: 91548

Senior Independent Study
Senior Independent Study
Approval required. 4 hrs sem./lab

ART0700X-F16

CRN: 91549

Senior Independent Study
Sr Independent Stdy Discussion
Senior Independent Study
Approval required. 4 hrs sem./lab

ART0700Y-F16

CRN: 91550

Senior Independent Study
Sr Independent Stdy Discussion
Senior Independent Study
Approval required. 4 hrs sem./lab

ART0700Z-F16

CRN: 91551

Senior Independent Study
Sr Independent Stdy Discussion
Senior Independent Study
Approval required. 4 hrs sem./lab

Program in Studio Art

Johnson Memorial Building
78 Chateau Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753