Fall 2014 Studio Art Special Topic Classes
Digital Media and Interactive Design
This course covers historical, political, theoretical, and practical issues in art
and image making in relation to interactive arts. Through studio work, you will be
introduced to moving image in creative practice, that will evolve into interactive
works. Contextualizing new media practice with art historical agendas will be examined
in order to dissect the mediums influence on meaning, and create work that directly
participates with the potentials of the interface.
Prereq: Any of the following: AR 136, 209, 229, 355
Students will develop forms using a variety of processes: hand building, wheel throwing,
extruding, and mold making. Firing processes will focus on kilns that encourage surface
variation through the internal atmosphere inside the kiln. Pit, raku, saggar and
reduction firing will be covered.
Prereq: AR 111
Introduction to Water-Based Media
An exploration of water-based drawing and painting media, with a focus on acrylic
paint. Using direct observation, experimentation, and invention, this course builds
understanding of formal principles, color interaction, and the physical qualities
of materials. Assignments support development of a personal vision.
Prereq: AR 133 or 134
Print and Book
This course is an exploration and development of monoprint, relief and letterpress
processes and how sequential images can be formatted into a variety of books. Discussion
will occur around printmaking and book art history as well as, critiques of student’s
Prereq: AR 133
Enlisting a variety of tools and methods unique to the jewelry production industry,
students will explore innovative approaches to designing and making both “serial production”
(e.g. limited editions) and “one-off” studio jewelry. Assignments will engage “real
world” issues, focusing upon the interconnection of design, production, and the marketplace.
Special Topics in Jewelry and Metals
Jewelry: Design – Production – and the Marketplace
Prereq: AR 219 or permission of instructor