Art & Design Summer School (for credit)

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NYSCC School of Art & Design at Alfred University


ART 265 Summer Glass I

Angus Powers
May 18 – June 5, 2020
This three week session will focus on form and forming techniques using blown glass elements. The primary blown forms such as the sphere, cylinder, and cone will be explored as a primary skill set. Students then will begin to develop a language of functional forms using this geometric foundation and the inherent material properties of clear and colored glass. Open to all levels.

ART 284 Drawing: Analyzing Nature

Kathy Vajda
May 18 – June 5, 2020
The Analyzing Nature is a three week of intensive of drawing course dealing with a range of drawing problems based on nature. Using the amazing locations surrounding Alfred the class will travel to a variety of locations such as Moss Lake, Stony Brook and Letchworth State Park. The course deals the visual complexity of the natural world and how to simplify and structure that information in a drawing. The course investigates growth patterns and geological structures found in nature, as well as drawing projects of micro worlds based on collecting. The course incorporates both aspects of observation and invention. The course ends with individually directed projects based on some aspect of nature. The course full fills the sophomore drawing requirement.

ART 285 Digital Drawing

Eric Souther
June 8 – June 25, 2020
This course promotes an approach to drawing using digital formats that push the concept of the computer beyond its status of "tool". We approach the computer as a creative partner seeking answers to the questions most appropriate for its use in drawing. Newly developed technique and vocabularies will be explored, including raster drawing, micro marking, pixel displacement, wave set processing, gradient manipulations, spectral graphics, autopoiesis, non-destructive editing, database collage, aleatoric composition, tweening animation, video still frame manipulation, and serialism. Traditional drawing tools are used alongside experimental approaches. Prerequisite: Art Foundation Program (ART 101/102).

ART 325 Advanced Print Media

William Contino
May 18 – June 5, 2020
An extensive investigation into the traditional and non-traditional uses of materials and processes that grow out of the concepts inherent in kinetic, photographic and electronic printmaking processes. The focus is on issues involving specific forms of print media (book, print-suite, single print, mass production, CD-ROM, print installation). Time and instruction provided help to deepen students experience in one or more printmaking processes including etching, lithography, woodcut, and digital inkjet technologies. Content varies from instructor to instructor. At least one Sophomore Design, Video/Sonic, or Print Media Studio is required or permission of instructor. ART 225 highly recommended. May be repeated once for credit.

ART 380/580 Alfred Summer Ceramics

John Gill
June 29 – July 24, 2020
This summer course offers 4 weeks of comprehensive ceramic art experience. Students can enroll in the four-week open studio intensive or two consecutive 2-week sessions. Students work independently with faculty oversight and guidance from Graduate Teaching Assistants. Individual work space is provided with wheels, tables, and other basic equipment. Personal Development is emphasized. (This course may be taken twice for credit.)

ART 391-01 Topics: Introduction to Glazes (Online)

Matt Katz
June 29 – August 7, 2020
This course is an intensive, lecture-based, online study into the science behind the properties of raw clays and their integration into formulation and fabrication processes. We explore the basic composition of clay types and their applications from the perspective of the maker.

ART 391-02 Topics: Introduction to Clays (Online)

Matt Katz
July 1 – August 9, 2020
This course is an intensive, lecture-based, online study into the science behind the properties of raw clays and their integration into formulation and fabrication processes. We explore the basic composition of clay types and their applications from the perspective of the maker.

ART 391-03 Topics: Black and White Analog Photography

Whitney Hubbs
May 18 – June 5, 2020
This course will explore historical and contemporary practices in analog black and white processes. Students will learn about camera-less photography; 35mm film exposure, processing, and printing; as well as experimental printing techniques. We will ask and answer the question: Why does the black and white darkroom still matter?

ART 399 Topics: Glaze Effect & Color (Online)

Matt Katz
July 1 – August 9, 2019

This course examines the nature and properties of materials that create special effects and color in glazes, with an intensive approach to the study and analysis of glazes. When taught as on online hybrid in a Fall or Spring semester, the course combines online instruction with a required on-campus laboratory component (ART 399L). There is no on-campus lab component when taught as an online course in Allen Term or Summer Term. May be repeated one time for credit (a total of 8 credit hours).

ARTH 300/500 Materiality in Experimental Film and Video Art

James Hansen
May 18 – June 5, 2020
This course traces the material nature of experimental film and video art from the 1960s to the present. Students will learn to analyze moving image art and confront each medium’s social, political, and ethical stakes through an embrace of materialism.

ARTH 351/551 In, Of, and Around Contemporary Craft

Mary McInnes
June 8 - June 25, 2020
This course will investigate the nature and place of craft in modern and contemporary culture. We will traverse a century of craft-based practices in the West—from the artisan guilds of the Arts and Crafts Movement to the virtual guilds of today—focusing on recent strategies and practices.  We will we venture into post-war African, Asian and American Indian productions.  This course is a mix of lectures, field trips, discussions, presentations, and studio visits.

ARTH 352/552 Contemporary Projects in Art

Mary McInnes
June 8 - June 25, 2020
This course will investigate critical issues in the contemporary art world in a global, cultural context. We will root these recent projects in the shifting terrain of the 1960s and 70s when postmodernism and postcolonialism emerged. This course is a mix of lectures, field trips, discussions, presentations, and studio visits.

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