ART AS PROCESS
This course is for individuals looking to transform and develop their artistic practice and visual critical thinking. Through the completion of weekly experimental in-class studio-based projects, students are lead through various stages of conceptual development while also learning about materials and techniques. Drawing, painting, installation, sculpture, performance, and other media will be addressed, with a focus on artistic process as research. Lectures, screenings, guest presentations, field trips and readings supplement studio practice thus providing an index to the historical, cultural and environmental forces that affect both the development of an artistic vision and the reception of a work of art. Participants will be asked to supplement the content of with their interests, studies, or pursuits outside of class. In pursuing individual interests through the process of artistic research, students will expand, enrich, and diversify perspectives of other fields while introducing new ideas and information into the classroom community. Students from all disciplines and levels of development are encouraged and welcome to enroll.
This course is essentially transformative, developing in response to the dynamic of its participants. As the format determines itself throughout the course of the semester in relation to the organic growth of the community, a sequential list of projects will not be provided to class participants.