Julia E. Freeman
Examines a variety of cutting edge, emerging, and interdisciplinary approaches in studio art and practice. Topics vary.
This class will be split up into 3 different main projects: Collaboration Unit Piece, Landscapes Altered by Time, and Time and Self that will address time as a theme in visual art. Starting from a distant vantage point, the first project will be a collaborative work that involves units that are joined together to create “drawings” that are then traded within a group. Then the class will narrow its scope to the idea of “landscapes” by creating our own “landscapes” that are altered by time using photographs. The final project will focus on yourselves, by using a self-recording project using a collection of personal “marks” over the entire class. In the span of 10 weeks you will read and discuss writings and essays that cover these three themes as well as do writings, sketches and collecting of images and materials to inspire and guide these visual arts projects. Sketches, formal issue projects, writings and other useful information will be collected in a sketchbook. The Evidence Book will be an on-going project that will provide a history of your thinking and making during the class. My hope is that each of you will learn new art processes, invent your own process, learn about contemporary artists that use time as a theme, become familiar with the formal issues of art, begin to learn how to integrate many interests into your work and how to think, look and talk about art.
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