Course No. DRG 430 Credits: 3.0
Building on understandings of narrative, systems and context, students will work towards the creation of a final BFA thesis. Through working in the studio, students will build a coherent understanding of the process, content, and context for their artwork, as drawing. Students will produce works in response to topics and through critique, readings and discussion come to an understanding of how they function in their own work. Required of all senior drawing majors and open as an elective with the prerequisite of Illusionism or through permission of instructor or Drawing chair.
Drawing: Images: Series, Episodes + Time
Course No. DRG 27X-37X-47X Credits: 3.0
Through the many permutations of the discipline such as drawing as narrative, drawing as process, and drawing as animation, the concept of the sequential will be explored. The course will include readings, in-class discussion and critiques, as well as an examination of the practices of diverse artists including William Kentridge, Matthew Ritchie, Judith Bernstein, William Anastasi, and Marjane Satrapi. Assignments will be given that address various methods of describing time through the medium. This course is open to all majors and is cross-listed with Visual Arts.
Course No. DRG 399-499 Credits: 0.0
Elective credit can be given on a case-by-case basis for student internships developed through the Career Center office, with advance permission of instructor and department chair.
Drawing: Style Context
Students explore diverse disciplines in, and develop a wide range of, visual linguistics and technical skills. Traditional and unconventional mediums and materials are explored and verified through application. An infinite range of resource information is utilized from direct observation, photo documentation, and introspective insights. Projects are student driven with an emphasis on working with the student to develop their ideas through research, exploration, and experimentation with different drawing media. Using critique as a format for class interaction, work will be presented for both formal and interpretive analysis during several stages in its production. Museum and gallery excursions and visiting artists are regularly scheduled to expose students to historical and contemporary artwork and practice.
Course No. DRG 226-326-426 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Meier
Students will develop an individual approach to the figure through relevant historical and contemporary systems of representation. This course emphasizes on innovative approach to drawing using the figure as a vehicle and primary focus for metaphoric or literal interpretations, and as a site for conceptual inquiry. Diverse combinations of traditional and unconventional mediums will be introduced. Individual reviews of work in progress and group critiques are an integral part of the studio concentration. Museum, gallery excursions, and visiting artists are regularly scheduled to enlighten student pursuits.
Hybrid Approaches to Drawing + Painting: Digital Media
Emphasis is on integrating digital processes into studio practice and production. The class deals with a spectrum of digital applications in a studio practice including straightforward digital output, using digital technology as a means of producing source material as well as actually integrating digital processes into the production of work. Through slide presentations, viewing actual work, discussions, and readings, students will be introduced to the place of the digital in contemporary studio practice. In studio production, students will use varied media and subjects, both traditional and non-traditional, to further develop their analytical and expressive means in their creative practice. Students are encouraged to draw from many disciplines incorporating them in the projects presented to the class for group critiques. Open to all students; required of Printmaking and Drawing juniors. Offered fall.
Illusionism: Intro to Drawing
Course No. DRG 215M Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Meier
Advancing the illusionistic rendering skills developed in the first year, students will be introduced to a variety of theories related to sight and perception. Students will develop skills with several traditional mediums and materials as well as experiment with concepts of scale, color, and mark-making. Required for sophomore Drawing majors. Cross-listed with VAT. Offered fall.
Image + Form I
Promotes a general understanding of how images work and are developed, which is a fundamental aspect of the visual arts. The course introduces students to the various means by which images can be rendered, such as by drawing, painting, carving, embroidering, etching, etc., as well as by digital means, by appropriation, and by the use of ready-mades. The students are also introduced to the diverse ways in which images and forms can be manipulated, or manifested conceptually and materially by exploring the inter-relation between 2 and 3 dimensions, as well as in time-based media by the use of collage or assemblage. In doing this, we introduce students to the concept that an image’s “form,” consisting of its physical and spatial qualities, as well as the technical qualities of their chosen mode of production, is part of its content. By these means they are introduced to the practical and semiotic nature of images and their production in the context of the contemporary by means of assignments, readings, discussions, and studio critiques. Open as elective to all majors. This course is required for all sophomore students in Visual Arts. Offered fall.
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