In this upper level course, students working in a variety of media across the visual arts department will share and discuss the direction of their studio work through a process of critique. Students will spend most of their class time developing projects and a body of work independently under the guidance of their chosen faculty members. Students will gather weekly for one period with the entire group of juniors and seniors for critiques, artist presentations, and demos/workshops. Students will be guided through the process of developing a creative practice that involves independent research, the viewing of new work related to their interests, and some engagement with the history of their craft.
This course will culminate in a year-end show of completed work as well as an edited portfolio of this work.
This new course is a shift in the Visual Art course structure and sequence and is for students who wish to enroll in a level 3 or level 4 course in a studio (eg Book Arts 3, Drawing 3, Painting 3, Ceramics 3, New Media 3, Photo 3, PCA 3) or have taken two years of any visual art and wish to move into more rigorous and independent studio practice.
Prerequisite: Two years visual art credit and Departmental Approval
Full Year Course, 1.0 credit