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Fall 2014 Class Schedule - updated November 27, 2014 at 01:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
ART 130-01  Drawing I
MW 08:30 am-11:40 am ART 302 Megan Vossler
*First day attendance required*

ART 131-01  Introduction to Ceramics
MWF 01:10 pm-03:10 pm ART 113 Gary Erickson
*First day attendance required; permission of instructor required; $100 material fee*

ART 133-01  Introduction to Ceramics: The Wheel
MWF 09:40 am-11:40 am ART 113 Gary Erickson
*First day attendance required; permission of instructor required; $100 material fee*

ART 149-01  Introduction to Visual Culture
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am ARTCOM 102 Kari Shepherdson-Scott
*First Year Course only* This course considers the production and reception of multiple visual culture forms, from standards of fine art practice such as painting and sculpture to mass media including TV, film, advertising, and the Internet. Students will learn different theoretical paradigms and techniques for visual analysis in order to understand how visual media inscribes power, difference, and desire as it mediates numerous social, economic, cultural and political relationships. We will investigate diverse types of visual culture through lectures, exhibitions, guest speakers, film, historical art and media and, of course, those proliferating images that define our daily experiences.

No prerequisites.



ART 160-01  Art of the West I
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm ARTCOM 102 Vanessa Rousseau
*Cross-listed with CLAS 160-01*

ART 170-01  Art of the East I: China
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm ARTCOM 102 Kari Shepherdson-Scott
*Cross-listed with ASIA 170-01*

ART 233-01  Introduction to Digital Photography
MWF 12:00 pm-02:10 pm ART 301 Eric Carroll
*First day attendance required*

ART 234-01  Painting I
TR 01:20 pm-04:30 pm ART 308 Christine Willcox
*First day attendance required*

ART 235-01  Sculpture I: Basic Sculpture with a Dose of Hot Metal
TR 01:20 pm-04:30 pm ART 118 Stanton Sears
*Appropriate for freshmen and incoming first year students* We begin with an exploration of the nature of vision, creating life-size clay portrait heads of a partner. We move on to an exploration of the tools and processes available in the new sculpture studio, including woodworking tools for both carving and fabrication. Sculpture I introduces students to cast metal work in our new foundry, where we will learn a lost wax ceramic shell casting system. The range of form which can be explored is infinite and starts with a wax form which is eventually replaced with the 2100 degree bronze. Like my other course offerings, Sculpture I will include an off-site project that includes a class trip to my farm/studio in western Wisconsin.



ART 236-01  Printmaking I
TR 01:20 pm-04:30 pm ART 214 Ruthann Godollei
*First day attendance required*

ART 239-01  2-D Design
MWF 02:20 pm-04:30 pm ART 301 Eric Carroll
 
ART 294-01  Art and the American Culture Wars
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am ARTCOM 102 Lauren DeLand
*Cross-listed with WGSS 294-03* This course surveys the American “Culture Wars” as played out on the intersecting fields of art, visual culture, and politics. Students will focus intensively on a period encompassing the late 1980s to the early twenty-first century as a fever point in public debates over censorship, expression, and the relationship between art and public money. The class will also challenge this periodization by analyzing the ways in which the reverberations of the events that transpired over this time impact the contemporary art landscape in America today. Through critical analysis of works of art, art historical texts, and primary sources, students will consider the ways in which broader social debates about the ideal relationship of the individual to the state manifested in the art and visual culture of this period, as well as legislative responses to these works.

ART 294-02  Art and Technology
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm ARTCOM 102 Lauren DeLand
*Cross-listed with MCST 294-02* This course provides students with the theoretical frameworks necessary to understand the intertwined histories of performance art, video, digital media, and art that intersects with the biological sciences. Students will consider simultaneously the reasons why these histories are typically fragmented and presented in isolation from one another, and thus investigate recent historical shifts in cultural definitions of “art.” Students will examine works of art, art historical texts, and theoretical texts and learn to read them in concert with one another. Students will consider technological developments in terms of the artworks they make possible, as well as the influence these developments have on broader concepts of life, culture, and what it means to be human.

ART 294-03  Art and Power: World War I and Inflicted traumas
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am ARTCOM 202 Vicky Karaiskou
*Cross-listed with POLI 294-02. This course counts for fine arts general distribution if registered as ART and social science general distribution if registered as POLI* The course will examine art as a potent means to establish political power and shape social notions. In particular it will approach modernity in the beginning of the 20th century as a revolt against the values established by the ‘old regime’ and its arts. In order to set the frame for the relationships between art and power, the course will call upon distinct artworks and artistic expressions from Greek-roman antiquity, the medieval era, renaissance, baroque and neoclassicism and will analyse their role in propagating political and social order. Having set that frame, the course will highlight especially artistic trends of the first thirty years of the 20th century that include the years of World War I. Visual artworks and writings will be explored as the result of an urgent need to reject the pre-existing cultural memory which was regarded as the cause for modern society’s traumatic experiences. The course will examine expressionism, dada and surrealism as illustrations of individual and social traumas resulting both from the despair of WW I and the disintegration of the pre-existing social and moral/social value-system. We will approach futurism as an attempt to erase past memory and create a new individual and social awareness. The course ends with an examination of art’s political and social context as expressed through Russian avant-garde.

