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Fall 2015 Class Schedule - updated September 2, 2015 at 10:56 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 Year Course only; first day attendance required*

Drawing 1 is an introduction to a variety of drawing media and techniques, designed for students of all skill levels (including absolute beginners). Students explore a wide range of themes and subjects, including still life, architecture, figure drawing, portraiture, and imagination. Formal elements of drawing are covered in depth, including: line, value, volume, space, proportion, perspective, mark-making, and texture. Work is evaluated through individual meetings, written feedback, and group critiques. In evaluating artwork, we consider composition, use of formal elements, representational accuracy, expression, content, and intention.

The ability to thoughtfully describe artistic intent, and to articulately evaluate the quality of the end result, is practiced through frequent, loosely structured exercises in reflective writing. These exercises ask the student to think more deeply about their choices during the creative process. Students will also practice reflective writing in order to evaluate and constructively critique the work of other artists, including their peers.



ART 130-02  Drawing I
MW 01:10 pm-04:30 pm ART 302 Megan Vossler
*First day attendance required*

ART 131-01  Introduction to Ceramics
MWF 09:40 am-11:10 am ART 113 Gary Erickson
*Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required; $100 material fee required.* This is an introductory class. Those with prior ceramic experience may petition to take ART374 Ceramics II without an intro class by contacting instructor.

ART 149-01  Introduction to Visual Culture
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am ARTCOM 102 Sheila Dickinson
 
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 233-01  Introduction to Photography I
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 freshman 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 the 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 case 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 2100-degree bronze. Like my other course offerings, Sculpture I will include off-site projects 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 264-01  Contemporary Art and Critical Theory
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm ARTCOM 102 Joanna Inglot
This course examines the developments in contemporary art focusing on the last three decades. The course will start with the discussion of the break of the modernist artistic canon in the 1960s, and through a set of themes, move on to analyze the most significant developments in art today. The course covers movements from Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Performance to the most recent engagement of artists with postmodernism and globalization. Linking discussions of art with pertinent aspects of Critical Theory will facilitate an understanding of current theoretical and issue-based debates that have provide the engine for the art of this period.

ART 294-01  Art of India
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am ARTCOM 202 Rick Asher
Appropriate for all students, including First Years. The course will cover the history of South Asian art, that is, the art of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, from the time of the Indus Valley Civilization to the present day. As we look at the past, we'll constantly reflect on our present-day position and attitudes toward India's past. We'll look at present-day conflict over the ancient sites we study. And we'll ask questions about the ethics of museums in Europe and the U.S. that house works of Indian art as well as about the ways in which a work intended for religious purposes is transformed when it becomes a museumified cultural object.



ART 294-03  Race, Class, and Gender in American Photography
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm ARTCOM 102 Joanna Inglot
*Cross-listed with AMST 294-02 and WGSS 294-03* This course examines how social constructions of race, class, and gender in the US have been reflected and mediated in American photography from the early 20th century to the present. The course will consider theoretical questions regarding the medium of photography along with ethical and political issues involved in taking pictures of the "Others", and explore how issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, and economic and geopolitical relations of power re inseparable from the historical study, practice, and dissemination of the medium of photography. No previous knowledge or art history or photography required.

ART 367-01  3-D Design
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 371-01  Painting II
TR 08:00 am-11:10 am ART 202 Christine Willcox
*First day attendance required*

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

ART 374-01  Ceramic Art II
MWF 01:10 pm-03:10 pm ART 113 Gary Erickson
*Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required; $100 material fee required* For students to continue beyond the introduction class or for those students with prior ceramic experience equal too or beyond the intro class curriculum. Contact instructor to present skill level and petition for enrollment.

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Spring 2016 Class Schedule - updated September 2, 2015 at 10:56 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 09:40 am-11:10 am ART 113 Gary Erickson
*First day attendance required; permission of the instructor required; $100 material fee required*

ART 161-01  Art of the West II
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am ARTCOM 102 Joanna Inglot
 
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 I
MWF 12:00 pm-02:10 pm ART 301 Eric Carroll
*First day attendance required* This course introduces conceptual, technical, and historical aspects of digital photography within a fine-arts context.

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 08:00 am-11:10 am ART 118 Stanton Sears
*First day attendance required*

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

ART 252-01  Gender, Sexualities, and Feminist Visual Culture
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm ARTCOM 102 Joanna Inglot
*Cross-listed with WGSS 252-01*

ART 294-01  Color
TR 08:00 am-11:10 am ART 202 Christine Willcox
*First day attendance required*

ART 294-02  Embodiment/Subjectivity: Art in China
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am ARTCOM 102 Kari Shepherdson-Scott
 
ART 370-01  Drawing II
TR 08:00 am-11:10 am ART 206 Megan Vossler



ART 372-01  Sculpture II: Metal Fabrication and Welding
TBA TBA ART 118 Stanton Sears
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 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
TBA TBA ART 118 Ruthann Godollei
*First day attendance required; permission of the instructor required*

ART 374-01  Ceramic Art II
MWF 01:10 pm-03:10 pm ART 113 Gary Erickson
*First day attendance required; permission of the instructor required; $100 material fee required*

ART 394-01  Analytic 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 394-02  Introduction to Photography II
MWF 02:20 pm-04:30 pm ART 301 Eric Carroll
 
ART 487-01  Art History Methodology Seminar
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm ARTCOM Joanna Inglot
 
ART 488-01  Senior Studio Seminar
MW 07:00 pm-10:00 pm ARTCOM 205 Ruthann Godollei
 

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