Please Note: There is a $100.00 College Fee each semester for any student taking one or more studio art classes and/or seminars. If a student decides to drop a studio arts class/seminar they must fill out a Drop/Add form, have it signed by the appropriate department faculty and deliver it to the Office of the Registrar on or before Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 5 PM or they will be charged and responsible for the $100.00 College Fee.

 

19402

ART 100 MH

 Digital I: Hyperbleed

Maggie Hazen

M           10:10-1:10 pm

FISHER 161

PA

PART

Cross-listed: Experimental Humanities  In this class, students will learn the basic technical aspects of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Priemere and Cinema 4D as we examine both still and moving images related to the shaping of our global identity over the past 60 years. The projects in this course will be framed by a new concept called The Hyperbleed. The Hyperbleed is a metaphor describing the way images in the digital age have begun to “bleed” or slip off the screen into an embodied reality. This blur or slippage point marks a process of transition where images begin to invade reality. This course will examine the subject through an unconventional combination of practice, play and discussion. Students will be given project prompts in Photoshop, Premiere and Cinema 4D that relate to The Hyperbleed in prevalent popular media including (but not limited too), identity, gender, violence, entertainment and fiction. Be prepared for these projects to move beyond the grid.  Class size: 14

 

19409

ART 102 KB

 Painting I

Ken Buhler

 T           10:10-1:10 pm

FISHER 140

PA

PART

Instruction in this class emphasizes the acquisition of a basic visual vocabulary of painting while recognizing a wide range of individual interests and strengths among students.    The students pursue assignments that focus their attention on issues such as value contrast, warm and cool contrast, creating tonality, understanding the expressive and structural possibilities of the materiality of paint, as well as how all of these elements factor in the composition of form and space.  The projects are sequenced in a way that the students move from a simple dialogue of light and dark and gradually begin to incorporate a fuller range of elements from the vocabulary of painting during the semester.  Assignments are designed to promote a recognition that expression in painting is rooted in its form – color, light, materiality, composition, etc.  While much of the work will be done from observation - still life, landscape (weather permitting) and model - there will be assignments that incorporate abstraction as well. There are no prerequisites for this studio class.  Estimated cost of materials is $150-$200. The Fund for Visual Learning provides material support to students on financial aid to help them with art supplies. Students taking a Level 1 Studio Art class may be eligible for this support for the supply "kit" for the class for up to $150. Students are only eligible to receive one grant in this category. Interested students should contact the professor during spring course registration. After the course registration period closes, late applications are not eligible for consideration. http://bardfvl.com      This class is reserved for First-year and Transfer students.  Class size: 14

 

19425

ART 102 LS

 Painting I

Lisa Sanditz

   Th       10:10-1:10 pm

FISHER 140

PA

PART

In this course students will delve into painting through a range of approaches including observation in and out of the studio, working from the figure, collage, imagination and even painting on and manipulating the surface of clay. Classroom time consists of demonstrations, studio work, lectures and group critiques. Students will learn about the formal elements of painting such as color, form, gesture and composition, while also exploring their own individual style. Discussion of traditional, modern and contemporary painting will be encouraged. Materials will cost $150-200 for the course. 

The Fund for Visual Learning provides material support to students on financial aid to help them with art supplies. Students taking a Level 1 Studio Art class may be eligible for this support for the supply "kit" for the class for up to $150. Students are only eligible to receive one grant in this category. Interested students should contact the professor during spring course registration. After the course registration period closes, late applications are not eligible for consideration. http://bardfvl.com   Class size: 14

 

19420

ART 102 MM

 Painting I: Soup to Nuts

Medrie MacPhee

  W         10:10-1:10 pm

FISHER 140

PA

PART

For students who have had virtually no experience with painting or need a brush-up. Lectures, demonstrations, exercises and assigned projects will provide students with a basis in the fundamentals of painting. Exploring color mixing and paint handling combined with an ongoing review of various compositions/color organizing principles as they relate to painting will be the methodology of the class. Work will be done on a variety of supports including wood, canvas and paper. Assignments will cover projects that deal both with observation and various aspects of abstraction. *The Fund for Visual Learning provides material support to students on financial aid to help them with art supplies. Students taking a Level 1 Studio Art class may be eligible for this support for the supply "kit" for the class for up to $150. Students are only eligible to receive one grant in this category. Interested students should contact the professor during spring course registration. After the course registration period closes, late applications are not eligible for consideration. http://bardfvl.com   Class size: 14

