Please Note: There is a $150.00 Studio Art Department Lab Fee each semester for any student taking one or more studio art classes and/or seminars.  This fee is applied to all 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 10, 2010 by 5 PM or they will be responsible for the $150.00 Department Lab Fee.

 

11212

ART 100 HT  Cybergraphics

Hap Tivey

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1:30 -4:30 pm

HDR 106

PART

An introduction to graphic creation using the computer as a compositional tool; basic computer skills are required and minimal ability in Photoshop or a comparable application is recommended.  The imaging potential of a variety of graphic applications will be discussed and demonstrated during the first half of the class.  The second half will focus on individual projects with an emphasis on printing.  Print Lab will be open Fridays, 1:00-4:00 pm.

 

11408

ART 101 KB  Painting I

Ken Buhler

. . . Th .

9:00 - 12:00 pm

FISHER 149

PART

Through lectures, demonstrations, exercises, and assigned projects, students will experience and explore color mixing and handling as well as different attitudes towards art and painting.  There will be a review of various composition/color organization principles as they relate to painting.  Work will be done on a variety of supports including canvas, wood, and paper.  Assignments will cover projects dealing with observation and various aspects of abstraction.

 

11204

ART 102 LS  Painting I

Lisa Sanditz

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9:30 - 12:30 pm

FISHER 140

PART

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the materiality and techniques of painting.  Classroom time will include demonstrations, studio work, slide lectures and group critiques.  Students will begin painting on paper, learn how to build and stretch canvases and paint with oil on canvas. Through instruction and practice, students will learn about the formal elements of painting, such as color, form, gesture and composition, while also exploring their individual style through experimentation. Classroom critiques will promote each student's capacity for dialogue about art. Additionally, familiarity with traditional, modern and contemporary painting will be encouraged.

 

11201

ART 102 NE  Painting I

Nicole Eisenman

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1:30 -4:30 pm

FISHER 140

PART

For students who have had little to no experience with painting.  Lectures, demonstrations, exercises and assigned projects will provide students with the fundamentals of painting.  Exploring basic color theory and paint handling combined with an on going analysis of composition and organizing principles as they relate to painting will be the thrust of this class.  We will work in oil paint; supplies will run between $200 -$400.  Assignments and in class projects will cover still lifes, figuration, landscape and various aspects of abstraction.

 

11208

ART 102 SS  Painting I

Sigrid Sandstrom

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1:00 -4:00 pm

FISHER 140

PART

This course is an introduction to, and exploration of, the formal elements of painting, including the nature and versatility of the medium. Demonstrations of painting techniques will be given in class. Projects are designed to familiarize students with the capacity of paint, promote the development of technical proficiency, as well as experimentation.  Ideally suited to the beginner, students are encouraged to develop individual directions in style and expression. There will be group discussions and critiques based on paintings made in class and weekly assignments to work on outside of class hours. Slide and video presentations will complement the classroom activity. During the semester there will be a mandatory field trip to Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

 

11206

ART 106 AG  Sculpture I: The Chair

Arthur Gibbons

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1:00 -4:00 pm

FISHER 138

PART

The chair is ever present.  It describes the human form and spirit. In this sculpture studio we will focus on the chair not only as a functional object but also as a sculptural thing. Basic skills in drawing, digital photography, clay modeling, plaster casting, wood carving/construction and metalworking will be taught and employed in the making of objects/things that could be chairs.

 

11191

ART 106 JS  Sculpture I

Julianne Swartz

M . . . .

9:30 - 12:30 pm

FISHER 138

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.

 

11196

ART 106 KL  Sculpture I

Kristin Lucas

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9:00 - 12:00 pm

FISHER 138

PART

In this studio art course students will be introduced to ideas and practices of contemporary sculpture. As a genre, sculpture continues to absorb new techniques and materials not limited to objects, actions, time-based media, photography, breathing, thinking, even paint! Using different processes and techniques, students will explore the various ways that materials can be transformed into sculpture, from constructing and carving to casting and welding. Students will work with materials from a variety of sources: the art supply store, the building materials center, garage sales and the 99-cent store.  Class time will consist of in-class studio work and demonstrations, group critiques and presentations of relevant contemporary art and readings.

 

11194

ART 108 DD  Drawing I

Daniella Dooling

M . . . .

1:00 -4:00 pm

FISHER 149

PART

Leondardo da Vinci said, “to learn to draw is to learn to see.”  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 and forms from nature in order to give students fundamental and essential drawing skills. Line, shape, value, gesture, perspective, volume, composition and space form the basis for translating from 3D to 2D, and these will each be covered through weekly homework assignments. A wide range of drawing materials will be introduced.  Students will be expected to spend at least six hours drawing outside of class, maintain an individual sketchbook, and participate fully in group critiques.

 

11200

ART 108 KB  Drawing I

Ken Buhler

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9:30 - 12:30 pm

FISHER 149

PART

Drawing is considered the most basic form of visual expression and the acquisition of drawing skills essential to all art disciplines.  The goals of this course include developing the ability to compose the basic elements of line, shape, and value into representations of form and space.  There will be a focus on developing fluency and confidence in the realization of visual ideas.   The work in this class will be primarily based on observation - model, interior, still life, and geometric forms – and there will be projects that draw upon the rich history of this art form. This course is structured to give the student an appreciation and understanding of the elements of drawing while challenging them to develop a respect for careful looking and thinking.  Students will be evaluated on their effort, productivity, and development. Work outside of class will be assigned on a weekly basis.

 

11198

ART 108 SS  Drawing I

Sigrid Sandstrom

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9:00 - 12:00 pm

FISHER 149

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 equivalents. We will therefore be working from direct observation for a majority of the time. A variety of drawing techniques and media will be introduced. Regular critiques will be held, in which the students develop a useful vocabulary aiding them to further discuss and think about their art practices. Slide and video presentations will complement the classroom activity. During the semester there will be a mandatory field trip to Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

 

11195

ART 109 LO  Printmaking I: Introduction

to Intaglio

Lothar Osterburg

M . . . .

1:00 -4:00 pm

FISHER 139

PART

This class gives an in depth introduction to all basic as well as some advanced processes of intaglio, from drypoint to etching and aquatint to wiping and printing. We will also look at classic and contemporary use of intaglio by artists. Students will apply the learned skills on projects of their own choosing.

Basic knowledge of visual language and drawing skills are required. Students must have had at least one prior art class at Bard, or show a portfolio prior to registration. Priority will be given to art majors. Expected material cost for this class is at least $100.

 

11197

ART 109 NL  Printmaking I

Nicola Lopez

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9:00 - 12:00 pm

FISHER 139

PART

This class is designed to introduce students to the widely varied possibilities that are presented by the medium of printmaking.  Through hands-on studio assignments, student will learn the techniques involved in Intaglio (etching), Relief (woodcut) and Monoprint.  Although the primary focus of the class will be on learning technical skills, we will also discuss issues of formal composition, choice of imagery and thematic content through conversations and critiques in class and through presentations made by both students and the professor. 

 

11193

ART 202 JS  Painting II

Joseph Santore

M . . . .

1:00 -4:00 pm

FISHER 140

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.

 

11211

ART 202 SS  Painting II

Sigrid Sandstrom

. . . Th .

