ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF IMAGES
This interdisciplinary studio addresses the construction of images and questions of context, representation, point of view, and issues of permanence and impermanence. It is conceived to mirror diverse artistic practices with research across disciplines, encouraging technical and conceptual development, exploring the how and the what of art making. The semester studio practice course is divided into two intensive workshops, with a specific two-dimensional focus, punctuated by mid-semester cross-disciplinary workshops for all students, and final projects. In the fall the focus is on drawing and painting, in the spring it is on photography and mixed media. Studios offer 6 credits.
- Photography + Mixed Media
ART – TRADITION AND REVOLUTION (Fall 2023 and Spring 2024)
Prerequisites of at least four semesters of 2D or 3D art studios
This interdisciplinary studio course places a strong emphasis on conceptual development through various research methods, in any medium, expanding & refining one’s visual language to create a cohesive body of work. It is conceived to mirror diverse artistic practices, exploring the how, the what, the who, and the why of art making, with extensive research across disciplines, addressing questions of context, representation, and point of view. This course begins with an intensive workshop focusing on the formulation of ideas, exploration of methods, and continues the generation of the artwork. Studios offer 6 credits.
LANGUAGE + LIBERAL STUDIES
In addition to the above courses, all students are required to take an Italian language course (3 credits) and Modernism & Visual Culture, (3 credits) an art history course designed as an overview of the major art movements of the 20th century and the socio-historical contexts in which it was created. Students are encouraged to think critically about the legacy of Modernist ideologies that continue to shape visual culture today. In class lectures are supported by visits to museums, galleries, and international exhibition venues.