Painting Practice (PAI4214.01)

Ann Pibal

This course will provide the student a broad platform from which to continue investigations in painting. Emphasis will be placed on cultivating research and conceptual concerns as well as the continued development of an understanding of materials, color, form, and space.

Students will look to examples of twentieth and twenty-first century artists and their studio practices to provide a base from which investigations will be made. While examining primary documents of art history – artists’ essays, letters and sketchbooks, students will develop and present their own self-defined studio projects, and practices.

Students will complete weekly assigned reading, research, and studio work, there will be regular discussions and group critiques. A high degree of motivation is expected. Please note that this course will require additional materials to be purchased by the student.

Corequisites: VALS Lecture Series.

Prerequisites: Form and Process, and at least one other course in VA at Bennington College. Please email pibal@bennington.edu on MAY 16th or after, with PAINTING PRACTICE in the subject line — to submit a brief paragraph outlining your interest in the course, how it fits into your Plan of study, your current term (i.e. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) as well as other courses you intend to register for in VA next term. A class list will be posted by email, as soon as possible on or after MAY 17th.
Credits: 4
M 2:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 4000, Painting, Ann Pibal, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons.