Sections

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ART0157A-S18

CRN: 21590

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

ART0300A-S18

CRN: 21469

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-S18

CRN: 20994

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-S18

CRN: 21591

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

ART0371A-S18

CRN: 22246

Sculpture I
Sculpture I - Communicating in Three-Dimensions
This course is designed to further an investigation into the techniques and principles of three-dimensional art. Project objectives are designed to provide new problems and techniques to provoke creative solutions and visions. We will experiment with a number of materials and concepts, from wood-bending and welding to performance and installation. Each project's success will rely heavily on the research and commitment students bring to the creative process. Students will be expected to communicate the process and concept behind each artwork visually, orally, and in writing. (ART 0159 and another introductory level studio practice course from the following list: ART 0157, ART 0159, ART 0180, or by approval) 6 hrs. lect.lab

ART0380A-S18

CRN: 22502

Photography Now
Photography Now
In this color digital photography course students will sharpen their points of view within the framework of a contemporary photographic practice. Students will learn how to shoot digitally, scan, develop lighting strategies, make large format prints and edit their images into a cohesive body of work. Readings and class discussions will be based on how the photographic image functions in our current culture. Students must have access to 15MP (or bigger) digital SLR camera with manual controls of focus, aperture, and shutter. 3 hrs. lect.

ART0388A-S18

CRN: 22533

Pictures in Space
Pictures in Space
Starting with the idea of lens-based imagery as material, we will push the boundaries of photography and video beyond the print and the single-channel screen. This will be achieved by looking at the way images can be presented in real/virtual spaces and the notion of using interaction to expand meaning. The course will be divided into two areas of focus—new media and installation. We will consider how audience experience factors into the reading of an artwork through group assignments, case studies of current artists, and three individual projects. While some proficiency in web coding and video is preferred, there will be a series of introductory demonstrations designed to bring all students up to the necessary skill level. Access to a video capable DSLR is required for this class.

ART0500A-S18

CRN: 21581

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-S18

CRN: 21582

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-S18

Cross-Listed As:
ART0701A-S18 ART0702A-S18

CRN: 21371

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

ART0700Z-S18

Cross-Listed As:
ART0701Z-S18 ART0702Z-S18

CRN: 21431

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

ART0701A-S18

Cross-Listed As:
ART0700A-S18 ART0702A-S18

CRN: 22529

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

ART0701Z-S18

Cross-Listed As:
ART0700Z-S18 ART0702Z-S18

CRN: 22530

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

ART0702A-S18

Cross-Listed As:
ART0700A-S18 ART0701A-S18

CRN: 22531

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

ART0702Z-S18

Cross-Listed As:
ART0700Z-S18 ART0701Z-S18

CRN: 22532

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