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Summer Classes

Submitted on May 7, 2020 - 4:32pm

We are featuring three summer quarter 2020 classes that are open for registration.

Printmaking without a Press

Instructor: Curt Labitzke, Associate Professor and Chair of Interdisciplinary Visual Art

  • ART 246 (SLN 14459)
  • A Term June 22 – July 22, 2020
  • M T W 9:00am-12:20pm / 5 credits

This exciting new class is designed for anyone interesting in learning a variety of printmaking processes at home without a press using non-toxic, water-based materials. Long before the printing press was invented, artists and craft peoples have used direct printmaking techniques to express themselves and embellish their surroundings. In your own space, you will learn how to use stencils, relief printing, rubbings, and direct transfer methods along with hand coloring and collage to create your own individual artworks. No previous print or drawing experience is necessary. Students will be provided with a supply kit containing a variety of tools, papers, and water-based inks. This class will incorporate synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Curating Contemporary Art

Instructor: Emily Zimmerman, Director + Curator of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery

  • ART 496 (SLN 10151) or ART H 498 (SLN 10160)
  • Full term June 22 – August 21, 2020
  • M W 2:30-4:00pm / 5 credits

This class integrates the theory and practice of curating contemporary art through a series of lectures and conversations with leading curators in the field, culminating in the organization and installation of an exhibition, Lux Aeterna. We will look at exhibitions as a vehicle for the reception of art, philosophies of aesthetic experience, knowledge production, and cultural politics. In order to do so, we will study curatorial methodologies, the history of curating, key watershed exhibitions that changed the dialog on the practice, as well as the practical skills associated with realizing an exhibition. Special attention will be paid to artist-curated exhibitions, which make up many of the most important experimental exhibitions over the last 50 years.

The class gives students credit for either ART 496 (counts as upper level credit for the Art Major) or ART H 498 (counts as upper level credit for the Art History major).

Handmade Book Arts

Instructor: Claire Cowie, Artist in Residence

  • ART 245 (SLN 10146)
  • A Term June 22 – July 22, 2020
  • M T W 1:10 – 4:00pm / 5 credits

This course focuses on the creative and structural development of handmade artist books, taking students through a variety of structural models such as accordion fold, stab binding, and signature stitching, as well as investigating the relationship between text, image, and structure. This course can amplify work in photography, design, painting, printmaking, drawing, collage, sculpture, sewing, writing, design, and social practice.

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