 

19410

ART 106 AG

 Sculpture I: The Chair

Arthur Gibbons

 T           10:10-1:10 pm

FISHER 138

PA

PART

We will explore sculpture through the idea/lens of the ever-present object called the chair. A log with writing, drawing, and photographs will be kept over the semester. We will work with cardboard, wood, steel, found objects, air, water, cloth, sound, intelligence and passion. P

Class size: 12

 

19426

ART 106 AG2

 Sculpture I: The Chair

Arthur Gibbons

   Th       10:10-1:10 pm

FISHER 138

PA

PART

See above.  Class size: 12

 

19411

ART 106 JS

 Sculpture I

Julianne Swartz

 T           1:30-4:30 pm

FISHER 138

PA

PART

The definition of sculpture is always expanding to absorb new materials, media and strategies. It can include objects, actions, time-based media, sound and light. This course will introduce the language of contemporary sculpture through building objects and installations, looking at slides and videos, drawing, writing, verbal critique and discussion. We will explore how meaning is communicated through sculpture, using a variety of materials such as wood, fabric, clay, metal and found objects. Technical demonstrations will include woodworking, welding and mold making. Studies will also engage light, sound, space and time. Art history and contemporary theory will inform our discussion. The course is designed to develop fundamental art making skills as well as the ability to interpret visual art.  Class size: 14

 

19421

ART 106 KF

 Sculpture I

Kenji Fujita

  W         1:30-4:30 pm

FISHER 138

PA

PART

In Sculpture I students will work with materials and processes to investigate form, space, surface, material, location and gesture. Particular emphasis will be placed on direct and improvisational ways of working. The class will be structured around weekly and bi-weekly assignments that usually begin with an exercise that introduces the class to a medium, technique and set of ideas. Students will work with cardboard, string, found objects and other simple materials to make their three-dimensional artworks. They will then move on to work with basic mold making and casting, light carpentry and welding. While the department will supply most of the materials for this class, students will be expected to collect some on their own. These materials may come from sources such as the 99-cent store, the fabric store, the free store and the recycling center. Group critiques of projects will be supplemented by demonstrations in materials and techniques, presentations of related modern and contemporary artwork and discussions of readings.  Class size: 14

 

19422

ART 108 BG

 Drawing I

Beka Goedde

  W         1:30-4:30 pm

FISHER 149

PA

PART

This course is an introduction to drawing from observation, as well as the study of one’s own perceptual experience. Our goal is to develop a practice of attentiveness, through the observation of still life, three dimensional forms, and figures. We will also translate our own temporal and spatial perspectives into two dimensional landscape. We will perform exercises in spatial awareness, and contemplate the scope of representational art. We will explore the fundamental properties of drawing including line, value, composition, positive and negative space, and light. No prerequisites.  .   *The Fund for Visual Learning provides material support to students on financial aid to help them with art supplies. Students taking a Level 1 Studio Art class may be eligible for this support for the supply "kit" for the class for up to $150. Students are only eligible to receive one grant in this category. Interested students should contact the professor during spring course registration. After the course registration period closes, late applications are not eligible for consideration. http://bardfvl.com   Class size: 14

 

19408

ART 108 JG

 Drawing I

Jeffrey Gibson

 T           10:10-1:10 pm

FISHER 149

PA

PART

The goal of this introductory course is to give students confidence and facility with basic technical and perceptual drawing skills and to further develop visual awareness. Focus will be on learning how to “see” in order to translate 3D objects into 2D media. Regular critiques will be held, in which the students develop a useful vocabulary aiding them to further discuss and think about their art practices. This class is reserved for First-year and Transfer students.   *The Fund for Visual Learning provides material support to students on financial aid to help them with art supplies. Students taking a Level 1 Studio Art class may be eligible for this support for the supply "kit" for the class for up to $150. Students are only eligible to receive one grant in this category. Interested students should contact the professor during spring course registration. After the course registration period closes, late applications are not eligible for consideration. http://bardfvl.com   Class size: 14

