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ARTSTUDI 112: Introduction to Silkscreen

This course will teach students the technical processes of silkscreen printing, including: vinyl stencil, sta-sharp film, drawing fluid, photo emulsion, ink mixing, multiple color registration, printing on alternative substrates, and small-run editions. Students will learn about the history of silkscreen printmaking, including its fine art applications as well as its commercial and political uses. They will learn both analog and digital silkscreen processes, making use of the department's vast array of printmaking resources, including digital printing, Photoshop, the vinyl cutter, and photographic exposure. Students will complete four assignments, learning how to create stencils both by hand and with digital processes, as well as multiple color prints and printing on alternative materials. Students will be encouraged to combine analog and digital processes in their silkscreen prints, as well as to experiment with scale, substrate, and installation.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2
Instructors: Bloch, B. (PI)

ARTSTUDI 131: Sound Art I (MUSIC 154A)

Acoustic, digital and analog approaches to sound art. Familiarization with techniques of listening, recording, digital processing and production. Required listening and readings in the history and contemporary practice of sound art. (lower level)
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-CE

ARTSTUDI 135B: Color Experience in Art and Life

Color is a sensation (red), a property of objects (red chair), a metaphor (red alert), a cultural phenomenon (red light district), a political statement (red flag). Color has been studied for millennia, but the open questions about it still outnumber the answered ones. In this course, a series of hands-on projects will lead you to explore color in all its complexity. You will experiment with your own color perception, study public spaces through color, and create a series of artworks that will challenge yours and spectators understanding and perception of color. You will learn how to use digital photography tools and simple physical aids to create color experiments, create unique color experiences that are impossible in the real world, manipulate color of light and objects to create spaces, and delve into cultural and philosophical topics in the class discussions and reading.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2

ARTSTUDI 136: The Portable Studio

Using the concept behind the Post-Studio art practice as a starting point, this course will explore what it means to make art outside (in a landscape/cityscape, etc.) instead of inside the traditional Art Studio. With technology and equipment getting smaller and more handy and with the endless stream of apps and functions available on cell phones and other mobile devices, this course will furthermore investigate how this gives the artist the ability to work on the fly and produce most of their artwork on site. Given the interdisciplinary nature of this course, the students will be given 3 assignments throughout this course, where they will be introduced to sound, video, photography, and performance art. The goal of this course is to challenge the students to think differently about the use of their mobile devices and tablets and to be creative and experimental on the spot.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 4
Instructors: Lynnerup, M. (PI)

ARTSTUDI 140: Drawing I

Functional anatomy and perspective as they apply to problems of drawing the form in space. Individual and group instruction as students work from still life set-ups, nature, and the model. Emphasis is on the development of critical skills and perceptual drawing techniques for those with little or no previous experience with pastels, inks, charcoal, conte, and pencil. Lectures alternate with studio work. (lower level)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

ARTSTUDI 141: Plein Air Painting Now

Surrounded by so many technologies for image production, why choose to take a course based on a style of painting developed over a hundred years ago? The standard answer to this question has changed remarkably little. Rather than answering that the camera cannot capture what the eye sees, we might instead respond that neither the computer, nor the camera, nor video, can reproduce in paint the subjective gaze of the contemporary viewer. Contained within this answer lies the trajectory for the class "PLEIN AIR PAINTING NOW!"nnIn this course students will be introduced to various water based media appropriate for plein air painting and learn various techniques and strategies for making paintings outdoors. The course will include the traditional discussions of brushes, paints, the different types of supports as well as easels, umbrellas and chairs. A broad variety of painting techniques will be demonstrated. We will set up in various locations around campus, paying particular attention to the specifics of the siteas this will serve as the jumping off point for discussion of the readings that form the second component of the class.nnPlease note that this class takes place outdoors. Plan accordingly, as we will be meeting in various locations around campus, and will be subject to inclement weather.Freshmen and Sophomores receive priority for enrollment. This is a designated CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS course.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

ARTSTUDI 141S: Plein Air Drawing

In this introductory class, we take drawing out into the world, exploring different environments, techniques, and approaches as we go. The fundamental nuts-and-bolts of basic drawing techniques: light logic, depicting depth and drawing the figure, are integrated into each environment. From the Stanford campus: its cafe's, architecture and landscaping, to redwoods and water, to more urban settings, drawings will range from high-speed gestures to longer, more contemplative work. Through pen, graphite, charcoal, ink, watercolor/gouache and mixed media, we explore dichotomous relationships, as well as those in seemingly perfect harmony. We move from the inanimate to animate, figure and architecture, motion and stillness, to the micro and macro, considering how even the smallest patch of earth may be as monumental as Hoover Tower. Both beginning and advanced students are welcome. Summer.
Terms: Aut, Sum | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

ARTSTUDI 145: Painting I

Introduction to techniques, materials, and vocabulary in oil painting. Still life, landscape, and figure used as subject matter. Emphasis is on painting and drawing from life. (lower level)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

ARTSTUDI 148: Monotype

Introduction to printmaking using monotype, a graphic art medium used by such artists as Blake, Degas, Gauguin, and Pendergast. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 140. (lower level). May be repeated 2 times for total of 8 units.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Chagoya, E. (PI)

ARTSTUDI 151: Sculpture I

Traditional and non-traditional approaches to sculpture production through working with materials including wood, metal, and plaster. Conceptual and technical skills, and safe and appropriate use of tools and materials. Impact of material and technique upon form and content; the physical and expressive possibilities of diverse materials. Historical and contemporary forming methods provide a theoretical basis for studio work. Field trips; guest lecturers.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
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