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Studio Art

15. Drawing I

08F, 09W, 09S, 09X, 09F, 10W, 10S: 10A, 2A

In this introductory course for the major and non-major students will explore the issues of mark, line, scale, space, light and composition. Students will develop a critical facility to discuss the work presented in class. Although the majority of work will be from the observed form, such as still life and the human figure, non-observational creation will also be emphasized. Various kinds of media, along with charcoal, ink and pencil will be used. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Dist: ART. Garand, Thompson, Riley, Bowen, Carvajal-Hufschmid, Dalseth, Burnett, Köhnke, Spurrier, Walp .

16. Sculpture I

08F, 09W: 10A, 2A 09S, 09X: 10A 09F, 10W: 10A, 2A 10S: 10A

The emphasis of this course is to make and critique sculpture. Three-dimensional design concepts and various elements of sculpture such as form, space, surface, and time, will be discussed. Students will develop an understanding of different materials and techniques in conjunction with the aesthetics of each medium. This course focuses on an individual approach to creative problem solving with students developing skills and art terminology to critique their own sculpture and the sculpture of others. Supplemental course fee required. Enrollment limited. Dist: ART. Garand, Park, Lee, Bowen, Burnett, Dalseth. Köhnke, Weeks.

17. Special Topics I – Collage: Bridging the Gap

08F, 09F: 10A

An exploration of the design and construction of imagery through the medium of collage. Students will work in mixed media collage materials from a variety of subject matter with a focus on the development of critical abilities and an individual esthetic. Assignments will make use of collage as a connection between two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork, addressing collage work in relationship to drawing, painting, relief sculpture, photography and architecture. Enrollment limited. No prerequisite. Dist: ART. Thompson, Associates.

20. Drawing II

08F, 09S, 09X, 10W, 10S: 2A

This course will reinforce drawing techniques and strategies learned in Drawing I with an emphasis on discipline and increased mastery. Personal development, critical thinking and the students’ relationship to materials, subjects and techniques will be emphasized. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: Studio Art 15. Dist: ART. Randall, Kawiaka, Edelman.

21. Sculpture II

08F, 09W: 10A 10S: 2A

Sculpture II is an in-depth approach to the conceptual and physical aspects of making sculpture. Techniques such as woodworking and welding, along with the exploration of unconventional materials will be used. Contemporary ideas involving installation, outdoor and site specific work will be explored in the cultural context of making sculpture today. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisites: Studio Art 15 and 16. Dist: ART. Garand, Park, Lee.

22. Figure Drawing

09W: 2A

A course based on drawing the human form. Most work will be done from direct observation. Attention will be paid to issues of mark, light, volume, space, and composition. Students will consider the complex relationship of perception, invention, and visual structure in the context of working from the figure. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: Studio Art 15. Dist: ART. Walp, Associates.

23. Figure Sculpture

09S: 2A

Sculpture through direct observation, and learning to translate perceived form into sculptural form using the figure as subject is the emphasis of this class. Importance is placed on the fundamental sculptural principles of proportion, volume, and gesture, along with the relationship between the physical and psychological aspects of the human form and its contextual presentation. Modeling directly in clay, as well as plaster casts, and other additive processes and materials will be explored. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisites: Studio Art 15 and 16. Dist: ART. Garand, Associates.

25. Painting I

08F: 10A, 2A 09W: 10A 09S: 10A, 09X: 2A

09F: 10A, 2A 10W: 10A 10S: 10A

Painting I is an introductory class in oil painting techniques, painting language, and critical thinking. Major topics that will be covered include basic color theory, color mixing, paint application, and color composition. A variety of subjects such as still life, non-observational invention, and the human figure will be emphasized. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: Studio Art 15. Dist: ART. Thompson, Randall, Riley, Caine, Spurrier.

