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Art Studio: Painting:Ecological Perception

ARTS 195 Z2 (CRN: 61837)

3 Credit Hours—Only 1 Seat Available, Register Soon!

About ARTS 195 Z2

ARTS 195 Painting: Art & Ecology is a hands-on studio and academic seminar that uses environmental thought as a framework for contemporary painting practice. Students will be introduced to Environmental Art and the role of perception in understanding the human-nature relationship. Field studies at Shelburne Farms will form the basis for developed studio work. Abstraction, representation and non-objective work will examine ways to explore the participatory nature of perception; reflecting the inner and outer sense of place(s). Readings, discussions, visual journal exercises, lecture notes and artist statement essay will further support students’ understanding of their own artwork within the wider discourse on Art & Ecology.

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Dates: July 17 - August 11, 2017; Lab Fee: $275

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Section Description

ARTS 195 Painting: Ecological Perception is a hands-on studio and academic seminar that uses environmental thought as a framework for contemporary painting practice. Students will be introduced to the evolving field of Environmental Art, Ecoart, and studio practices exploring the intersection of Art & Ecology. Students will also examine the role of perception in understanding the human-nature relationship. Field studies at Shelburne Farms will form the basis for developed studio work. Abstraction, representation and non-objective work will examine ways to explore the participatory nature of perception; reflecting the inner and outer sense of place(s). Readings, discussions, visual journal exercises, lecture notes and artist statement essay will further support students’ understanding of their own artwork within the wider discourse on Art & Ecology.

Section Expectation

The course is divided into two parts, our time at Shelburne Farms and back in the studios of Williams Hall. Students are expected to provide their own transportation to Shelburne Farms and to arrive on time. Please note that to get from the entrance of Shelburne Farms to our site at the Coach Barn can take 15 min. Please accommodate for this so that we can commence with our work right at classes start time. At Shelburne Farms students will observing a chose spot or “place,” its natural features, cultural contexts, and visual characteristics. Field journal observations, readings and perceptual exercises will become the basis for developed studio work back at Williams Hall. Students are expected arrive prepared for class discussion each day with written responses to the daily readings. These readings can be provided ahead if the student prefers to read at their leisure then just refresh themselves before each class. After the opening discussion and seminar presentation of the day’s concepts, students will be sent off to visually observe, draw, collage, photograph and journal from their chosen place. While at Shelburne Farms students can expect approximately 2 hours daily of out of classroom work. Once we return to Williams Hall, Students can expect 4 hours daily for continued development of their painting assignments and final artist statement. Therefore, this course combines lecture, reading & discussion, and hands on studio work. Reading: Decolonizing Nature, Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology, T. J. Demos, introduction The Skill of Ecological Perception, Laura Sewell Deep Aesthetics, Beth Curruthers The Spell of the Sensuous, Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human-World, David Abram Ecoventions, Current Art to Transform Ecologies, The Art of Whole Systems, Elizabeth Thompson, curated by Sue Spaid Ecoventions, Current Art to Transform Ecologies, What Exactly is an Ecovention? Amy Lipton, curated by Sue Spaid, The Systems View of Life, A Unifying Vision, Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi, preface To Life! Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet, Linda Weintraub, schematics Coming Back to Life, Practices to Reconnect Ourselves, Our world, Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown, experiential exercises

Evaluation

Grades will be based on attendance, participation in daily reading and exercise discussions, field journals, written reading responses, artist statement, and paintings.

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Williams Hall 213 (View Campus Map)

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