Collaborative Practices examines the role, and its challenges, of collective art-making. Students will look to art historical antecedents to observe how collaborative practices have progressed throughout art history. We will discuss and define distinctions between collectivism and collaboration, and identify key concerns of contemporary art groups/collaborations. Issues surrounding authorship, altruism, social and economic divides, relational aesthetics, studio output and internships will be emphasized. All projects will be collaboratively made and will investigate the invisible administrative labor behind studio practice, as well as tactile material processes as handled by various par ties. Key to this course will be active discussion and a willingness to let go of the artist’s hand.