Please Note: There is a $100.00 Studio Art Department Fee each semester for any student taking one or more studio art classes and/or seminars.  This fee is applied to all College and Studio Art Department costs. 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 7, 2018, 5 PM or they will be charged and responsible for the $100.00 Department Fee.

 

18219

ART 100 AC

 Cybergraphics: Digital I

Adriane Colburn

  W      10:10 am-1:10 pm

FISHER

PA

PART

This course is an introduction to digital image creation and manipulation for display in print and on screen. With Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator at the center, we will explore the possibilities of creating imagined and composite landscapes that are feasible only through digital fabrication.  As inspiration we will look at the ways that human intervention has transformed our physical world through garden design, suburban sprawl, urban grids, mining sites, managed forests, zoos, constructed waterways and earthworks.  In addition, we will survey a range of contemporary artists who are wrestling with the human impact on our biosphere. Coursework will foster a body of work consisting of on-line sketchbooks, site-specific installation, digital collage, gifs, large scale printing and laser cutting. These projects will emerge out of a series of exercises that will build image making skills and establish a digital workflow.  Class size: 14

 

18211

ART 102 LS

 Painting I: SURFACE AND DEEPER

Lisa Sanditz

   Th    10:10 am-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://blogs.bard.edu/fvl/  Class size: 14

 

18222

ART 102 KF

 Painting I

Kenji Fujita

  W      1:30 pm-4:30 pm

FISHER 140

PA

PART

Painting 1 is an introductory studio arts course. The class will focus on observational approaches to painting in which students will create different kinds of pictorial space using oil paint on a range of surfaces including canvas and paper. Students will work with basic ideas of line, shape, gesture, texture, value, composition and color. Class time will be spent on studio work and critique. Demonstrations of technique and presentations of relevant artwork drawn mainly from the 20th century (Morandi, Matisse, Van Gogh and others) will be used to shape the assignments. There are no prerequisites for the class, however all Painting 1 students must buy a material and supply kit ($200-225). Additional materials will be supplied by the art department. *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://blogs.bard.edu/fvl/.  Class size: 14

 

18218

ART 102 MM

 Painting I

Medrie MacPhee

  W      10:10 am-1:10 pm

FISHER 140

PA

PART

For students who have had virtually no experience with painting or need a brushup. 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://blogs.bard.edu/fvl/.  Class size: 14

 

18210

ART 106 AG

 Sculpture I: The Chair

Arthur Gibbons

 T        10:10 am-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.  Prerequisite: Open to All  Class size: 14

 

18225

ART 106 AG2

 Sculpture I:The Chair

Arthur Gibbons

   Th    10:10 am-1:10 pm

FISHER 138

PA

PART

See above. Class size: 14

 

18223

ART 106 JS

 Sculpture I

Julianne Swartz

  W      1:30 pm-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

 

18228

ART 108 KF

 Drawing I

Kenji Fujita

   Th    1:30 pm-4:30 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.  Class size: 14

 

18221

ART 108 LB

 Drawing I

Laura Battle

  W      1:30 pm-4:30 pm

FISHER 149

PA

PART

This course will focus on drawing from life using still-life, and the figure as subjects. The essentials of shape, form, value, composition and light will be explored to give students solid fundamental skills for rendering form in space. *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://blogs.bard.edu/fvl/   Class size: 13

 

18214

ART 108 MM

 Drawing I

Medrie MacPhee

 T        1:30 pm-4:30 pm

FISHER 149

PA

PART

The emphasis of this course will be the study of drawing as a tool for articulating what the eyes, hand, and mind discover and investigate when coordinated.  During class time, we will primarily work from life, forms from nature, and the still life in order to give students fundamental and essential drawing skills. Line, shape, value, gesture, volume, weight, composition and space form the basis for translating from 3D to 2D, and these will each be covered through weekly homework assignments and readings.  We will look at old master drawings as well as contemporary artists in relationship to each of these assignments.   A wide range of drawing materials will be introduced.  Students will be expected to spend at least six hours drawing outside of class and participate fully in class critiques. *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://blogs.bard.edu/fvl/  Class size: 14

 