 

19416

ART 108 LS

 Drawing I

Lisa Sanditz

  W         10:10-1:10 pm

FISHER 149

PA

PART

Josef Albers said that he wanted to "open eyes". This course will introduce students to drawing as a way to explore different ways of seeing. Students will work in a range of mediums, techniques, processes and approaches. The emphasis will be on both traditional and experimental aspects of drawing. Students will work inside and outside of class on assignments that deal with form, space, gesture, mark, line and image with the goal being the development of work that moves from observation to abstraction. Class time will be used to both work on in-class projects as well as to critique finished assignments. Demonstrations in materials and techniques will be given along with readings and presentations of artists whose work is related to themes addressed in the course.   *The Fund for Visual Learning provides material support to students on financial aid to help them with art supplies. Students taking a Level 1 Studio Art class may be eligible for this support for the supply "kit" for the class for up to $150. Students are only eligible to receive one grant in this category. Interested students should contact the professor during spring course registration. After the course registration period closes, late applications are not eligible for consideration. http://bardfvl.com  Class size: 14

 

19430

ART 108 KF

 FOUNDATIONS:  DRAWING, DESIGN & COLLAGE

Kenji Fujita

   Th        1:30-4:30 pm

FISHER 141 & 149

PA

PART

In Foundations: Drawing, Design and Collage, students will work in a range of mediums, techniques and processes to translate the visual and material world into two and three-dimensional works. Students will use pencil, ink and acrylic. They will work on paper and cardboard. They will also be working with a range of other simple materials such as string and wire. And they will be cutting, gluing and taping. One and two-week assignments will deal with form, space, gesture, mark, line and image with the goal being the development of work that moves from observation to abstraction. Class time will be used to work on current assignments and critique finished ones. Demonstrations in materials and techniques will be given along with readings and presentations of artists whose work is related to themes addressed in the course. This level one course fulfills the Drawing 1 requirement for rising Studio Arts majors. Class size: 14

 

19417

ART 109 BG

 Printmaking I: Relief

Beka Goedde

  W         10:10-1:10 pm

FISHER 139

PA

PART

In this course we will work with traditional relief printmaking practices of woodcut and linocut with the aid of digital tools. Students will develop and refine their drawn, cut, carved and printed line. We will follow the tradition of Japanese mokuhanga woodblock printing, and emphasize water-based and water-soluble inks in our practice. Our processes will incorporate laser etching, as well as paper gluing and laser cutting techniques. We seek to engage with printmaking as the means to create a visual language, expand our knowledge base of printmaking as a historical and contemporary mode of art making, and broaden our experiences working on and with paper. The Fund for Visual Learning provides material support to students on financial aid to help them with art supplies. Students taking a Level 1 Studio Art class may be eligible for this support for the supply "kit" for the class for up to $150. Students are only eligible to receive one grant in this category. Interested students should contact the professor during spring course registration. After the course registration period closes, late applications are not eligible for consideration. http://bardfvl.com   Class size: 12

 

19407

ART 109 LO

 Printmaking I: INTRO TO Intaglio

Lothar Osterburg

 T           10:10-1:10 pm

FISHER 139

PA

PART

The goal of this introductory class is to give students a solid foundation to the terminology and methods of intaglio (etching), from drypoint, etching and aquatint to wiping and printing. The class will consist of a large amount of technical instruction and demonstrations, complemented by the introduction of artistic methods. Original prints as well as reproductions will provide a historic background to printmaking and show how artists have used these techniques throughout the centuries. Artistic critiques will complement the technical aspect of the class. Please count on spending about $100.  for material and tools for the class. The Fund for Visual Learning provides material support to students on financial aid to help them with art supplies. Students taking a Level 1 Studio Art class may be eligible for this support for the supply "kit" for the class for up to $150. Students are only eligible to receive one grant in this category. Interested students should contact the professor during spring course registration. After the course registration period closes, late applications are not eligible for consideration. http://bardfvl.com    Class size: 12

