Sections

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ART0157A-S17

CRN: 21711

Foundation Drawing
Foundation Drawing: Making Drawings to Explain the World Around Us
In this course we will learn to make drawings and graphic images to reveal the world we inhabit. Skills learned will include how to make perspective, architecture, value, and contour line systems. We will draw from observation of the natural world including, the human figure, exploring structure, expression, and psychology. We will also make and use photographic images. No previous studio experience is required or expected. 6 hrs. lect./lab

ART0171A-S17

CRN: 22424

Wood in Art and Design
Wood in Art and Design: Sticks, Stumps, and Two-by-Fours
Spanning the imaginative and pragmatic, this introductory 3-D course explores a material with access to unlimited conceptual and expressive possibilities. Through history wood has inflected art, architecture, and design: from sculpture and furniture, to rituals both spiritual and profane. We will use wood’s aesthetics and practicality to meet our artmaking needs. Through step-by step processes we will learn joinery, carving, lamination, and other techniques to execute visual assignments concerning physics, biology, ecology, and history. These embodied experiences will allow students to negotiate any woodshop, think metaphorically, and increase cognizance of complex material relationships at work in our daily lives. 6 hrs. lect./lab

ART0300A-S17

CRN: 21543

Advanced Drawing
Advanced Drawing: Making Your Mark
In this course students will refine their drawing skills and their understanding of formal pictorial language and how to visually communicate ideas to a viewer. Students will have the option to explore drawing from observation, imagination, abstraction, and unconventional. Students will be exposed to the importance and relevance of both contemporary art as well as ancient art, stressing critical thinking and the exploration of materials. (ART 0157, ART 0158, ART 0159 or by approval) 6 hrs. lect.

ART0315A-S17

CRN: 21027

Intaglio Printmaking
Scratching the Surface
In this course we will explore studio instruction in traditional and contemporary methods of intaglio printmaking with a critical emphasis on different methods of working directly on the plate. The general term intaglio (from the Italian intagliare, which means to engrave, carve, or cut) covers a multitude of processes. The incised line in the plate holds the ink while the surface is wiped clean. Only the line prints when paper is placed on the plate and both are run through the etching press. The course is augmented by slide lectures to provide the students with a thorough background in the intaglio medium as well as other drawing based mediums. Depending on resources, students may have the opportunity to be a 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

ART0370A-S17

CRN: 21712

Oil Paint & Ceramic Portraits
Portraiture In Oil Painting and Sculpture
In this class we will make images and objects of the human figure. Our approach will be two-fold: We will make glazed-ceramic portrait sculptures, which will be used as the basis for large-scale oil paintings. In doing so, we will learn how artists throughout history made oil paintings by creating and using visual source material. Our paintings will, as the need arises, integrate three-dimensional additions made from fired-ceramic, enameled copper, and/or fused glass. In these ways we will explore concepts of decoration, jewelry, and clothing. We will use digital photography throughout to record, analyze, and invent. In addition to weekly image-based lectures on the history of portraiture and design, the class will be include close, individual instruction within a collaborative workshop atmosphere. (ART 0157, ART 0158, ART 0159 or by approval) 6 hrs. lect./lab

ART0500A-S17

CRN: 21702

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-S17

CRN: 21703

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-S17

CRN: 22582

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-S17

CRN: 21434

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

ART0700X-S17

CRN: 22461

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

ART0700Y-S17

CRN: 21497

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

ART0700Z-S17

CRN: 21498

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

Program in Studio Art

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