9:00 - 12:00 pm

FISHER 140

PART

The goal of this intermediary course is to deepen, as well as broaden our notion of what painting is and can do.  Throughout the semester we will be working from observation, abstraction and imagination. Focus will be on discussing, analyzing and critiquing both content, formal and technical/material aspects. We will expand our understanding of composition, color, light, scale, surface as well as looking to further clarify what our conceptual objectives are.  Through incessant explorations and continuous discussions the student develops personal methods and approaches in order to expand and further form his/her own voice as a means of expression. Slide and video presentations will complement the classroom activity. We will make a  mandatory field trip to NYC, and in addition, students are strongly encouraged to see as much art as they possibly can during the semester. Critiques are an important element of the class structure.  Weekly assignments are to be completed outside of class. Independence and self-motivation is essential for this intermediary level course. Prerequisites: Painting I

 

11202

ART 206 JS  Sculpture II: Interactive  Strategies

Julianne Swartz

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1:30 -4:30 pm

FISHER 165

PART

This class will explore the possibilities of interactivity in sculpture and installation, investigating the boundaries between artist, object, 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 strategies in relation to object making, focusing on issues of site and content as well as physical strategies. We will look at the intersection of performance and object making to create “Performative Objects” including kinetic sculpture and sculptures that use or create sound. We will also explore Performance as a medium, focusing on engaging audience interaction and participation. Using a variety of materials and techniques, we will create works that are viewer activated, experimental and participatory in nature, Sculpture 1 or the equivalent is a prerequisite.

 

11215

ART 206 KF  Sculpture II: In Between

Painting and Sculpture

Kenji Fujita

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1:00 -4:00 pm

FISHER 142

PART

 “In Between Painting and Sculpture” is an intermediate studio class in which students will approach the making of sculpture as a hybrid art form that encompasses sculpture, objects and pictures. Students will begin by working with a range of approaches to space, from the literal and physical to the pictorial and illusionistic. How can these kinds of spaces be combined and what are their effects? We will draw from the history of this hybrid art form by looking at examples of painted Constructivist wall sculpture, mixed media Cubist relief, Assemblage and Specific Objects. Students will then use their studio time to develop their own individual approaches to this work. The latter part of the course will involve experimentation using other media such as photography and video.   Work will be mainly take place in the barn studio (with the other sculpture studios available as needed).  Class time will consist of working on projects, group critiques, presentations, readings and discussions of relevant work as well as demonstrations in materials and techniques. Open to students who have taken Sculpture 1 or by permission of the instructor.

 

11213

ART 206 KL  Sculpture II:

Sculpture II – Electric Café

Kristin Lucas

. . . Th .

1:30 -4:30 pm

FISHER 142

PART

This workshop and critique-based course begins with an introduction to basic electronics and circuit bending and quickly progresses to use of microcontrollers to sense and creatively respond to the physical world. Emphasis will be on cheap hardware, free software, and fast development of autonomous and interactive art projects. Students will be soldering, tinkering, learning basic programming skills, discussing related contemporary issues, and surveying artists who have integrated these components into their practice. Enrollment will be limited. There are no technical prerequisites for this class, but students should be sufficiently proficient in some media that they can integrate the technology into.

 

11407

ART 208 AM  Drawing II: Developing

Your Vision

Andrew Mockler

. T . . .

1:30 -4:30 pm

FISHER 141

PART

The  class will focus on developing the tools for abstraction and figuration -from nature/the imagination/visual sources. Throughout the semester,we will experiment with a variety of materials and focus on each student's personal vision. Each student will be asked to develop their own group of drawings focusing on a chosen theme. In addition, we will try to expand our own notions of what drawing can be by looking at and reading about drawing from both historical and contemporary sources.

 

11207

ART 208 KF  Drawing II: Collage

Kenji Fujita

. . . Th .

1:00 -4:00 pm

FISHER 141

PART

“Drawing 2:  Collage” is an intermediate level studio arts course that will introduce students to collage using a hands-on approach emphasizing direct and improvisational processes.  The semester will begin with class work in a number of mediums, using different techniques and strategies for each one. This will lead to the second part of the semester in which one idea will be explored in depth.  In the third and final part of the course students will move into more expanded areas of collage which will include using sculptural materials as well as stop motion video animation to explore the expanded field of this subject. Throughout this course students will be looking at Cubism, Surrealism, Dada and Appropriation Art as well as street art and other forms of work that have a social or political dimension.  Together, they will function as visual and historical references to the work that is done in class.  Class time will be spent working on projects and critiquing finished work supplemented by in-class demonstrations, presentations and readings. Open to students who have taken Drawing 1 or by permission of the instructor.

