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Barbara L. Noah
BISIA 213
Bothell Campus

Art Techniques

Develops intermediate skills and applications in one or more studio arts in order to enhance students' abilities as performers, arts creators, or educators. Recommended: B CUSP 197 or prior experience.

Class description

Story Telling Through Visual Image: This class explores the narrative, i.e., storytelling through visual images, including both single and serial (multiple) images, as well as optional possibilities for image with text. Studio projects will offer possibilities for a variety of media, including drawing, painting (water base only), and collage/assemblage/mixed media. If you wish to utilize digital imaging/photography, you will need your own camera and previous digital imaging experience (e.g., a prior working knowledge of Photoshop or other photo software). You will explore narratives in studio projects emphasizing conceptual content, supplemented with concept and image lectures, materials information, readings, written artist statements, and peer project reviews.

Student learning goals

Gain an understanding of various aspects of the narrative in visual art

Increase conceptual, visual, and materials skills through narrative studio projects

Gain practice engaging in critical dialogue about art

Develop an individual creative vision through your studio projects, with options for incorporating your own interdisciplinary, personal, and/or cultural interests into your narratives

Writing succinct artist statements about your work

General method of instruction

Lectures, studio work, discussions, reading about art/artists and concepts related to the narrative, and peer reviews

Recommended preparation

The options from which to choose in this class will be drawing, painting (water base paints only), and collage/assemblage/mixed media. You may also use digital imaging/photography if you have your own camera and a working knowledge of Photoshop (or other photo software) and access to and experience with a color printer. You will need a previous working knowledge of and facility with one or more of the above media, either through one or more college level introductory classes or from equivalent experience. Although you will be assisted with new and previous materials skills, the emphasis in this class is on your conceptual content.

Class assignments and grading

Studio projects, with readings and writing assignment(s)

Assessment of class projects based on productivity and conceptual and technical skills


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Barbara L. Noah
Date: 01/16/2014