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Claire M. Cowie
ART 131
Seattle Campus

Alternative Approaches to Art and Design

Presentation of process through which artists discover and translate ideas, feelings, and concerns into images or objects. Use of a wide variety of methods and approaches, from traditional to technological, to promote visual expression. Discussion and critiques leading toward better understanding the creative process.

Class description

This course will address the issues of narrative, sequence, and series. We will focus on works-on-paper using drawing, cut paper, collage, and print media. There will be written assignments and some collaboration.

Student learning goals

An understanding of narrative, sequence, seriality.

A familiarity with different types of papers, as well as cutting, gluing, and folding.

A familiarity with drawing media including graphite, pen and ink, watercolor.

The experience of working collaboratively.

A comfort level with critical feedback, group discussion, written statements.

General method of instruction

Studio work, reading assignments, critiques

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


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 Claire M. Cowie
Date: 06/05/2013