 

19406

ART 112 KB

 Colorama

Kenneth Buhler

M           1:30-4:30 pm

FISHER 149

PA

PART

The investigation of the exquisite potential of color is the focus of this class.  Color influences all aspects of our experience-perceptual, emotional, psychological, physiological, even spiritual.  Students will gain experience learning to see, understand, and utilize all the possibilities of color.  The goal is to develop a working knowledge of color as it may be applied to any visual medium.  The nature of assignments will range from vigorous color studies to train the eye, to forms of expression more personal and expressive in nature.  Class size: 14

 

19480

ART 125

 OF Paper

Adriane Colburn

  W         10:10-1:10 pm

UBS

PA

PART

From the use of papyrus in 2700 BC up to the present, paper has been an integral component in the creation and distribution of art and information. Paper, ubiquitous and omnipresent in our lives, is often overlooked as an artistic medium. In this course we will explore the vast technical and conceptual possibilities of this ephemeral material. This course will be designed as a laboratory for exploring techniques and uses for the material and for pushing paper “craft” into a series of thoughtful and challenging artworks in both 2 and 3 dimensions. Techniques will include large- scale collage and assemblage, weaving, papermaking, hand and laser papercutting, embossing, pulp-drawing and casting.  Class size: 12

 

19424

ART 150

 Extended Media I

Dave McKenzie

  W         1:30-4:30 pm

FISHER 161

PA

PART

The expansion of Art’s definition means that the terms used to categorize works of art are often technically incorrect—e.g. film used to categorize films not shot on the medium of film. These same terms point to the incredible proliferation of tools and techniques that are becoming readily available to large segments of the population. Through readings, critiques, and assignments we will explore artistic practices that have stretched previous categories while creating new categories—such as social practice, post-media, and post-internet art. Extended Media 1 will be grounded in art historical precedents, but students will be introduced to a number of recent technologies and working methods outside the traditional narratives of painting and sculpture. Assignments and instruction will explore various and varied forms of construction—from creative writing and performance to site interventions and virtual installations. Emphasis will be placed on the development of ideas and strengthening one’s ability to critique not only the work of art but also the tools and techniques used to make it.  Class size: 14

 

19412

ART 200 AC

 Digital II: Manufacturing Dissent

Adriane Colburn

 T           1:30-4:30 pm

FISHER 161

PA

PART

Cross-listed: Human Rights In a political moment rife with anxiety, it is a challenge to channel concern and outrage into a force for good. In this class we will explore visual and active strategies for responding to our unique and intense political moment. Over the course of the semester we will survey a range of visual devices for articulating concern, dissent, anger, hope and curiosity. Beginning with Adobe Illustrator, a powerful tool for creating graphics, we will use text and image to generate energetic messaging campaigns. As the semester progresses we will create work that is site specific, public-facing and activated by its user. Digital II is designed for students with some experience in studio arts, digital image making and/or technology.  Class size: 12

 

19404

ART 202 JS

 Painting II: The Figure

Joseph Santore

M           1:30-4:30 pm

FISHER 140

PA

PART

A continuation of Painting I, this course is designed for students who are serious about painting, especially painting from life. Students will be working with still lifes but the focus of the class will be on the figure, on color relations and how the sensation of color interacting across the plane can create light and space. The issues discussed in Painting I, mainly the language of color, value, temperature, contrast, saturation, intensity, etc. and strong structural relationships, will serve as building blocks for complex figurative compositions. We will be also working from reproductions as we study some of the great figurative masters. Students will be expected to be on time and have the proper equipment. This includes a good assortment of brushes, a proper palette and the required colors. Students will be working on gessoed paper over the first weeks but should know how to stretch and prime a canvas properly. Some of the poses will extend over two weeks, which will allow students to begin to push their work into new places. This class is for students who want to work hard and extend themselves. Students should have experience in drawing and must have had Painting I, there will be no exceptions.  Class size: 14

 

