The focus of this class is to give individual students the opportunity to work in an independent manner, expand their ideas and develop the ability to articulate both conceptually and formally the needs of their own work. The class combines studio work, presentations, visiting lecturers and individual and group critiques, with an emphasis on understanding and embracing risk as a necessary component of a painter's studio practice. Critiques are designed to provide feedback, encourage, challenge, and nurture each student's vision. Assignments are given on an individual basis. Students are expected to support their work by research of both historical and contemporary art.
ARTS 1010 Art Concepts, ARTS 1020 Art Concepts II, ARTS 1130 Digital Foundations, ARTS 2010 Form & Content, ARTS 1550 Drawing I, ARTS 1560 Drawing II, ARTS 2710 Painting I and ARTS 3710 Painting II.