ARTS 333
Narrative Strategies Spring 2024
Division I

Class Details

In this tutorial, we will examine the use of narrative in a range of fine art practices, which could include painting, drawing, video, sculpture, installation, public art, sound art, and mixed media work. Students who are interested in telling or referencing stories in their work in some way will be given the opportunity to develop their ideas and skills in a challenging studio class. In addition to intensive projects, we will look at and discuss the work of artists like Allison Janae Hamilton, Lorna Simpson, Joe Sacco, Lydia Davis, and Omer Fast among others. One of the aims of this course is to challenge traditional notions and expectations of narrative. For instance, what could minimally constitute a narrative piece? How do different mediums allow for time to unfold in unexpected ways? How does omission play a powerful role in a narrative? How might the role of the narrator (often so powerful and present in novels and short stories) change in a visual arts context? This is a studio tutorial with an emphasis on demanding, weekly projects. Students will work both in mediums of their choice and be asked to experiment with new, unfamiliar formats. Readings, outside lectures, and screenings may be required in addition to tutorial hours.
The Class: Format: tutorial; studio tutorial with an emphasis on demanding, weekly projects; students will work both in mediums of their choice and be asked to experiment with new, unfamiliar formats; readings and screenings will be required in addition to tutorial hours
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 3922
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation based on assignments, studio performance, class participation, and attendance
Prerequisites: students are required to have taken at least two ARTS 200-level classes in any medium, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Art Studio majors
Materials/Lab Fee: The cost of materials will vary depending on the individual student project(s). Students are responsible for the cost of the materials. Williams financial aid recipients can utilize the Book Grant to cover these expenses.
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