Development of individuality in painting through creative exercises. Prerequisite: ART 360.
This course serves as a vehicle for advanced painting majors to develop and examine their individual visions and make this concrete in painting and drawing. This will be done in relation to a consideration of formal language (e.g. composition, value, color, space, etc.). The two primary questions to be addressed are: what are you painting and drawing? and, how are you painting and drawing this?
Students will propose and develop their own individual projects. In addition, problems may be assigned to aid students in exploring possibilities relevant to their work. Classroom sessions will be devoted to studio work, looking at artists’ work, discussions, and both individual and group critiques.
Class Assignments and Grading
It is expected that students work in their studios outside of class time. When there is no specific homework the ongoing assignment is work on continuing independent projects. At a minimum, students should allow six hours each week for “homework”. Investing double that amount of time will have very positive effects on the development of individual projects. All work should be retained and kept in good order. There will be individual final critiques when the quarter’s work will be reviewed. Students are expected to maintain sufficient quantities of materials to complete their projects.
Grades are based primarily on the quality and ambition of work produced. Inventiveness, degree of improvement, ability to synthesize new ideas and concepts, and preparedness are also weighed. Class participation is an integral part of art classes. Since absences from class prevent participation, they may negatively affect your grade. It is extremely difficult in studio classes to make-up work successfully. Students who miss part or all of a class put themselves at a distinct disadvantage and so are strongly urged to attend every session. In the event of lateness or absence students are responsible for making up all work and for informing themselves about assignments given and materials needed for future classes.
Students are expected to be prepared with sufficient quantities of all materials needed for class work and assignments. All work done over the course of the quarter must be saved and kept in good order for final portfolio review.