ART 294-04  Roman Art
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm ARTCOM 102 Vanessa Rousseau
*Cross-listed with CLAS 294-01* In this course we will explore the art and archaeology of the Roman empire from its beginnings to the fourth century C.E. We will consider what art and architecture reveal about Roman cultural ideologies, including the use of images and building programs to define political agendas, the roles and representation of women and freedmen, funerary beliefs, and the relationship of the Roman center with its diverse populations in other parts of the empire. We will also look beyond the original stories of artworks to explore their contemporary histories, including the antiquities trade and the effects of social and political events on the world’s cultural heritage. Research projects may involve provenance research, including working with primary source documents confiscated during investigations into the illegal trafficking of antiquities, allowing students to do original research and participate in the process of finding solutions to this global problem.



ART 334-01  Figure Painting
TR 08:00 am-11:10 am ART 202 Christine Willcox
*First day attendance required*

ART 367-01  3-D Design: Structures and the Built Environment
TR 08:00 am-11:10 am ART 118 Stanton Sears
*Appropriate for freshmen and incoming first year students* We are surrounded by three dimensional design; from the architecture of our built environment to the tools and objects that surround us, to the human-altered landforms and plantings of our larger environment. All of these elements can be considered and affected by design choices which we make. In the class we build structures which can be considered from structural, aesthetic, and functional points of view. Some of these projects are built to very specific parameters so that trade offs can be observed and measured. We smash a lot of things, but learn a lot about problem solving along the way. The course includes a field trip to my farm/studio in western Wisconsin where we install a large site specific project. Past projects have included a collaboratively-built ninety-three foot long illuminated lantern across the pastures, as well as a series of kinetic structures. The food is great too.



ART 370-01  Drawing II: Mixed Media and Idea Development
MW 01:10 pm-04:20 pm ART 206 Megan Vossler
*Prerequisite of Drawing I or permission of the instructor required*

ART 373-01  Printmaking II
TR TBA ART 214 Ruthann Godollei
*Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required*

ART 374-01  Ceramic Art II
MWF 02:20 pm-04:20 pm ART 113 Gary Erickson
*Permission of instructor required; first day attendance required; $100 material fee*

ART 394-01  Introduction to Museum Studies
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 402 Gonzalez, Overman
*Cross-listed with ANTH 394-01 and CLAS 394-01*

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Spring 2015 Class Schedule - updated November 27, 2014 at 01:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
ART 130-01  Drawing I
MW 08:30 am-11:40 am ART 302 Megan Vossler
*First day attendance required*

ART 130-02  Drawing I
MW 01:10 pm-04:20 pm ART 302 Megan Vossler
*First day attendance required*

ART 131-01  Introduction to Ceramics
MWF 01:10 pm-03:10 pm ART 113 Gary Erickson
*Required: permission of the instructor, first day attendance, and $100 material fee. Instructor is keeping a wait list. Please contact him directly to be included on that list should the class close and subsequent openings become available.*

ART 149-01  Introduction to Visual Culture
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am ARTCOM 102 Kari Shepherdson-Scott
 
ART 161-01  Art of the West II
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am ARTCOM 102 Lauren DeLand
 
ART 171-01  Art of the East II: Japan
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm ARTCOM 102 Kari Shepherdson-Scott
*Cross-listed with ASIA 171-01*

ART 233-01  Introduction to Photography
MWF 12:00 pm-02:10 pm ART 301 Eric Carroll
*First day attendance required' $75 materials fee required*

ART 234-01  Painting I
TR 01:20 pm-04:30 pm ART 308 Christine Willcox
*First day attendance required*

ART 235-01  Sculpture I
TR 08:00 am-11:10 am ART 118 Stanton Sears
*First day attendance required; $150 materials fee required*

ART 236-01  Printmaking I
TR 01:20 pm-04:30 pm ART 214 Ruthann Godollei
*First day attendance required*

ART 270-01  Making Sacred: Religious Images and Spaces in Asia
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm ARTCOM 102 Kari Shepherdson-Scott
*Cross-listed with ASIA 294-02 and RELI 294-03* This course focuses on religious visual culture in Asia, examining how intangible concepts of the divine have become tangible in material practices. In the course of examining the formal development of devotional objects, images, and spaces associated with religious doctrines such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Shintoism, we will discuss the multifaceted ways the sacred has been visualized and how these manifestations exemplified systems of cultural exchange in Asia.

