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.