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Michael Jordan

Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art

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Michael Jordan teaches silkscreen printmaking and drawing in the Program In Studio Art.
 Born in 1972 in Erlangen, Germany, Jordan works as an illustration artist and graphic printer. He studied media illustration in Hamburg, followed by printmaking at the University of Applied Art in Vienna. In 1999, he won 1st prize at the International Comix Competition Fumetto (Luzern, Switzerland); in 2002 he was a UNESCO scholarship holder at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Since 2003 he has been working together with the artist group Tonto Comics from Graz. Tonto Comics won the outstanding artist award 2012, by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture. In 2006 he taught conceptual drawing at the Webster University Vienna, Austria. From 2008 to 2010 he taught illustration at the Academy of Art and Design, Offenbach am Main. His works have been exhibited in Stockholm, Vienna and Berlin, among other places. His work and more information can be found on his websites:  www.ansichten-des-jordan.de, www.tonto.at

 

Courses

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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

ART

Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014

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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

ART

Spring 2014

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ART 0318 - Silkscreen Printmaking      

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

ART

Fall 2013

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INTD 0500 - Independent Study      

Independent Study
Approval Required

Spring 2014

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