May 29, 2023
ARTT 255 - Studio Practicum
Directed studies providing opportunities for additional experience in the following studio areas: drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, weaving, jewelry, and painting. Students further develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques of a subject while expanding their understanding of the field through the pursuance of additional studio experience. Individual and class criticisms of work with integrated references to art history and to traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. The following letters are added after the course number to indicate the various applied studio areas: A - Drawing B - Painting C - Printmaking D - Ceramics E - Sculpture G - Jewelry (R only) PREREQUISITE(S): Consent of department and successful completion of ARTT 100 and ARTT 205 for drawing; ARTT 211 and ARTT 212 for painting; ARTT 228 or ARTT 230 for printmaking; ARTT 120 and ARTT 220 for ceramics; ARTT 221 and ARTT 222 for sculpture; ARTT 245 for jewelry. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Students are limited to three hours of credit in each studio area of ARTT 255 and three hours of credit in each studio area of ARTT 256. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week. Formerly AR 280.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate creative problem solving through the application of abstract theoretical concepts, development of observational skills, and the use of technical skills.
- Develop and employ an extensive visual and verbal art vocabulary. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
- Participate in discussions and write effectively using the language of the arts and concepts of aesthetics. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
- Develop the skills and attitudes enabling one to value aesthetics, creativity, craftsmanship, and cultural differences and similarities. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
- Develop a critical appraisal and awareness of his or her own particular aesthetic viewpoint in relation to the contemporary fine art culture. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
- Integrate references to art history into traditional contemporary aesthetics. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
- Develop self motivation and good work habits necessary to do independent work.
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- Demonstrate an understanding of advanced concepts and techniques. (Abstract Theoretical Concept)
- Identify an area of interest and produce a body of work that expands his or her understanding of the field. (Observational Skill)
- Initiate participation in individual and group critiques. (Observational Skill)
- Continue to develop existing proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and expand experience with new materials and techniques. (Technical Skill)
- Investigate, develop, and practice skills within the chosen medium. (Technical Skill)
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