26. Printmaking I: Lithography or Relief (These alternate each year, in fall term.)

08F, 09F: 10A

In 08F, Relief Printmaking. Basic techniques of relief printmaking. Images (abstract and/or representational) are cut to stand out in relief from blocks of various materials such as wood, linoleum, rubber, and plastic. The raised surfaces are inked and printed, using both black and color inks. Includes multiple- block color printing, and may combine with collograph, letterpress, or other printmaking processes. Includes visits to extensive collection in Dartmouth’s Hood Museum. This course may be repeated for credit by permission of the Chair. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: Studio Art 15. Dist: ART. Carvajal-Hufschmid, Associates.

In 09F, Lithography. An introduction to lithographic techniques, using stones and metal plates, b/w and color printing. Class sessions will consist of demonstrations, critiques, individual instruction, and work periods. Students will also see original prints by master artists (past and present) in the outstanding collection of Dartmouth’s Hood Museum. This course may be repeated for credit by permission of the Chair. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: Studio Art 15. Dist: ART. Associates.

27. Printmaking I—Intaglio

09W: 10A 09S: 2A 09X, 10W: 10A 10S: 2A

Basic techniques of printing from images bitten and/or incised in metal plates. Demonstrations and assignments in drypoint, etching (with hard ground, soft ground, lift ground, aquatint, spit bite), and chin collé. Mezzotint, carborundum printing, cardboard engraving, and monotype may also be included. Solid technique will be taught and required, but always in the service of aesthetic achievement. Students also see original prints by master artists in the Hood Museum’s outstanding collection. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: Studio Art 15. Dist: ART. Hamlin, Lee, Associates.

28. Printmaking II

08F, 09W: 10A 09S: 2A 09X, 10W: 10A 10S: 2A

An intensive studio exploration of intermediate printmaking processes in monotype, intaglio, relief, or lithography. Color printing and various other techniques will be taught. Enrollment limited.

Prerequisite: Studio Art 26 or Studio Art 27. Supplemental course fee required. Enrollment limited. Dist: ART. Hamlin, Lee.

29. Photography I

08F: 10A 09W: 2A 09S: 10A 09X: 2A 09F: 10A 10W: 2A 10S: 10A

An introductory course concentrating on the fundamentals of operating and understanding a camera: black and white film processing and printmaking techniques, and the use of the camera as a tool of creative expression. Assignments in landscape, portraiture, and still life will be used to introduce a broad range of photographic problems. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: Studio Art 15. Dist: ART. Miller, Beahan, Weeks.

30. Photography II

08F: 2A 09W: 10A 09S, 09F: 2A 10W: 10A 10S: 2A

An intermediate course of wide-ranging assignments in black and white including architecture, portraiture, landscape, and still life as subject matter. Class problems will cover printing papers, negative contrast controls, toning, and other techniques of darkroom work. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: Studio Art 29. Dist: ART. Miller, Beahan.

31. Painting II

08F, 09W, 09S, 09X, 09F, 10W, 10S: 10A

This class is a continuation of Painting I. Students will be exposed to more complex ideas about color including color as emotion, impression, and construction. More distinction will be made between indirect and direct painting techniques. Students will also begin to form a personal relationship with the formal choices they wish to address. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: Studio Art 25. Dist: ART. Randall, Riley, Caine, Edelman.

65. Architecture I

08F: 10A 09S: 2A 09X, 09F: 10A 10S: 2A

A disciplined development of skills needed to communicate architectural ideas. Such factors as climate, site, orientation, program, materials and structure are studied in the process of designing structures and buildings. The course will concentrate on developing the students’ ability to translate architectural concepts into two-dimensional and three-dimensional representations. Free-hand drawing, the use of architectural drafting tools, and model making will be emphasized. Along with more traditional media, the computer will also be used as a design and communications tool. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: Studio Art 15. Dist: ART. Auten, Kawiaka, Wilson.

66. Architecture II

08F, 09W, 09F, 10W: 2A

Students will continue the study of architectural design by exploring the organization of space, manipulation of light, and the experience of time in the creation of architecture. Experimentation in the language and vocabulary of architecture as expressed through drawings, models, and the digital media will be emphasized. Contextual, cultural, economic, and technological conditions will be discussed in relationship to designs. Review of student work will take the form of presentations made to the class and guest critics. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: Studio Art 65. Supplemental course fee required. Dist: ART. Kawiaka, Associates.

