My Dear Friend, Time, an installation by Ellen (Jing) Xu

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ART 240 A: Intermediate Photomedia I

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Meeting Time: 
TTh 11:30am - 2:20pm
ART 116
Ellen Garvens
Ellen Garvens

Syllabus Description:

ART 240      

Process, Experimentation and Research
for pre-Photomedia Majors

Spring 2019 
T TH 11:30 -2:20 
Ellen Garvens 
office: Art 133 
office hours: 10:30 -11:15 (email in advance if possible)

Learning Goals: 

  • increase your understanding of light and photography.
  • introduction to historical and contemporary materials and processes in photography.
  • increase your knowledge of photographic equipment: cameras, scanners and printers. 
  • learn from experimentation in the field of photography.
  • to push yourself with the assignments given – embracing failure, different approaches and process.
  • to clearly articulate ideas, questions and observations about your own and other students’ work.
  • to develop ways to think creatively, critically, analytically. 
  • increased understanding of your own potential as an artist.

On line resources for fine art photography:

Some good photography themed magazines:  
Good websites:
Technical resourses:
Lydia .com
Creative live
Phlearn free  photoshop videos

see updated syllabus under Files

Catalog Description: 
Includes studio projects examining the expressive and conceptual uses of alternative photographic materials and techniques. May include and introduction to photography, large format, and studio lighting. Prerequisite: ART 140.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:11pm