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ARTHIST 10AX: Los Angeles Arts Immersion (ARTSINST 12AX)

In this Arts Intensive, students will learn about the dynamic art histories of Mexican American/Chicanx and Black American artists in Los Angeles. Students will visit museums, galleries, and community centers dedicated to nurturing, showcasing, and archiving the art of people of color, including Black- and Latinx-founded art institutions. Students will meet curators, artists and other art professionals, be given private tours to view historical sites and modern and contemporary art, and will participate in at least one artist-led art-making workshop. Once back at Stanford, students will continue to explore the art histories of Black and Brown peoples through class discussions of primary texts, films, and artist interviews.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2
Instructors: Salseda, R. (PI)

ARTSINST 12AX: Los Angeles Arts Immersion (ARTHIST 10AX)

In this Arts Intensive, students will learn about the dynamic art histories of Mexican American/Chicanx and Black American artists in Los Angeles. Students will visit museums, galleries, and community centers dedicated to nurturing, showcasing, and archiving the art of people of color, including Black- and Latinx-founded art institutions. Students will meet curators, artists and other art professionals, be given private tours to view historical sites and modern and contemporary art, and will participate in at least one artist-led art-making workshop. Once back at Stanford, students will continue to explore the art histories of Black and Brown peoples through class discussions of primary texts, films, and artist interviews.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2
Instructors: Salseda, R. (PI)

ARTSINST 20AX: Arts Immersion Independent Study

This 1-unit independent study allows students who have taken an arts immersion as part of the summer Arts Intensive program to further develop the project they began in AI. Successful completion of this course following completion of a summer arts immersion course will fulfill the experiential arts requirement for the Inter-Arts Minor. Must be taken autumn quarter following successful completion of one of these summer quarter courses: ARTSINST 12AX or ARTSINST 21AX. Must be taken for a letter grade.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1
Instructors: Pipert, J. (PI)

ARTSTUDI 23AX: Drawing

Two fun activities on campus during the summer are drawing in the studio and being outdoors. In this Arts Intensive Drawing class students will do both. The course will revolve around composition and layout, expressive mark-making, and basic drawing techniques. Mainly using pencil and charcoal as our primary medium, this class will explore dynamic compositions found in nature, gestural figure drawing, and portraiture. Students will also have the opportunity to work on quick and in-depth drawings, gaining a more excellent working knowledge of line, shape, perspective, proportion, volume, and composition. On-campus drawing-based visits will include the Anderson Collection and Cactus Garden. An off-campus docent-led tour at the San Jose Museum of Modern Art will provide students the historical awareness of artists who have worked in this manner. The whole class is meant to be an experimental lab while allowing students to gain a rigorous foundation in drawing. Honing individual style is encouraged!
Terms: Sum | Units: 2
Instructors: Toomer, L. (PI)

FILMPROD 12AX: Narrative Filmmaking: From Script to Screen

Narrative Filmmaking: From Script to Screen is a hybrid writing/production course that guides students through the process of completing a 2-3 minute narrative film. Students will write scripts for short fiction films, and then, by filming them, learn to apply the fundamentals of digital video production. Initial classwork will include visual writing exercises, DSLR cinematography instruction, script work, and basic fiction film production. Students will continue on in groups of three to develop, film, edit, and critique 2-3 minute narrative films based on a shared class theme or narrative premise. This course is truly INTENSIVE and requires a significant amount of work (including nights and weekends) outside of class and daily deadlines for submission of creative work.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

ME 14AX: Design for Silver and Bronze

This class will teach piercing saw work in sterling silver, light forming, embossing and potentially enameling. Equal attention will be given to technique and manufacturing. Students will receive a tool kit and materials prior to the start of the Arts Intensive. Sara and Amanda have been teaching ME298: Silversmithing in Design at Stanford for 17 years, they are full time designers at RedStart Design, LLC and also Lecturers in Design in the Mechanical Engineering Department.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

