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ART0159A-F17

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

ART0168A-F17

CRN: 92546

Form From The Body
Form From The Body
This introductory 3-D course will start with a comprehensive overview of the basic techniques involved in modeling from the human figure, through additive (clay) and subtractive (carving) processes. Once understanding of anatomical structure, proportions, mass, balance, volume, weight, and gesture is achieved, we will explore the human figure’s influence on the designs of every object ever made, from architecture and furniture to a light switch or the highway system. Utilizing this knowledge, we will create new forms to intentionally exploit this relationship, blurring the line between figure and object. Slide presentations of contemporary and historical artworks will integrate individual instruction and group critiques. No experience is required or expected. 6 hrs. lect./lab

ART0180A-F17

CRN: 91677

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-F17

CRN: 92154

Draw:Observe/Visualize/Imagine
I Draw Therefore I See: Observe, Visualize, and Imagine
Observation. Visualization. Imagination. These are very important approaches to make a meaningful drawing. In this course we will learn how to draw using graphite, conté, ink, markers, and other media to develop confidence and a solid understanding of line, value, and perspective. We will also draw the human figure to understand portraiture and anatomy. Looking at examples throughout the centuries we will get an understanding of the importance of the image (in the 21st century more so than ever) and of being able to express oneself visually. Since the moving image is THE contemporary vehicle of communication in a world where nearly every reality is virtual, our final assignment will be a short drawing animation. 3 hrs. lect./lab

ART0195A-F17

CRN: 92562

The Digital Studio
CMD+Z: Infinite Possibilities of The Digital Studio
This is a visual-foundations introductory course teaching methodologies for creative expression using digital applications in photography, drawing, moving image and the web. Students will develop literacy in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere. Students will also learn coding for the web using HTML/CSS. Students will produce multiple smaller assignments culminating in a final creative project engaging personal expression and contemporary visual culture. Students will develop creative visual problem-solving and image-making skills that they can apply across many disciplines such as creative arts, computer science, geography and others. Students will need access to a DSLR camera with video capabilities. 6 hrs. lect./lab

ART0200A-F17

CRN: 92155

Animation
Animation: Analog Drawings Set to Sound and Motion
Animated drawings trying to capture movement date back to the earliest drawings of mankind, but only in the 19th century did the “moving image” become possible and dramatically change our view of the world. In this course we will explore the history of animation, from ancient Egyptian murals to DaVinci, and from Duchamp to Pixar, and we will watch contemporary examples of high- and low-brow animations. After an introduction of basic drawing techniques - with a focus on drawing life models - we will set out to create individual drawing animations. In these animations all kinds of approaches are valid, and students will work as independently as possible. Although there are no prerequisites for this course, visual art experience and foundation drawing skills are recommended. 3 hrs. lect./lab

ART0309A-F17

CRN: 91678

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

ART0318A-F17

CRN: 90966

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

ART0396A-F17

CRN: 92563

Photog:Origins & Shooting Film
Origins of Photography: Shooting Film
In this course students will track photography’s evolution historically and technically as we create lense-based art. We will start in the darkroom making photograms, shooting film with a manual SLR camera, and printing black and white wet process images. The second half of the semester we will continue shooting film while transitioning into scanning and color digital printing. Emphasis will be on development of an individual creative voice through close personal attention. In addition to studio work we will be studying the history of photography. Required: 35mm film SLR camera (preferable) or 8MP (or bigger) DSLR camera manual focus, aperture, and shutter. 6 hrs. lect./lab

ART0500A-F17

CRN: 91653

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-F17

CRN: 91654

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-F17

Cross-Listed As:
ART0701A-F17 ART0702A-F17

CRN: 91479

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

ART0700Z-F17

Cross-Listed As:
ART0701Z-F17 ART0702Z-F17

CRN: 91482

Senior Independent Study I
Supervised Studio Time
Senior Independent Study
Approval required. 4 hrs sem./lab

ART0701A-F17

Cross-Listed As:
ART0700A-F17 ART0702A-F17

CRN: 92533

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

ART0701Z-F17

Cross-Listed As:
ART0700Z-F17 ART0702Z-F17

CRN: 92535

Senior Independent Study II
Supervised Studio Time
Senior Independent Study
Approval required. 4 hrs sem./lab

ART0702A-F17

Cross-Listed As:
ART0700A-F17 ART0701A-F17

CRN: 92534

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

ART0702Z-F17

Cross-Listed As:
ART0700Z-F17 ART0701Z-F17

CRN: 92536

Senior Independent Study III
Supervised Studio Time
Senior Independent Study
Approval required. 4 hrs sem./lab

Program in Studio Art

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