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Haverford College

2011-12 Course Catalog

Humanities: Fine Arts, 2011-2012

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Description

The fine arts courses offered by the department are structured to accomplish the following:

  1. For students not majoring in fine arts: to develop a visual perception of form and to present knowledge and understanding of it in works of art.
  2. For students intending to major in fine arts: beyond the foregoing, to promote thinking in visual terms and to foster the skills needed to give expression to these in a coherent body of art works.

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Faculty

Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in the Humanities and Curator of Photography William E. Williams
Professor of Fine Arts Ying Li (on leave 2011-12)
Associate Professor Markus Baenziger
Associate Professor Hee Sook Kim, Chair
Visiting Assistant Professor Elizabeth Whalley
Visiting Assistant Professor Gerald Cyrus
Instructor John Goodrich

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Major Requirements

Fine arts majors are required to concentrate in either painting, drawing, sculpture, photography or printmaking: four 100 level foundation courses in each discipline; two different 200 level courses outside the area of concentration; two 200 level courses and one 300-level course within that area; three art history courses to be taken at Bryn Mawr College or equivalent; and Senior Departmental Studies 499. For majors intending to do graduate work, it is strongly recommended that they take an additional 300 level studio course within their area of concentration and an additional art history course at Bryn Mawr College.

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Courses

101 Arts Foundation-Drawing (2-D) HU

E.Whalley, J.Goodrich
A seven-week introductory course for students with little or no experience in drawing. Students will first learn how to see with a painter's eye. Composition, perspective, proportion, light, form, picture plane and other fundamentals will be studied. We will work from live models, still life, landscape, imagination and masterwork. Prerequisite: Over-enrollment will be determined by lottery conducted by professor on the first day of class.

102 Arts Foundation-Drawing HU

E.Whalley, J.Goodrich
Prerequisite: Over-enrollment will be determined by lottery conducted by professor on the first day of class.

103 Arts Foundation-Photography HU

G.Cyrus
Prerequisite: Over-enrollment will be determined by lottery conducted by professor on the first day of class.

104 Arts Foundation-Sculpture HU

M.Baenziger
Prerequisite: Over-enrollment will be determined by lottery conducted by professor on the first day of class.

106 Arts Foundation-Drawing (3-D) HU

M.Baenziger
Prerequisite: Over-enrollment will be determined by lottery conducted by professor on the first day of class.

107 Arts Foundation-Painting HU

E.Whalley, J. Goodrich
A seven-week introductory course for students with little or no experience in painting. Students will be first introduced to the handling of basic tools, materials and techniques. We will study the color theory such as interaction of color, value and color, warms and cools, complementary colors, optical mixture, texture, surface quality. We will work from live models, still life, landscape, imagination and masterwork. Prerequisite: Preference to declared majors who need Foundations, and to students who have entered the lottery for the same Foundations course at least once without success. Preference will also be given to students with Foundations-Drawing experience. Over-enrollment will be determined by lottery conducted by professor on the first day of class.

108 Arts Foundation-Photography HU

G.Cyrus
Prerequisite: Over-enrollment will be determined by lottery conducted by professor on the first day of class. Course is a repeat of 103D/108H.

109 Arts Foundation: Sculpture HU

M.Baenziger
Over-enrollment will be determined by lottery conducted by professor on the first day of class. Prerequisite: Preference to declared majors who need Foundations, and to students who have entered the lottery for the same Foundations course at least once without success.

120 Foundation Printmaking: Silkscreen HU

H.Kim
A seven-week course covering various techniques and approaches to silkscreen, including painterly monoprint, stencils, direct drawing and photo-silkscreen. Emphasizing the expressive potential of the medium to create a personal visual statement. Prerequisite: Preference to declared majors who need Foundations, and to those who have entered the lottery for the same Foundations course at least once without success. Lottery conducted by professor on the first day of class.

121 Foundation Printmaking: Relief Printing HU

H.Kim
A seven-week course covering various techniques and approaches to the art of the woodcut and the linocut, emphasizing the study of design principles and the expressive potential of the medium to create a personal visual statement. Prerequisite: Preference to declared majors who need Foundations, and to students who have entered the lottery for the same Foundations course at least once without success.

122 Foundation Printmaking: Lithography HU

H.Kim
A seven-week course covering various techniques and approaches to Lithography, including stone and plate preparation, drawing materials, editioning, black-and-white printing. Emphasizing the expressive potential of the medium to create a personal visual statement. Prerequisite: Preference to declared majors who need Foundations, and to students who have entered the lottery for the same Foundations course at least once without success.

123 Foundation Printmaking: Etching HU

H.Kim
A seven-week course covering various techniques and approaches to intaglio printmaking including monotypes, soft and hard ground, line, aquatint, chine collage and viscosity printing. Emphasizing the expressive potential of the medium to create a personal visual statement. Prerequisite: Preference to declared majors who need Foundations, and to students who have entered the lottery for the same Foundations course at least once without success.

