Topics in Studio Art: Information|
Artists in all media have historically responded to common, formal, and ideological motivations. These motivations encompass the very fabric of a liberal arts education. This course is intended to develop such a conversation among the various studio art disciplines as the foundation for making art. The course centers on a topic determined by the instructor. The class will function as a study group (of painters, sculptors, photographers, drawers, printmakers, architects and so on) that tackles the topic through the act of art-making. The topic will be introduced through readings and visual precedents, and through discussion we will determine means to respond as artists, each student in his or her own medium. These individual responses will then be analyzed in group critiques. Later in the semester, students will expand their investigations to include studio disciplines other than their own.
Topic for 2018: INFORMATION
What is information? How does it pertain to art? How does information proliferate? How is it organized? How does it shape our thought and action? How reliable is information? These questions and more will be explored through artistic production and discussion. This course is offered as an elective for studio arts majors but can, at the discretion of the instructor, be offered to majors from other departments with adequate experience in visual arts. For admission to the class, students are expected to be capable of self-expression in at least one visual art medium.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ARST131 OR ARST235 OR ARST244 OR ARST245 OR ARST251 OR ARST253 OR ARST260 OR ARST285 OR ARST190 OR ARST233 OR ARST237 OR ARST239 OR ARST243 OR ARST261
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
You must have taken at least one other art studio course for consideration.
Interviews for this class will be Monday, April 9th at 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Please bring images of your work from previous courses. Interviews will be first come first serve.
|Instructor(s): Schiff,Jeffrey Times: .M.W... 01:20PM-03:50PM; Location: ASN101; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|