Tuesday, August 26, 2014

4063 - Adv Ptg - Art in the Public Sphere

Here's a selection of artist images from our "Art in the Public Sphere" discussion:

 Conrad Bakker


 Swoon


 Gabriel Orozco


 Barbara Kruger


 Theaster Gates


 Yarn Bombing

4063 - Adv Ptg - Schedule for Work Period #1 (Fall 2014)


Advanced Painting – Fall 2014 - Norris
Work Period #1

Thurs, Aug 21: Getting Started
“Art in the Public Sphere” Lecture, 
Individual Project & Mini-Project Schedule

Tues, Aug 26: Proposals
Students meet individually with professor with written proposals

Thurs, Aug 28: Progress Crit / Work Period
Students present preparatory images and project concept to class

Tues, Sept 2: Discussion / Work Period
Book Discussion and Studio Time

Thurs, Sept 4: Film: TBA

Tues, Sept 9: Mini-Project Presentations
Students share the results of their “Art in the Public Sphere” Mini-Project

Thursday, Sept 11: Work Period
Final Class of Studio Time for Project #1

Tuesday, Sept 16: Crit
Critique for Project #1, Individual Project due in final form



Total Work Period: 27 Days

It is ultimately up to you to define your production schedule and make sure you are on task to meet your deadlines. This is an essential part of an artist’s practice.

4063 - Adv Ptg - Mini Project #1 (Fall 2014)


MINI-PROJECT #1: Art in the Public Sphere

      Choose a previously made piece of art, be it a painting, drawing, print, whatever.
      Take your chosen artwork to various public spaces and photograph the work within those spaces.
      Try to choose spaces in which you normally would not expect to see art.
      Maybe at your job, in a parking lot, behind the bar of a restaurant, hanging from a piece of playground equipment, at a fruit stand next to the highway.
      If you are unsure whether you are allowed to photograph the work in a particular space, simply explain the project and ask if it’s ok. You may be surprised how willing people are to help out.
      Photograph your chosen work in 6-8 different locations.
      Using a phone to photograph is fine, but try to edit your images in Photoshop if necessary to make them look aesthetically pleasing in their own right. If you need help with Photoshop, I am happy to provide it.
      On Tuesday, September 9, you will bring digital images into class and share them with the group. Think about which were most interesting to you, which ones seemed to somehow change the meaning of the work in an unexpected way, based on their new context. Perhaps a series of new, different artworks will have been created through this process.

1043 - Drawing 2 - Syllabus for Fall 2014


ART 1043 : DRAWING 2
FALL 2014 – 3 Credit Hours, CRN: 63293
Section 001 : T/R 2pm-4:50pm
Instructor: John Norris, Associate Professor of Art
Office Hours: T/R 9:30am-11am (by appointment)
E-mail: jnorris@astate.edu    Phone: 972-3050 ext. 3755
Blog: norrisartclass.blogspot.com

COURSE DESCRIPTION: ART 1043 - DRAWING II - STUDIO ART. Continuation of ART 1033. Students become more skilled with visual elements and drawing principles. A broader range of materials and techniques will be used. Subject matter will include still life, draped life models, landscape, and imagined subjects. It is expected that students will spend a minimum of three additional clock hours per week on work outside the scheduled class time for each studio class. Additionally, the Art Major Core must be completed prior to the BFA Review. Students enrolled in the BFA programs must pass the BFA Review prior to enrollment in 4000 ART courses. Prerequisite, ART 1033.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: Like Drawing 1, skills will be developed through technical exercises in class and homework assignments employing these techniques. The homework will allow students an opportunity to use their acquired skills creatively and to build off of the techniques they have learned in class.  This is a STUDIO CLASS; one which requires that students be actively involved in drawing exercises and contribute during critiques.  Thus, students must be present and punctual in order to fully participate.

ATTENDANCE & CLASS PARTICIPATION: More than 6 absences will result in a grade of F for the course. All late work will be counted off 10 points for each class period late (Example: if your work merits a 93 but is 2 class periods late, then your grade will be a 73).  Participation counts as 25% of your grade and is based on the following considerations: 1. Being present, punctual, and prepared for class 2. Focus on and completion of exercises during class 3. Participation during critiques, discussions, and dialogues 4. Maintenance of the shared studio space, including cleaning up after work sessions, respecting shared tools and resources, and storing work and materials appropriately. After 2 absences, 10 points will be subtracted from your participation grade for each class missed. 20 points will automatically be deducted from your final participation grade if you miss the Final Critique.


