Sunday, November 30, 2014

ALL CLASSES - Final Exams - Fall 2014

Hi all: 

Below you will find an image of the great board of finals information. Here it is transcribed:

Drawing 3: 
Final: 10:15am, Dec. 9, Tues
Due: Folio 3
        3.1 Life Size In-Class Study 
        3.2 Homework: Two Figures in Interior Space (30 x 22" paper)

Drawing 2:
Final: 12:30pm, Dec. 9, Tues
Due: Folio 3
        3.1 In-class Experiments (two drawings)
        3.2 Final Homework Drawing (subject matter open, on 30 x 22" paper)

Advanced Painting:
Final: 5:30pm, Dec. 9, Tues
Due: 1. Project #3
         2. Repurposing Mini-Project
         3. Digital Images of all projects (on disc or via email)

Good Luck!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

1043 - Drawing 2 - Folio 2

Due Thursday, November 13:

2.1 First Long Head Study (Hillary)
2.2 Value Head Study (Hillary)
2.3 Self-Portrait (with Value)
2.4 Tactile Self-Portrait
2.5 Three Best Gestures

Good Luck!

3033 - Drawing 3 - Folio 2

Due Thursday, November 13

2.1 Movement Drawing (craft)
2.2 Mixed Media
2.3 HW: Figure in Interior Space
2.4 In-Class Figure in Interior Space
2.5 Three Best Gestures

Good Luck!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

4063 - Adv Painting - Mini-Project 3

4063 - Adv Painting – Norris
Mini-Project 3: Repurposing

Part 1: Materials

Students will bring in
A) an old artwork that they would be happy to destroy and
B) some art-making tool other than traditional oil painting materials

All work and tools brought in will be fodder to be repurposed into new work. All students will have access to all materials.  Old artworks are to be cut up, painted over, layered upon, and fundamentally altered from their original state. You will also be free to add new elements and layers as you see fit.

Part 2: Imagery

Option 1: Choose an old artwork from the past that you might like to recreate using alternate tools/materials/old artworks. The original image will be the basis for the new work, but the nature of the work itself may change dramatically through this new process.

Option 2: Make an entirely new, non-objective artwork using these materials. Take this as an opportunity to explore pure, process-oriented abstraction that is not derived from an original plan or image, but is open to a method that embraces change and improvisation.

The Works:

Most likely, the works will be collage-oriented, as they will contain elements of previous works that will be most likely layered and cut. However, if you wish to try another approach, feel free. This mini-project is about giving yourself over to process, experimentation, and reconsidering past creations in a new light.

The works will vary in scale but they should be at least somewhere around 15 x 20”. I will provide paper. If you wish to work on canvas, panel, etc, then you will need to bring those materials in.


Nov 6: We bring in old works/materials as well as our source image (if we’re using one) and begin work.

Nov 11: We will continue work on our mini-projects, in addition to our informal progress check-ins on our main projects.

Nov 13: Continue work on mini-projects in class. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

4063 - ADV PTG - Project 3 Schedule

Advanced Painting: Project 3
Work Schedule

Tues, Oct 28: Submit Proposals in Individual Meetings

Th, Oct 30: Introduction to Mini-Project 3: Repurposing

Tues, Nov 4: Work Day (I will be traveling, we will not meet as a class)

Th, Nov 6: Bring in Repurposing Materials, we begin repurposing both materials and imagery from a previous artwork

Tues, Nov 11: Mandatory Progress Check-in #1

Th, Nov 13: We continue our Repurposing Mini-Project

Tues, Nov 18: Film TBA

Thurs, Nov 20: Mandatory Progress Check-in #2


TH, December 4, 5:30pm: FINAL CRITIQUE

NOTE: We will have to make adjustments to our officially scheduled Final Period as it falls at the same time as the Senior Exhibition opening reception at the Bradbury Gallery.

Project #3
Repurposing Mini-Project #3
Digital Hi-Res Images of all Projects (1-3) on disc or sent via email by crit time

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

David Smith, Ceramicist, Artist Talk, 3pm, Thurs, October 16

Check out David Smith's exhibition Feral Garden at the Fine Arts Center Gallery! He will give a gallery talk followed by a closing reception on Thursday, October 16 at 3pm. Check out his work online:

1043 - Drawing 2 - Folio 1

Drawing 2: 

Portfolio #1 is due at the beginning of class on Thurs, Oct 9: 

1.1 Large Scale Still Life (Strathmore)
1.2 Museum Interior (Arches 22 x 30)
1.3 Homework: Landscape (Strathmore)
1.4 In-Class Landscape at Farm Complex (Arches)

We will have a critique on Thursday. Good luck!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Jered Sprecher - October, 9, 7pm - U of Memphis


Painter Jered Sprecher will be giving a talk at the University of Memphis on October 9 and 7pm. I encourage you to attend! Check out his work:

Adv Painting - 4063 - (Revised) Work Period #2

ADV PTG – Fall 2014 – Norris
Th, Sept 18:
Introduction to new work period and mini-project, lecture on Art as Information

T, Sept 23:
Written proposals submitted for Project #2, individual meetings in office (112)

Th, Sept 25:
Work Period / No Class (I will be out of town)

T, Sept 30:
Book Discussion #2 (pg. 65-231): Choose one element from the reading (a quote, bit of advice, topic) you responded to positively and one you responded to negatively. Be prepared to share them with the class as a discussion starter.

Th, Oct 2:
Bring in your personal timeline. It should contain at least 15-25 items, but hopefully will contain more. It can be your personal history measured by one specific detail (all the books you’ve read, all the films you’ve seen that were meaningful, every trip you ever took, every cavity you’ve ever had), or it can be a general timeline of the events of your life. We will begin work on our collective timeline.

T, Oct 7:
Time Line Progress & Mandatory Progress Report: Bring your work to class. You will share your progress as well as your proposal with the class in an informal setting. No preparatory images; work should be well underway on the project itself (this falls 22 days after the beginning of work period #2).

Th, Oct 9:
Jared Sprecher Lecture at University of Memphis, ACB 310, 7pm. I highly engourage you to go. I will even offer a one time only extra credit incentive.

T, Oct 14:
We will continue work on our Collaborative Timeline of Personal Histories

Th, Oct 16:
David Smith Gallery Talk (3pm) Opening of Arnell/Ford Exhibition at Bradbury Gallery (5pm) / Finish Collaborative Timeline and any final progress check-ins

T, Oct: 21: Project #2 DUE / Group Critique

TOTAL WORK PERIOD: 34 DAYS (As the work period is longer, PROJECT 2 should be more ambitious than PROJECT 1 and is should be 100% complete at the group critique)

Adv Painting - 4063 - Systems, Structures, Networks, and Timelines

Here are a few of the artists we discussed who employ strategies related to systems, structures, networks, or timelines...

Mark Lombardi

Julie Mehretu

Group Material

Matthew Ritchie

3033 - Drawing 3 - Folio #1

Due at the beginning of class on Thursday, October 2:

1.1 Skeleton Study (craft)
1.2 First Figure (craft)
1.3 "Beautiful Scribble" (1 two day drawing or 2 one day drawings, Arches)
1.4 Homework: Alternate Identity Self Portrait (Arches)
1.5 Straight Line Construction (1 two day drawing or 2 one day drawings, Arches or Craft)
1.6 "Academic" Value Drawing (Arches)
1.7 Five Best Gestures

Good Luck!

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


 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.