124 Foundation Printmaking: Monotype HU

H.Kim
Basic printmaking techniques in Monotype medium. Painterly methods, direct drawing, stencils, brayer techniques for beginners in printmaking will be taught. Color, form, shape and somposition in 2-D format will be explored. Individual and group critiques will be employed. Prerequisite: Preference to declared majors who need Foundations, and to those who have entered the lottery for the same Foundations course at least once without success. Lottery conducted by professor on the first day of class.

216 History of Photography from 1839 to the Present HU

W.Williams
An introductory survey course about the history of photography from its beginnings in 1839 to the present. The goal is to understand how photography has altered perceptions about the past, created a new art form, and become a hallmark of modern society. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

217 The History of African-American Art from 1619 to the Present HU (Cross-listed in African and Africana Studies)

W.Williams
A survey course documenting and interpreting the development and history of African-American Art from 1619 to present day. Representative works from the art and rare book collections will supplement course readings. Prerequisite: Any HART Course, 200 level ARTS Studio Course, Anthropology of Art, AFST course.

218 Chinese Calligraphy As An Art Form HU (Cross-listed in East Asian Studies)

Y.Li
This course combines studio practice and creating art projects with slide lectures, readings and museum visits. Students will study the art of Chinese Calligraphy, and its connection with Western art. No Chinese language required.

223 Printmaking: Materials and Techniques: Etching HU

H.Kim
Concepts and techniques of B/W and Color Intaglio. Line etching, aquatint, soft and hard ground, chin-colle techniques will be explored as well as visual concepts. Developing personal statements will be encouraged. Individual and group critiques will be employed. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor by review of portfolio.

224 Computer and Printmaking HU

H.Kim
Computer-generated images and printmaking techniques. Students will create photographic, computer-processed and directly drawn images on lithographic polyester plates and zinc etching plates. Classwork will be divided between the computer lab and the printmaking studio to create images using both image processing software and traditional printmaking methods, including lithography, etching and silk-screen. Broad experimental approaches to printmaking and computer techniques will be encouraged. Individual and group critiques will be employed. Prerequisite: An intro printmaking course or permission by portfolio review.

225 Lithography: Material and Techniques HU

H.Kim
An intermediate course covering B/W and Color Lithography in plates and stones. Combined methods with other printmaking techniques such as paper lithography and Monotype are explored during the course along with photographic approaches. An edition of images is required along with experimental ones. Development of technical skills in traditional Lithography and personal visual study are necessary with successful creative solutions. A strong body of work following a specific theme is required. Individual discussions and group critiques are held periodically. Additional research on the history of printmaking is requested. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor by review of portfolio.

231 Drawing (2-D): All Media HU

E.Whalley, J.Goodrich
Students are encouraged to experiment with various drawing media and to explore the relationships between media, techniques and expression. Each student will strive to develop a personal approach to drawing while addressing fundamental issues of pictorial space, structure, scale and rhythm. Students will work from observation, conceptual ideas and imagination. Course includes drawing projects, individual and group crits, slide lectures, museum and gallery visits. Prerequisite: Fine Arts Foundations or consent.

233 Painting: Materials and Techniques HU

E.Whalley, J.Goodrich
Students are encouraged to experiment with various painting techniques and materials in order to develop a personal approach to self-expression. We will emphasize form, color, texture and the relationship among them; influences of various techniques upon the expression of a work; the characteristics and limitations of different media. Students will work from observation, conceptual ideas and imagination. Course includes drawing projects, individual and group crits, slide lectures, museum and gallery visits. Prerequisite: Fine Arts Foundations or consent.

241 Drawing (3-D): All Media HU

M.Baenziger
In essence the same problems as in Fine Arts 231A or B. However, some of the drawing media are clay modeling in half-hour sketches; the space and design concepts solve three-dimensional problems. Part of the work is done from life model. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Fine Arts Foundations or consent.

243 Sculpture: Materials and Techniques HU

M.Baenziger
This course is designed to give students an in depth introduction to a comprehensive range of three-dimensional concepts and fabrication techniques. Students will be encouraged to develop their own visual vocabulary and to understand their ideas in the context of contemporary sculpture. Processes including wood and metalworking, mold-making and casting procedures for a range of synthetic materials in addition to bronze will be introduced in class. Projects are designed to provide students with a framework to explore all sculptural techniques introduced in class while developing their own personal form of visual expression. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Fine Arts Foundations or consent.

251 Photography: Materials and Techniques HU

W.Williams
Students are encouraged to develop an individual approach to photography. Emphasis is placed on the creation of black-and-white photographic prints which express plastic form, emotions and ideas about the physical world. Work is critiqued weekly to give critical insights into editing of individual student work and the use of the appropriate black-and-white photographic materials necessary to give coherence to that work. Study of the photography collection, gallery and museum exhibitions, lectures and a critical analysis of photographic sequences in books and a research project supplement the weekly critiques. In addition students produce a handmade archival box to house their work, which is organized into a loose sequence and mounted to archival standards. Prerequisite: Fine Arts 103 or equivalent.

