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Hybrid Approaches Drawing & Painting: Digital Media

Course No. PRI 327H  Credits: 3.0

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 straight forward digital output, using digital 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.

Hybrid Approaches to Drawing + Painting: Digital Media

Course No. VAT 327  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Joseph Minek | Lane Cooper

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.

Image + Form II: Reproducibility

Course No. VAT 202  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Maggie Denk-Leigh | Sarah Kabot

Reproducibility (offered with an emphasis on either 2D or 3D production) introduces the student to the idea that the uniqueness of the work of art is not an intrinsic or inherent quality of the work itself, but the result of the choice of media. Consequently since the Renaissance and the advent of Printmaking, the printing press, and bronze casting, multiplicity and reproduction have been a part of western culture. The machine age, photo-reproduction, lithography, industrial standardization, modularity, fabrication, and multiplicity became part of artistic practice. Prints, posters, readymades, objects, books, commix, and designed utilitarian objects editions, multiples, modules, and reproductions are now a significant aspect of contemporary art making which abandons the notion of the unique work. Making works of this kind requires the artist to take into consideration how the act of reproduction, or replication constitutes part their work’s form and content. Open as elective to all majors. This course is required for all sophomore students in Visual Arts. Offered spring.

Installation + The Constructed Object

Course No. VAT 226  Credits: 3.0

This course is a special topic course designed to cover the design, construction and lighting of installations, stage sets, and performance spaces. Students will investigate contemporary applications and approaches to subjects specifically composed for the camera and document installations that exist outside of the studio environment, with an emphasis on the genre’s relationship to historical and contemporary theater. Workshops include cameras, studio lighting, basic electricity and carpentry, with an emphasis on scenery design. Students will plan and create small-scale models of stage designs; scale up these designs, and document their design. This course is designed for the Photography major and any students working in installation or industrial design but is open to all majors. This course is cross-listed with Visual Arts. Open Studio elective.

Intro Printmaking: Color + Form

Course No. PRI 201  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Jessica Pinsky

Drawing connects art and design; it is the oldest of all arts. This course will provide students a thorough introduction to the printmaking processes of lithography, silkscreen, and monoprint techniques. Students will be required to investigate color and form to generate multiple and unique impressions. Layering, color relationships, and principles of design serves as a starting point for image construction leading students to discoveries of complex solutions. While addressing conceptual and technical challenges related to printmaking, students will develop a body of work relative to the covered topics. Matrices will be built through drawing, painting, stencil making and toner transfers. These various methods will be investigated as both singular process prints as well as elements in multi-layered works. Required for all sophomore Print majors. Open elective for all students above the freshman level. Offered spring.

Intro Printmaking: Line + Sequence

Course No. PRI 200  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Maggie Denk-Leigh

Printmaking grows out of an experimental approach to image construction closely aligned to both the kinetic practice of drawing and the mechanical possibilities inherent in the crafting of a matrix for reproduction. Students participating in this course will interrogate what defines a “print,” using line and sequence as the visual language allowing introspection and clarification of ideological concepts. Course exploration includes intaglio and relief processes, an introduction to the history of the field, printing of a matrix supporting discoveries of the limited edition and narrative aspects of multiple impressions. The body of work students produce in this course will be informed by the history of printmaking, the critical dialogue surrounding contemporary art and print media in particular, and should reveal student’s development of skill and sensitivity to the printed impression quality, visually articulating the individual’s aesthetic voice. Open to all students as an introductory level course. Encouraged for sophomores and juniors with a drawing emphasis as an elective studio. Required for sophomore Printmaking majors. Offered fall.

Performance Art

Course No. VAT 480  Credits: 3.0

Performance art is and has been an open genre, a place to experiment with ideas, materials and time. For this course, the working definition of “performance art” is – a piece which uses a live body, exists in time, and is non-linear. This class is an introduction to performance art, designed for students who are shy and apprehensive about performing, and students who are extroverted and at ease in front of groups. Workshops include: developing a language of movement, gesture, and stance; developing a range of low-tech sound, lighting and video; juxtaposing activity, image, sound and text; structuring or building a piece; and documentation. We will consider singular actions, interventions, and other strategies for generating and developing ideas for performance work. Student work for this class has been diverse and has included costume-based work, work using endurance as a central tactic, collaborative work, public intervention, interactive and site-specific work. Skills in editing video and sound, installation, animation are useful, but not required.

Printmaking: Advanced Topics

Course No. PRI 350-450  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Maggie Denk-Leigh

This is an advanced studio supporting the student in the refinement of their visual voice and skill level as realized in the production of prints and supporting studio work. Faculty and students develop the outline of course work for the semester through individual and group critiques encouraging the cultivation of their visual erudition and assisting in the student’s development. Possible combinations of the various techniques for single or multiple impressions are addressed. The student develops the ability to discern qualities unique to the field through material presented in lectures and hands-on demonstrations of technical processes and procedures. As the student engages in the production of a body of work, they become informed of the particular characteristics and advantages of print as a medium and develop the ability to critically respond to aesthetics and concepts both within and beyond the field. Encouraged for juniors and seniors. Required for senior Printmaking majors. Offered fall.

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Jessica Pinsky

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Jessica grew up in Akron, Ohio and moved to Cleveland in 2011 after receiving a BFA in Studio Art from New Yor...more

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