GRADING: Grading will be based on assignments (which will be submitted in portfolio form), your sketchbook, and class participation. The portfolios will make up 50% of your grade, and your sketchbook and class participation will each make up 25%.

A: 90 - 100%   B: 80 - 89%   C: 70 - 79%   D: 60 - 69%   F: 0 - 59%

Portfolio and sketchbook grades will be based on the following elements: 1) Indications that the student has understood the assignment and is employing its specific techniques. 2) a sense of quality showing that the students has invested a significant amount of time and focus into the assignment. 3) The overall success of the final image based on formal elements (composition, line quality, sense of light & volume, etc.) as well as creativity. AGAIN, TURNING IN ASSIGNMENTS LATE AUTOMATICALLY REDUCES YOUR GRADE.  IF YOU ARE CONFUSED ABOUT GRADING, FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS.

CLASS STRUCTURE (subject to change):

Perspective Refresher – Conceptual & Observational Exercises – Still Life
Line – Spacial Still Life – Sketchbook – Blind Contour
Value Refresher – Value Scale / Value Shape Exercises – Still Life
Space – Interior – Sketchbook
Space – Interior – Large Scale
Space – Exterior – Landscape
     Figure – Skull Studies – Anatomy / Proportion
Figure – Head Studies – Line
Figure – Head Studies – Value
Mixed Media – Abstraction
Process – Conceptual Approaches
Final Project - TBD

YOU WILL BE WORKING OUTSIDE OF CLASS VERY MUCH. BE PREPARED TO COME INTO THE CLASS ROOM OUTSIDE OF CLASS AND TO WORK ON DRAWINGS AT HOME.

BOOK / BLOG: We will NOT purchase a text for Drawing I. However, you will often be given information in the form of a class blog:

NORRISARTCLASS.BLOGSPOT.COM

You will be expected to check this regularly as part of your class participation. The blog will serve as a supplement; not as a substitute for being in class. It will provide images, examples, portfolio lists, etc.

MATERIALS: Students will be required to purchase the following materials. Most materials can be found at the ASU Bookstore and the Wolf Bookstore. Some will be available at Hobby Lobby and various hardware stores.

-9x12 Sketchbook (preferably Strathmore 400 series)
-18x24 pad of Strathmore Drawing Paper (preferably 400 series)
-18x24 pad of Newsprint
-drawing board with clips: a 25 x 28 piece of masonite will work
-vine or willow (soft is best) charcoal
-sandpaper for charcoal sharpening
-compressed charcoal
-shammy cloth
-gray kneaded eraser and white Factis-type eraser
-graphite pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
-pencil sharpener
-small box to contain materials
-spray fixative

WE WILL DISCUSS THE PURCHASE OF OTHER MATERIALS FOR INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS AS WE PROCEED.

4063 - Adv Ptg - Syllabus for Fall 2014


ART 4063: ADVANCED PAINTING

Fall 2014 – 3 Credit Hours, CRN: 61945
Section 001: T/R 5:30-8:20pm, Fine Arts Building 104
Instructor: John Norris, Associate Professor of Art
Office Hours: T/R: 9:30-11am (by appointment)
E-mail: jnorris@astate.edu    Phone: 972-3050 ext. 3755
Blog: norrisartclass.blogspot.com

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Individual work for advanced students. It is expected that students will spend a minimum of three additional clock hours per week on work outside the scheduled class time for each studio class. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite, ART 3063, 3863, and ART 3330 or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will pursue individual bodies of work that seek to define a personal visual vocabulary and conceptual continuity. Such will be accomplished by creating a small number of long-term projects defined by each student and engaged critically through critiques and discussions. Students will also become articulate in speaking formally about their own work as well as that of their peers. Additionally, we will engage in presentations, readings, and film viewings to supplement individual endeavors. This is a STUDIO CLASS; one which requires that students be actively involved in daily exercises and contribute during critiques.  Thus, students must be present and punctual in order to fully participate.

ATTENDANCE & CLASS PARTICIPATION: All late work will be counted off 10 points (aka one letter grade) for each class period late. For example: if your work merits a 93 but is 2 class periods late, then your grade will be a 73.  Participation counts as 25% of your grade and is based on the following considerations: 1. Being present, punctual, and prepared for class 2. Focus on and completion of exercises during class 3. Participation during critiques, discussions, and dialogues. After 2 absences, 10 points will be subtracted from your participation grade for each class missed. 20 points will automatically be deducted from your final participation grade if you miss the Final Critique.

