ARTS 344 Fall 2014 Abstraction

The Clark Art Institute will open its new galleries with "Make It New", an exhibition of post-war, American abstract art. This exhibition will include 35 works by a diverse selection of artists including Jo Baer, Lynda Benglis, Sam Gilliam, Yayoi Kusama, Joan Mitchell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Alma Thomas. This studio workshop for intermediate and advanced drawing, painting and sculpture students will use the exhibition as a source for studying the content and design principles that define the genre. Among the concepts to be explored are color theory, field composition, gestural painting and minimalism. Weekly assignments, including an oral presentation on an artist in the Clark exhibition, will be given over the first eight weeks of class. The final four weeks will be dedicated to independent projects. Short, informal responses to weekly readings are also required.
Class Format: studio
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on the quality of the visual projects, the oral presentation, the reading responses and the student's participation in class discussion
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: ARTS 230, or a 200-level painting class or a 200-level sculpture class, or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preference: Studio Art majors, seniors, juniors, sophomores
Department Notes:
Material and Lab Fees: a lab fee of approximately $275 to be added to the student's term bill
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 12
Expected Enrollment: 12
Class Number: 1102
ARTS 344 - 01 (F) STU Abstraction Division 1: Languages and the Arts Michael A. Glier
W 11:00 AM-12:15 PM Spencer Critique Room W 1:10 PM-3:50 PM Spencer Critique Room 1102
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