Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

3033 - Drawing 3 - Folio 1

Folio 1:

1.1 Skeleton Study
1.2 "Beautiful Scribble"
1.3 Geometric Figure
1.4 Homework: Alternate Identity Self Portrait*
1.5"Academic" Value Figure*
1.6 Five Best Gestures

*most heavily weighed in terms of grading

DUE TOMORROW, Tuesday, Oct 10

3063 - Beginning Painting - Folio 1

1.1 First Underpainting (Burnt Sienna)
1.2 First Grisaille (in-class)
1.3 Second Grisaille (homework)
1.4 First Indirect Color Still Life (16 x 20)
1.5 Palette Knife Still Life (homework)
1.6 First Direct Painting (16 x 20)
1.7 Complex Still Life (18 x 24)* most significant grade-wise

DUE TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 10

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Bradbury Art Museum Artist Talks




A R T I S T    T A L K S

CARA SULLIVAN
TOMORROW
Wednesday, September 6, 3pm
CLAUDIA SALAMANCA
TUESDAY
September 12, 3pm
SHELLEY GIPSON
WEDNESDAY
September 20, 3pm

BRADBURY ART MUSEUM - Fowler Center - Arkansas State University
201 Olympic Drive - Jonesboro, Arkansas
BradburyArtMuseum.org - 870 972 3471

Adv/Int Painting - Project 1 Schedule

Norris Fall 2017
ADV/INT PTG Project 1 Schedule:

Weeks 1-6

Th, Aug 24: Project Introduction and Preparation

T, Aug 29: Experimental Figure Painting, Session 1
(have materials ready to go!)
Th, Aug 31: Adv Project proposal meetings
(written proposals and reference sketches/images due)

T, Sept 5: Experimental Figure Painting, Session 2
Th, Sept 7: Talk: “Post Analog Painting”

T, Sept 12: Experimental Figure Painting, Session 3
Th, Sept 14: Adv Project progress check-in
(bring in real work, not images)

T, Sept 19: Experimental Figure Painting, Session 4
Th, Sept 21: Film Day, TBA

T, Sept 26: Work Day (Norris out of town)
Th, Sept 28: CRITIQUE DAY for Adv Project 1 and Experimental Figure Painting


Work Period: 36 Days

Advanced/Intermediate Painting Syllabus - Fall 2017

ART 4063/3863: ADV / INT PAINTING –
EXPERIMENTAL PROCESSES &
INDEPENDENT PROJECTS
Fall 2017 – 3 Credit Hours, CRN: 4063: 61217, 3863: 63377
Section 001: T/R 11am-1:50pm, Fine Arts Building 104
Instructor: John Norris, Associate Professor of Art
Office Hours: W: 8am-11am (by appointment)
E-mail: jnorris@astate.edu            Phone: 972-3050 ext. 3755
Blog: norrisartclass.blogspot.com

ADV 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. Prerequisites, a grade of C or better in ART 3863, and a grade of CR in ART 3330; or permission of instructor.

INTERMEDIATE COURSE DESCRIPTION Builds on basic skills and concepts from beginning drawing and painting courses, individualized projects exploring color and space in a variety of subject matter and approaches, and study of historical and contemporary art in relation to studio practice. 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, a grade of C or better in ART 3063; or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.


STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will pursue individual bodies of work that seek to define a personal visual vocabulary and conceptual continuity. However, individual works may be framed within specific class projects intended to expand, challenge, and diversify working methods and approaches. In the process students will become aware of prominent trends in contemporary painting as well as the expectations and practical concerns of maintaining a professional studio practice. Students will also become articulate in speaking formally about their own work as well as that of their peers. 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 project (75%) and class participation (25%).

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

Individual Assigments will be based on the following elements: 1) Indications that the student has fulfilled the assignment as defined by either assignment parameters or 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 image based on formal elements (composition, line quality, sense of light & volume, craft etc.) as well as innovation, experimentation, conceptual integrity, 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:

This unique HYBRID Advanced & Intermediate Course will be organized around concurrent, long-term in-class assignments and independent advanced projects. In term of scheduling, Tuesday classes will be reserved for in-class assignments. These assignments will be focused on process, experimentation and subject matter with painting media. Thursday classes will be reserved for independent advanced projects, including time for individual progress, individual proposals and critiques, and discussions, films, and class outings.

Week 1: Course and Project Introductions
Week 2: Experimental Figure Project & Independent Project 1
Week 3: Experimental Figure Project & Independent Project 1
Week 4: Experimental Figure Project & Independent Project 1
Week 5: Experimental Figure Project & Independent Project 1
Week 6: Project Conclusions / Critiques / Intro to New Projects
Week 7: “Provisional” Painting & Independent Project 2
Week 8: “Provisional” Painting & Independent Project 2
Week 9: “Provisional” Painting & Independent Project 2
Week 10: “Provisional” Painting & Independent Project 2
Week 11: Project Conclusions / Critiques / Intro to New Projects
Week 12: Small Geometric Abstraction & Final Independent Project
Week 13: Small Geometric Abstraction & Final Independent Project
Week 14: Small Geometric Abstraction & Final Independent Project (Fall Break)
Week 15: Small Geometric Abstraction & Final Independent Project

Finals: Final Critique


BOOK / BLOG:

There will be no book requirement this semester, but there will be individual reading hand-outs.

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. Tuesday Courses will require traditional oil painting materials acquired in Beginning Painting.

