Focuses on the development of exhibition quality artwork, culminating in a group show. Covers curatorial issues, installation, and presentation. Assignments are designed to strengthen oral presentation skills, artist's written statement, critiquing abilities, and ability to place work within a larger art historical framework.
IVA Senior Studio focuses on the development of senior level artwork in any media. To see a selection of past art400 projects in the IVA Senior Studio web gallery go to http://art.washington.edu/basic.php?id=7912
Student learning goals
Development of a senior project. Consultations and discussions will help you to set your own assignment goals, identify key ideas and sources, place your work within a larger art historical framework, and develop your concepts into a solid project.
The emphasis is on developing an independent and productive studio practice. Class assignments are designed to strengthen written and oral presentation skills, analytical and critiquing abilities, and to allow you to experiment with a variety of possible outcomes on your project and get feedback on these.
Part of the course is professional practices: It will help you to prepare an artist statement, resume, and portfolio. You'll be required to submit a final version of these at the end of the quarter.
The course also covers a variety of career choices in the arts, as well as curatorial issues, installation, presentation, and documentation of finished work.
Spring 2013 Art400 will culminate in a group exhibition during the annual Alley Art Party in May. Your participation in this process is crucial and mandatory.
General method of instruction
Presentations, demos, discussions, work-in-progress discussions and critiques, guest presentations, site visits and critique of the finished senior project.
Art seniors only (IVA).
Class assignments and grading
Your final grade will be determined by the following: - Effort shown in, artistic merit of completed senior project: 40% - Participation in class activities, including critiques, class discussions, jobs and responsibilities for the show, etc.: 30% - Professional manner, individual effort, commitment, progress throughout the quarter: 10% - Preliminary project development (project plans, tests, project progress log/journal and calendar). Quality of final portfolio, including project documentation, artist statement, and resume. 20%