2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
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2010-2011 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTS 132 - Painting I

Type of Course: Studio, Lecture, Discussion
Seeing and Believing/Rotating Faculty: Emphasis on representational painting strategies. Introduces the fundamentals of craft and explores the synthetic possibilities of paint, while discussing the conceptual basis for this medium (Why paint?). Focuses on material–both the materials employed by the painter, and the materials the painter simulates. Painting as a vehicle for thinking and communication will be stressed.Self Made Worlds/Rotating Faculty: Emphasis on constructing alternative realities. The painted image has been with us since the first handprint appeared on a cave wall. It remains an intimate and powerful index of an individual’s quest for self-expression, and acts as a mirror of culture’s changing image of itself. The basic toolbox of painting techniques will be explored along with an introduction to painters and painting concerns from the past through to the contemporary moment.The emphasis of this course will shift depending on the professor. ARTS 102 - Drawing: Eye, Mind, Hand  or its equivalent is highly recommended. Fulfills the Aesthetic Perspective.

When Offered: Offered every year

Faculty: Elli Crocker, M.F.A. Associate Professor of Studio Art Director, Studio Art Program Toby Sisson, M.F.A.