Continuing Education Course
This course will allow you to really explore and invent by embracing all media, and will encourage anyone who desires a nurturing critical discourse and consciousness of themselves in relation to what is happening in the visual arts today. A fully mixed-media orientation is receptive to all approaches, including students who are primarily painters, photographers or video-makers, performers, among others. The emphasis will be on enabling experimentation with a full range of traditional, unconventional and exotic materials, techniques and ideas: digital fabrication, audio, electricity, fluids, mechanical parts, photomontage, optics, metal, paper, wood. The development of your concepts and personal interests will be strongly supported. Our thinking will be placed in contemporary and historical context through presentations of visual and textual resources: slides, videos, articles, web-based online materials and weekly updates on current exhibitions. Among the many ideas that will be explored are perception, transformation, performance, the body and language, as well as the environmental, political and site-specific in art. This course is perfect for those seeking to renew their creative work and develop a portfolio. Professional resources will be discussed and extensive technical help will be provided. There will be group critiques and individual instruction.
NOTE: The studio fee includes safety equipment, hand tools, welding gases, welding rods, drill bits, saw blades, abrasives, compressed air, lubricants, wood glue and access to the plaster, wood and metal workshops outside of class time, based on facility availability. All other materials must be purchased by the student.