MUSIC 17AX: Key-Notes: A Piano and Voice Exploration

The objective of the course is to teach piano, improve music reading skills and music theory knowledge. The course is designed for a multi-level class room, so complete beginners and intermediate pianists can learn in this self-paced course. There will be an element of course tailoring for the needs of individual student.<br><br>Goals and objectives of the class are: to learn/improve keyboard technique: fingering, hand position, touch etc., to improve sight reading and sight singing skills, to play examples of classical, jazz and popular piano literature, to participate in ensemble playing and singing.<br><br> Since this is a skills-based course, ongoing work daily and regular class attendance will be essential.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

MUSIC 18AX: Audiovisual Performance

The unification of music and visual arts has been attempted throughout history, opera being one example. In the 20th Century, sounds and moving images have been syncretized in various art forms, such as film or video art, as well as in popular culture (television, music video, the Internet, etc.). Today, with fast technological developments and the convenience of hardware/software tools, media artists employ both sonic and visual elements in their performance practice. What are the interrelations between music, video, and themselves as performers. Students will perform with music and video in synergy. The course explores various theories and practices of engaging audiovisual media in the context of stage performance. Examples come from the scenes of experimental music and multimedia performance. Other audiovisual categories to be approached: avant-garde film, visual music, video art, music video, etc. Readings, listening-viewings, discussions, and analyses of relevant works will provide a conceptual framework. Labs and assignments will give students hands-on experience in crafting and performing their own audiovisual works. The course culminates with a public show.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Basica, C. (PI)

TAPS 22AX: Theatre of the People: Performance Based Acting

Theatre of the People is a performance-based course that guides students through the process of creating and performing an original play that draws on popular theatre traditions to address burning social issues. Students will learn how the touring Commedia Dell'Arte troupes of Renaissance Italy subverted the Catholic Church's dominion over public performance and served as a channel for expressing the voice of the people and challenging the dominant power structure. By studying the plays of Dario Fo, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, Mbongeni Ngema, and Percy Mtwa, students will see how this subversive tradition has continued to inform theatrical resistance to oppressive systems all over the world. The historical context will be supplemented with training in physical theatre techniques and writing for the stage. Students will apply these lessons to the ongoing development of an original play, based on their burning issues, which will be performed for the public at the culmination of the course.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

TAPS 23AX: Acting Anton Chekhov: Three Sisters

In this course, students will explore creating characters by rehearsing Chekhov's Three Sisters with a particular focus on relationship, ensemble building, physical play, subtext, and sensory life. The humor, absurdity, mystery, and empathy found in Chekhov's work will be explored through rehearsal play. Through research into 19th century Russian culture, students will discover how clothing, art, manners, music, and food affect movement and behavior. Students will practice techniques developed by the great acting teacher Stanislavsky, including text analysis and improvisation, to connect with and embody the play's characters and events, as well as exploring gesture, tempo-rhythm, physical centers, and archetypes. The class will watch contemporary and older films that are influenced by Chekhov's characters and plays and consider how various of his short stories connect with his plays. The class will culminate in a performance of several scenes from Three Sisters. Note: Interested studen more »
In this course, students will explore creating characters by rehearsing Chekhov's Three Sisters with a particular focus on relationship, ensemble building, physical play, subtext, and sensory life. The humor, absurdity, mystery, and empathy found in Chekhov's work will be explored through rehearsal play. Through research into 19th century Russian culture, students will discover how clothing, art, manners, music, and food affect movement and behavior. Students will practice techniques developed by the great acting teacher Stanislavsky, including text analysis and improvisation, to connect with and embody the play's characters and events, as well as exploring gesture, tempo-rhythm, physical centers, and archetypes. The class will watch contemporary and older films that are influenced by Chekhov's characters and plays and consider how various of his short stories connect with his plays. The class will culminate in a performance of several scenes from Three Sisters. Note: Interested students will have an opportunity to get to know Three Sisters in advance through informal play readings to be held in the Roble Gym building on March 15 and April 7. Auditions for acting roles will be held on April 9-10 with callback auditions on April 13. There will be additional places for students (who are not auditioning) that are interested in dramaturgical research, rehearsal techniques, text analysis, and improvisation. Actors who are cast, Assistant Directors, and Dramaturgs will participate in the summer Arts Intensive as part of the rehearsal and research process, which will continue with the acting company during the fall quarter of 2024.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2
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