Beginning Painting Syllabus - Fall 2017

ART 3063: PAINTING
Fall 2017 – 3 Credit Hours, CRN: 61214
Section 001: T/R 2pm - 4:50pm, Fine Arts Building – 104
Instructor: John Norris, Associate Professor of Art
Office Hours: T: 7-8am, 5-6pm TH: 7-8am or by appointment
E-mail: jnorris@astate.edu        Phone: 972-3050 ext. 3755
Blog: norrisartclass.blogspot.com

COURSE DESCRIPTION (from the Undergraduate Bulletin): Introduction to composition and techniques in painting media. 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 1033, ART 1043.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: 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 daily exercises and contribute during critiques.  Thus, students must be present and punctual in order to fully participate. Skills in observational oil painting such as underpainting, direct/indirect painting, color-mixing and paint layering will be developed. Genres including portraiture, still life, landscape and abstraction will be engaged.

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), and class participation. The portfolios will make up 75% of your grade, and class participation will make up 25%.

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

Portfolio 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 covering a wide range of introductory techniques and processes associated with the act of oil painting, from the very beginning stages of preparing a surface, through the various approaches of building a surface and developing an image, and finally to the end stages of presentation and documentation. In doing so, we will perform short-term formal exercises in class, create long-term multi-session paintings, and you will be given ambitious homework projects.

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 one or more extended paintings connected to the concept.
3. We will work on extended paintings outside of class that may take up
    to 2/3 weeks to complete.
4. We will critique the work and its relation to the concept as a class.

CLASS STRUCTURE (subject to change):

Week 1 – Materials – Preparing a surface
Week 2 – Still Life – Short Term Monochromatic Paintings – Transparent
Week 3  – Still Life – Short Term Grisaille Paintings – Opaque
Week 4  – Stilll Life – Short Term Color Shape Paintings – Transparent/Opaque
Week 5  – Still Life – Long Term Still Life with Underpainting
Week 6  – Still Life – Long Term Direct Painting Still Life
Week 7  – Portrait – Short Term Monochromatic Paintings
Week 8  – Portrait – Long Term Portraits with Underpainting
Week 9  – Portrait – Self Portrait
Week 10  – Portrait – Abstraction and the Human Form
Week 11  – Landscape – Short Term Landscape Paintings (Abstraction: Weather Alternative)
Week 13 – Landscape – Long Term Landscape Paintings (Abstraction: Weather Alternative)
Week 14 – Fall Break
Week 15 – Final Project

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: There is no textbook required for this class. Handouts will occasionally be made available. 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, Hobby Lobby, and hardware stores. You might also do well to just go online and make an order to acquire your materials: dickblick.com, aswexpress.com, danielsmith.com, etc.

PAINT: Required Colors
(Windsor & Newton Winton Oil Colors are recommended):

-Burnt Sienna, 200ml               -Titanium White, 200ml
-Yellow Ochre, 37ml                 -French Ultramarine, 37ml
-Alizarin Crimson, 37ml                        -Viridian Hue, 37ml
-Burnt Umber, 37ml                 -Sap Green, 37 ml                                 
-Cadmium Red Hue, 37ml                    -Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue, 37ml
-Ivory Black, 37ml                               

Optional Colors to expand palette:
-Raw Umber, 37ml                               -Prussian Blue (37ml)
-Chromium Oxide, 37ml                                   -Naples Yellow Hue, 37ml

BRUSHES
Natural Bristle Hair Oil Painting Brushes (Filbert or Flat style):
Sizes #2, 4, 8, 12


TOOLS
-Mixing Knife                                        -Razor Blade and holder
-Paper Towels                                      -Solvent Holder
-Bar of Soap                                        -Toolbox for Materials
-Silicoil Brush Tank                              -Turpenoid or Gamsol(at least 1 liter)   

SURFACES:

You will be required to regularly provide surfaces on which to paint. They will generally be primed masonite and canvas. We will discuss acquiring and preparing these surfaces in class.


AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEMESTER, CERTAIN MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOU (BRUSHES, GESSO, MEDIUM)). YOU WILL HAVE TO REPLACE THESE MATERIALS INDIVIDUALLY AS THEY RUN OUT. WE WILL DISCUSS THE PURCHASE OF OTHER MATERIALS FOR INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS AS WE PROCEED.

Drawing 3 Syllabus - Fall 2017

ART 3033: DRAWING 3 – FIGURE DRAWING
Fall 2017 – 3 Credit Hours, CRN: 60854
Section 001: T/R 8am-10:50am, Fine Arts 104
Instructor: John Norris, Associate Professor of Art
Office Hours: T: 7-8am, 5-6pm, TH: 7-8am or by appointment
E-mail: jnorris@astate.edu        Phone: 972-3050 ext. 3755
Blog: norrisartclass.blogspot.com

COURSE CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Students will focus on the human figure through drawing sessions employing life models, undergoing detailed studies of anatomy, and creating independent projects involving the figure. 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. Prerequisites, a grade of C or better in ART 1013, ART 1033 and ART 1043.
May be repeated for credit.

STUDENT COURSE 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):

Week 1 – Intro / Quick Skeleton Studies
Week 2  – Long form Skeleton Study
Week 3  – Gesture – Interior Forms - Moveable Masses
Week 4  – Anatomy / Proportion – Long form Figure
Week 5  – “Beautiful Scribble” – Large Scale
Week 6  – Straight Line Construction – Large Scale
Week 7  – “Academic Figure” – Value – Self-Portrait HW
Week 8 – Figure in Motion Studies – Large Scale
Week 9  – Figure in Complex Space – Large Scale – Figure in Space HW
Week 10  – Multimedia Figure – Large Scale
Week 11 – Experimental/Abstract Figure -  Large Scale
Week 12 – Open Figure Sessions
Week 13 – Final Projects (In-Class & Homework) – Large Scale
Week 14 – Fall Break
Week 15  – 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:

Figure Drawing: Design and Invention by Michael Hampton

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.