 

11192

ART 210 NL  Printmaking II: The Unique Print

Nicola Lopez

M . . . .

9:30 - 12:30 pm

FISHER 139

PART

This will be a primarily studio-oriented class in which you will work on a series of projects that push the boundaries of printmaking to reach beyond the traditional parameters of the medium. Through hands-on projects, you will explore the possibilities that printmaking offers in crossing-over into drawing, sculpture and other media.  You will be challenging yourself in terms of format, scale, technique and content/concept and will be encouraged to mix various printmaking techniques as well as other media.   Solid technical knowledge of at least one print medium (preferably more) is a pre-requisite for taking this class. Studio work will happen alongside a series of discussions that will be supplemented by student presentations.  We will have regular class critiques and that focus on both formal aspects and content/concept and will also use texts and the work of other artists as a departure point for conversation.

 

11210

ART 300 HT  Cybergraphics III: Advanced Digital Graphic Techniques.

Hap Tivey

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9:30 - 12:30 pm

FISHER

PART

This class requires a solid foundation in Photoshop, a working  foundation in Final Cut Pro or an equivalent video editing program and  a good grasp of general computer functions.  The class will explore  methodologies for creating printed images as well as animation that  range from standard 2-D strategies to 3-D rendering.  We will spend  half of the semester exploring Vue, which is a 3-D program that  requires concerted effort to understand and use.  We will also explore  advanced strategies for using Photoshop to create video and textures.   The second half of the semester will focus on individual projects,  which may range from digital paintings and prints to video animation. Print Lab will be open Fridays, 1:00-4:00 pm.

 

11205

ART 302 MM  Painting III

Medrie MacPhee

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1:30 -4:30 pm

FISHER

PART

For students who have labored long and productively in Painting I and II and are ready to work independently on projects of their own choosing.  The class will be demanding, with the expectation that the students will vigorously pursue their painting interests and present their work in ongoing class critiques as well as do research and participate in all class activities.  Non-majors are accepted by permission of the instructor.  For the first class bring a painting and be prepared to discuss what the work of the semester will focus on.

 

11409

ART 303   Art in Conversation

Judy Pfaff

. . . Th .

10:00 -6:00 pm

FISHER

AART

This is an all day class that will include some trips to New York City to visit museums, galleries and artist’s studios.  To see, evaluate, critique and create a dialog between your studio and the contemporary art world.

 

11209

ART 305 KL  Sculpture III:

Performance Art

Kristin Lucas

. . W . .

1:00 -4:00 pm

HDR 106

PART

This is an advanced studio course for students who wish to introduce elements of performance and liveness into their previously established art practice. Class time will be devoted to critique and discussion of work in development, and presentations of past and contemporary performance art and its theories. Expect to participate in each other's performances, and to workshop/playtest your ideas. Be prepared to put many hours into the development of work outside of class time. There are two prerequisites for this level III course: Sculpture I and any level II Studio Arts course. No previous performance experience is necessary.

 

11203

ART 405   Senior Seminar

Ken Buhler

. T . . .

5:00 -7:00 pm

FISHER 165

 

Senior Seminar is a component of the senior project and is an integral part of the 8 credits earned for Senior Project.  The Seminar will focus on Studio Arts faculty and visiting artists presenting their life and work.  Exhibitions in the fall semester will draw students out of their studios well before the presentation of their senior show.  Visits from alumni and the Director of Career Development, will provide a glimpse into the future.  The Senior Project Exhibition is the culmination of the Senior year and is evaluated before a faculty review board and a Senior Seminar critique.  Readings and a writing workshop will be assigned and scheduled.  *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.