GRADING: Grading will be based on the final outcome of each individual project (50%), engagement in group projects and presentations (25%), and class participation (25%).

A: 90 - 100%   B: 80 - 89%   C: 70 - 79%   D: 60 - 69%   F: 0 - 59%

Individual Assignments will be based on the following elements: 1) Indications that the student has fulfilled the assignment as defined by their original proposal 2) a sense of quality showing that the students has invested a significant amount of time and focus into the assignment. 3) The overall success of the final product based on formal elements (composition, technique, color, etc.) as well as conceptual engagement, innovation, experimentation, and creative thinking. AGAIN, TURNING IN ASSIGNMENTS LATE AUTOMATICALLY REDUCES YOUR GRADE.  IF YOU ARE CONFUSED ABOUT GRADING, FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS.

COURSE OUTLINE:

1. Students will submit written proposals for individual projects and will be given a 3-4 week working period in which to complete them. Work on projects will be done largely outside of class though certain classes will be designated as work periods.

2. We will supplement individual projects throughout the work period with readings, discussions, films, and gallery visits.

3. During each work period, we will engage in either a presentation or “mini-project” designed to consider alternate processes and/or trends in contemporary art.

4. Projects will culminate with a final group critique and potential short-term exhibition based on availability of space.

BOOK / BLOG:

Book: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, Essays by 40 Working Artists
            Edited by Sharon Louden

Blog:
NORRISARTCLASS.BLOGSPOT.COM
You will be encouraged to check this regularly as part of your class participation. THE BLOG SERVES AS A SUPPLEMENT; IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR BEING IN CLASS.

MATERIALS: As students will be working individually to define their own bodies of work, materials will be likewise be catered to each individual.  Students are responsible for acquiring the necessary materials for individual projects. Paper will be provided for our collaborative works on paper project.

3033 - Drawing 3 - Syllabus for Fall 2014


ART 3033: DRAWING 3 – FIGURE DRAWING
Fall 2014 – 3 Credit Hours, CRN: 61233
Section 001: T/R 11am-1:50pm, Fine Arts 104
Instructor: John Norris, Associate Professor of Art
Office Hours: T/R 9:30am-11am (by appointment)
E-mail: jnorris@astate.edu    Phone: 972-3050 ext. 3755
Blog: norrisartclass.blogspot.com

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Continuation of development of drawing skills and concepts. Students at this level should have well developed drawing skills and good understanding of drawing principles. Undraped life models will be provided. It is expected that students will spend a minimum of three additional clock hours per week on work outside the scheduled class time for each studio class. Students enrolled in the BFA programs must pass the BFA Review prior to enrollment in 4000 ART courses. Prerequisites, ART 1013, ART 1023, ART 1033 and 1043, ARTH 2583, ARTH 2593. May be repeated for credit.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: Like Drawing 1 & 2, skills will be developed through technical exercises in class and homework assignments employing these techniques. The homework will allow students an opportunity to use their acquired skills creatively and to build off of the techniques they have learned in class.  This is a STUDIO CLASS; one which requires that students be actively involved in drawing exercises and contribute during critiques.  Thus, students must be present and punctual in order to fully participate. By the end of the course, students will be well versed in various aspects of drawing the human form, including gesture, anatomy, and proportion. Students will also become familiar with contemporary and historical figurative artists, investigate multiple approaches to process and media, and explore narrative and conceptual approaches to figurative drawing.

ATTENDANCE & CLASS PARTICIPATION: All late work will be counted off 10 points (aka one letter grade) for each class period late. For example: if your work merits a 93 but is 2 class periods late, then your grade will be a 73.  Participation counts as 25% of your grade and is based on the following considerations: 1. Being present, punctual, and prepared for class 2. Focus on and completion of exercises during class 3. Participation during critiques, discussions, and dialogues 4. Maintenance of the shared studio space, including cleaning up after work sessions, respecting shared tools and resources, and storing work and materials appropriately. After 2 absences, 10 points will be subtracted from your participation grade for each class missed. 20 points will automatically be deducted from your final participation grade if you miss the Final Critique.

GRADING: Grading will be based on assignments (which will be submitted in portfolio form), your sketchbook, and class participation. The portfolios will make up 50% of your grade, and your sketchbook and class participation will each make up 25%.