ART 294-01  Color Theory
TR 08:00 am-11:10 am ART 202 Christine Willcox
*First day attendance required; no prerequisites* This course introduces, through studio projects, the basic principles regarding the use of color in the visual arts. Students explore a range of topics, including the historical uses of color, the interactions between colors, and the psychology of color. The class will be comprised of a series of small color studies with more involved studies to follow. Some projects will be completed using paint while others will use media chosen by the student. The class will include painting/color demonstrations, color assignments, image presentations, readings, museum visits, individual and group critiques.



ART 294-03  Art and Psychoanalysis
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm ARTCOM 102 Lauren DeLand
This course provides an overview of the broad application of psychoanalysis as a method of reading works of art, while training students in the very analytical methods that are our object of study. We will utilize a body of literature ranging from psychoanalytic studies to works of art, historical and critical theory to contemporary graphic novels, and survey select works of art spanning several centuries and across the globe. Students will become familiar with historical trajectories of psychoanalytic readings of art, including artistic movements and individual artists engaged with psychoanalytic theories. Themes will include theories of object relations, fetishism and the gaze, the sex and death drives in art, memory and memoir, film and psychoanalysis, feminism and the challenges and problems posed by the binary gender tropes that psychoanalysis presupposes.

ART 371-01  Painting II
MW 08:30 am-11:40 am ART 202 Christine Willcox
*Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required*

ART 372-01  Sculpture II: Metal Fabrication and Welding
TR TBA ART 118 Stanton Sears
*First day attendance required; $150 materials fee required* In this course, students build upon and expand the basic technical skills acquired in Sculpture I, and work to develop more sophisticated, individually-designed projects in a variety of media. Basic welding is taught, allowing students to develop strength and scale in their projects. The new foundry provides the means for an individual or a small group to cast bronze components which can become part of larger sculptural pieces. The foundry process includes working with dangerous materials, requires the wearing of funny outfits, and offers the potential for dramatic moments. Students in Sculpture II will create a piece for transport and installation at the farm/studio. A typical project which could be shown at the farm might be a wind-powered kinetic sculpture.

ART 373-01  Printmaking II
TR TBA ART 214 Ruthann Godollei
*Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required*

ART 374-01  Ceramic Art II
MWF 09:40 am-11:40 am ART 113 Gary Erickson
*Required: permission of the instructor, first day attendance, and $100 material fee. Instructor is keeping a wait list. Please contact him directly to be included on that list should the class close and subsequent openings become available.*

ART 394-01  Figure Drawing
TR 08:00 am-11:10 am ART 206 Megan Vossler
This course explores both the structural/anatomical and expressive aspects of figure drawing. Students will be introduced to the elements of form and structure of the human body through working with nude and clothed models, the skeleton, anatomical texts, and other source material. Confidence, the ability to improvise, and an expressive connection with the figure will be developed through exercises that encourage experimentation with gesture and materials. In an in-depth, independent final project (approx. 1/3 of semester), students will develop their own personal content, using the materials and methods of their choice. Discussion of the various issues brought up by representation of the body will be part of our ongoing exploration. Prerequisite: Drawing 1, or instructor permission.

ART 394-02  Architectural Drawing and Model Building
TR 01:20 pm-04:30 pm ART 118 Stanton Sears
This course introduces students to a range of systems for architectural design, investigation, and presentation. These include multiview drawings, paraline drawings and projection perspective drawings. There are beautiful and dramatic historic architectural renderings and studies which we will examine and discuss, looking at how the drawings carry information, and in some cases become art. We will learn the fundamentals of Sketchup, a contemporary computer drawing program. In addition to drawing on paper and drawing with computers, we will make use of our new shop to build models. We will look at both how and why different types of models might be used to design a project and communicate information. Along the way this includes study of scale, materials and color. Embedded in the class is a bit of architectural history. The class includes some field trips to look at wonderful architecture both on and near our Macalester College campus



ART 394-03  Photography II
MWF 02:20 pm-04:30 pm ART 301 Eric Carroll
*First day attendance required; $75 materials fee required* Building on the tools and techniques learned in the Introduction to Photography course, Photo II highlights the material aspect of photography in contemporary art and is designed for self-driven students wanting to pursue a photography-based art project. Alternative processes, advanced lighting, and digital distribution will be explored at length. Students will work toward the production of printed and digital portfolios and create work for a group exhibition. Class time will consist of critiques, readings, lectures, material demonstrations, field trips, and lab time.

ART 488-01  Senior Studio Seminar
MW 07:00 pm-10:00 pm ART 203 Ruthann Godollei
 

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