18229

ART 109 BG

 Printmaking I: Relief

Beka Goedde

   Th    1:30 pm-4:30 pm

FISHER 139

PA

PART

In this course we work with the traditional relief printmaking practices of woodcut and linocut with the aid digital of tools. Students will develop and refine their drawn, cut, carved and printed line. We will follow the tradition of Japanese mokuhanga woodblock printing, emphasizing water-based and water-soluble inks in our practice. Our processes will incorporate laser etching, inkjet printing, paper gluing and 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://blogs.bard.edu/fvl/  Class size: 12

 

18206

ART 109 LO

 Printmaking I: Intro to Intaglio

Lothar Osterburg

M         10:10 am-1:10 pm

FISHER 139

PA

PART

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.- on 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://blogs.bard.edu/fvl/  Class size: 12

 

18227

ART 150

 Extended Media I

Dave McKenzie

   Th    10:10 am-1:10 pm

FISHER

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

 

18224

ART 200 AC

 GREETINGS FROM THE Anthropocene

Adriane Colburn

  W      1:30 pm-4:30 pm

FISHER

PA

PART

Cross-listed: Environmental & Urban Studies  We are at the dawn of the Anthropocene, a new epoch marked by the significant and conscious influence of human behavior on the Earth. This geologic time period is shaped by the overwhelming global evidence that atmospheric, geologic and other earth systems are now altered by humans. In this interdisciplinary studio class, we will explore strategies for reflecting on the scope of our human impact.  Through research, field trips and investigative art making, we will dig into how the hidden residue of the Anthropocene resides in our local landscape.  Topics will range from infrastructure and industry to dramatic changes in the natural landscape and the redistribution of species, to alterations to the chemistry of our air and water and the psychological and cultural ramifications of living in a human dominated world. Using the unique skills of each student as a launch pad, we will delve into a range of methods for articulating our findings on this complex topic.  Tools including (but not limited to) photography, audio and visual storytelling, book making and video will be used to create individual projects and a dynamic final group exhibition. Prerequisite:  Digital I or permission by instructor.  Class size: 12

 

18213

ART 202 LB

 Painting II: Abstraction

Laura Battle

 T        1:30 pm-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

 

18217

ART 205 AG

 Sculpture II: Steel

Arthur Gibbons

  W      10:10 am-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

 

18220

ART 205 ED

 Sculpture II: Air, Earth, Water

Ellen Driscoll

  W      1:30 pm-4:30 pm

FISHER 142

PA

PART

Cross-listed: Environmental & Urban Studies  We will look at earth, air, and water as sites, subjects, and material for making sited sculptural installations with a particular focus on waste and hazards to our ecosystems.   We will look at artists whose work addresses environmental issues such as Eve Mosher and Mierle Ukeles among many others.  Students will learn to create site installations responsive to both architectural scale and to the scale of nature. We will research food waste, wastewater, and other forms of waste on campus as well as in nearby New York City as catalysts for making socially engaged, responsive, and responsible art.  Throughout the semester we will overlap and share with Professor M. Elias Dueker’s class in microbiology entitled “Waste”.  Class size: 14

 

18212

ART 208 KB

 Drawing II:Drawing from Nature

Kenneth Buhler

 T        10:10 am-1:10 pm

FISHER 149

PA

PART

Cross-listed: Environmental & Urban Studies  The term “drawing from nature” here is used both literally and figuratively.  For centuries, artists have turned to Nature as a source of inspiration in their pursuit of imagery.  In addition to direct perception by the naked eye, this course allows the student to draw upon a wide variety of resources, some more often relegated to science or math (microscopes, computers, etc.), as a means of gathering visual information about basic structures in nature, growth patterns, and other phenomena less than immediately apparent to the eye.  This class focuses on the gathering of visual data, impressions, and inspiration from nature and then adopting it for continued exploration in individual drawing projects.  A wide variety of drawing tools may be employed.  Drawing I, the love of natural forms, patience, and an inquisitive nature are required.    Class size: 14

 

18207

ART 208 LB

 Drawing II: Mixed Media

Laura Battle

M         1:30 pm-4:30 pm

FISHER 149

PA

PART

In this drawing course, we will work towards finding connections between how a work of art is made and its subject. Using a variety of materials, some bought at the art store, others sourced from nature, we will explore the inherent properties of each to contribute to the artistic process. The goal of this class is to make work that is visually compelling, whose media and process are inseparable from content and subject. Students will be introduced to a broad range of materials and will be asked to take an inventive approach towards how they are used.  Prerequisite: Drawing I or Painting I or by permission of the instructor.   Class size: 12

