Practice of Art
Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-102
Formerly listed as: ARAH-02
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David I. Gloman (Section 01)
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 ARHA 111 or 215. Limited to 25 students. Fall semester: Five College Professor Litchfield. Spring semester: Resident Artist Gloman.
If Overenrolled: Priority given to ARHA and ARCH majors. Others admitted to balance by class year and major.
KeywordsFine arts for non-majors, Artistic practice
Offerings2014-15: Offered in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2015