The human figure as a source for creative and independent viewpoints in painting and other media. Students work together in the painting studio from a live model and from other figural sources.
Builds on the work begun in Making Comics 1. Students will already be comfortable working on deadline, with applying previous comics-making experience to a variety of story styles, both fictional and non-fictional, and with using a variety of materials. This class is just as rigorous and demanding as Art 307. You’ll be required to write and draw in your journal every day. Homework is substantial. Students will finish a 3-4 page comic strip each week, even when feeling uninspired. Readings will include more long-form comics. Students will identify a theme present in their own work to be explored through drawing and writing. In the last part of the semester, students will create a ‘zine with a focused narrative. It will be an original, reproducible, handmade book of at least 32 pages, comprised of both visual and written elements. Everything created will be drawn, painted and written by hand. Enroll Info: None
Seeks answers to the fundamental question “What is art?” Through lectures, readings, discussions, and creative projects, we seek answers from multiple perspectives-historical, theoretical, critical, conceptual, formal, and experiential. Develop visual literacy, sophisticated observational skills and a formal language to assist in the interpretation of objects and experiences in the context of art. Through both theory and practice, develop an understanding of the ways artists arrive at the ideas that inform their creative processes. Includes a survey of developments in art media and looks broadly at art movements, trends and styles throughout history and in varied world cultures. Enroll Info: None
Introduces students to the basic principles of graphic design. Students will develop an initial understanding of formal, conceptual, and technical aspects of the field. Emphasis will be given to the importance of working process, presentation and craftsmanship. Enroll Info: None