 

18231

ART 209 BG

 Printmaking II: Silkscreen

Beka Goedde

    F     10:10 am-1:10 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: 14

 

18230

ART 250

 Extended Media II

Dave McKenzie

   Th    1:30 pm-4:30 pm

FISHER

PA

PART

This is an advanced class, meant to encourage individual projects, questions, and approaches. As such, it follows a workshop model, and we will be using the languages and attitudes of performance art as a general methodology. Students will be encouraged to propose and pursue self-generated assignments alongside the required class assignments. In class, we will explore movement based thinking alongside alternative strategies of object making in an effort to remain flexible and even uncomfortable. Special attention will be paid to work that incorporates time-based media, installation, writing, and digital technology. Group and individual critiques will lead students along a path to determining their own approach to the expanding field of art production, and at the end of the course students will have a greater understanding of how to shape their own vision and use their own voice.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.  Class size: 14

 

18226

ART 302 KB

 Painting III: ADVANCED STUDIO

Ken Buhler

M         1:30 pm-4:30 pm

UBS

PA

PART

This class offers each student the opportunity to deeply explore and expand their personal painting interests. One of its goals is to help students locate ideas essential to their art and develop those ideas in the processes of painting.  Instruction will be through individual guidance, class critique, and assignments.  Assignments are structured to allow students to evolve their painting vocabulary.  They will include prompts from the external world, from the history of painting, and from students’ own experience. The thematic development of paintings and the incorporation of new materials and processes will be a part of this focus.  The availability of a printing press in the classroom will allow students to utilize transfer, repetition, and multiplication of images as part of their vocabulary, should they choose to. Students will be expected to have specific intentions in place regarding their individual pursuits. Though there will be assignments, there will be a great deal of emphasis placed upon developing independent resources in the studio. Material requirements will be in response to the particular needs of each exploration, but students will be expected to acquire materials and surfaces to work on as needed. Prerequisites: Painting I and Painting II. Class size: 12

 

18209

ART 305 DD

 Sculpture III:  Advanced Casting

Daniella Dooling

M         1:30 pm-4:30 pm

FISHER 142

PA

PART

This advanced casting course will facilitate mold making and casting for individual self-guided student projects.  Only students who have taken Sculpture II: Casting Workshop and Sculpture I can apply for this course.  Students should expect to spend a good deal of time working outside of class and be prepared to purchase additional materials throughout the semester as needed.  Class size: 8

 

18215

ART 305 JS

 Sculpture III: interactive strategies; sound, action, participation

Julianne Swartz

 T        1:30 pm-4:30 pm

FISHER 141

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. 

Prerequisites: Sculpture 1 and any 200 level Arts course.  Class Size: 12

 

18232

ART 310

Photographic Printing Processes (from Photogravure to Photopolymer)

Lothar Osterburg

    F     10:10 am-3:00 pm

FISHER 139

PA

PART

The first part of the semester will focus on a hands-on experience of the history of photography, with the only continuous tone photographic process of photogravure at its center. We will also experience halftone techniques from photo etching, screen printing and photopolymer, with excursions into related non-silver photo processes such as cyanotype, gum bichromate and carbon printing. The second part of the semester is dedicated to the realization of student projects. This class exceeds the regular 3-hour format in order to accommodate in-class work time, comparable to the lab in science. 

This will be a demanding class in material, expenses and time dedication. Even though the class is scheduled to end at 3pm, it frequently may go over time. Expect to spend between $150,- and $300.- in material. Prerequisites: Printmaking 1 or Photography 1 and PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR!  E-mail Prof. Osterburg ahead of the registration period at osterbur@bard.edu  Class size: 12 

 

18216

ART 405

 Senior Seminar

Daniella Dooling

 T        5:00 pm-7:00 pm

FISHER

 

 

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.  *Any student registered in Studio Art Senior Project or any student of another discipline who has been granted studio space in either the Fisher Studio Art Center or the U.B.S. Exhibition Center in Red Hook will be required to register and participate in all aspects of Senior Seminar.  Class size: 25