253 The Theory and Practice of Conceptual Art HU (Cross-listed in Independent College Programs)

J.Muse
In this course, the specific mid-20th century movement called Conceptual Art will be explored, as will its progenitors and its progeny. Students will study the founding manifestos, the canonical works and their critical appraisals, as well as develop tightly structured studio practica to embody the former research. The course invites artists, writers, activists and cultural thinkers, those who want to know what it is to make things, spaces, situations, communities, allies and trouble–without necessarily knowing how to draw, paint, sculpt, photograph, videotape or film.

260 Photography: Materials and Techniques HU

W.Williams
Prerequisite: Fine Arts Foundations or consent.

321 Experimental Studio: Etching HU

H.Kim
An advanced course covers Color Etching using multiple plates. Viscosity printing, line etching, aquatint, soft-ground, surface roll, Chin-collè, plate preparation, registration and editioning are covered. Students study techniques and concepts in Intaglio method as well as visual expressions through hands-on experiences. Development of technical skills of Intaglio and personal visual study are necessary and creative and experimental approaches beyond two-dimensional outcomes encouraged. A strong body of work following a specific theme is required. Individual discussions and group critiques are held periodically. Additional research on the history of printmaking is requested. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor by review of portfolio.

322 Experimental Studio: Printmaking: Lithography HU

H.Kim
An advanced course explores traditional and experimental lithographic printmaking techniques in multiple plates and stones. Two- and three-dimensional and design and drawing exploration in color also are addressed. During the semester, students use multiple-plate and stone lithography in colors. Registration, color separation and edition are taught at an advanced level. Combining other mediums can be explored individually. Development of technical skills of the Lithographic process with personal visual study is necessary and creative and experimental approaches are highly encouraged. A strong body of work following a specific theme is required. Individual discussions and group critiques are held periodically. Additional research on the history of printmaking is requested. Prerequisite: One course in printmaking or consent.

327 Experimental Studio: Lithography and Intaglio HU

H.Kim
Concepts and techniques of black-and-white and color lithography. The development of a personal direction is encouraged. Prerequisite: A foundation drawing course and Foundation Printmaking or permission of instructor.

331 Experimental Studio: Drawing (2-D) HU

E.Whalley, J.Goodrich
Students will build on the work done in 200 level courses, to develop further their individual approach to drawing. Students are expected to create projects that demonstrate the unique character of drawing in making their own art. Completed projects will be exhibited at the end of semester. Class will include weekly crits, museum visits, visiting artists' lecture and crits. Each student will present a 15-minute slide talk and discussion of either their own work or the work of artists who influenced them. Prerequisite: Fine Arts 231A or B, or consent.

333 Experimental Studio: Painting HU

E.Whalley, J.Goodrich
Students will build on the work done in 200 level courses to develop further their individual approach to painting. Students are expected to create projects that demonstrate the unique character of their chosen media in making their own art. Completed projects will be exhibited at the end of semester. Class will include weekly crits, museum visits, visiting artists' lecture and crits. Each student will present a 15-minute slide talk and discussion of either their own work or the work of artists who influenced them. Prerequisite: Fine Arts 223A or B, or consent.

341 Experimental Studio: Drawing (3-D) HU

M.Baenziger
Prerequisite: Fine Arts 241A or B, or consent.

343 Experimental Studio: Sculpture HU

M.Baenziger
In this studio course the student is encouraged to experiment with ideas and techniques with the purpose of developing a personal expression. It is expected that the student will already have a sound knowledge of the craft and aesthetics of sculpture and is at a stage where personal expression has become possible. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Fine Arts 243A or B, or consent of instructor.

351 Experimental Studio: Photography HU

W.Williams
Students produce an extended sequence of their work in either book or exhibition format using black-and-white or color photographic materials. The sequence and scale of the photographic prints are determined by the nature of the student's work. Weekly classroom critiques, supplemented by an extensive investigation of classic photographic picture books and related critical texts guide students to the completion of their course work. This two-semester course consists of the book project first semester and the exhibition project second semester. At the end of each semester the student may exhibit his/her project. Prerequisite: Fine Arts 251A and 260B.

460 Teaching Assistant HU

H.Kim

480 Independent Study HU

Y.Li
This course gives the advanced student the opportunity to experiment with concepts and ideas and to explore in depth his or her talent. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

499 Senior Departmental Studies HU

Staff
The student reviews the depth and extent of experience gained and, in so doing, creates a coherent body of work expressive of the student's insights and skills. At the end of the senior year the student is expected to produce a show of his or her work. Prerequisite: Senior majors.

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