Associate Professor of Studio Art
Courses offered in the past four years.
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ART 0159 - 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
Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012
ART 0160 - Studio Art II
Studio Art II: Sculpture, Painting
This course is split into two six-week segments. In the first half we will study three-dimensional concepts using clay, soap, wire, cardboard, plaster, and mixed materials. In the second segment we will introduce applied color theory through the medium of acrylic or tempera paint. Assignments will involve students with the idea of sculpture and painting as means for individual expression. Required of all art majors and minors. Junior and senior non-majors will be assigned open spaces only after art majors have been accommodated. Each section is limited to 20 students. (ART 0159 is suggested preparation for this class but is not required.) Note that many winter term courses in studio art will count as a substitute for ART 0160. 6 hrs. lect.
ART 0300 - 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.
Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013
ART 0315 - 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
Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013
ART 0318 / ART 1023 - 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
Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Fall 2012
ART 0500 - 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.
Winter 2010, Winter 2011, Winter 2012, Winter 2013
ART 0720 - Sr. Independent Study:Studio
Senior Independent Study in Studio
Three terms of supervised independent work. Culmination of independent work will be an exhibition. All senior studio art independents will meet for regular group critiques with the studio art faculty and other senior studio independents. (Admission by portfolio review and recommendation of resident faculty member is required.) 3 hrs. lect.
Winter 2010, Winter 2011, Winter 2012, Winter 2013
ART 1021 - Print Lab
In this course students will make monotypes, monoprints, and collographs, and will employ other techniques as a basis for making complex prints. Drawing, creative use of line, repetition, and collage will be emphasized. Students will learn color management, layering, drawing, and reworking imagery. Students will draw from life and imagination. Previous studio experience is not expected. Each student will be required to purchase materials costing approximately $100. (This course will count as the ART 0159 prerequisite for 0300-level Studio Art courses.)