ARTS 322
The Empowered Object Fall 2009
Division I
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The development of “found objects” in the language of art have played a significant role in constructing meaning in the consciousness of the twenty-first century. This tutorial will have students explore that tradition further through their own creative endeavors. They will be asked to add to the lineage of art that uses “found objects” in a creative and meaningful way. They will have the freedom to choose which medium will convey their ideas most effectively. They include, but are not limited to: sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and video. For example, within the investigation of the “found object,” projects could include: still life painting with a focus on the objects, 2-dimensional work depicting or incorporating real objects, collage, assemblage, etc. The “found object in art” will be examined through: art practice, readings and presentations. Three projects will be completed. As a tutorial, the course is designed to meet individual needs and to stress student participation and responsibility for learning. Students will meet weekly with a peer and the professor to review work.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1842
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation is based on the conceptual and technical quality of the work as well as the level of participation in the tutorial meetings
Prerequisites: any 200-level art course housed soley in the studio wing of the art department
Materials/Lab Fee: lab fee TBD will be added to the student's term bill
Distributions: Division I

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