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: Time and Self, Landscapes Altered by Time andCollaboration Unit Piece that will address time as a theme in visual art. Starting from a close vantage point, you will start with yourself in a self-recording project using a collection of personal marks over the entire class. Then the class will widen its scope to the idea of “landscapes” by creating our own “landscapes” that are altered by time. The final project will be a collaborative work that involves units that are joined together to create “drawings” that are then traded with a partner while recording the entire process with photography and video. 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 an Evidence Book. The Evidence Book will be an on-going project will that provide students a history of their thinking and making during the class. My hope is that students learn many new art processes, invent their 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 their work and how to think, look and talk about art.
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