Fletcher Professor of Studio Art
John Huddleston received his B.A. in psychology from Yale University and completed his M.F.A. in photography at San Francisco State University. Huddleston has had one-person exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, Wave Hill in New York City, Stony Brook University Art Gallery, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum, the DeCordova Museum, the University of Michigan Art Museum at Ann Arbor, the Wichita Art Museum and the University of California at Riverside Art Gallery. He won an Andrea Frank Foundation Grant for his photographic book, Killing Ground: Photographs of the Civil War and the Changing American Landscape, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. He was interviewed about the book on National Public Radio. Huddleston has also received grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Arts Council, the Ada Howe Kent Foundation, and the Vermont Community Foundation. His photographs have appeared in Log Journal, Orion Magazine, Harper's, the New England Review, DoubleTake Magazine, and the New York Times and Boston Globe newspapers, among others. Huddleston's video work has received awards from London to Tokyo. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Crocker Art Museum, and the Berkeley Art Museum. He has written for the Chicago Tribune's Books section. His second book, Healing Ground: Walking the Farms of Vermont was published in 2012 by the Center for American Places at Columbia College. His work and more information can be found on his website: johnhuddlestonphoto.com.
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 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013
ART 0164 - Sculpture and Video ▹
Sculpture and Video
In the first half of this course we will use mixed materials to construct sculptural projects ranging from the symbolic to installation to body/performance. In the second half we will employ basic video shooting and editing to create short art videos. Both media will be used as means for individual conceptual expression. This course qualifies as one of the two introductory level studio art courses required of all studio art majors and minors. 6 hrs. lect.
Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2014
ART 0327 - Black & White Photography
Black and White Photography
In this course we will explore traditional and contemporary B&W photographic expression, including portraiture, landscape, street, and collage. This course will include some study of the history of photography, as well as basic camera, darkroom, and digital techniques. Students must have a 35 mm film (preferable) or 8MP (or bigger) digital SLR camera with manual controls of focus, aperture, and shutter. Non-sectarian mindfulness practice will be part of this class (ART 0157, ART 0158 or ART 0159 or by approval) 6 hrs. lect./lab
Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013
ART 0328 - Color Photography ▹
This course is an introduction to color photography with an emphasis on the construction of images using personal and social ideas. It will include some study of the history of photography and basic digital imaging techniques to make color prints. Students must have an 8MP (or bigger) digital DSLR camera with manual controls of focus, aperture, and shutter. Non-sectarian mindfulness practice will be part of this class. (ART 0157, ART 0158, or ART 0159, or by approval) 6 hrs. lect./lab.
Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014
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 2011, Winter 2012, Winter 2013, Winter 2014
ART 0520 - Advanced Study: Studio
Advanced Studies in Studio
Supervised independent work in studio. Studio independents are required to attend regular group critiques with the studio art faculty and the other senior studio independents. Recommendation of resident faculty member is required; admission is determined by portfolio review by all Studio Art faculty members. Students are encouraged to submit proposals the week prior to registration, but proposals will be accepted up until 5:00 p.m. the first Wednesday of the term. Contact the department coordinator to arrange for submission of portfolio. 3 hrs. lect.
Fall 2010, Spring 2011
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.
Fall 2010, Spring 2011
FYSE 1393 - Introduction to Mindfulness
Introduction to Mindfulness
Basic sitting and walking meditation will be taught and practiced. We will use the breath to foster relaxed attention and to gain perspective on our restless minds. We will emphasize these techniques and learn how to use them in daily life and academic endeavors. We will read texts from the contemporary Tibetan and Zen Buddhist traditions, but the meditation will be employed in nonsectarian fashion applicable to any belief system. Truth should be verified by one’s experience. Students will write papers, give presentations, and keep journals. 3 hrs. sem.
INTD 1125 - Introduction to Meditation ▲
Introduction to Meditation
Basic sitting and walking meditation will be taught and practiced. We will use the breath to foster a relaxed attention and to gain perspective on our restless minds. Meditation has been shown to lower stress and increase concentration, but the emphasis in this course will be on using these techniques in daily life and academic endeavor. Contemporary readings from the Tibetan and Zen Buddhist traditions will be assigned but the meditation will be employed in nonsectarian fashion applicable to any belief system. Truth should be verified by one’s experience. Students will write papers and give presentations. No meditation experience necessary.
Winter 2012, Winter 2014