Studio Art Fall 2007 Courses

ARTS 161 INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING I

§1: 12:30-3:00 TR, B102, Burton
§2: 9:00-11:30 MW, B102, Riede
§3: 9:00-3:00 TR, B102, Schoyer
§4: 7:30-10:00pm MW, B102, Crozier
§5: 3:30-6:00 MW, B102, Burton

3 credits
No prerequisites other than being a first or second year student

The materials and techniques of drawing, training in the coordination of hand and eye, and the development of visual analysis. Emphasis on the understanding of form, space, light and composition.


ARTS 162 INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING II

§1: 12:30-3:00 TR, B208, Schoyer
§2: 12:30-3:00 TR, B208, Riede

3 credits
Prerequisite: ARTS 161


ARTS 222 DIGITAL MEDIA I

9:00-11:30 MW
W306
Moyer
Lab times available from 18:00-21:00 TR and 13:00 – 16:00 F, W306

4 credits
Prerequisite: ARTS 161, 222

This course continues to investigate digital processes in the context of fine art, moving from the still imagining skills built in the previous semester to time based imaging with a particular emphasis on animation strategies. The use of sound will be explored as an important component in time based imaging.


ARTS 251 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY I

3:30-6:00 MW
Dl2105
Wylie

4 credits
Prerequisite: ART 251 or portfolio review by instructor.

Continued exploration in photographic media, with an emphasis on refining technical skills and printing techniques. Expectation of further commitment to image making as a means of discovery and self-exploration.


ARTS 263 Life Drawing

9:00-11:30 TR
B208
Ohira

4 credits
Prerequisites: ARTS 161 and 162


ARTS 267 INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING I

12:30-15:00 TR
Dl1105
Dass

4 credits
Prerequisites: ARTS 161 and 162

Introduction to basic etching techniques. First half of semester is devoted to introductory etching methods; second half of semester is devoted to approaches to color in etching, multiple plate problems, monotypes and monoprints, and experimental applications of basic techniques. A strong background in drawing is important.


ARTS 268 INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING II

2:00-4:30 TR
Dl1105
Ohira

4 credits
Prerequisites: ARTS 161 and ARTS 162

The course will focus on lithographic processes (both stone and aluminum plate) and relief printmaking processes. Strong drawing skill is a MUST.


ARTS 271 ELEMENTARY THEORY & PRACTICE OF PAINTING I

3:30-6:00 MW
B208
Crozier

4 credits
Prerequisites: ARTS 161 and 162

An introduction to water-based painting media, techniques and materials with an emphasis upon perception and color. New and different forms of expression are explored by participating in the history and tradition of painting on paper.


ARTS 272 ELEMENTARY THEORY OF PAINTING II

9:00-11:30 TR
Dl2101
Burton

4 credits
Prerequisites: ARTS 161, 162

An introduction to oil painting media, techniques and materials with an emphasis upon perception and color. Assignments are designed to assist the student in understanding the creative process and interpreting the environment through a variety of subject matter expressed in painted images. Encouragement is given to individual stylistic development.


ARTS 281 INTRODUCTION TO SCULPTURE I

9:00-11:30 MW
Dl1103
Bennett

4 credits
Prerequisites: ARTS 161 and 162

ARTS 282 INTRODUCTION TO SCULPTURE II

9:00-11:30 MW
Dl1103
Bennett

4 credits
Prerequisites: ARTS 161 and 162

This course will explore a variety of technical projects as well as look at different concepts of sculpture. We will start with fundamental sculpture materials – plaster, clay, wood, metal, and wax and use these materials to develop a stronger technical understanding of 3-dimensional artworks. The focus of this semester’s investigation will be on several facets of sculpture including open and closed forms, somatic scale, armatures, and sequence. As you advance you will be encouraged to select any material that best suits the concept of your work.


ARTS 297 Cinematography I

9:00-11:30 TR
Everson

4 credits
Prerequisites: ARTS 161, 162, 297

This course will continue the use of 16mm film for your practice. Emphasis will be placed on combining complex visual structures with a complimentary audio. More importantly, conceptual concerns will be addressed.

Each person will participate in the Mondo 103a project, shoot three films, two assignments and a final. The assignments will be a one and a half minute Expressionist portrait of someone or something, Kongjings (a film that stresses atmosphere) and a final. Also we will be introduced to sound.


ARTS 322 Intermediate Digital Art

12:30-15:00 MW
W306
Moyer
Lab times available from 18:00-21:00 MW and 13:00 – 16:00 F W306

3 credits
Prerequisite: Arts 161, 222, 223, 322

This course will incorporate all the processes of the previous semesters. Installation and performance are possible project components as students ready themselves for independent work in advanced courses.


ARTS 351 INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY I

12:30-15:00 MW
Dl2105
Wylie

3 credits
Prerequisite: ARTS 251, 252

Working with a variety of camera formats, techniques and materials. Emphasis on development of individual creative directions through research and the production of new imagery.


