Spring 2008

The Practice of Art

Listed in: Art and Art History, as ARAH-02

Faculty

David I. Gloman (Section 01)
Justin F. Kimball (Section 01)

Description

An introduction to two-dimensional and three-dimensional studio disciplines with related lectures and readings. Historical and contemporary references will be used throughout the course to enhance and increase the student's understanding of the visual vocabulary of art. How the comprehension of differing visual practices directly relates to personal investigations and interpretations within the covered disciplines of drawing, sculpture, painting, photography and printmaking. This includes applying elements of composition, weight, line, value, perspective, form, spatial concerns, color theory and graphics. Work will be developed from exercises based on direct observation and memory, realism and abstraction. Formal and conceptual concerns will be an integral aspect of the development of studio work. Class time will be a balance of lectures, demonstrations, exercises, discussions and critiques. Weekly homework assignments will consist of studio work and reading assignments. Two two-hour class sessions per week. No prior studio experience is required. Not open to students who have taken Art 04 or 15. Limited to 35 students. Second semester. Visiting Professor Kimball and Visiting Lecturer Gloman.