Lecture – 3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Survey of contemporary artists since 1970. Topics explore contemporary thought within the visual arts using the forms and strategies of painting, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, and video in collaborative, ephemeral and multimedia approaches. Intended for Art and non-Art majors.
Studio – 6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 2, 7. Individualized projects exploring color and space in a variety of subject matter and approaches. Builds on basic skills and concepts from beginning drawing and painting courses. Study of historical and contemporary art in relation to studio practice.
Studio – 6 hours. Special topics in painting for upper division students. Emphasis on development of a personal practice of painting informed by awareness of contemporary issues in painting and their historical background. Topics will vary with instructor.
Studio – 6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 2; course 103A or 103B. Exploration of composition and process in drawing. Emphasis on the role of drawing in contemporary art and on drawing as an interdisciplinary practice.
Studio – 6 hours. Prerequisite: course 5. Individualized explorations through multiple projects in a variety of sculpture media and techniques. Builds upon technical skills and concepts covered in course 5.
Studio – 6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 5, 151. Primary application and exploration of a single sculpture material chosen by the student. Examination of its properties, qualities, and characteristics for three-dimensional expression.