68. Architecture III

08F, 09W, 09F, 10W: 2A

As an extension of Intermediate Architecture, this course will offer advanced students the opportunity to explore architectural design issues in more depth. Students will use analytical and expressive skills developed in previous coursework to undertake more complex and thorough investigations in architecture. Can be repeated for credit. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: Studio Art 66. Dist: ART. Kawiaka, Associates.

71 through 90. Advanced Work in Studio Art

Creative work at an advanced level for students with proper prerequisites and demonstrated ability.

71. Drawing III

08F, 09S, 09X, 10W, 10S: 2A

In this course students will develop a personal voice through the language of drawing. Commitment and discipline are mandatory and expected, commensurate with students’ increased responsibility in shaping their trajectory of learning. Contemporary issues and materials will take an increased role in informing the students’ decisions. Critical thinking and decision-making will be emphasized. Observational drawing, abstraction, figuration and more unconventional techniques are all open to students. Can be repeated for credit. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: Studio Art 20. Dist: ART. Randall, Kawiaka, Edelman.

72. Painting III

08F, 09W, 09S, 09X, 09F, 10W, 10S: 10A

In this course the students will develop a cohesive body of work that addresses their aesthetic and subjective concerns. More attention will be given to contemporary artists and contemporary painting strategies and techniques. Commitment and discipline are mandatory and expected, commensurate with students’ increased role in shaping their course of study. Critical thinking and decision-making will be stressed, as well as awareness of the contemporary dialogue in painting. Can be repeated for credit. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: Studio Art 31. Dist: ART. Randall, Riley, Caine, Edelman.

73. Sculpture III

08F, 09W: 10A 10S: 2A

This course focuses on advanced problems in sculpture with an emphasis on the development of a personal language. Individual growth through self- examination and self-discipline will be encouraged. Contemporary issues as well as the history of sculpture will be discussed. Students are expected to develop a strong work ethic in the studio. Can be repeated for credit. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: Studio Art 21. Dist: ART. Garand, Burnett.

74. Printmaking III

08F, 09W: 10A 09S: 2A 09X, 10W: 10A 10S: 2A

A course designed to allow the student to explore their own area of printmaking specialization intensively in both subject and technique. The student will be assisted in the application of advanced printmaking methods to the development of a personal voice. Can be repeated for credit.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: Studio Art 28. Supplemental course fee required. Dist: ART. Hamlin, Lee, Carvajal-Hufschmid, Associates.

75. Photography III

08F: 2A 09W: 10A 09S, 09F: 2A 10W: 10A 10S: 2A

A single problem will constitute the term’s work. The student will have the opportunity to concentrate on one subject, to investigate new techniques of photographic craft, and to employ the camera as a means toward the making of a personal, creative statement. Can be repeated for credit. Supplemental course fee required.

Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: Studio Art 30. Dist: ART. Miller, Beahan.

76. Senior Seminar I

09W, 10W: 10A, 2A

The first half of the two-term culminating experience in Studio Art. The seminar is devoted to developing critical skills and a body of work predicated upon a student’s ability to conceive, structure, sustain, and resolve an individual course of study in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, or architecture. Work will be reviewed by the faculty and an outside examiner.

Supplemental course fee required. Dist: ART. Beahan, Associates.

77. Senior Seminar II

09S, 10S: 10A, 2A

A continuation of Studio Art 76, with the additional expectation that each student will present at the conclusion of the term the body of work, which will be his/her thesis. The thesis must be judged by the Studio Art faculty to be technically and aesthetically sound. From this work a selection will be made for the senior exhibition. Continuous individual and group critiques will be given of student work by the principal instructor, Department faculty, and visiting artists. Supplemental course fee required.

Prerequisites: Studio Art 76. Dist: ART. Randall, Auten.

90. Independent Study

All terms: Arrange

Students who have completed all levels of instruction within a given area may propose and carry out an independent project in that area. This project must be supported and supervised by a faculty member. The project proposal must be submitted in writing and approved by the Chair. Supplemental course fee required. Dist: ART. Associates.