Barbara L. Noah
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.
Course Description: An exploration of traditional and non-traditional painting and the creative arc in a practice-based workshop utilizing acrylic media, with an emphasis on experimentation through medium, process, and conceptual development.
Basic materials costs, which will be discussed during the first class meeting before you purchase them, will be around two hundred dollars, along with variable additional materials that you will select later in the quarter. You will have the option to choose to use certain substitute materials you may already have or share some of the materials with other student(s) to control costs.
Student learning goals
Improvement in basic painting skills, e.g., paint application, color mixing, etc., through observational and non-observational painting practice
Basic understanding of visual principles, like the depiction of light, volume, and space, etc
Engagement in the creative process through improvisation, experimenting with concepts, materials, processes, and techniques, followed by development of selected ideas and approaches
General method of instruction
Lectures, studio work, discussions, readings
Class assignments and grading
Studio projects, with readings and brief writing assignment(s)
Assessment of class projects based on productivity and skills