19423

ART 202 LB

 Painting II: Abstraction

Laura Battle

  W         1:30-4:30 pm

FISHER 140

PA

PART

This course will introduce students to the forces at work in painting as conveyors of meaning when the “nameable” take a back seat. We will focus on gesture, geometry, reduction, process and transforming the seen world. Students must have taken Painting 1 and/or Drawing 1 or 2. Also please be aware that materials for this class are costly. Prerequisite: Painting 1 and/or Drawing 1 or 2.   Class size: 14

 

19419

ART 205 AG

 Sculpture II: Steel

Arthur Gibbons

  W         10:10-1:10 pm

FISHER 138

PA

PART

Students will learn to weld and cut steel using oxygen-acetylene, Plasma, MIG and TIG techniques. Students then will employ these techniques to fabricate a tool, a container and a thought. Prerequisite: Sculpture I    Class size: 8

 

19429

ART 205 JVB

 Sculpture II: Space Invaders

John von Bergen

   Th       1:30-4:30 pm

FISHER BARN 142

PA

PART

Cross-listed: Environmental & Urban Studies  The goal of this course is to present plans for conceiving of as well as executing site-specific solutions for artworks outside of the “white-cube” (commercial art gallery) context. This may involve sculptural solutions but do not depend on sculpture, nor any one specific medium. We will examine the wide-range of possibilities for “invading space” – interior and exterior, the different phases of public art competitions, private commissions, and the legally contentious (and often politically charged) world of street art. Projects will be broken down into three sets of production for three separate projects: 1) Research and conception of one “competition” project in sketch form (via pen-on-paper, digital, photographic, collage). 2) Constructing a scale model in respect to material and proportion that fits the concept 3) Bringing a temporary installation “to life” at Bard College by the semester’s end. Documentation will also be discussed and expected at various stages of this course. Class size: 10

 

19413

ART 208 JG

 Drawing II: Text as Image

Jeffrey Gibson

 T           1:30-4:30 pm

FISHER 149

PA

PART

Text as Image will introduce students to the history of visual artists who have used text in their art work. Students will create works on paper and alternative materials that use text to address personal, public and political content. Assignments will focus on the expressive use of mark-making to create text based ambitious works that blur the lines between the often graphic quality of text to the intimacy of notes and personal journal entries. Some assignments will utilize digital print making to push how text can be manipulated and sampled, appropriated from popular culture, and reworked to reflect one's subjective perspective and aesthetic. Drawing 1 or the equivalent is required to enroll in this 200 level class.  Class size: 12

 

19401

ART 208 JS

 Drawing II: The Figure

Joseph Santore

M           10:10-1:10 pm

FISHER 140

PA

PART

This is a figure drawing class but has nothing to do with academic solutions or tradition renderings. Students will be asked to put aside all preconceived ideas about drawing and to discard any technical solutions that they have acquired in the past. You will be working from perception and looking hard to try to uncover the structural bones of the subject matter. You will explore different ways of building spatial relationships and investigating the mystery of forms and the unidentified pockets of space that connect and surround them. We will discuss light and air, weight, gravity, speed and tensions while addressing problems of scale and the potential power and pressure of how mark-making possibilities by using different materials (charcoal, pencils, cut paper, black and white acrylic paint) to create harmony that resonates throughout the composition. Great drawings and paintings of the past will be looked at and discussed and the importance of drawing through the ages considered. On occasion students will work from reproductions of master works. There will be assignments and critiques usually toward the end of the session. Class time is reserved for hard work.  Class size: 14

 

19414

ART 209 BG

 Printmaking II: Screenprinting

Beka Goedde

 T           1:30-4:30 pm

UBS

PA

PART

This course is a thorough introduction to the technique of screenprinting. Students work with a variety of silkscreen techniques to create multilayered and multicolored images on paper and other printable surfaces. Using the immediacy, versatility, and photographic possibilities of silkscreen, students are challenged to bring their work to an increasing level of complexity, depth and refinement. Additional print techniques working with and on paper and photographic-based media are incorporated into the course, including digital printing onto transparency film, laser cutting, and pronto plate printing. Prior printmaking experience recommended, but not required. This course is held in the UBS Barn in Red Hook.  Class size: 12

 

