About ARTS 012 OL1

Introduction to contemporary art practice in various media. Explores method and meaning in art making, the role of experimentation, and the translation of experience into artwork.


Dates: May 23 - June 17, 2022; Synchronous online; Lab Fee $145.00

Section Description

Perspectives on Making is an introduction to contemporary art practice. We will explore the making, presenting and analyzing of art works in a variety of media and formats. You no not have to have experience in art to take this course. Topics may include: drawing, three-dimensional construction, collage, photography, digital arts, and painting. The work produced within this class demonstrates how hands-on creation, talking, and looking are integral to making. We will meet remotely to view presentations on contemporary art and artists and to discuss and present the projects for the course. You will be given work time during class. I expect students to work outside of the class time to resolve and finish projects. We will use the Teams platform for remote meetings and for looking at Powerpoint presentations. All work done for the class will be documented and posted on Powerpoints that are generated for each individual projects. Part of the course structure will include critiques in which students will be asked to discuss each other’s projects in conjunction with presenting their own work.

Section Expectation

Students should be invested in approaching the ideas and methods that are inherent to making artwork. No prior experience in art making is required. This is a foundation level class, and basic skills essential to upper level department offerings will be covered. Although this is course is taught remotely online, it is still considered a hands-on studio art class. The lab fee for the class covers most of the materials and supplies we will be using. The bookstore is putting together art kits for this class which can be picked up or can be mailed to you at an additional shipping fee. I will provide contact information for the bookstore to all enrolled students as soon as the kits are ready.


Evaluation: Completion of assigned projects, participation in critiques, attendance.

Course Dates



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