A: 90 - 100%   B: 80 - 89%   C: 70 - 79%   D: 60 - 69%   F: 0 - 59%

Portfolio and sketchbook grades will be based on the following elements: 1) Indications that the student has understood the assignment and is employing its specific techniques. 2) a sense of quality showing that the students has invested a significant amount of time and focus into the assignment. 3) The overall success of the final image based on formal elements (composition, line quality, sense of light & volume, etc.) as well as creativity. AGAIN, TURNING IN ASSIGNMENTS LATE AUTOMATICALLY REDUCES YOUR GRADE.  IF YOU ARE CONFUSED ABOUT GRADING, FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS.

COURSE OUTLINE: We will be investigating several concepts that were covered in Drawing 1 & 2 and building upon them. Furthermore, we will fully investigate the figure in terms of anatomy, movement, process, and concept. In doing so, we will perform short-term formal exercises in class, create long-term multi-session drawings, and you will be given ambitious homework projects involving the figure.

1. We will discuss a new concept and do several exercises based     
    on this idea. We may also do readings and/or have slide talks.
2. We will do a series of more extended drawings connected to the concept.
3. We will do a series of sketchbook drawings to further investigate.
4. We will work on extended drawings inside/outside class that may take up
    to 2/3 weeks to complete.
5. We will critique the work and its relation to the concept as a class.

CLASS STRUCTURE (subject to change):

Figure – Skeleton Studies – Bridgman Anatomy / Proportion
Figure – Master Studies – Sketchbook
Figure – Gesture – Blind Contour - Moveable Masses
Figure – Anatomy / Proportion – Bridgman Sketchbook
Figure – Moveable Masses – Large Scale: Craft
Figure – Anatomical Studies – Head, Trunk - Sketchbook
Figure – Figure – Value – Self-Portrait
Figure – “Beautiful Scribble” – Large Scale
Figure – Anatomical Limb Studies – Arms - Sketchbook
Figure – Anatomical Limb Studies – Legs - Sketchbook
Figure – Figure in Interior – Large Scale
Figure – Value – Large Scale: Arches
Figure – Figure in Motion Studies – Large Scale: Craft
Figure – Multimedia Figure Studies – Large Scale
Figure – Final Projects (In-Class & Homework) – Large Scale

YOU WILL BE WORKING OUTSIDE OF CLASS REGULARLY. BE PREPARED TO COME INTO THE CLASS ROOM OUTSIDE OF CLASS AND TO WORK ON DRAWINGS AT HOME.

BOOK / BLOG: Students are required to purchase the following text:

How to Draw the Human Figure: An Anatomical Approach
by Louis Gordon

We will do regular readings from the book, and students will be expected to have the text with them at all times during class.  Handouts will also occasionally be made available. However, students will usually receive additional info, image examples, assignment specifications, and portfolio details via the following blog:

NORRISARTCLASS.BLOGSPOT.COM

You will be expected to check this regularly as part of your class participation. THE BLOG SERVES AS A SUPPLEMENT;
IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR BEING IN CLASS.

MATERIALS: Students will be required to purchase the following materials. Most materials can be found at the ASU Bookstore and the Wolf Bookstore. Some will be available at Hobby Lobby and various hardware stores.

-9x12 Sketchbook (preferably Strathmore)
-18x24 pad of Strathmore Drawing Paper (preferably 400 series)
-18x24 pad of Newsprint
-drawing board with clips
-vine or willow (soft is best) charcoal
-conte crayon: black, white, sanguine
-sandpaper for charcoal sharpening
-compressed charcoal
-charcoal pencil
-shammy cloth
-gray kneaded eraser and white Factis-type eraser
-graphite pencils: 6H, 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
-pencil sharpener
-small box to contain materials

WE WILL DISCUSS THE PURCHASE OF INDIVIDUAL SHEETS OF HIGH QUALITY ARCHES COVER PAPER (30 X 22) FOR INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS AS WE PROCEED. ARCHES STONEHENGE OR RIVES BFK MAY ALSO BE USED AS SUITABLE SUBSTITUTES.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

FINALS for ALL CLASSES

DUE: Your Third Portfolio

Drawing 3: Thurs, May 8, 8am

Drawing 1: Thurs, May 8, 12:30pm

Beginning Painting: Mon, May 12, 12:30pm

Good Luck!