19405

ART 209 LO

 Printmaking II: Book Art

Lothar Osterburg

M           1:30-4:30 pm

FISHER 139

PA

PART

The class will explore the book as an art object, with an emphasis on the structure of the book. Both traditional and non traditional book forms and materials will be explored for the creation of content – imagery and text. While the class will focus on the creation of a series of books, relevant printing techniques will be covered, including letterpress, screen and mono printing, it will also include relevant digital output methods such as inkjet, Xerox and laser printing or the use of collaging techniques. Students are welcome to incorporate prior printing experience. Due to extensive demos and the need for personalized assistance, this class may occasionally run beyond the regular 3 hour class time. Prior printmaking experience is recommended, but not essential. Permission of instructor is required. Allow at least $100.- for materials and tools. Class size: 12

 

19418

ART 250

 Extended Media II: more than a thousand words: Experimental Picture-making

John von Bergen

  W         10:10-1:10 pm

FISHER 161

PA

PART

Cross-listed: Experimental Humanities  “More Than 1000 Words” is a course that explores the possibilities of picture- making through unconventional materials and techniques. Any experimental process that students wish to develop will be encouraged, be it sculptural, digital, performative, or with mixed-media. The end results should involve “the picture”, and a personal journey to achieve these results that steps outside the boundaries of conventional 2D image-making. The semester will begin with more conventional techniques to explore the basics of graphic solutions as part of the “sketch” phase, but will escalate soon into exploring techniques and discussing concepts that relate directly to one’s interest. Some group assignments or exercises may involve “drone drawing” as well as VR (virtual reality). We will also look at many contemporary artists who continue to approach picture-making through some unique process. Please note: This is an intermediate class, so having already completed basic college-level art courses would be beneficial. 

Class size: 10

 

19428

ART 302 MM

 advanced studio

Medrie MacPhee

   Th       10:10-1:10 pm

UBS

PA

PART

A class designed for students who have completed a Level 1 and II class in Painting, Sculpture or Drawing/Mixed Media with the expectation that it will provide Juniors with an opportunity to begin to craft a work ethic and ongoing studio practice. The class will be demanding, with students vigorously pursuing and developing their respective bodies of work and be prepared to present it in ongoing class critiques. As well, to do research and participate in all class activities. There will be readings, films, class presentations and field trips. Seniors will be admitted with approval of instructor.  Class size: 12

 

19403

ART 305 JS

 Sculpture III:

 Interactive Strategies; Sound, Action, Participation

Julianne Swartz

M           1:30-4:30 pm

FISHER BARN 142

PA

PART

This class will explore the possibilities of interactivity in Sculpture and Installation, investigating the boundaries between artist, object, site and viewer. Dadaists, Surrealists and later the Fluxus movement, Happenings, and Performance Art often involved viewers as an integral part of the work.  We will examine artists of these genres and discuss their tactics around object and event making. We will explore sound as both strategy and medium focusing on issues of site and content. Students will learn basic skills of sound recording and editing, as well as techniques to incorporate sound into sculptural objects. Using a variety of materials and techniques, we will create works that are viewer activated, experimental and participatory in nature. Requirements: Sculpture I and any 200 level Studio Arts course.  Class size: 12

 

19415

ART 405

 Senior Seminar

Daniella Dooling

 T           5:00-7:00 pm

FISHER SEMINAR

 

 

Senior Seminar is a component of the senior project and is an integral part of the 8 credits earned for Senior Project. The Seminar focuses on the development of the student as a thinking and working artist. This is accomplished through variety of approaches. Presentations are made by visiting artists and Studio Arts faculty who discuss their life and work. Students develop a series of projects designed to aid them in recognizing, conceptualizing, and articulating their particular artistic interests. Presentations by alumni from the Bard studio arts program provide a glimpse into the future; and, workshops on the photographing of art and website development help the student prepare for life after Bard. Exhibitions in the fall semester will draw students out of their studios well before the presentation of their senior show. Required studio visits from faculty members other than the project advisor insure fresh and varied responses to the ongoing senior project. The Senior Project Exhibition is the culmination of the Senior year and is evaluated before a faculty review board and a Senior Seminar critique.  Class size: 25