Barbara L. Noah
Develops intermediate skills and applications in one or more studio arts in order to enhance students' abilities as performers, arts creators, or educators. Recommended: B CUSP 197 or prior experience.
Story Telling Through Visual Image: This class explores the narrative, i.e., storytelling through visual images, including both single and serial (multiple) images, as well as optional possibilities for image with text. Studio projects will offer possibilities for a variety of media, including drawing, painting (water base only), and collage/assemblage/mixed media. If you wish to utilize digital imaging/photography, you will need your own camera and previous digital imaging experience (e.g., a prior working knowledge of Photoshop or other photo software). You will explore narratives in studio projects emphasizing conceptual content, supplemented with concept and image lectures, materials information, readings, written artist statements, and peer project reviews.
Student learning goals
Gain an understanding of various aspects of the narrative in visual art
Increase conceptual, visual, and materials skills through narrative studio projects
Gain practice engaging in critical dialogue about art
Develop an individual creative vision through your studio projects, with options for incorporating your own interdisciplinary, personal, and/or cultural interests into your narratives
Writing succinct artist statements about your work
General method of instruction
Lectures, studio work, discussions, reading about art/artists and concepts related to the narrative, and peer reviews
The options from which to choose in this class will be drawing, painting (water base paints only), and collage/assemblage/mixed media. You may also use digital imaging/photography if you have your own camera and a working knowledge of Photoshop (or other photo software) and access to and experience with a color printer. You will need a previous working knowledge of and facility with one or more of the above media, either through one or more college level introductory classes or from equivalent experience. Although you will be assisted with new and previous materials skills, the emphasis in this class is on your conceptual content.
Class assignments and grading
Studio projects, with readings and writing assignment(s)
Assessment of class projects based on productivity and conceptual and technical skills