AF: Materials and Meaning (1)

Art Foundations: Materials and Meaning

Course Description: This studio course investigates how dimensional space, as a context for art, affects both materials and meaning. Through exposure to aesthetic and critical theory and art history, students will develop a process of working that will allow them to conceptualize and investigate their own ideas. The class will focus on concepts and practices surrounding the use of dimensional space and form as a visual language. Introduces students to a wide range of materials, from clay to video, and to a variety of issues in contemporary art. 

Directions for Student: Under each of the headings below, replace the example images with your own work, that reflects your understanding of the concepts. You may delete these directions upon completion of the page.

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Cross-disciplinary Projects

Show work here that you think crosses the traditional discipline boundaries. 

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Aesthetic and Critical Theory

Document articles, papers, worksheets, projects, etc. that show the work you have done exploring how meaning is generated in art and interrogate the relationship between the artist, the art, and the viewer.

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Historical and Contemporary Developments in Art

Document articles, papers, worksheets, projects, etc. that examined historical and contemporary developments in art and how your work from this class fits into those developments. 

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Exploration, Research, and Development of Personal Ideas and Themes

Show your work that demonstrates the ability to explore, research, and develop personal ideas and themes.

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Sketching and Drawing

Show examples of your system of sketching and drawing you use to investigate, conceptualize and bring ideas through to a finished project.

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Principles and Elements of Design

Show your projects that demonstrate your understanding of the principles and elements of design. 

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Writing about Art

Show written examples that demonstrate your use and understanding of the principles and elements of design.

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