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ART0185A-W17

CRN: 11447

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.

ART0500A-W17

CRN: 10279

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-W17

CRN: 10458

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.

ART0500E-W17

CRN: 10671

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.

ART0500F-W17

CRN: 10921

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.

ART0500G-W17

CRN: 11476

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.

ART0500H-W17

CRN: 11488

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.

ART1028A-W17

CRN: 11247

Introduction to Painting
Introduction to Painting
This class will cover the technical and conceptual essentials of painting. Students will learn basic painting skills from building stretcher bars, priming, composition, working with oil paint, and mixing colors. Beyond the basics, students will uncover painting’s specific capacity to underline the intersection of the “stuff of the world” and how we perceive it. Moving through major movements of 20th century art, students will step into the perceptual and conceptual shoes of these moments and occupy them with their own individual expression. Importance will be placed on class critiques, dialogue, and building a painting vocabulary. Each student will be required to contribute $100 towards the cost of materials.

ART1030A-W17

CRN: 11388

Art, Craft, & Problem Solving
A Box of Know-How: Art, Craft, and Problem Solving
Creative problem solving. Abstract thinking. Risk taking. Strategic thinking. Adaptability. Are these buzzwords? Perhaps, but they are also skills sought by employers in the 21st century. In this course we will engage sculptural materials and methodologies intended to awaken creative relationship with your hands. Visual assignments using hand and power tools, basic fabrication methods, and mold making skills will develop a wide range of know-how to engage physical and mental problem solving abilities. The kinetic and cerebral skills acquired in this course can be applied to any area of intellectual interest.

ART1127A-W17

CRN: 11400

Intro to B&W Photography
Introduction to Black & White Photography
Using a single lens reflex (SLR) film camera and a traditional black & white darkroom, students will master the basics of photography, both in terms of technical skills and aesthetic strategies. In this course students will be introduced to the history of photography and its evolution from traditional to contemporary practices. Students will learn how to expose, develop and print black & white film. Student work will be guided by slide lectures, weekly assignments and peer critiques. A 35mm film camera with manual controls and a $150 fee for materials is required for this course. (This course counts as an elective toward a major or minor in Studio Art.)

ART1128A-W17

CRN: 11401

Drawing Foundations
Drawing Foundations
The practice of drawing is an investigation into mark making and translation, seeing and perception. In this introductory course we will approach the fundamentals of drawing using traditional and unconventional techniques. Through observational drawing we will build proficiency to describe the world as we see it and as we imagine it. Drawing sessions will make up the majority of classes, with time for informal one-on-one instruction and group critique. Previous drawing experience not required. Each student will be required to purchase materials costing approximately $40. This course will count as a prerequisite for 0300-level Studio Art courses. (This course counts as an elective toward a major or minor in Studio Art.)

Program in Studio Art

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