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ART0157A-S16

CRN: 22076

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

ART0157B-S16

CRN: 22579

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

ART0191A-S16

CRN: 22367

Intro to 2D Art & Design
Introduction to 2D Art + Design
This foundations course introduces students to the history, practices, and principal elements of 2-D Art + Design, including line, shape, texture, value, and color. Each week, we will examine the importance and function of a fundamental design element and students will illustrate their understanding through an array of analog and digital practices, including drawing, collage, and the Adobe Creative Suite. Concepts of harmony, rhythm, scale, symmetry, contrast, and emphasis will be introduced through readings and slide lectures. This course will provide students with the tools and insights to explore their options within the field of visual art. 6 hr. lect./lab

ART0300A-S16

CRN: 21725

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-S16

CRN: 21050

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

ART0330A-S16

CRN: 22368

Photographer as Storyteller
The Photobook: Photographer as Storyteller
As a photographer, your images are your raw material. The manner in which you select and present those images will determine their final power to evoke and communicate with your viewer. In this course we will explore linear and non-linear narratives and the editorial process through the creation of Photobooks. Discussions of the various forms of storytelling through pictures, as well as practical introductions to your digital camera and Adobe programs will elevate your ability to tell your own story through this medium. Students will need access to a DSLR camera with manual functions; the Davis Library has a limited number of cameras available for loan. (ART 0157, ART 0158, ART 0159, ART 0190, ART 1026, or ART 1125, or by approval) 6 hrs. lect/lab.

ART0370A-S16

CRN: 22077

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-S16

CRN: 22058

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-S16

CRN: 22059

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-S16

CRN: 21505

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

ART0700Y-S16

CRN: 21588

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

ART0700Z-S16

CRN: 21590

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