ARTS 367 INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING

§1: 2:00-4:30 TR, Dl2105, Ohira
§2: 14:00-16:30 TR, Dl2105, Dass

3 credits
Prerequisite: ARTS 267 and 268

This course builds upon the foundations of ARTS 267 and ARTS 268. Students will work more selectively in the various print media and begin to develop individual approaches to both form and theme. Generally speaking, most students at the 368 level are concentrating in print media within the Studio Art major.


ARTS 371 INTERMEDIATE PAINTING II

12:30-3:00 MW
Dl2101
Marlatt

3 credits
Prerequisites: ARTS 271 and 272

A hands-on mural painting class that teaches the student how to design and paint large scale murals for specific sites, as well as expands his or her's understanding of public art. Students will be taught the steps towards completing a successful mural commission; from creating a small scale model to learning the skills of painting monumental images. Intermediate students who have already acquired a basic level of drawing and painting will be the best candidates for this course. In addition, the class will challenge the students ability to work outside normal classroom supervision with other art students in a collaborative mural project for the Charlottesville community. Readings on public art and contemporary mural painting will be discussed.


ARTS 381 Inetermediate SCULPTURE I

12:30-3:00 MW
Dl1103
Bennett

3 credits
Prerequisites: ARTS 281 and 282

A continuation of ARTS 281 or 282 with greater emphasis on the special problems of the sculptural discipline.

This course will explore a variety of technical projects as well as look at different concepts of sculpture. A theory of sculptural presence and an objects right to inhabit certain spaces will be constantly challenged. The changing notion of sculpture from Modernism to the present will be embedded as part of the course. Several topics we will explore this semester are: interlocking narratives, shelters, voids/slippages, and perceptual point of view.


ARTS 397 Intermediate Cinematography I

3:30-6:00 MW
Everson

Prerequisite: ARTS 161, 162, 297, 298

This course continues the practice of 16mm experimental film production with an increased emphasis on audio and digital video motion picture making. The pieces in this course will relate to a more performance aspect of the experimental film genre. The films will be based on the genres of performance and installation art. Work will be shown in active spaces such as galleries and/or site specific location. Students will be required to complete two video projection pieces and one short film. Also finish up longer projects from the previous term.


ARTS 407 ADVANCED PROJECTS IN ART

1-4 credits
Prerequisite: Open only with permission of the Studio faculty.

Investigation and development of a consistent idea or theme in painting, sculpture, or the graphic arts. The course may be taken more than once under the same course number by students who are sufficiently advanced in studio work.


ARTS 422 ADVANCED DIGITAL MEDIA I

12:30-15:00 TR
W306
Moyer
Lab times available from 18:00-21:00 MW and 13:00 – 16:00 F W306

3 credits
Prerequisite: ARTS 161, 222, 223, 322, 323, 422

Continuation of Arts 423 with preparation for fourth year shows as appropriate.


ARTS 453 ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY I

12:30-3:00 MW
Dl2105
Wylie

3 credits
Prerequesties: ARTS 251 AND 252, 351 or 352

Individual work in a group situation, utilizing photographic materials and means, aiming towards an original body of work.


ARTS 467 ADVANCED PROBLEMS: PRINTMAKING I

§1: 12:30-3:00 TR, Dl2105, Dass
§2: 2:00-4:30 TR, Dl2105, Ohira

3 credits
Prerequisites: ARTS 267 and 268, and 367or 368

A continuation of ARTS 367 with greater attention to advanced techniques in the various print media leading to individual directions on the part of the student. Generally speaking, most students at the 468 level are concentrating in print media within the Studio Art major.


ARTS 471 ADVANCED PAINTING I

12:30-3:00 MW
Dl2101
Marlatt

3 credits
Prerequisites: ARTS 271, 272 and 371or 372


ARTS 481 ADVANCED SCULPTURE II

12:30-3:00 MW
Dl1103
Bennett

3 credits

Prerequisites: ARTS 281, 282 and 381 or 382

This course will explore a variety of technical projects as well as look at different concepts of sculpture. A theory of sculptural presence and an objects right to inhabit certain spaces will be constantly challenged. The changing notion of sculpture from Modernism to the present will be embedded as part of the course. Several topics we will explore this semester are: interlocking narratives, shelters, voids/slippages, and perceptual point of view.


ARTS 497 Adv. Cinematography

3:30-6:00 MW
Everson

3 credits
Prerequisites: ARTS 161, 162, 297, 298, 397, 398

This course continues the practice of 16mm film and/or digital video production to your practice in art. The emphasis of this course will be to complete a film/video for public screenings and/or exhibition. This course will be to prepare students for professional exhibition of their work. Emphasis will be on production and writing proposals for works based on time-based mediums. Most importantly this course will be used as a class to improve on your film making skills. Students are required to complete a minimum of two short films.


 
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