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Fall 2016 Studio Art Special Topic Classes

Fall 2016 (4 credits)

AR 264H Artist Books  (Kate Leavitt)  M W 9:00 - 12:00

An introduction to the traditions and methods of the handmade artists’ book in a combination of the critical study of original works and bookmaking processes. The student will learn the expressive possibilities of sequential pictorial information combined with original text. Construction of various bindings, relief prints, and letterpress will be explored.  Prerequisites: AR133 or AR 228 or permission of instructor; Studio Fee:  $75

AR 264I CNC Processes and Sculpture  (John Galt)  M W 9:10 – 12:10

The goal of the course is for students to become confident at using digital means to define and solve problems in three dimensions.  Students develop technical skills related to metal processes and become increasingly more visually sophisticated as they create, observe, evaluate and then share the consequences of their efforts.  CAD (Computer Aided Design) technology is used to create metal shapes that are cut out with a CNC plasma cutter, assembled, and then welded together.   A basic working knowledge of software like Adobe Acrobat, Corel Draw, Sketchup or other CAD programs is helpful but not a requirement.  Advanced students are encouraged to use Autodesk Inventor.  Students are expected to have their own laptop.  Studio Fee:  $75

AR 351G The Ecological Lens (Shana ParkeHarrison)  M W 2:00 – 5:00

Responding to the environmental crisis in our world today, students in this advanced photography course will explore environmental issues and themes through creative photographic works of art.  Each project in this course focuses on a specific environmental theme and photographic genre.  We will use significant environmental texts and study a diverse range of contemporary artists/photographers who have defined this powerful movement within photography.  Studio Fee:  $80